Dr. Diana Owen is receiving the Roselle Lecture Award at the Middle States Council for the Social Studies and will be he keynote speaker at the luncheon on Saturday 27th. Register for the conference here.
The Roselle Award was established to honor the legacy of Daniel Roselle, Past President of MSCSS and long-time editor of Social Education. Dr. Roselle (historian, author, research, and educator) was stalwart in the growth of the National Council for Social Studies.
Diana Owen is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University. She teaches in the Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT) graduate program of which she is a cofounder, and served as Director of the American Studies Program for a decade. She is the author of Media Messages in American Presidential Elections (Greenwood, 1991), New Media and American Politics (with Richard Davis, Oxford, 1998), and American Government and Politics in the Information Age (with David Paletz and Timothy Cook, 2012, 2nd ed. 2015). She is the co-editor of The Internet and Politics: Citizens, Voters, and Activists (with Sarah Oates and Rachel Gibson, Routledge, 2006) and Making a Difference: The Internet and Elections in Comparative Perspective (with Richard Davis, Stephen Ward, and David Taras, Lexington, 2009). She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the fields of civic education, political engagement, media and politics, political socialization, elections and voting behavior, and political psychology/sociology. Her current research explores the relationship between civic education and political engagement and new media’s role in politics. She has conducted studies funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Center for Civic Education, among others. She is the evaluator on the James Madison Legacy Project of the Center for Civic Education which is funded by a SEED Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.