Tyler Quiring, M.A.

Ph.D. Candidate & Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Communication and Journalism; Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
University of Maine, Orono 04469

Phone: (207) 417-5023
Email: tyler.quiring@maine.edu
Website: tylerquiring.com


Research Interests

  • Environmental Communication
  • Interactive & New Media
  • Sustainability Science
  • Ecological & Material Rhetoric
  • Ethnographic & Qualitative Methods

Education

University of Maine (Orono, ME)

  • Ph.D. student in Communication (current program). Advisor: Bridie McGreavy

University of Maine (Orono, ME)

  • M.A. in Communication, August 2015. Advisor: Jennifer E. Moore
  • Master’s project title: NEST: Safe Beaches, Shellfish, and You
  • Graduated summa cum laude with 4.0 GPA and departmental honors

Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, TN)

  • B.S. in Mass Communication / Media Production, May 2011. Advisor: Stephen Ruf
  • Senior project title: Wings for Humanity: A Week With the Wickwires
  • Graduated magna cum laude with 3.75 GPA and departmental honors

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  • Quiring, T. (2019, in press). Sustainable stories: Integrated transmedia as an ecology of storymaking. In K. Hunt, G. Walker, & S. Depoe (Eds.), Breaking boundaries: Innovative practices in communication and public participation in environmental decision making. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Quiring, T. (in press). Collectible nostalgia: FEZ and the ambient rhetoric of collective memory. In H. Urbanski (Ed.), Memory in popular culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Conference Proceedings

Research and Technical Reports

  • McGreavy, B., Page, C., Quiring, T., & Hathaway, C. (2017). 2017 Maine Fishermen’s Forum Shellfish Focus Day: Evaluation & recommendations. Technical report provided to the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council. Published by the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and the New England Sustainability Consortium.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Hathaway, C., Quiring, T. (2017). Maine’s shellfish co-management system: Analysis of strengths and recommendations for improvement. Technical report provided to the Maine Department of Marine Resource, the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council, and Maine Sea Grant. Published by the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and the New England Sustainability Consortium.

Media Projects

Grant Experience

Federal and State

  • 2018 USGS Maine Water Resources Research Institute - $98,712. Addressing the mess: Developing evaluative methods for group participatory decision support in riverine ecosystems. Role: Contributing author.

Academic Institutional

  • 2018 UMaine Graduate Student Government - $637 for travel to present research at the Rhetoric Society of America biennial conference. Role: Sole author.
  • 2018 UMaine Research Reinvestment Fund - $7,000. Interdisciplinary Research for Decision Making about Dams in Maine. Role: Co-PI.
  • 2017 UMaine Graduate Student Government - $600 to support the work of the CMJ Graduate Student Association. Role: Contributing author.
  • 2017 UMaine Graduate Student Government - $300 to support the work of the Spire graduate student club. Role: Contributing author.
  • 2017 UMaine Graduate Student Government - $215 for travel to present research at the Eastern Communication Association annual convention. Role: Sole author.
  • 2017 UMaine Humanities Center - $1,000. Promoting community engagement in clamming through interactive media production. Role: Co-PI.
  • 2014 UMaine Graduate Student Government - $425 for travel to present research at the National Communication Association annual convention. Role: Sole author.

Honors & Awards

  • 2018: 1st place photo of a research experience, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism photo contest
  • 2018: Honorable mention photo of a research experience, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism photo contest
  • 2018: Outstanding graduate student award, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2017: Top graduate paper in communication, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2015: Master’s research project defense, high pass
  • 2015: Outstanding graduate student award, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2015: 1st place graduate student paper, UMaine Business School Net Impact Sustainability Challenge
  • 2015: Phi Kappa Phi outstanding student award
  • 2015: Phi Kappa Phi honor society
  • 2014: 2nd place poster in social sciences, UMaine Graduate Expo
  • 2011: Lambda Pi Eta honor society
  • 2011: Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

