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University Communications

What We Do

The Office of University Communications promotes the mission and identity of Elon University through a variety of print and online publications for students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, friends of the university and the general public.

University Communications staff members serve the community as the first source of information about the university. Communications include The Magazine of Elon, E-Net!, social media pages, admissions materials, and all official news releases distributed by the Elon University News Bureau. We also assist university employees with the design of Elon websites and with production of videos to reach external audiences. To request assistance with a project, please fill out the Project Initiation form.

The Office of University Communications is located in Truitt Building on South Campus at the corner of East Trollinger Avenue and Antioch Avenues.

News

Hollingsworth featured in WFMY report on compulsory school attendance age

Heidi Hollingsworth, assistant professor of education, offered insights for the report on a legislative proposal to reduce the age of compulsory school attendance in North Carolina. 

Media highlights new speaker series launched by 2001 Elon alum

Brian McDonald '01, a social studies teacher at Jordan High School in Durham, said "enlightening" speakers he heard while at Elon prompted him to create something similar for high school students. 

NPR, other media feature Imagining the Internet Center report

Elon's Imagining the Internet Center partners with the Pew Research Center on "Code-Dependent," a new report that asked experts to weigh in on the increased dependence on algorithms. 

News & Record article highlights lessons learned by Elon students in the Dominican Republic 

During a three-week Winter Term course, titled “Business of Baseball and Tourism in the Dominican Republic,” two dozen students examined issues relating to neo-colonialism and globalization while traveling in the Caribbean nation.

Media highlights Albright's expanded research on the spread of 'fake news'

Jonathan Albright, assistant professor of communications, has become a go-to source for reporters looking to understand the power of the "fake news" ecosystem. 

Eaves offers insights in article analyzing Trump presidency's place in history

Carrie Eaves, an assistant professor of political science and policy studies, recently spoke with N.C. Policy Watch for an article putting Trump's presidency into a historical context. 

In My Words: Bitter taste of birtherism lingers after 2016 election

Naeemah Clark, associate professor of communications, recently published a column in regional newspapers about how birtherism claims continue to impact minorities. 

Aiken offers insights in News & Record article about Dow hitting 20,000

Adam Aiken is an assistant professor of finance at Elon University. 

Media in Middle East take note of visit by Elon Business Fellows to United Arab Emirates

The Winter Term course for first-year Business Fellows at Elon includes a global engagement piece with site visits in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

In My Words: Let's not trump the rule of law

Elon Law Dean Luke Bierman recently published a column in regional newspapers about the importance of the rule of law to the American system of governance.

McFadden's work on student leadership development highlighted in Campus Recreation Magazine

A recent article focused on "New Directions for Student Leadership," a sourcebook published by Cara McFadden, assistant professor of sport and event management, and Don Stenta, director of student life recreational sports at the Ohio State University. 

N&O features Albright as 'Tar Heel of the Week' for research about 'fake news' ecosystem

Jonathan Albright, assistant professor of communications, has written extensively about the ecosystem of right-wing websites that distributed fake news leading up to last year's presidential election. 

Winter storm blankets Elon, central NC in more than 8 inches of snow 

The winter storm that began moving through the region Friday afternoon dropped more than eight inches of snow on Elon's campus overnight. 

Michele Norris unable to visit Elon for MLK keynote address on Jan. 10

The former NPR correspondent had been slated to deliver a lecture about The Race Card Project, an initiative she launched in 2010 to spark conversation about race in America.

For members of the media:

Journalists are invited to sign up here for weekly "On Deadline" emails that offer story ideas and contact information for faculty experts who can speak about current events and breaking news.

To arrange for coverage of Elon news, or to visit campus for interviews or photography / videography, please contact:

News Bureau Director Eric Townsend
(336) 278-7413
Vice President for University Communications
Dan Anderson
(336) 278-7410/(336) 260-6870
Elon University School of Law Director of Communications
Philip Craft
(336) 278-9333

Contact Us:

> University Communications Organizational Chart

Dan Anderson
Vice President for University Communications
(336) 278-7410
andersd@elon.edu

Rebecca Bass
Web Designer
(336) 278-7418
rbass4@elon.edu

Holley Berry
Administrative Assistant - University Communications
(336) 278-7415
berryh@elon.edu

Adam Constantine
Social Media Manager
(336) 278-7403
aconstantine@elon.edu

Philip Craft
Director of Communications - Elon University School of Law
(336) 278-9333
pcraft@elon.edu

Katie DeGraff
Director of Editorial Projects
(336) 278-7419
kdegraff@elon.edu

Garry Graham
Associate Director of Design
(336) 278-7417
ggraham2@elon.edu

Bryan Huffman
Graphic Designer
(336) 278-7420
bhuffman3@elon.edu

Craig Marimpietri
Video producer
(336) 278-7402
cmarimpietri@elon.edu

Aaron Moger
Assistant director for video production
(336) 278-7414
amoger@elon.edu

Roselee Papandrea
Assistant Director - University Communications for Academic Communications
(336) 278-7407
rpapandrea@elon.edu

Keren Rivas
Assistant Director - University Communications for Alumni Communications
(336) 278-7401
krivas@elon.edu

Christopher Spires
Assistant Director - University Communications for Online Communications
(336) 278-7411
cspires@elon.edu

Eric Townsend
Director, Elon University News Bureau
(336) 278-7413
etownsend4@elon.edu

Kimberly Walker
Photographer/Digital Imaging Manager
(336) 278-7412
kwalker17@elon.edu