Education & Social Media
We learn more about about social media everyday, but how is it being used by educators and educational institutions? Our panel will explore this issue and answer your questions.
Media Strategist, Content Provider, Interactive/Social Media Enthusiast
and Thought Leader at RemainComm
Phil continues to build on his track record of successfully building, marketing, and managing profitable brands in unique and effective ways through a combination of traditional and interactive/social media. He had a hand in starting, and continues to contribute to, Minnov8.com, highlighting innovation and web technology in the land of 10,000 lakes. Phil is involved in many endeavors including co-founding and presenting Mobile March, co-founding Localtone Systems, and creating and launching ComicTwit, a Twitter service that invites you to "Laugh it up in 140 characters or...or less." He is also blogger, podcaster and video producer.
Director, News and Media Services, Augsburg College
Stephanie A. Weiss is the news and media services director at Augsburg College. Prior to her role at Augsburg, she worked for the League of Minnesota Cities where she was instrumental in researching and advocating early adoption and official use of social media. While she digs social media as a whole, she loves the fast-pace of Twitter because it has an energy akin to that of a newsroom.
Media & Public Relations Manager, St. Catherine University
A member of the marketing and communications staff at St. Catherine University since 2001, Michener has more than 25 years of public relations experience and was honored as administrator of the year in 2005. She is a native of Moorhead, Minn. and earned a bachelor's of science degree in Mass Communications-Broadcast at Minnesota State University, Moorhead (formerly Moorhead State University) and worked in radio news in Moorhead and Tucson prior to transitioning to PR at Arizona Theatre Company. In her spare time, she assists her husband with promotional aspects of his business, Rocking M Coding and Design Co., rides her horse and volunteers for Central States Dressage and Eventing Association.
Senior Public Relations Manager, Capella University
Walsh has been involved in the advent and growth of social media while working in a variety of professional settings, including nonprofit organizations, publicly traded corporations and private companies. He has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of St. Thomas, as well as a master’s degree in business communications, also from St. Thomas. He lives in south Minneapolis with his wife Emily and a merciless, totalitarian feline named Lucky (aka Chairman Meow).
Assistant Director of Computer Services, Concordia University
Jason DeBoer-Moran first discovered blogging and Facebook as proactive customer support tools while managing the Technology Help Desk. In the past three years he has specifically sought to increase the use of social media to enhance pedagogy, University marketing, and professional development for faculty, staff and students. Jason has developed curriculum and taught courses in Interactive Media Management, Electronic Marketing, and Social Media Marketing for Concordia. Outside of technology, Jason loves playing drums, listening to music, wearing artist designed t-shirts and trying to locate a really good burger.
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