Directors

Directors

Lance Bennett is Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement; and Professor of Political Science and Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication.
Matthew Powers is Associate Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and Assistant Professor of Communication. His research interests include journalism studies, transnational advocacy and comparative news media.
Adrienne Russell is Associate Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and Mary Laird Wood Professor of Communication.

CCCE Emeritus Staff

Sheetal D. Agarwal (BA University of San Diego, M.A. Georgetown University) Doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Her research examines civic and political information technology and changing news norms in the digital environment. She is a researcher for both the Project on Information Technology and Political Islam (pITPI) and Engage, an NSF funded group developing and researching digital deliberative democracy tools.
Amanda Ballantyne Graduate Instructor for Becoming Citizens
Michael Barthel Graduate student in the Department of Communication, where he pursues research into institutional trust and how the media conveys information about processes to the public. He is also a freelance journalist who has written for Esquire, Salon, and the Portland Mercury.
Anna Bohm Dick Wesley Undergraduate Research Fellow, Political Science & Communication
Theda Braddock Undergraduate Research Assistant, Journalism, Political Science & French, Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow, 2004
Christian Breunig Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science
Kendra Brossman Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication
Ben Burkhalter Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science
Toby Campbell Graduate Research Assistant. MA student in Communication at the University of Washington. She is also a professional musician (www.anomiebelle.com), and she studies critical theory, the political economy of the music industry, and art activism.
Yuri Choi Undergraduate Wesley Fellow
Scott Brekke Davis Undergraduate Research Fellow. Political Science and Communication. Peer coordinator Becoming Citizens Program.
Timothy Deak Project Manager, Student Voices and Becoming Citizens
Meghan Dougherty Graduate Research Assistant, Communication
Michael Elguera Undergraduate Research Assistant
Jacob English Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication
Kirsten Foot Associate Director & Associate Professor of Communication
Paul Ford Web Support
Jeannie Frantz Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science & College Honors Program, Brandon Hawkins Undergraduate Research Assistant, German Language and Literature, Political Science, & European Studies
Deen Freelon Graduate Research Assistant, Communication
Adriana Gil Miner Project Manager of the MacArthur Civic Learning Online Program.
Heather Gorgura Graduate Research Assistant, Communication
Atanas Grozdev Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science
Jon Hickey Graduate Research Assistant, Evans School of Public Affairs
Brandon Hawkins Undergraduate Research Assistant, German Language and Literature, Political Science, & European Studies
James Herman Undergraduate Wesley Fellow
Philip Howard Associate Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and Associate Professor of Communication. Professor Howard leads the project on Information Technology and Political Islam (pITPI).
Muzammil Hussain Researcher for the MacArthur-funded Networking Young Citizens project (engagedyouth.org) and the Google-funded Virality of Political Information project (retrov.org); and a project manager for the NSF-funded Information Technology and Political Islam project (pitpi.org), and the Intel-funded World Information Access project (wiaproject.org).
David Iozzi Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication and Political Science, and Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow
Courtney Johnson
Nathan Johnson Graduate Research Assistant. Department of Communication. Quantitative discourse analysis.
Tim Jones Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science
Henrike Knappe Visiting Graduate Research Assistant. Free University of Berlin. Mapping transnational NGO Networks.
Carolyn Lee Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science
Christine Lee Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science & Communication
Ryan Mattson Undergraduate Research Assistant, Linguistics
Meghan McLaughlin Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication
Gillian Murphy Graduate Research Assistant, Sociology
Kevin Norman Undergraduate research assistant
Kaulalani Ogi Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication & Journalism
Nate Partham Graduate Instructor for Becoming Citizens
Savannah Peterson CCCE event planning and design. Marketing campaign for Puget Sound Off.
Victor Pickard Graduate Research Assistant, Communication
Wendy Pickerel Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow
Nathanael R. Potts
Allison Rank Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science
Robert Richards Graduate Research Assistant, Communication
Caterina Rost (M.A. University of Leipzig, M.A. University of Washington) Doctoral student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the role of emotional appeals in political communication, specifically she is comparing cultural differences in the use of emotions between the United States and Germany. As the coordinator for the Center, she is in charge of website updates, the annual CCCE Newsletter, and other organizational tasks.
Carmen Rubio Graduate Research Assistant, Communication
Carl Schroeder Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow
James Sellers Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science
Alexandra Segerberg Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Visiting from Stockholm University. Digital Media and Collective Action.
Collin Syfert (B.S. University of Iowa, M.A. University of Rhode Island) Doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. His research examines the intersections of environmental health and human welfare, focusing on how environmental discourses challenge and are appropriated in public policy. He is a Research and Undergraduate Learning Community Coordinator for the Rethinking Prosperity Project.
Amoshaun Toft Graduate Research Assistant, Communication
Peter Van Aelst Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Visiting from Antwerp University. Media and Comparative Politics.
Binh Vong
Lea Werbel Graduate Research Assistant, Communication
Sophia Wilson Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science
Chris Wells Graduate Research Assistant. Communication & Project Coordinator of Becoming Citizens. Research Coordinator, MacArthur Civic Learning Online Projects
Andrew Waits Undergraduate Research Assistant, Political Science & Communication, Mary Gates Undergraduate Fellow, 2005
Samuel C. Woolley (BA University of San Diego, MA Claremont Graduate University) Doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the ways digital media is used as a tool for both activism and propaganda. He is Research and Undergraduate Learning Community Coordinator for the Rethinking Prosperity Project.
John Wu Undergraduate Research Assistant, Communication
Mike Xenos Graduate Research Assistant, Political Science