Thursday, May 09, 2013

Bringing Scholarship Out of the Ivory Tower

Today I led a session during the May Symposium for faculty that is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI) at James Madison University (JMU). My session was called "Bringing Scholarship Out of the Ivory Tower." Here is the description:
Too often brilliant scholarship gets published in academic journals and then disappears to the shelves of other scholars. Yet, when scholars and their work reach a broader audience through media coverage, it expands the impact of the scholarship and makes the work more meaningful. This session will explore the importance of such public scholarship and specific strategies scholars can employ to attract media coverage for their ideas.
I enjoyed giving the presentation and the engaging dialogue with those present.

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