Happy birthday, CHASS!
Happy birthday, CHASS! 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We're working on a pretty cool timeline that we'll be sharing with you later this spring. In the meantime, take a peek at a video created for the timeline by Jim Alchediak, an instructor in our Department of Communication, with the help of some of his advanced video production students. Stay tuned!
Meet Researcher Adriana de Souza e Silva
Associate Professor of Communication Adriana de Souza e Silva is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. de Souza e Silva researches how people use location-based technologies--like cell phones that know where you are--and how the use of such technology affects our experiences of spaces, especially urban spaces. She is also exploring how low-income communities, particularly those in the developing world, appropriate technologies.
Meet Industrial Organizational Psychologist Lori Foster Thompson
Professor of Psychology Lori Foster Thompson is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. Foster Thompson studies and teaches industrial and organizational psychology, that is, the psychology of the workplace. Most recently, she has been researching how technology is affecting our experience of work. She is also passionate about how industrial psychology can make the world a better place.
Meet Historian Blair Kelley
Associate Professor of History Blair L. M. Kelley is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. The video highlights Kelley's research and her passion for teaching. Kelley's research has focused on the social movements that undergirded change for African Americans. Among the courses she teaches are oral history and the civil rights movement. This semester she co-taught "The South in Black and White" with Duke University historian Tim Tyson. Students enrolled from campuses throughout the Triangle to explore the history of race in the South.
Meet Linda Watson, the ‘Cook for Good Lady’
Linda Watson (English '79) has had an extraordinary career that spans the corporate, political, dot com, and environmental worlds. She is currently putting her communication and writing skills to use as the 'Cook For Good Lady' for the company she has founded. Watson's recent book is Wildly Affordable Organic.
Meet Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize Winning Automotive Critic
Dan Neil (MA, English '86) says he was a "singularly unpromising candidate" when he arrived at NC State. Neil went on to write automotive columns for the News and Observer,The L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. In the process, he earned a Pulitzer Prize.
Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Doc Hendley
As founder of Wine to Water, an international aid organization that provides clean drinking water in impoverished countries, Doc Hendley (Communication, ’04) has used his understanding of communication theory to build trust with tribal authorities and governmental leaders. Hendley was named as one of CNN's Top Ten Heroes of the Year.
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Michael Garval
Meet Michael Garval, associate professor of French and the Humanities and Social Sciences Director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program.
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Clifford Griffin
Clifford Griffin, associate professor of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs, is an expert on Haitian and Caribbean politics and development.
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Nora Haeen
Associate Professor of Anthropology Nora Haenn looks at Mexican migration to the United States. She focuses her research on those who stay behind.