About Me / CV

I’m currently Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design at Central Ohio Technical College in Newark, OH.

I completed my Doctorate at Creighton University where my research interests included communicating leadership, non-traditional leadership models, subversive leadership, language, and technology. My dissertation title is Teacher as Leader: A Gestalt Pedagogical Approach to Career and Technical Programs in Postsecondary Education.

As a teacher, I’m excited to share my work experience and research with my students.  I have taught a wide range of courses in communication, including Public Speaking, Media and Society, Mass Media Communications, Web Design (I-III), Typography, Design/Digital Media Fundamentals,  and Multimedia Production, among others.

Curriculum Vitae

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Doctor of Education, Interdisciplinary Leadership
December 2018 Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Dissertation: Teacher as Leader: A Gestalt Pedagogical Approach to Career and Technical Programs in Postsecondary Education

Master of Arts, Communication & Leadership
May 2015 Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

  • Thesis: Parlance, Perception, And Power: An Inquiry Into Non-Standard Language Use in Digital Media
  • Member, Lambda Pi Eta : National Communication Association Honor Society

Bachelor of Arts, Communication (Advertising)
May 2004 Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Named “Top 10 Senior” for outstanding contributions to Loyola community
  • AAF Student AdClub Chapter President/NSAC plans book director & presenter
  • Received numerous ADDYs and awards from National Association of Campus Activities, and The Association of College Unions International.


Assistant Professor, Digital Media Design August 2018 – Present
Adjunct Faculty, Digital Media Design June 2014-May 2018
Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH

  • Awards & Recognition: 2018-2019 Teaching Excellence Award; 2019 League for Innovation in the Community College’s Excellence Award
  • Course(s) taught: Mass Media Communication; Fundamentals of Communication (Speech); Interactive Publishing; Web Development I-III; Digital Software Fundamentals; Design Fundamentals; Multimedia Production; Graphic Design; Typography; Digital Media Practicum/Internship; Incident Response & Disaster Recovery; Databases
  • Service to the College: Information Technology Committee (Chair, ‘19-20; Member, ’18-19); COTC Website Redesign Core Team (Faculty Lead); Awards Committee (Co-chair); Curriculum Committee, Digital Media Design Department Advisory Committee
  • Facilitated “College Aspire” summer workshops in digital media for junior high and high school students (2015, 2019)
  • Ohio Open Ed Collaborative, Public Speaking content contributor. Through the Ohio Department of Higher Ed Innovation Grant, developed a 15-week public speaking course, available for free to educators; curated existing open ed resources, created original content & supplemental teaching materials, reviewed textbooks, and published all materials online.

Adjunct Faculty, Communications/Graphic Design April 2017-October 2018
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

  • Course(s) taught: Desktop Publishing

Adjunct Faculty, Communications August 2016-May 2018
Capital University, Columbus, OH

  • Course(s) taught: Oral Communication; Media & Society

Adjunct Faculty, General Education June 2016-June 2018
Hondros College of Nursing, Westerville, OH

  • Course(s) taught: Public Speaking


Jarc, J.T., & Jarc, J.P. (2020). Teaching with transformational technology: Building a postheroic ethos in leadership education. In Allen, S., Gower, K., & Allen, D.(Eds.), Handbook of Teaching With Technology in Management, Leadership, and Business.

Jarc, J. (in press). Why a wiki works: Leveraging technology’s sociotechnical affordances to support classroom culture and enhanced student learning. Explorations in Media Ecology.

Jarc, J (2018). Teacher as leader: A Gestalt pedagogical approach to career and technical programs in postsecondary education (Doctoral Dissertation). Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10504/120189

Jarc, J. (2018). Internet slang; Net neutrality. In Warf, B. (Ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of the Internet. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Jarc, J. (2017). Media ecology education: Podcasts as multimodal demonstrations of learning. Explorations in Media Ecology, 16(2&3).

Jarc, J., & Garwood, T. (2017). Benevolent subversion: Graffiti, street art, and the emergence of the anonymous leader. In Erenrich, S., & Wergin, J. (Eds.), Grassroots leadership and the arts for social change. Bigley, England: Emerald.

Jarc, J. (2015). Parlance, perception, and power: An inquiry into non-standard language use in digital media (Master’s Thesis). Available from: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1684659688

Jarc, J. (2014). Mobiliteracy: Applying Ong’s psychodynamic characteristics to users of mobile communication technology. Communication Research Trends, 33(1), 21-26.


Jarc, J., & Read, K. (2019). Building skills through relationships and experiential learning: A framework for cross-campus curriculum implementation. Panel presentation at the Franklin University Innovations in Teaching and Learning conference.

Jarc, J., & Read, K. (2019). ‘You Want Us to Build WHAT⁈’: How 8 students designed and deployed a project management application in just 15 weeks. Panel presentation at the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges conference.

Jarc, J., Nauman, J., & Papajcik, J. (2019). Bringing OER (Open Educational Resources) to the Basic Public Speaking Course. Panel presentation at the Ohio Communication Association conference.

Jarc, J. (2019). Helping students manage time and anxiety in the public speaking classroom; An applied semiotic approach. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS) presentation at the Ohio Communication Association conference.

Jarc, J. (2018). Fostering Professionalism in Applied Communication Courses: Making Sense of Dollars and Cents. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS) presentation at the Ohio Communication Association conference.

Jarc, J. (2015). Laissez Faire: Exploring Non-Leadership in a Global Workplace. Paper presentation at the Gonzaga University Leadership Studies Student Research Symposium.


Co-Founder and Managing Partner 2005-2016
The Sheepdog Creative Group, Columbus, Ohio
Inquiry Communication Studio, Cleveland, Ohio (merged in 2010)

  • Founded and managed day-to-day operations of full-service creative firm
  • Duties included strategic planning, creative/art direction, copy writing/editing, web design/development, and technical support
  • Notable clients: Crimson Cup Coffee, The University of Washington, American Greetings/Learning Horizons, Lake Erie Shores and Islands, Walsh Jesuit High School, St. Ignatius High School, North Coast Health Ministry, Covenant House Academies

Account Coordinator 2004-2005
Trumpet Advertising, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Assisted in the development and management of client campaigns, provided administrative support, strategic planning, and served as client/agency liaison
  • Notable clients: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Louisiana Tobacco Free Living