As a Liberal Arts Media & Cultural Studies Professor :

I'm an architect of fine minds, a fan of lifelong learning and sharing ideas, a global explorer, & communication strategist.  
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08 March, 2021: "Nation Branding & Customizing International Diplomacy."
Invitation to lecture students studying Diplomacy at Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA), Slovakia. 
We examined various case studies on nation-branding and the implications of vaccine nationalism and new outreach efforts like mask diplomacy.
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B.A & M.A
(English Lit.) 

Bombay University, India

M.A. & Ph.D (Communication)

Annenberg School for Communication at the

University of Southern California,

Los Angeles

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Media & Cultural Studies

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Nation Branding

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Postcolonialism & Globalization

Diversity & Inclusion

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Digital & Social Media 

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Branding & Storytelling








Spring 2020: Students in my Branding and Storytelling course had been collecting stories for a blog that would showcase Allegheny College student life when COVID-19 changed everything.​ Online classes, social distancing, quarantines, and shutdowns became our new reality. Out of this chaos we created "Gator Quad" and @gatorquad-- virtual quadrangles or gathering spaces that we associate with the vibrancy of campus life, and where current Gators and alum share stories from life.
Click on the buttons below to be transported to the Gator Quad spaces:

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In 2009, I partnered with my department colleague -- Emily Yochim, the Allegheny College Student Government, and a dedicated group of student ambassadors. We brought together departments and offices across the Allegheny College campus to produce an entire year's worth of inspirational  programming, educational and outreach efforts.
Click on the button below to see the highlights from the resulting annual theme efforts (Adobe Reader needed):

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A collection of digital stories produced in two undergraduate courses by students with no production experience. Click here or on the button above to go to the "Shared Lives" site. You can view the stories and learn about the student story-makers. This project was backed by Diversity Innovation Funds through the Allegheny College Institutional Diversity Office.

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Click here or on the button above to go to the website with student work from the EXL300 (Cross-Cultural Learning, Theory & Practice) course for study away/abroad designed and taught by me from 2005- 2013. Student work can be explored through the linked EXL 300 webpage.