JMC Webinar: “How to Build a Campus Program” with Elizabeth Busch, Shilo Brooks, and Lynn Uzzell
How does a campus program come into being? How does it grow? On March 10, 2021, faculty partners Elizabeth Busch (Christopher Newport University), Shilo Brooks (University of Colorado-Boulder), and Lynn Uzzell (University of Virginia and Washington and Lee University) discussed their experiences growing a campus program and gave a brief presentation of their efforts at creating campus programs.
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Elizabeth Busch is a Professor of Politics and Co-Director of Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies. Liz started the program with a seed grant from JMC in 2007. Along with her husband and co-director, Professor Nathan Busch, she has worked closely with JMC and built a model program, from fundraising and programming to new faculty positions, majors, course offerings, and events. Liz received the Alumni Society Teaching and Mentoring Award from Christopher Newport University in 2012. She is a co-author of the book Title IX: Critical Moments in American History. Liz received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University.
Professor Busch is a JMC board member and faculty partner.
Shilo Brooks is Faculty Director of the Engineering Leadership Program, Associate Faculty Director of the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization, and an affiliated faculty member in the Engineering Management Program and the Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics & Society. He has held fellowships at Princeton University and the University of Virginia, and has been a visiting professor of government at Bowdoin College. He teaches and writes about leadership, liberal education, politics, and science. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Boston College, and his B.A. in liberal arts from the Great Books Program at St. John’s College, Annapolis.
Professor Brooks is a JMC faculty partner.
Lynn Uzzell teaches American politics and rhetoric at the University of Virginia and Washington and Lee University and is the founding director of the Summer Civics Institute at UVA. She is currently working on two book manuscripts relating to the records of the Constitutional Convention. She received her B.A. in speech communications at Black Hills State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in politics at the University of Dallas. She has taught extensively on political philosophy, rhetoric, the United States Constitution, and American political thought at Baylor University, the University of Virginia, the University of Richmond, and Washington and Lee University. She specializes in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. For four years she was also the scholar in residence at the Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier.
Professor Uzzell is a JMC faculty partner.
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