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Track 4: Measuring & Promoting [clear filter]
Monday, May 15


Maximizing Exposure through your Online Research Identity
Limited Capacity seats available

Your online research identity is much more than the canon of your work. Learn how to leverage your online presence to make connections and further your impact.

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Matthew Hartings

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, American University
Matthew Hartings is on the faculty at American University in the department of chemistry. Matt has cultivated his online identity to share and engage with two distinct areas of scholarship: nanoparticle-polymer composite materials and communicating chemistry with non-scientists. The... Read More →
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Stefan Kramer

Associate Director for Research Data Services, American University Library
Stefan became the Research Data Librarian at American University in August of 2013, and the Library's Associate Director for Research Data Services in October of 2014. Prior to joining AU, he worked in data librarianship and management positions at Cornell and Yale universities, and... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Mud Box, Lower Level


Measuring Scholarly and Public Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

Most scholars are familiar with the traditional measures of scholarly impact, such as journal impact factor. In this workshop, researchers will learn about emerging ways to measure impact, called “altmetrics,” and the pros and cons of measuring impact in traditional and alternative ways.  

Monday May 15, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Mud Box, Lower Level


Managing Interactions with the Press
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding the importance of public impact and measurement tools does not answer the question of “how” to translate scholarly work for the public. In this workshop you will get advice on talking to reporters, guiding the conversation, and developing your reputation as a public intellectual.

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Margot Susca

Professorial Lecturer, School of Communication, American University
Margot Susca (Ph.D., Florida State University) is a professorial lecturer in SOC's journalism division who also heads the weekend M.A. program in Journalism and Digital Storytelling. She teaches courses in reporting, journalism ethics, children's media culture, mass media and society... Read More →
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Scott Talan

Assistant Professor, School of Communication, American University
Scott Talan, MPA, is an assistant professor of Public & Strategic Communication. Talan is an expert in social media and personal branding honed through communications experience in four distinct fields: TV News, Politics, Nonprofits/NGO's and Higher Education. Talan has worked at... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mud Box, Lower Level


Influencing Policy Makers
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For scholars who work with policy makers, this workshop will address how to connect your research with policy changes, policy makers, and policy agendas. Learn how to craft your message for this particular audience so that it can be effectively heard and acted upon.

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Carl LeVan

Associate Professor, School of International Service, American University
LeVan focuses on comparative political institutions, democratization, and African security.  His book,"Dictators and Democracy in African Development: The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria" (Cambridge University Press, 2015) explains two categories of public policy... Read More →
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James Thurber

Distinguished Professor, Department of Government, American University
James A. Thurber is University Distinguished Professor of Government and Founder (1979) and Founder and Former Director (1979-2016) of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and Affiliate Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Policy at American University... Read More →
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Derek Hyra, American University

Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University
Derek Hyra is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. His research focuses on processes of neighborhood change, with an emphasis on housing, metropolitan politics, and race. Dr. Hyra is the author of The New Urban Renewal... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mud Box, Lower Level