History of LAMP
Initially founded as a pedagogy lab with Thompson Writing Program faculty fellows Aria Chernik, Josh Clark Davis, Mark Ulett and media specialist Hannah Rozear under the leadership of Jennifer Ahern-Dodson in 2014, LAMP emerged as a collaboration with the Thompson Writing Program. Our genesis within the Thompson Writing Program came to influence our strong commitment to undergraduate education, our history of innovation in writing pedagogy, and our interdisciplinary focus, which includes faculty teaching and scholarship related to new media, public scholarship, and oral communication. LAMP currently operates independently of the TWP but remains committed to forwarding these ideals. LAMP was made possible by a Grant from the Bacca Foundation.
Jennifer Ahern-Dodson led the TWP LAMP initiative from its inception as a two-year LAMP lab project, and, works with our current LAMP Bacca fellows to research, design, implement, and assess innovations and adaptations that enhance students’ critical thinking and scholarship across a range of communication domains.