Who We Are

Shea Lamanna, Editor-in-Chief40141236_2245393685475317_1944788172613353472_o

Shea is a second year Political Science MA with a focus in Comparative Politics. She attended West Virginia University and graduated in May 2017 with a BA in History and Political Science. Following a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in West Virginia, she spent the summer in Germany before returning home to the district and joining the AU community.

Shea served in a number of roles on campus last year, as the Graduate Student Council GOVT Representative, the Graduate Assistant for Community-Based Learning in the Center for Community Engagement & Service, and she worked closely with CTRL on a new campus-wide survey initiative.

Her research focuses on migration, citizenship, and political economy in Europe, particularly surrounding the response to the Syrian refugee crisis. 

Shea is a published author in fiction and non-fiction and is excited to explore this new role as EIC.

Brittany Oliver, President

Tyler Jordon, Managing Online Editor

IMG_0719Tyler has held a number of jobs and internships in communications and public policy,and served as a staff writer for his college’s student newspaper, The Daily Mississippian. These experiences have taught him the value of strong policies, and how to communicate it to a target audience through strong writing. Tyler is a native of Charleston, West Virginia. He attended the University of Mississippi, majoring in political science and minoring in Spanish and history. He is pursuing a masters in political communications with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020. 


Karlee Naylon, Managing Print Editor

Karlee Naylon serves as the Journal’s Managing Print Editor. She is a second-year MPPK Naylon headshot student concentrating her studies in Social Policy and International CommunityDevelopment.

She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Misericordia University in Dallas, PA, where she was involved in social science research and advocacy organizations on and off campus. Her research interests include compounding injustice, gender-based violence, disability, capacity building in developing communities, and vulnerability/underserved populations in the legal system.

She currently works as a Research Associate at the Justice in Government Project, housed in AU’s Justice Programs Office.

Christina Fluharty, Communications Director

Christina is a senior studying Law and Society with minors in Philosophy and Religion. She is a dual BA/MS student currently in JLC. She hopes to work in policy – looking to do some work in the United Kingdom because she has fallen in love with London. In her free time she is an RA for Freshman. Christina enjoys going to coffee shops and attending indie alternative concerts.

Nate Mauer, Finance Director

Events Coordinator

Associate Online Editor

Associate Print Editor


One comment

  1. Good story on the polling industry. I had hoped I could have found some reporting on the size and scale of the industry. Media narratives rely heavily on the data, since the data itself becomes a story. Even if the data and methods would eventually be proven mostly unreliable, is the industry so big, so pervasive, and so baked-into the 24-hour news cycle that it could never be scrapped, only endlessly tweaked?


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