ABC-SWUS Presentation

I’m proud to have presented the first research from my dissertation at the Southwestern Regional Conference of the Association for Business Communication. The presentation was called “Earn a Living: The Business Communication Practices of Indie Rock Arts Entrepreneurs,” and I discussed findings from the first 18 interviews of my larger study on the business communication practices of indie-rock and classical arts entrepreneurs. I had a great time presenting and answering questions from the crowd!

It was also nice to be back in my old stomping grounds of the Oklahoma City metro, where I did my journalism degree and subsequent journalism work. I don’t get to see my alma mater repped too much out in North Carolina, so it was a pleasant treat to see OU paraphernalia all over the place.


Cameren Dolecheck of WKNC88.1 asked me to give an interview for Eye on the Triangle’s “Explain It to Me Like I’m 88” segment, where doctoral students from around the university discuss their work. I was honored to be featured in the February 17th edition of the radio show. My segments starts at 9:50 in the clip, or you can get a direct link to my eight-minute interview here.

I gave a brief overview of my personal history with the topic of independent music business, then explained some of the preliminary findings of my research for a general audience. It was a great time, and I was excited to be on the show!