Josh Lauer

University of New Hampshire
Associate Professor of Communication

Bio: Associate Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. I teach courses on the history of media, advertising, and surveillance. My research focuses on media history and theory, communication technology, consumer culture, and surveillance. I'm originally from Philadelphia and came to New Hampshire in 2008.

My Instructional Challenge: I would like to learn new techniques to engage students in course content beyond the classroom (e.g., wikis, journals, supplementary research). My hope is that these outside activities will help enrich classroom discussions in my upper-level courses. These seminar-style courses are heavily dependent upon student preparation (i.e., reading assigned texts before class). Rather than relying on quizzes to incentivize preparation, I would like to develop alternative assignments and/or exercises to encourage reading and participation.

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