Paul Dennis Kopco
2126 Friar Tuck Court
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2215
—  publications & projects —
  • Designed and produced marketing and communications literature as member of advertising and marketing teams for four businesses.
  • Newspaper Columnist
  • Produced layout and final output for children's book, Adams A to Z.
  • As webmaster for Black Hills State University, created award-winning campus virtual tour.
  • Established and maintained teaching website:
  • Implemented a multi-tiered system of support, using explicit instruction methods to engage students in interactive learning, as part of an NSA-funded two-year research project which, among other outcomes, resulted in improving the Basic Algebra pass rate from 45% to 83% and the Intermediate Algebra pass rate from 50% to 83%.
  • Created "Algebra for Smarties" YouTube channel consisting of 65 iPad video recordings of algebra problems from my classes.
  • Developed multimedia curriculum for summer workshop, "Shared Harmonies," in conjunction with Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main St. national traveling exhibition, "New Harmonies."
    • Created Shared Harmonies YouTube channel featuring interviews conducted by workshop students.
    • Edited multi-camera production of Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble performance video recorded by workshop students.
  • Edited sound for documentary film, "Unplanned Democracy."
  • Created and hosted The Real Deadwood Podcast, a variety show from the real Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota for fans of the HBO Deadwood series combining interviews, entertainment and news from both Deadwoods
  • Composed, performed, and produced Black Hills Gold, an album of original instrumental music inspired by the legends and natural wonders of the Black Hills of South Dakota.
  • Perform original music and blues/classic rock music in local venues
—  work experience  —
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD
Aug 1996 - Aug 2014
  • Taught Mass Communications courses including Graphic Design, Digital Illustration; Computer Production and Imaging; Fundamental, Intermediate, and Advanced Computer Publishing; Interactive Multimedia Design; and Web Publishing. Software taught in these courses includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Flash Catalyst, Director, and Acrobat Pro; Quark XPress; Audacity; and iMovie & GarageBand. Web application: MyGraphicsLab.
  • Taught Mathematics courses including basic and intermediate algebra. Web applications used in these courses include ALEKS and MyMathLab.
  • Faculty Advisor for Student Computer Club and co-advisor for Today Student Newspaper.
  • Supported and maintained hardware and software in Apple Macintosh computer lab.
Black Hills State University
Communications Dept.
Spearfish, SD
Aug 2000 - Aug 2006
  • Designed and produced printed marketing materials for BHSU Communications Department
  • Created animated multimedia content for BHSU website
  • Redesigned entire BHSU website.
  • Trained campus departmental staff and faculty on how to maintain assigned web pages with Microsoft FrontPage and DotNetNuke.
  • Produced award-winning 360-degree panorama virtual tour.
  • Produced web-based marketing ads, student testimonial videos, and Flash-based promotional screen savers
PM Enterprises
Spearfish, SD
Jan 1995 - present
  • Digital Designs: produce newspaper ads, brochures, flyers, newsletters, mailers, business cards, posters, logos, and album graphics using Macintosh- and PC-based systems; design web pages including graphics, text, and interactivity.
  • Dakotah Records: composed, performed and recorded music album, Black Hills Gold, using PC-based MIDI system.
  • Knowledge Of Personal Computing On-site: conduct computer training sessions and write computer newspaper column.
Advertising Administrator
Ridco, Inc.
(Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold)
Rapid City, SD
Nov 1994 - Jan 1995
  • Created and produced brochures, flyers, newspaper ads, magazine ads, invoice mailers, store signs, newsletters, logos and product catalogs using personal computer-based desktop publishing system.
  • Trained other computer users in basic computer operation and in the operation of various graphics software.
  • Kept department updated on the latest technology in desktop publishing and computer graphics hardware and software.
Marketing Administrator
Eagle Group
Smyrna, DE
Feb 1991 - Nov 1994
  • Designed, laid out, typeset, and produced sales, marketing, and communications literature including product specification sheets, price catalogs, brochures, posters, flyers, overhead transparencies, slides, and trade show signs using personal computer-based desktop publishing system.
  • Produced and designed graphics using a variety of personal computer graphics software packages.
  • Served as unofficial personal computer support source with regard to general hardware and software problems.
—  community service —
Fort Collins Symphony
  • Edit copy for print pieces and website content
  • Create and produce interview videos with guest artists and musicians for Fort Collins Symphony YouTube channel
  • Help maintain Fort Collins Symphony website:
  • Co-administer Fort Collins Symphony FaceBook page:
  • Record and edit other audio and video content
  • Design and lay out various print materials such as forms and comment cards
  • Sell advertising for Fort Collins Symphony concert programs
  • Perform help desk and IT functions
Real Deadwood Podcast
  • Created and produced "The Real Deadwood Podcast" internet audio program and website to promote the city of Deadwood, SD via HBO Deadwood series.
  • Recorded and edited audio and video content.
Deadwood Jam Music Festival
  • Produced annual Deadwood Jam event program.
  • Served on Deadwood Jam board.
Adams Museum and House / Deadwood History Inc.
  • Created and maintained initial website.
  • Produced annual calendar and quarterly newsletter.
  • Produced numerous flyers, brochures, advertisements, rack cards, programs, postcards.
  • Recorded and produced numerous videos for website and YouTube.
  • Performed in numerous musical presentations and events.
  • Played guitar and accompanied children during annual Christmas Caroling event.
  • Performed Christmas carols during Historic Adams House Museum tours.
  • Converted numerous audio tapes to CD and video tapes to DVD.
Black Hills State University
  • Performed for concerts, football tailgate events, open mics, and picnics.
Lead-Deadwood Community Foundation
  • Graphic design and logo creation.
NeighborWorks Presidential Neighborhood
  • Entertained at Presidential Neighborhood Progressive Picnic and Christmas Party.
Golden Ridge Senior Care / David M. Dorsett Healthcare Community
  • Performed annual Christmas concert.
—  education  —

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