News Beats

College Communications has established a new "beat" system where a specific communications staff member is assigned to an academic or administrative area.

If your department has an interesting story to tell please contact the staff member assigned to your specific area. Communications staff members also will reach out to the chair/director of their assigned areas on a regular basis.

Staff Contact
Academic Areas
Administrative Areas
Robert Abare (fellow)
Media Relations Coordinator
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Chinese Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Writing Program
  • Davidson Outdoors
  • Vann Center for Ethics
Bill Giduz
Director of Photography and News Writer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Pre-professional Studies (Pre-law/Pre-med/Engineering)
  • ROTC (Military Science)
  • Business Services
  • Campus Police
  • Chidsey Center for Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
  • Dean of Students (excludes Student Activities & College Union)
  • Human Resources
  • Physical Plant
Morgan Orangi (fellow)
Digital Communications Coordinator
  • Art
  • Educational Studies
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Career Development
  • Residence Life
  • Van Every/Smith Galleries
  • WDAV
Lisa Patterson
Director of Editorial Content
  • DavidsonX
  • Medical Humanities
  • Public Health
  • Academic Affairs
  • Admission & Financial Aid
  • Community Partnerships
  • Health & Counseling
  • Institutional Research
  • President's Office
Christina Rogers
Assistant Director of Digital Content
  • Communication Studies
  • Dance
  • Digital Studies
  • English
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Artist Series
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Dining Services
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fellowships Office
  • Friends of the Arts
  • Information Technology Services
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Student Activities
  • Union/Union Board
Danielle Strickland
Director of Advancement Communications
 
  • Alumni Relations
  • Capital Campaign
  • Davidson Athletic Fund
  • Donor Relations & Stewardship
  • Major Gifts
  • The Parent Fund for Davidson
  • Philanthropy
  • Planned Giving
John Syme
Senior Writer
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arab Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Classics
  • Dean Rusk International Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Middle East Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Study Abroad
  • Chaplain's Office
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • College Archives
  • College Farm
  • Library