Beth Concepcion

Dean, School of Liberal Arts; Chair, writing

Education

  • B.A., English, Oglethorpe University
  • B.S., geosciences, Mississippi State University
  • M.A., performing arts, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • M.F.A., performing arts, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Ph.D., journalism and mass communications, University of South Carolina

Awards, recognitions and honors

  • Visiting professor in Social Media Program grant recipient | Scripps Howard Foundation, 2015-16
  • Top Faculty Paper award in Electronic News division | Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, August 2012
  • Kappa Tau Alpha | March 2010
  • USC research paper competition, third place | April 2009
  • American Press Institute Minority Journalism Educator’s Fellowship | May 2008
  • Wayne State University Summer Doctoral Seminar (finalist) | May 2008
  • Represented the School of Journalism and Mass Communications in USC research paper competition | April 2008
  • CASE Circle of Excellence and District III publications awards | 2006–08
  • Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Program Grant | 2003
  • Savannah Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Notable Savannahians | 2002
  • Irene Ryan Award nomination | 2002
  • Irene Ryan Award nomination | 2000
  • Georgia Association of Broadcasters Award of Merit (group award for series) | 1998  

Organizations

Committees

  • Student Media Council | 2009–Present
  • Writing Internship Placement Committee | 2009–Present
  • Library Collection Development Committee | 2009
  • SACS Accreditation Compliance Committee | 2008–09
  • SCAD 30th Anniversary Planning Committee | 2008

Other academic activities

  • Judge | Scholastic Writing Competition (January 2015)
  • Judge | SCAD Challenge Writing Competition (October 2012)
  • Organizer: “A Life In Arts Journalism” (lecture); “‘Rite Of Spring’ Reimagined” (workshop) | Winter/Spring 2012
  • SCAD Lacoste Faculty Member, | Courses “Writing About Place,” “News Writing and Editing,” Business and “Professional Writing,” Fall 2011
  • Judge | SCAD Challenge Writing Competition (January 2011)
  • Judge | Georgia High School Writing Competition (January 2010)

Community

  • Chair and Judging Committee | Savannah Authors, 2013
  • Coordinator of Writing Contest | Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association, 2009
  • Junior League of Savannah | 2005–11

    • Cookbook Committee, 2010–11
    • Provisional Member Committee, 2009–10
    • Strategic Planning Committee, 2008–09
    • Training and Development Committee, 2007–08
    • Special Publications Editor, 2005–07

Publications and Presentations

Journals

  • “Giving voice to the voiceless: Telling the story of the ‘Other’” | Published in “Media Ethics at Work: True stories of young professionals” 2016
  • “Accountability begins at home” | Published in “Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Volume 29, Issue 4

Magazines

  • “On the Hunt” | Savannah Magazine, September/October 2014
  • “Qi-a Pets” | Savannah Magazine, September/October 2013
  • “From the Lighthouse” | Savannah Magazine, July/August 2013
  • “Vampire Diaries” | Savannah Magazine, July/August 2013
  • “It Takes Two” | Savannah Homes magazine, Spring/Summer 2013
  • “Beneath the Surface” | Savannah Magazine, March/April 2013
  • “Run for the Roses” | Savannah Weddings magazine, Spring/Summer 2013
  • “Home, Sweet Hope” and “Best of the Fests” | Savannah Magazine, September/October 2012
  • “’Til Death Do Us Part” | Savannah Weddings magazine, Fall/Winter 2012
  • “Digging Deeper” | Savannah Magazine online, July 2012
  • “When Bro Hugs Go Bad” | Savannah Magazine, May/June 2012
  • “Cooking with Class” | Savannah Magazine, May/June 2012

Newspapers

  • “Praising pictograms: They help convey meaning” | Savannah Morning News, Sept. 21, 2014
  • “Foreign aquatic plants invade county lakes,” Savannah Morning News, July 13, 2014
  • “Do smart phones improve our connections? Yes, they go above the call of duty” | Savannah Morning News, Nov. 10, 2013
  • “Why should people care about new ownership at the Washington Post? Reports of journalism’s death are greatly exaggerated” | Savannah Morning News, Oct. 5, 2013
  • “Privacy vanishes when we put our digital selves on display” | Savannah Morning News, Aug. 18, 2013
  • “Broughton Street buildings serve as home sweet home to bats” | Savannah Morning News, Aug. 3, 2013
  • “Would you pay $50 for movie 'mega ticket'? Yes, It makes sense to pay for first-class experience” | Savannah Morning News, July 21, 2013
  • “Gaming ignites the competitive drive” | Savannah Morning News, March 23, 2012
  • “Feeling the love on social media” | Savannah Morning News, Feb. 22, 2012
  • “Anti-piracy proposals go too far” | Savannah Morning News, Feb. 3, 2012
  • “Is Facebook making us numb” | Savannah Morning News, Jan. 19, 2012
  • “In defense of social media” | Savannah Morning News, Dec. 30, 2011

Workshops and lectures

  • “Writing About Place” and “The Art of Writing Well” | Little Flower Academy, Oct. 16, 2015
  • “Managing Your Online Persona” | West Point Grey Academy, Oct. 14, 2015
  • “The Art of Writing Well” | SCAD Info Session, Oct. 3, 2015
  • “Writing for New Media,” “The Art of Writing Well,” and “Writing the College Essay” | Minuteman Career and Technical High School, May 5, 2015
  • “Writing for New Media” | SCAD Info Session, March 21, 2015
  • “Writing for New Media” | Minuteman Career and Technical High School, March 20, 2015
  • “Writing for New Media” | SCAD Info Session, Nov. 22, 2014
  • “Writing for New Media” | Little Flower Academy, Oct. 2–3, 2014
  • “Writing for New Media” | Stratford Hall, Oct. 2, 2014
  • “Writing for New Media” | West Point Grey Academy, Oct. 1, 2014
  • “Writing for New Media” | SCAD Info Session, Sept. 13, 2014
  • “Writing for New Media” | Frontier Central High School, Sept. 12, 2014
  • “Writing for New Media” | SCAD Info Session, Feb. 22, 2014
  • “Writing for New Media” | Londonderry High School, Feb. 11, 2014
  • “Writing for New Media” | Quinsigamond Community College, Feb. 10, 2014
  • “Writing for New Media” | SCAD Info Session, Nov. 9, 2013
  • “Web Writing and Journalism” | Punahou School, Oct. 23, 2013
  • “Writing for New Media” | Hawaii Preparatory Academy, Oct. 22, 2013
  • “Creative Writing for Websites” | The Parker School, Oct. 21, 2013
  • “Writing for New Media” | The Parker School, Oct. 21, 2013
  • “Writing for New Media” | Idyllwild Arts Academy, April 26, 2013
  • “Writing for Public Relations” | Whitney High School, April 16, 2013
  • “Enhancing the Social Aspect of Social Media” | TADTad Lecture Series, Jan. 27, 2012
  • “Creative Writing” | Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, July 18–22, 2011
  • “Writing for the Web” | Idyllwild Arts Academy, Oct. 21, 2010
  • “Writing About Place” | Art Educators’ Forum, July 30, 2009
  • “Writing About Place” | Greenville Fine Arts Center, April 20, 2009

Other

  • Reviewer, “Weaving Stories on the Web” by Carolyn Handler Miller | Elsevier, October 2010
  • Reviewer, “Writing for Multimedia and the Web” by Timothy Garrand | Focal Press, January 2010
  • Editor, “Visual Communication Research Designs” by Keith Kenney, Ph.D. | Routledge, 2008