Presentations

* - authored by undergraduate student

International Conference Presentations

  • McGreavy, B., Quiring, T., Roy, S., Wilson, K. A., Souza, S., Hart, D., Gardner, K., Gottschalk Druschke, C., Ashcraft, C. M., Fultineer, S., Jansujwicz, J., Klein, S., Mo, W., Vogler, E., Gold, A., Uchida, E. (2017, August). How do we decide what to do with dams? Dynamic Design Planning (DDP) to shape collaboration for sustainability science. Presentation at the Resilience Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Roy, S., McGreavy, B., Quiring, T., Uchida, E., Wilson, K. A., Smith, S., Klein, S., Fox, E., Zydlewski, J., Jansujwicz, J., de Souza, S., Hart, D., & Gardner, K. (2017, August). Opportunities for resilient communities, ecosystems, and infrastructure by balancing dam decisions in New England. Poster presented at the Resilience Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., Smith, S., Roy, S., Gerard, B., & Hathaway, C. (2017, July). Communicating coastal resilience: Interdisciplinary research partnerships to support shellfish management and protect public health. Paper presented at the Conference on Communication and the Environment, Leicester, UK.
  • Druschke, C. G., McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Fisher, A., Lundberg, E., & Quiring, T. (2016, September). The undamming of America: Media discourse about dam removal and hydropower decision making in the Northeastern USA. Poster presented at the Under Western Skies conference, Calgary, AB.

National Conference Presentations

  • McGreavy, B., & Quiring, T. (2018, August). Tidal bodies and affective modes of invention with engaged videography. Paper presented at the Capacious conference, Lancaster, PA.
  • Quiring, T., & Lundberg, E. (2018, June). Do you want to monkeywrench?: Tracing inventive discourses through environmental media. Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America biennial conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • McGreavy, B., & Quiring, T. (2018, June). Invention amidst extinction: Coming to care for worlds through rhetorical field methods. Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America biennial conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Quiring, T., McGreavy, B., Gottschalk Druschke, C., Lundberg, E., & Randall, S. (2017, November). “Are dams set in stone?”: How things come to matter through media. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., Hathaway, C. (2017, November). Enhancing adaptive capacities in coastal communities through engaged communication research: Insights from a study of a statewide shellfish co-management system. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Quiring, T., & McGreavy, B., Vogler, E., Roy, S., Souza, S., Hart, D., Gardner, K., & Gold, A. (2017, June). Sustaining team science: Dynamic Design Planning as a collaborative ecology. Poster presented at the Science of Team Science Conference, Clearwater, FL.
  • Quiring, T., & McGreavy, B. (2016, May). Boots in the mud: Micro-experiments with material rhetorics in clam harvesting research. Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America biennial conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Quiring, T. (2015, June). Engaging ambience in the technological milieu. Paper presented at the Conference on the Communication and the Environment, Boulder, CO.
  • Quiring, T. (2014, November). Virtual wayfarers: An analysis and critique of thatgamecompany’s Journey. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, Chicago, IL.

Regional Conference Presentations

  • Quiring, T., McGreavy, B., Ranco, D., Reed, A., Binette, M., Paul, J., Benson, B., & Druschke, C. G. (2018, March). Recomposing dam decision making: A reciprocal case study of the Penobscot restoration. Poster presented at the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference, Augusta, ME.
  • Raffier, K.*, Quiring, T., Klein, S., Fox, E., & McGreavy, B. (2018, March). Using mixed-method media discourse content analysis to inform multi criteria decision analysis about dams. Poster presented at the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference, Augusta, ME.
  • Quiring, T., & Roche, A. (2017, March). Stories as success in sustainability science collaborations. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Hathaway, C.*, Quiring, T., & McGreavy, B. (2017, March). Experiencing shellfish harvest: Clam Cam’s view of a valuable Maine fishery. Poster presented at the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference, Augusta, ME.
  • Druschke, C. G., McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Fisher, A., Lundberg, E., & Quiring, T. (2016, June). Manager, media, and community member representations of dam tradeoffs in New England USA. Poster presented at the Fish Passage Conference, Amherst, MA.
  • Quiring, T. (2016, June). Transmediating NEST: Building a habitat for ecological storytelling. Paper presented at the Iowa State University Science Communication Symposium, Ames, IA.
  • Quiring, T. (2016, March). Safe beaches, shellfish, and you: NEST’s online storytelling and engagement platform. Poster presented at the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference, Augusta, ME.

