Dr. Elizabeth Dudash-Buskirk, associate professor of socio-political communication and rhetoric, department of communication, has been selected as the Provost Fellow for Public Affairs for 2015-2016. As Provost Fellow for Public Affairs, Dr. Dudash-Buskirk will be responsible for the Public Affairs Conference in April 2016 and promoting the Public Affairs mission of the University. The topic for the 2016 Conference will be the university-wide Public Affairs theme “Building Healthy Communities: Body, Mind and Spirit.” Dr. Dudash-Buskirk will shadow this year’s Provost Fellow for Public Affairs, Dr. Kurt Heinlein, in preparation for the work she will do in preparing for the 2016 Public Affairs Conference.
According to Dr. Dudash-Buskirk, “Building healthy communities is not about the health of individuals in body, mind, and spirit, but about the process of building communities in a healthy way. The Public Affairs theme for 2015-2016 is an invitation for people from all perspectives--biological, psychological, sociological, political, environmental, religious, and so on--to talk about building healthier communities. The focus on health of the body, mind, and spirit as a theme is important, but the emphasis on the process of building healthy communities is something that we can all engage in no matter our background, interest or career practice.”
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Elizabeth Dudash-Buskirk as the 2015-2016 Provost Fellow for Public Affairs as we explore the theme of “Building Healthy Communities: Body, Mind and Spirit.”