Faculty Profile for Jon Zmikly

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Jon Zmikly
Senior Lecturer — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
OM 230B
phone: (512) 245-4189

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Jon Zmikly is a senior lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. He is also the Assistant Director for the school's Media Innovation Lab in Old Main. He teaches digital fundamentals, web design, advanced coding, virtual reality and other courses focused on innovations in digital media. He also works with a team of students to create and strategize social media and editorial content for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as manages the school’s website.

Zmikly earned a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University in 2006 where he studied Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. After working at some local television and radio stations, he traveled to Texas to begin a master’s degree in Media Studies at Texas State University. He graduated with a Master of Arts in 2009 and has since continued teaching at Texas State University, as well as become an associate pastor and media director for his local church, San Marcos Community Church.

In 2016, Jon co-founded the full-service agency coiski (now Sports Dissected) where he managed digital content and developed websites for clients. He is also a co-organizer for a local coding meetup group in San Marcos, TX called Community Codes. Jon is the faculty advisor for the Innovation Cub and Crosstalk campus ministry. More information can be found at jonzmikly.com.

Teaching Interests

Convergence, Social Media Strategy, Digital Content Management, Web Design, Web Development, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things

Research Interests

Convergence, Social Media Strategy, Digital Content Management, Web Design, Web Development, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • web developer, Street Smart REI University. September 2021 - Present.
  • web developer, Bowers for New Braunfels. June 2021 - Present.
  • web developer, First Baptist Church - San Marcos Website. August 2019 - Present.
  • web developer, Four Rivers Construction. August 2019 - Present.
  • web developer, The Suffering Church. April 2017 - Present.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Communication and Fine Arts. February 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Awards in Teaching, College of Communication and Fine Arts. February 2018
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Mariel M. Muir Excellence in Mentoring Award, Texas State University. January 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. February 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Service, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. February 2016

Selected Grants

  • Zmikly, Jonathan T, Royal, Cindy L. Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation Grant - Innovation Club, Instructional Technologies Support, Texas State University, $5000. (Funded: July 2019). Grant.
  • Zmikly, Jonathan T (Principal). Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation Grant, Instructional Technologies Support, Texas State University, $3200. (Submitted: March 29, 2019, Funded: April 5, 2019 - April 5, 2020). Grant.
  • Royal, Cindy L, Blasingame, Dale C, Zmikly, Jonathan T. Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation Grant, Instructional Technologies Support, Texas State University, $5000. (Funded: July 2017). Grant.
  • Blasingame, Dale C (Supporting), Royal, Cindy L (Principal), Zmikly, Jonathan T (Supporting). Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation, Instructional Technology Support, Texas State University, $5000. (Funded: March 24, 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Participant
Bobcat Day
October 2019-Present
Faculty Advisor
Innovation Club
April 2019-Present
Assistant Director
Media Innovation Lab
January 2019-Present
Co-Chair
Community Codes Meetup Group
May 2017-Present
Member
Google University Network
March 2017-Present