Curriculum Vitae

Education

2017- Graduate Certificate, University of Oregon 

2011 M.S., University of Oregon

2001 B.A., University of Washington

 

Academic Experience

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Gateway Coordinator

2013-present

 

Senior Instructor of Journalism

2013-present

 

Visiting Instructor of Journalism

2011-2013

 

Graduate Teaching Fellow

2009-2011 

 

The Caledonian School, Prague, Czech Republic

Instructor

2008-2009 

 

Professional Experience

The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California

Metro Columnist

2007-2008

 

Nightlife Columnist 

2005-2007

 

Staff Reporter

2005-2008

 

The Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington

Reporter

2003-2005

 

Reporting Intern

2001

 

The Tacoma News-Tribune, Olympia, Washington

Reporting Intern

2000

 

Memberships 

Online News Association

Asian American Journalists Association

 

Honors and Awards

University of Oregon

2017 Disruptive Educator Fellowship, Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

2016 Jonathan Marshall Award for Innovative Teaching, School of Journalism and Communication 

2016 Best Professor, 2nd place, Daily Emerald’s Best of Campus 

2015 Jonathan Marshall Award for Innovative Teaching Nominee, School of Journalism and Communication 

2015 Outstanding Faculty Leader, University of Oregon Asian Pacific Islander Strategic Initiative Group

2015 Most Valuable Professor, University of Oregon Lacrosse Team

2011 Outstanding Teaching, School of Journalism and Communication

2011 Best Journalism Project, School of Journalism and Communication

2010 Politz Graduate Scholarship in Journalistic Writing, School of Journalism and Communication

2009 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, School of Journalism and Communication

 

University of Washington

2000 Association for Women in Communication Award

 

Professional

2007 Best of the West Award, Features Reporting

2005 Best of the West Award, Features Reporting

2004 Excellence in Journalism Award, News Reporting

2000 Excellence in Journalism Award, News Reporting

1999 Blethen Award for Journalism

 

Grants

Heyamoto, Lisa and Milbourn, Todd, “The 32 Percent Project: An Exploration of What Drives and Disrupts Public Trust in News Organizations,” Faculty Fellowship, Agora Journalism Center, $25,000, 2017-2018

Research, Scholarship and Creative work

Books

2013 Blaine, Marquis and Heyamoto, Lisa, Break the News, Great River Learning

 

Book Chapters

2014 Heyamoto, Lisa, “Chameleon Interviewing – How Changing Your Approach Can Be The Key To A Great Interview,” Interviewing: The Oregon Method, Oregon State University Press

 

Presentations and Panels

Presentations

2017 Presenter, “Bridging the Gap: How Real People Define Trust and How Journalists Can Earn It,” Online News Association Conference, Washington D.C.

2017 Discussion Facilitator, “What Should Journalists Do to Keep Earning the Public’s Trust,” Online News Association Conference, Washington D.C.

2017 Presenter, “Trust in the News Media: A Community Conversation,” University of Oregon Innovation summit, Eugene, Oregon 

2017 Discussion Facilitator, “Trust in the News Media: A Community Conversation,” The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library, Oxford, Mississippi

2017 Discussion Facilitator, “Trust in the News Media: A Community Conversation,” Illinois Humanities, Vienna, Illinois

2017 Discussion Facilitator, “Trust in the News Media: A Community Conversation,” Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

2017 Discussion Facilitator, “Trust in the News Media: A Community Conversation,” Pico Rivera Public Library, Pico Rivera, California

2017 Presenter, “The Trust Gap: Exploring the Crisis of Confidence in the American News Media.” Bend City Club, Bend, Oregon

2017 Presenter, "Editing Your News Feeds: Facts, Alternative Facts, Propaganda and Just Plain BS," Salem City Club, Salem, Oregon

2016 Presenter, “The Power of Story,” Northwest Scholastic Press Fall Press Day, Eugene, Oregon

2015 Presenter, “The Power of Story,” Northwest Scholastic Press Fall Press Day, Eugene, Oregon

2014 Presenter, “The Power of Story,” Northwest Scholastic Press Fall Press Day, Eugene, Oregon

 

