Laura A. Wackwitz, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Mass Communication

University of Georgia

Kappa Tau Alpha

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College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Dissertation: Supreme Court as Cultural Critic

Emphasis: Critical Media Studies

M.A. Communication Studies

Northern Illinois University

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Essay: Theatre as Argument

Emphasis: Media and Rhetorical Studies

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B.A. Communication

Lewis and Clark College


Scholar-Athlete of the Year

President's Award for Outstanding Achievement

current projects

The divisions of Cable Creek serve different audiences, enabling me to collaborate with a diverse population of authors, creators, and thinkers. Some examples: Through Line by Line Coaching, I am working with several writers at various project stages--from conceptualization of a collection of social-justice essays to completion of a mystery/suspense novel 15 years in the making. Via the Center for Strategic Thought, I am designing and editing a book of strategic leader research to connect publicly-funded ideas with the public that funded them. And, finally, I am the project lead for CC Teen, a new initiative to inspire and encourage emerging teen authors and artists. Thus, writing, editing, and coaching constitute the majority of my professional . . . and personal . . . life. As a friend of mine once said (repeatedly), "It's nice work if you can do it!"

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faculty positions held


Oregon State University

Assistant Professor, Media (3 years)

Liason: Student Media, New Media Communications

Wayne State University

Assistant Professor, Media (4 years)

Radio-TV Program Coordinator

Radio-TV Program Facilities Coordinator

Faculty Adviser: WSVN (Wayne Student Video News)


University of North Dakota

Visiting Assistant Professor, Media (1 year)

Digital Editing Lab Design & Aquisition

Wilson College

Visiting Assistant Professor, Journalism (1 year)

Faculty Advisor: The Billboard, Student Newspaper

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