|As part of this fall's Political Communication and Civic Engagement program sponsored by the Communication Department in conjunction with the Political Science Department and the Division of Students Affairs at La Salle, Philadelphia Inquirer and former University of Pennsylvania Fellow, Jane Eisner will speak at the University on Monday, October 18th at 3:00 PM. Location to be announced. |
Jane Eisner, a Senior Fellow at the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program for the 2003-2004 academic year, continues to write her nationally-syndicated column "American Rhythms," which appears on Sundays in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Since joining The Inquirer in 1980, she has covered state and local government, served as the London correspondent, oversaw the expansion of the newspaper's lifestyles sections, ran the op-ed page and, as assistant to the editor, wrote The Inquirer's strategic marketing plan.
From mid-1994 until the end of 1999 she was editorial page editor, in charge of the editorial, commentary and Community Voices pages.
Her work has appeared in The Columbia Journalism Review, The Reconstructionist, and Mayan, and she contributed to two books published by the Brookings Institution: Community Works (1998) and United We Serve (2003).
She graduated with honors from Wesleyan University in 1977 and earned a master's degree from the Columbia School of Journalism in 1978.
Ms. Eisner is very enthusiastic about encouraging students to be involved in the commitment to civic engagement and politics.
The photograph and biography was provided by Kathy Daneman, Ms. Eisner's publicist.