Student Symposia Presentations

  • Quiring, T., McGreavy, B., Ranco, D., Reed, A., Paul, J., Binette, M., Benson, B., & Druschke, C. G. (2018, April). Recomposing dam decision making: A reciprocal case study of the Penobscot restoration. Poster presented at the UMaine Student Research Symposium, Bangor, ME.
  • Benson, B.*, Quiring, T., McGreavy, B., & Raffier, K. (2018, April). How discourse shapes dam decision making: News stories as sites of meaning. Poster presented at the UMaine Student Symposium, Bangor, ME.
  • Raffier, K.*, Quiring, T., Klein, S., Fox, E., McGreavy, B. (2018, April). Using mixed-method media discourse content analysis to inform multi criteria decision analysis about dams. Poster presented at the UMaine Student Research Symposium, Bangor, ME.
  • Hathaway, C.*, Quiring, T., & McGreavy, B. (2017, April). Studying shellfish harvest: Engaged digital media research with Clam Cam. Oral presentation at the UMaine Student Symposium, Bangor, ME.
  • Quiring, T. (2015, April). Safe beaches, shellfish, and you. Oral presentation at the UMaine Graduate Exposition, Orono, ME.
  • Quiring, T. (2014, April). Ambience and identity: A concept clarification within communication research. Poster presented at the UMaine Graduate Exposition, Orono, ME.

Invited Lectures

  • Quiring, T., & Roche, A. (2018, November). The multiplicity of voice. Guest lecture in UMaine’s CMJ 107: Communication and the Environment.
  • Quiring, T. (2018, November). Collective invention within sensory communities. Response paper to student lightning talks for the UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism Colloquium Series.
  • Quiring, T. (2018, November). What and who is writing good for? Writing workshop facilitated in UMaine’s CMJ 407: Environmental Communication.
  • Quiring, T. (2018, October). Critical embodied rhetoric for creative composition. Guest lecture in UMaine’s CMJ 407: Environmental Communication.
  • Quiring, T. (2018, March). Constructing the social: What does the rhetoric of science, technology, and media have to do with collaboration? Research presentation for the UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism Colloquium Series.
  • Quiring, T. (2017, September). Exploring “successful” dam decision making: Communication researchers on the case. Guest lecture in UMaine’s CMJ 107: Communication and the Environment.
  • Schreiber, H., Herakova, L., Picciotto, B., Quiring, T., & Carver-Bialer, D. (2017, September). Skills-based approaches for teaching academic integrity. Pedagogy roundtable for the UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism Colloquium Series.
  • Quiring, T., McGreavy, B., & Hathaway, C. (2017, September). Clam Cam: Engaged media research to showcase clamming in Maine. Invited presentation to the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council, Ellsworth, ME.
  • McGreavy, B., Page, C., Quiring, T., & Hathaway, C. (2017, September). Shellfish focus day: Evaluation and recommendations. Invited presentation to the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council, Ellsworth, ME.
  • Schreiber, H., Herakova, L., Carver-Bialer, D., & Quiring, T. (2017, August). Facilitating difficult conversations in the classroom. Discussion co-led as part of the UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism teaching assistant orientation, Orono, ME.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Hathaway, C., & Quiring, T. (2017, March). How do we innovate in shellfish co-management and industry? Recommendations from a study of Maine’s Municipal Co-Management System. Presentation at the Shellfish Focus Day of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Rockport, ME.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Hathaway, C., & Quiring, T. (2016, November). Maine’s shellfish co-management system: Analysis of strengths and recommendations for improvement. Invited presentation to the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council, Ellsworth, ME.
  • Quiring, T. (2016, November). Video as production and research. Guest lecture in UMaine’s CMJ 370: Visual Communication.
  • Quiring, T., & McGreavy, B. (2016, April). When stories leave the NEST: Online archives for stakeholder engagement in sustainability science. Research presentation for the University of Maine’s Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Seminar Series.
  • Quiring, T. (2015, October). Transmediating NEST: Building a habitat for ecological storytelling. Research presentation for the UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism Colloquium Series.
  • Quiring, T. (2014, December). NEST: Safe beaches, shellfish, and you. Oral/multimedia presentation at the Maine Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) annual conference, Orono, ME.

