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.
B.A & M.A
Bombay University, India
M.A. & Ph.D (Communication)
Annenberg School for Communication at the
University of Southern California,
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" -- a virtual quadrangle or gathering space we associate with campus life, and where Gators past and present share their stories -- of college life, COVID-19 experiences, and people and encounters that have inspired and moved them.
Click on the button below to be transported to the Gator Quad :
THE YEAR OF
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):
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.