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College Park Scholars Announces New Coordinator for Media, Self and Society Program

College Park, MD – October 9, 2023 – College Park Scholars, a nationally acclaimed living learning program at the University of Maryland, College Park, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carole Lee as the new program coordinator for the Media, Self and Society (Media Scholars) program.

In her new position, Dr. Lee will promote student engagement and success by managing co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities. She will also play an important role in teaching, student support, and curriculum development for the Media Scholars program.

Lee has extensive knowledge and experience in journalism and media studies, and in higher education as a lecturer in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She served as editor and publisher of city magazines in Southern media markets both before and after completing her M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She defended her dissertation to complete her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in 2022.

Lee’s professional experience also includes a stint as press secretary for a United States Senator and five years directing communications for a health policy think tank based in Washington, D.C.

“Carole Lee is known for her professionalism, keen understanding of media, and care for students, and I can’t wait for her to meet our incredible Media Scholars. I know she will have a positive impact on their experience here at UMD,” said program director Alison Burns.

The Media, Self and Society program is sponsored by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, consistently ranked as one of the top journalism schools in the United States.

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