Academic Activities

Appointments & Relevant Experience

  • 2014-present: Graduate Research Assistant, UMaine Mitchell Center
  • 2016-2018: Graduate Instructor, UMaine Mitchell Center
  • 2017: Project Coordinator, Coastal Community Sustainability Innovation Toolbox
  • 2016: Research Associate, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2015-2016: Adjunct Instructor, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2015: Graduate Instructor, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2014: Graduate Research Assistant, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2013-2015: Graduate Teaching Assistant, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2012-2013: Associate Editor, Blues Rock Review

University Courses Taught

Intro to Mass Communication (CMJ 100), Fall 2015
This course provides an overview of the field of mass communication research and how people engage with mass communication in their daily lives. Students complete a substantial research project focused on demonstrating media literacy by providing a nuanced critique of a relevant media object.

Public Speaking (CMJ 103), Spring 2016
This course provides an introduction to public speaking. It seeks to engage students in critical thinking and professionalism related to developing key research and writing skills. Students deliver original presentations on topics of their choice which allow them to practice the key functions of public speaking.

Communication and the Environment (CMJ 107), Fall 2015 (co-taught)
This course focuses on communication and the environment. The goal is to inspire an awareness of the environments in which we live; promote a sense of wonder and genuine inquiry about our connectedness to these environments; and encourage engagement in natural and human communities for sustainability. Through multi-media lectures, active learning approaches, outdoor explorations, and a collaborative project on an environmental topic students learn to communicate about the environment in many different ways.

Journalism Across Platforms - Lecture and Lab (CMJ 237), Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014 (all co-taught), Spring 2015
The course introduces students to practical reporting, storytelling, and production skills that translate across a variety of media platforms. It combines aspects of traditional journalism education (composition, reporting, editing) with multimedia production. It includes a lab component focused on production time and advancement of students’ practical work.

Multimedia Journalism - Lecture and Lab (CMJ 351), Fall 2013, Fall 2014 (both co-taught)
This course helps students develop multimedia production and visual storytelling principles and practices. Students create original journalistic stories using a variety of storytelling tools, including blogging technologies, data visualization tools, still/video production, sound recording, social media applications and other production software. Students contribute to and maintain a class blog that houses their original work. The course includes a lab component focused on production time and advancement of students’ practical work.

Digital Journalism - Lecture and Lab (CMJ 481), Spring 2014 (co-taught)
This upper division undergraduate capstone course has students collaborate in production teams on a shared final media project. Students work as journalists with unique production assignments and coordinate with the instructors as editors to fold their work into a final online feature. The course includes a final showcase where the students share their results with the public.

Seminar in Sustainability Solutions (EES 398/598), Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018 (all co-taught)
This split-section upper division undergraduate and graduate course focuses on helping students build capacity for sustainability science research and practice. Students write weekly reflections intended to synthesize and expand their learning. The purpose is to explore a variety of strategies for linking diverse forms of knowledge with individual and institutional actions that can accelerate the transition to a sustainable future.

Training Received

  • Data Visualization with R and Python. Workshop by UMaine Fogler Library, November 2018.
  • Science and Communication in Stakeholder-Engaged Collaborations. Workshop by UMaine Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, October 2018.
  • UMaine Fogler Library Python software training, March 2018.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association resume & CV workshop, March 2018.
  • UMaine Marketing and Communications WordPress CMS training, September 2017.
  • Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, Level 1. Course by UMaine Cooperative Extension, June - August 2017, Bangor, ME.
  • Mobile Mapping for GIS Data Collection. Workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension, June 2017, Durham, NH.
  • Mobile Mapping Made Easy. Workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension, June 2017, Durham, NH.
  • Telling Your Story with Maps. Workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension, June 2017, Durham, NH.
  • Getting to Know ArcGIS Online. Workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension, June 2017, Durham, NH.
  • Network Perspectives to Understand and Enable Team Science. Workshop at the Science of Team Science Conference, June 2017, Clearwater, FL.
  • Taking the Pulse of the Science of Team Science with the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative. Workshop at the Science of Team Science conference, June 2017, Clearwater, FL.
  • UMaine Fogler Library altmetrics workshop, May 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library open access publishing workshop, May 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library MATLAB software training, April 2017.
  • Diversity Within One Mountaineer Nation: Bringing a Freedom of Inclusiveness to the Media and Society Classroom. Short course at the Eastern Communication Association conference, March 2017, Boston, MA.
  • UMaine Academic Advising Workshops, February 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library information literacy education workshop, January 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library R software training, November 2016.
  • Maine Wabanaki REACH ally workshop, October 2016.
  • National Science Foundation NSF days grants workshop, October 2016, Bangor, ME.
  • UMaine Fogler Library grant writing workshop, October 2016.
  • Book chapter workshop for contributing authors, June 2016, Ames, IA.
  • University of Maine System faculty institute, May 2016, Augusta, ME.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association science communication workshop, May 2016.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association academic poster workshop, March 2015.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association academic publication workshop, February 2015.
  • Umaine Fogler Library grant funding opportunities workshop, January 2015.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association CV workshop, January 2015.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association speed reading workshop, October 2014.
  • UMaine Humanities Center environmental storytelling in games workshop, September 2014.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association grant writing workshop, January 2014.

