As Associate Director of Communications, Brad works to support the external communications efforts of Smarter Balanced through writing, editing, website development/management, and graphic design. Brad began working for Smarter Balanced in May 2015 as a contractor providing web design services, and he moved into his full-time position the following August. In addition to redesigning, reorganizing, and revising the Smarter Balanced website, he has worked to develop new internal communications processes to improve messaging to external stakeholders.
Prior to joining Smarter Balanced, Brad taught at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN as a Lecturer in English. In this position, he taught courses in composition, communication design, and professional and technical writing. Before joining the English faculty at Lipscomb, Brad served as deputy director of communications at the Tennessee Department of Education, where he supported the department with web and graphic design. He received an MA in English from Middle Tennessee State University and an MA in Professional Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.
Brad lives in Nashville with his dog, Chip.