Seven Medill faculty members and one staff member were recently named to the 2011-12 Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll by Northwestern University’s Associated Student Government (ASG). The list, which was voted on by students this past spring, featured 87 faculty and 23 staff members from across the University.
Medill’s representatives on the Faculty and Administrator Honor Roll were: Director of Student Life Keri Disch, Lecturer Judy Franks, IMC Assistant Professor Ashlee Humphreys, journalism Lecturer Tim McNulty, journalism Associate Professor Emeritus David Nelson, journalism Adjunct Lecturer Matt Paolelli, IMC Assistant Professor Michelle Weinberger and journalism Assistant Professor Emily Withrow.
Disch directs the Medill Office of Student Life. In that role, she helps oversee and coordinate a variety of academic and student affairs initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students at Medill.
Franks teaches in Medill’s Integrated Marketing Communications program after spending more than 20 years working for Chicago’s leading advertising agencies. She also serves as the Director of Executive Education at Northwestern University’s Media Management Center.
Humphreys teaches about consumer insight within Medill’s IMC program. Her own research is focused on consumer collaboration, both with other consumers and directly with companies.
McNulty is the co-director of Medill’s National Security Initiative, based out of the school’s Washington, D.C. newsroom. His reporting career has taken him to all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world. He also is a former White House correspondent (read more about him in the current issue of Medill Magazine).
Nelson, who retired this past summer, taught media management and ethics as well as media marketing and news to graduate journalism students at Medill. He also taught undergraduate reporting classes. He is considered an international authority on newspaper and newsletter mergers and acquisitions.
Paolelli is a Web Content Producer for Northwestern University Relations. In that role he produces multimedia stories about news at the University, and also updates Northwestern’s news website and maintains the school’s social media presence.
Weinberger teaches consumer insight at the undergraduate and graduate level within the IMC program. She also strives to use technology, including Twitter, in the classroom as a way to enhance the educational experience for her students.
Withrow teaches online publishing, multimedia storytelling and interactive narrative to undergraduate and graduate journalism students. Before she joined Medill, she was an editor at The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment arm of The Onion. In that position she wrote, edited and managed online content, and also created the publication’s social media strategy and developed interactive stories and templates for the website.