"DubJay at Home" (Summer 2020)


91.7 FM WNJR presents DubJay at Home:

Every President has a story to tell. During the COVID-19 pandemic, WNJR’s summer work-study students are producing a series of remote interviews with students, faculty, and staff from across the Washington & Jefferson College community.

DubJay at Home #19: Michael Crabtree

WNJR host Leo Ofili talks with W&J Psychology professor Michael Crabtree, Ph.D. in a conversation about his career at W&J, his upcoming poster session for his research on Gestalt Pastoral Care (GPC), and the challenges and benefits of counseling via phone and video calls. (Recorded 9/7/2020)

DubJay at Home #18: Dana Poole

WNJR host Leo Ofili talks with W&J Director of International Student Initiatives, Dana Poole, Ph.D. about the benefits of studying abroad, her own study abroad experiences, her role at the college, and the value that international students bring to academic environments. (Recorded 8/21/2020)

DubJay at Home #17: Jasmine Dey

WNJR Host Arianna Taylor talks with W&J sophomore Jasmine Dey about her podcast, “Cue The Conversation,” created as a means to engage with others during the pandemic. Jasmine's podcast features “discussions on human rights, social justice, politics, current events, and her own personal experiences.” https://twitter.com/_cuetheconvo https://cuetheconvo.podbean.com/ (Recorded 8/17/2020)

DubJay at Home #16: Roberta Cross

WNJR host Jessica Scott talks with Roberta Cross, Director of Career Services at W&J about social and professional networking strategies during a pandemic, and some of the resources Career Services offers for graduating students entering the job market. (Recorded 8/3/2020)

DubJay at Home #15: Samantha Martin

WNJR host Taylor Wolf talks with W&J Research & Collections Librarian Samantha Martin about the Clark Family Library’s upcoming plans to offer their services in light of new COVID-19 restrictions. (Recorded 8/3/2020)

DubJay at Home #14: Kevin Carriere

WNJR host Leo Ofili welcomes new W&J Psychology professor Kevin Carriere, Ph.D. in a conversation about the fan activism of the “Harry Potter Alliance,” the Black Lives Matter movement in a time of pandemic, the importance of psychological perspectives in public policy, and running the PACT (Politics, Activism, Culture, & Threat) Group. (Recorded 8/5/2020)

DubJay at Home #13: Kayley Long

WNJR Host Arianna Taylor talks with recent W&J Graduate Kayley Long ’20 about the experience of graduating during a global pandemic, as well as the accommodations made by W&J for all 2020 graduates. (Recorded 8/7/2020)

DubJay at Home #12: Jamie Kelley

WNJR host Jessica Scott talks with W&J senior Accounting major Jamie Kelley ‘21 about the life of a commuter student during the COVID-19 pandemic, tips for incoming Accounting majors, serving on the Student Council, and working as an online tutor at the K-12 Huntington Learning Center. (Recorded 07/31/2020)

DubJay at Home #11: Hannah Bradshaw

WNJR host Leo Ofili welcomes new W&J Psychology professor Hannah Bradshaw, Ph.D. in a conversation about the benefits of a liberal arts education, reading 150 books a year, her dissertation on how perceptions of a “scarcity mindset” affect women’s competitive environments, and her new research on women’s friendship preferences and the social tension between “guy’s girls” and “girl’s girls.” Recorded 8/4/2020)

DubJay at Home #10: Tiffani Gottschall

WNJR host Taylor Wolf talks with W&J Economics and Business professor Tiffani Gottschall, Ph.D. about strategies for adapting to online and remote instruction, implementing health and safety guidelines on campus, her fall course on poverty and economic inequality, and the importance of spontaneous discussion in the classroom. (Recorded 07/22/2020)


DubJay at Home #9: Stevie Berberick

WNJR host Arianna Taylor talks with W&J Communication Arts professor Stevie Berberick, Ph.D. about the upcoming Fall Semester and how students, faculty, and staff may be affected by the current social and political climate--including a global pandemic, social distancing guidelines, civil unrest, and mental health. (Recorded 07/23/2020)


DubJay at Home #8: Rob Nelson

WNJR host Leo Ofili talks with W&J alum Rob Nelson ’19 about being a double Art and Psychology major, his experiences studying abroad in Europe, and some of the social and political changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Recorded 07/26/2020)


DubJay at Home #7: Karin Maresh

WNJR host Jessica Scott talks with W&J Communication Arts professor Karin Maresh about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the theatre industry, and how the Theatre program at W&J is adapting its courses and stage productions for the Fall 2020 semester. (Recorded 07/20/2020)


DubJay at Home #6: Marissa Krall

WNJR host Taylor Wolf talks with Marissa Krall, Coordinator of Student Activities and Organizations at W&J. They discuss the Student Activities Board’s plan for safe events in the upcoming fall semester, as well as Marissa’s personal background at W&J. (Recorded 07/17/2020)


DubJay at Home #5: Karon McCloskey

WNJR host Arianna Taylor talks with Magellan Project student and 2019 Geary Award recipient Karon McCloskey ’22 about adapting to the unique situation she faced when her study abroad trip to China was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Recorded 07/18/2020)


DubJay at Home #4: Cassandra Muhr

WNJR host Jessica Scott talks with W&J senior Cassandra Muhr ’21 about the value of college radio, her experiences as the host of Kickin’ it Country on WNJR, and her role as a LINK Mentor helping first-year students transition to college life. (Recorded 07/06/2020)


DubJay at Home #3: Arianna Taylor

WNJR host Taylor Wolf talks with W&J junior and Student Activities Board (SAB) Marketing Director Arianna Taylor ‘22 about the challenges of social media marketing and student engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Recorded 07/10/2020)


DubJay at Home #2: Angela Colorito

WNJR host Arianna Taylor talks with W&J Ethics and Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator Angela Colorito about her role on campus, recent changes to federal Title IX guidelines, and available resources on campus for preventing discrimination. (Recorded 07/10/2020)


DubJay at Home #1: Jude Taha

WNJR host Leo Ofili talks with W&J alum Jude Taha ’20 about the challenges of being an international student during the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to improve support for international and minority students on college campuses, and more. (Recorded 07/10/2020)