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2023 Faculty Election

Laura Ruel

Running for: Faculty Grievance Committee, Associate Professor/Associate Librarian
  • Associate Professor
  • Hussman School of Journalism and Media
  • Appointed: 2004
  • Master of Arts in Journalism
  • Candidate Website
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Service work has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my job during my 19 years at UNC. In 2008, I was named the head of the Visual Communication Sequence in the Hussman School. In 2014, I moved into the role of Academic Director of our Master of Arts in Digital Communication online program. I became the Director of Journalism for the Hussman School in 2018 and continue to work in that role today.

Candidate Statement

Serving on the Faculty Grievance Committee is a way to do my part to tangibly contribute to our university’s success. I have served on this committee before, and I find the challenge meaningful. My prior professional career as a newspaper journalist as well as my service and leadership roles in the Hussman School have prepared me to serve on a committee that is dedicated to understanding factual circumstances in a fair and balanced way. I continue to be involved with the CFE's Peer Leadership Coaching group. This involvement provides me with insight into the best ways to resolve issues and disputes that arise in academic situations. I welcome the opportunity to serve the university in this capacity.

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