Service

Public

Department & Institution

  • 2017-present: Editorial board, Future of Dams collaborative science blogging initiative
  • 2016-present: UMaine Environmental Communication Community of Practice
  • 2016-present: Stakeholder Engagement Working Group, New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams project
  • 2016-present: Communication Working Group, New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams project
  • 2017-2018: Decolonizing UMaine campus action group
  • 2017-2018: President, UMaine CMJ Graduate Student Association
  • 2018: Led a workshop on group facilitation for the UMaine Environmental Communication Community of Practice
  • 2017: Judge, UMaine Student Research Symposium undergraduate poster competition
  • 2016-2017: Vice President, UMaine CMJ Graduate Student Association
  • 2015-2016: Adjunct Advisor, UMaine CMJ Black Bear Media student association
  • 2014-2015: Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer, UMaine CMJ Graduate Student Association
  • 2014: Reviewer for UMaine Graduate Student Government grants (Fall 2014)

Profession

  • 2018-2019: National Communication Association Sustainability Ethic Ad-Hoc Committee
  • 2017-present: Editor in Chief, Spire: The Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability
  • 2018: Submission reviewer, Environmental Communication division for National Communication Association convention
  • 2018: Submission reviewer, Visual Communication division for National Communication Association convention
  • 2018: Judge, Maine Sustainability and Water Conference undergraduate poster competition
  • 2017: Submission reviewer, RSA Association for Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine preconference
  • 2016: Judge, Maine Sustainability and Water Conference undergraduate poster competition

Advising & Mentorship

Committee Membership

  • Brawley Benson, Undergraduate honors thesis, 2018-2019
  • James Robe, Undergraduate honors thesis, 2016-2017

Undergraduate Research Assistant Mentorship

  • Nolan Altvater, Wabanaki Youth in Science Intern, 2018-present (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)
  • Brawley Benson, International Affairs major, 2017-present (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)
  • Maliyan Binette, Wabanaki Youth in Science Intern, 2017 (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy and Darren Ranco)
  • Cassandra Page, Communication major, 2017 (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)
  • Carter Hathaway, Journalism major, 2016-2017 (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)
  • Alexandra Smyth, Communication, 2016-2017 (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)

Technical Skills

Office

  • Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Ubuntu Linux desktop operating systems
  • Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and OpenOffice software suites
  • LaTeX and BibTeX typesetting and reference management languages
  • JabRef and Mendeley reference management software
  • VeraCrypt file encryption software
  • Parallels Desktop and VirtualBox virtualization software

Data Management and Analysis

  • Scripting in the Python programming language
  • ArcGIS Online mapping software
  • NVivo qualitative data analysis software
  • Git version control software
  • GitHub and Bitbucket repository managers

Media Production

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Audition, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • Apple Final Cut Pro video editing software
  • Digital audio recording and mixing
  • Photography and videography (Canon and Blackmagic cameras)
  • DaVinci Resolve and FilmConvert color grading software

Web Design

  • WordPress and Squarespace content management systems
  • Frontend design with Bootstrap and HTML/CSS languages
  • OpenStack and Google Cloud Platform virtual machine management
  • Nginx server administration software