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All Faculty Expert tagged "culture"

Ronald Bishop, PhD

Bishop is a former sportswriter, newspaper editor and public relations manager. His most recent book, More: The Vanishing of Scale in an Over-the-Top Nation, published in 2011 by Baylor University Press, explores the narrative offered up by the media which suggests that we must engage in every activity – from having a baby to attending school to aging and dying – with zeal, élan and gusto. Bishop has served as faculty advisor of The Triangle, Drexel’s independent student newspaper, since 2003

Robert Brulle, PhD

Brulle has authored numerous articles and book chapters on environmental science, and is a frequent media commentator on climate change. Brulle co-edited "Power, Justice and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement" (2005) with David Pellow, and is the author of "Agency, Democracy, and Nature: U.S. Environmental Movements from a Critical Theory Perspective" (2000).

Usha Menon, PhD

Menon received her doctorate in human development from the University of Chicago in 1995. She previously worked as a visiting assistant professor of anthropology at Pitzer College, in Claremont, Ca. She has taught at Drexel University since September 1997. Menon has done fieldwork in the temple town of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India, as well as in the northern Indian city of Meerut. She has written extensively on different aspects of Hindu society and civilization, in particular on goddess worship, family dynamics, gender relations, Hindu morality, Hindu women and liberal feminism and Hindu–Muslim religious violence. Her most recent book, Women, Wellbeing, and the Ethics of Domesticity in an Odia Hindu Temple Town, was published by Springer in 2013.

Neville Vakharia

Neville Vakharia is assistant professor and research director in Drexel's graduate arts administration program, teaching courses in management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship.  He joined Drexel after overseeing the operations, expansion and strategic direction of the Cultural Data Project (CDP) at The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD

Zelenkauskaite received her doctorate in Mass Communication from Indiana University, Bloomington, with two minor specializations in information science and linguistics. Her research focuses on the ways in which communication occurs through computer network environments as well as mobile telephony. She is interested in the changes that social media bring to mass media landscape by studying these phenomena from a multi-method approach to analyze changing understanding of content, audiences, and media companies. Most of her work bridges disciplinary boundaries methodologically and conceptually through her collaborative work with computer scientists and information science scholars.

Andrew Zitcer

Zitcer has been part of the Philadelphia arts and culture community since helping to found the Rotunda in the late 1990s. The Rotunda is a community-gathering place fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods.