My name is Jay E. Baldwin. I am a communication professional and academic. This is my wébsumé, if you will. Below you’ll find a brief bio of my academic and professional experience. For more detailed information, click the tabs above or follow these links to view my CV and Work Samples.
I am the former Director of the Northern Idaho Consortium for Higher Education and past board member of the National Association for Consortium Leadership in Higher Education. During that time, I also served as Chair of the Education Committee, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Chamber of Commerce and, more recently, was a communication consultant to the Southeastern Conference Academic Consortium (SECAC). Currently, I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Communication at the University of Arkansas where I teach public speaking and assist faculty in teaching media literacy. I am here pursuing a Ph.D. in comparative literature & cultural studies and was recently named a Duquesne University Graduate Student Fellow at the 12th Annual National Communication Ethics Conference. Prior to my arrival at Arkansas, I served as an Adjunct Instructor of Communication at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho and at North Idaho College where I taught media literacy, media relations, professional communication and public speaking (2006-09). I hold a Master of Arts in communication and leadership studies from Gonzaga University (2007) and a Bachelor of Arts in mass-communication from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado (2004). My research interests include communication’s role in emergent social orders, complexity theory, and rationalization in organizations; plus, anarchy/left-libertarian philosophy, militarism, globalization, and media literacy. For a more detailed account of my academic experience, see my CV.
Prior to my academic career, as a licensed real estate broker, I had a successful 12-year career as a sales and marketing manager on a number of resort projects in California and Colorado. My experiences include stints as the General Sales Manager of an urban sales center in the San Francisco Bay area where I supervised and trained a staff of 50 sales professionals generating $650,000 to $1M in monthly revenue; and, as the Membership Director on luxury resort projects in Telluride and Pagosa Springs, Colorado, I, among other things, was responsible for the collaborative creation of collateral marketing materials and the management of an exclusive marketing relationship with Christy’s Great Estates (see samples). In addition to my years in real estate, I also had the unique opportunity (2002-2005) to manage a commercial radio station and host its daily morning show. For a more detailed account of my business experience, see my résumé.