Margaret LaWare invited to speak at American Council of Learned Societies workshop


Margaret LaWare, associate professor of English and interim director of public speaking, was recently invited to North Carolina State University to attend an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) workshop. The workshop was focused on the adoption of a digital humanities project, the “Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Project (vMLK)” in the speech communication classroom.

LaWare spoke at a panel titled “Transferability and Inter-Institutional Experiences.” She has been interested in using digital humanities tools to help students understand the power of speech in public life.

Her CELT-featured teaching brief on this pedagogical process is linked to the vMLK digital humanities resources website.

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