2020 – Celebrating 100 Years
Educational information and activities
Grit and Grace Conference 2020
March 5, 2020
Southeastern Louisiana University
Determined to Rise Panel
Oct. 30, 2019
SLU Student Union Theatre
Our goal is to not only document the highs and lows of a social movement that took 72 years to achieve enfranchisement of women, but also to highlight social issues that threatened to upend it and which still fester today, including issues of race, class, and fear of inexorable demographic change.
Dr. Carol Madere is originally from Shreveport, La. She earned a B.A. from LSU with a concentration in broadcast journalism; an M.A. from LSU with a concentration in public relations; and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Madere has worked in TV and radio news, advertising, public relations, and technical communication. She has never had to look outside the field of communication for employment, because she is a good writer, and communication is a very versatile field. At Southeastern, Dr. Madere serves as both the undergraduate coordinator and the internship coordinator. She teaches journalism, public relations, and organizational communication classes. She currently has the honor of serving as the Elizabeth Weeks Jones Endowed Professor of the Humanities. She has edited four books in the area of media effects. Two of those books focus on celebrity studies.
Angela Dunnington is a Professor of Library Science at Southeastern Louisiana University. Dunnington received a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1995 and a master’s degree in library and information science from LSU in 1997. She has worked at Sims Memorial Library in various capacities since 2001 and has introduced new technology to library collections, led information literacy assessment projects, written grants, improved policies, and co-created a student employee training course. Dunnington frequently shares her expertise locally, statewide, and nationally. She has published and presented extensively and was selected as the 2019 Outstanding Academic Librarian by the Louisiana Library Association.
Elizabeth Robertson Hornsby
Elizabeth Robertson Hornsby is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University where she teaches courses in digital and social media and media management. Her research interests include digital and social media management, marketing, analytics, and branding. She has presented and published research on digital cultures, specifically intersections of social media branding and cultural economics.
Stephanie Katz has an MA in Film & Media Studies from ASU and is working on her PhD in English Literature from the University of Birmingham. Katz is an alum of SELU’s Communication and Journalism Dept. She lives in New Orleans and has worked professionally in the movie industry as a screenwriter, script analyst, and producer for over seven years.
Lisa Moody earned her Ph. D. from Louisiana State University where she was a Board of Regents Fellow. She has a Masters Degree from Northwestern University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago. She specializes in nineteenth-century literature, both American and British, with a focus on religion and realism. Currently, she is a full-time faculty member at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.
Amber Narro is a professor of journalism and public relations at Southeastern Louisiana University. She was the 2018 Southeast Journalism Conference Journalism Educator of the Year and is a graduate of Poynter Institute’s TV Power Reporting and Teachapalooza courses. Amber received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her research interests include multimedia journalism, political communication and strategic planning and implementation.
Jordan K. Ahrend
Jordan K. Ahrend, M.A., M.Ed. is the Director of Clinical Practice and Professional Development of the College of Education at Southeastern Louisiana University. Jordan serves as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Committee, Department Head’s Leadership Committee, the College Curriculum Committee, the Mentor-Teacher Selection committee, along with working directly with partner districts and academic departments. Jordan has extensive experience with intensive educational institutes as a large part of her current work with mentor teachers highlighting on both pedagogical and implementation training. She works to continuously improve the experience and outcomes of resident student teachers and focuses on data-based decision making and systems of feedback throughout clinical practice experiences.