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2011 News Releases

Longwood faculty featured on WFLO’s Call the Professor program

April 4, 2011

WFLO

In fall 2010 Longwood and WFLO (95.7 FM) launched Call the Professor, a radio call-in program that provides a forum for Longwood University faculty members to share their expertise and answer questions from the public. Call the Professor airs once or twice a month on WFLO and serves as a source of timely and valuable information for WFLO listeners as well as a public service opportunity for Longwood faculty.  Call the Professor programs are promoted in the Farmville Herald a week prior to the scheduled airdate.

"The Call The Professor program is a well-received addition to our Call Flo Radio Show which airs weekdays on both WFLO AM 870 and WFLO FM 95.7," said Francis Wood, general manager of WFLO.  "As an interviewer, I am consistently impressed with the variety of topics and the quality of articles that are generated from the Longwood University faculty members. Listener feedback has been positive. The show is a great opportunity for the university to reach out to the community in a relaxed atmosphere."

Longwood faculty members who would like to be considered for Call the Professor should submit an abstract of their topic to Dr. Peggy Tarpley, chair of the Department of Education and Special Education in the College of Education and Human Services (tarpleypl@longwood.edu).

Since its debut, Call the Professor has featured faculty members from a variety of disciplines. Recent topics and presenters have included:

  • Dr. Stephen Keith, assistant professor of education, American Speak
  • Dr. Nancy Powers, elementary education coordinator, Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Volunteer Work with The Conservators' Center
  • Dr. Steve Whitaker, assistant professor of education and special education, Revisiting the Digital Divide in the Age of Social Media
  • Dr. Frank Howe, professor of guidance and counseling, Encouraging and Supporting Appropriate Behavior in Children
  • Dr. Audrey Church, associate professor/coordinator of the school library media program, School Libraries in the 21st Century
  • Dr. David Magill, assistant professor of English, Real American Men, What are they and Where Are They
  • Dr. Lissa Power-deFur, professor and director of the Longwood Center for Communication Literacy and Learning, Is Noise Causing Us to Lose Our Hearing?

Visit the Call the Professor archive to listen to the episodes.