Panels

2017 Panelist, “How To Teach Engagement Strategies to Students,” #EdShift Twitter Chat

2017 Panelist, “Journalism Students, Professors Set Goals for the Year Ahead,” #EdShift Twitter Chat

2017 Panelist, “Student Success Faculty Q&A,” Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence’s New Student Fall Retreat, Eugene, OR

2017 Panelist, “Fake News and Alternative Facts: How To Survive,” Springfield City Club, Springfield, Oregon

2017 Moderator, “A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates,” School of Journalism and Communication’s Ruhl Lecture Event, Eugene, Oregon

2016 Moderator, “The Future of Journalism,” School of Journalism and Communication Centennial Celebration, Eugene, Oregon

2016 Moderator, “The Future of Higher Education,” University of Oregon Presidential Investiture, Eugene, Oregon 

2015 Moderator, “The Good Ol’ New Journalism: Past, Present and Future of Feature Journalism,” What is Journalism? Conference, Portland, Oregon

2013 Panelist, “What Journalism Students are Being Taught,” Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Convention, Bend, Oregon

2006 Panelist, “Writing Short,” Asian American Journalists Association Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii 

 

Teaching and Curriculum Development

Courses Taught

Media Professions (J100)

Gateway to Media I&II (J205&6)

Gateway to Media III (J207)

Reporting I (J361)

Flux Magazine Production (J475/575)

Features I (J371)

Media and Arts in Cuba (J408)

Sri Lanka (J408)

SuperJ in NYC ( J408)

Features II (J472/572) 

Writing for the Media (J203)

 

Curriculum Development

Gateway to Media I&II (J205&6), curriculum guides, assessment, learning materials, rubrics

Gateway to Media III (J207), curriculum guides, assessment, learning materials, rubrics

Reporting I (J361), curriculum guides, assessment, learning materials

 

Co-Teaching

Gateway to Media I&II (J205&6)

Gateway to Media III (J207)

Media and Arts in Cuba (J408)

Sri Lanka (J408)

SuperJ in NYC ( J408)

 

Faculty and Graduate Educator Development

Gateway to Media I&II (J205&6), quarterly training session and software tutorials

Gateway to Media III (J207), quarterly training session and software tutorials

 

Advising and Mentoring

Undergraduate Honors Theses

2017 Advisor

2017 Committee Member

2014 Committee Member

 

Undergraduate Advising

2017 Planner/Advisor, SuperJ in NYC Experience 

2017 Planner/Advisor, Sri Lanka Alternative Break 

2016 Planner/Advisor, SuperJ in NYC Experience

2014 Planner/Advisor, Cuba Alternative Break

2014-present Advisor, Student Advisory Board

2011-present Advisor, 13 Independent Studies

2011-present Advisor, 13 Internships

2011-present Advisor, dozens of undergraduate students

2012 Planner/Advisor, Associated Collegiate Press Conference Experience

2011-2014 Advisor, Flux Magazine

 

Graduate Projects

2016 Committee Member

 

Service

Profession

2014-present Vice Chair, Emerald Media Group Board of Directors

2015 Judge, Virginia Press Association’s News, Editorial and Photo Contest

2012 Judge, College Media Convention’s Student Publication Contest

 

University

2016 Member, Asian Pacific Islander Strategic Initiative Group

2014 Hiring Committee Member, Oregon Quarterly Director of Publications

2014 Hiring Committee Member, Moss Street Children’s Center Infant Teacher

 

School

2017 Member, Ad Hoc Journalism Curriculum Review Committee

2017 Member, Ad Hoc Petrone and Fighting Fund Grant Review Committee

2017 Member, Ad Hoc Writing Course Research Committee

2016-present Co-Chair, Ethics and Standards Committee

2016 Hiring Committee Member, Academic and Career Advisor

2015 Hiring Committee Member, Communications Writer

2014-present Elected Member, Dean’s Advisory Council

2013-present Member, Undergraduate Affairs Committee

2014 Elected Member, Committee for Merit Reviews and Raises 

2012-2013 Member, Technology Solutions Group

2012 Co-Founder, SOJC Writer’s Club

2011-present Submissions Coordinator, Hearst Writing Awards