McKenzie Commentaries: August 23, 2016


Is a Thriving Democracy About To Be Trumped?

Dr. Paula McKenzie reflects on the importance of education, particularly the almost extinct civics classes, that could ensure the continuation of democracy and that could prepare young citizens to become informed and responsible civic participants and voters. 

me montrealAbout Paula McKenzie, Ph.D.

Paula McKenzie’s doctorate is in Intercultural Communication and Rhetoric with a cognate in Interpersonal Communication from Howard University in Washington, DC.

She recently chaired the Freedom of Expression (FOE) division of the National Communication Association (NCA) and served on NCA Legislative Assembly, and Nominations Committee.

She formerly served as FOE Program Chair and the Committee on Committees.

Honors include: Notable American Women, Who’s Who; Cambridge Who’s Who; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who of American Women; Who’s Who of World Women; Stanford Who’s Who; Empire Who’s Who Empowering Executives & Professionals; Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals; and Worldwide Who’s Who; and National Association of Distinguished Professionals, among others.

Awards include: Excellence in Teaching Award (NSLS); Excellence in Service to Students Award (NSLS); Outstanding Service, Faculty Sponsor (NSLS); and NSLS Certificate of Leadership among others.

Community: She was recently inducted into Phi Delta Kappa (PDK); holds a Congressional Certificate of Recognition; and was named a Kentucky Colonel for her political campaign work. She is a former Board of Directors, National Woman’s Party, as well as three term Commissioner for the D.C. Commission for Women.

About Pat Lynch

Pat Lynch is the Editor of  “Politically Yours.”  She is also the Founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of WomensRadio(R), the first site to stream for women and still the oldest continuously streaming site.  WomensRadio(R)  was founded in 1995, in order to give women and other lesser-heard voices, an audible outlet!

She began her career as a Press Secretary to a U.S. Senator and Congressman, then as an Assistant Public Relations Director at a large regional agency in Atlanta, and at the age of 25, began her own PR/Advertising and Marketing company in that city.  From an early age, she was intrigued by the political process, and as she began to acquire more public relations and marketing skills, began to run and win political campaigns at all levels — local, state and national.  The firm later specialized in real estate, and Pat was the first person to introduce real estate developers to the opportunity of using radio and television to promote their products.

From the beginning of her career, she participated in and contributed her talents to  local, regional and national not-for-profits.

She is a frequent speaker on the value of opening the media to women’s voices and creating new communication bridges to the future.

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