This week on WingSpan we discuss UNCW's Experience Transformative Education through Applied Learning, or ETEAL, project . We will also be discussing the American Democracy Project.
Christine Archibald is a senior at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Campaign Management. She has previously served as the campaign manager for the Election and Campaign communication studies applied learning project. Last semester, she worked on a directed individual study planning the launch of the American Democracy Project at UNCW under Dr. Jennifer Brubaker. Christine has dedicated the past seven years to working for local, state, and national political campaigns as an assistant media relations coordinator. She is a member of the American Association of Political consultants, a certified treasurer in campaign finance by the North Carolina State Board of Elections, and is trained in crisis management for political affairs. After graduation she plans to move back to Washington D.C to work towards her Masters degree in political management at George Washington University.
Dr. Jennifer Brubaker has developed an area of study in Political Communication, creating courses and applied learning projects, such as WingSpan and Run to the Polls, to provide students with a combination of theory and praxis in preparation for post-graduate experiences. She is a researcher and published author in a variety of competitive scholarly publications. Her research includes studies in political communication, media effects, interpersonal communication, and pedagogy.A tenured Associate Professor, she holds a Ph. D. (Communication Studies) from Kent State University, an M.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication) and a B.S. (Business Administration) from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Rick Olsen currently serves as UNCW’s Communication Studies department chair. He has participated in the Honors Scholar Program and taught many upper-level COM classes. His research projects include rhetorical analyses of things in popular culture. He has research published on MTV, the NBA Draft and Desperate Housewives. He serves on the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Committee.
Dr. Jeanne Pursuit serves as an Associate Professor at UNCW in the Communication Studies Department. She serves on the ETEAL Advisory Board at UNCW. She received her Ph.D. from Duquesne University.
Jen Domagal-Goldman is the national manager for the American Democracy Project. She has been the national manager since July 2011. Domagai-Goldman has a passion for educating students in higher education on democracy and getting them involved. She earned her own doctorate degree from Penn State University.