Skip to main content




How Academics and Journalists Can Best Work Together
A workshop with editor Charlotte Sutton, Philadelphia Inquirer


Date: Friday, Jan. 31, 2020

Description: Charlotte Sutton, Assistant Managing Editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, led a special workshop hosted by the Lepage Center on what comprises a successful relationship between editors, journalists and scholars. As a career-long reporter and editor, Mrs. Sutton has worked with hundreds of researchers and academics, as well as leading workshops for scholars on how to pitch their research to media members. 

Bio: Sutton is Assistant Managing Editor for Business, Health and Environment at the Philadelphia Inquirer, after several years as the Inquirer’s Health and Science editor. 


Op-Ed Writing 101
A workshop with historian & columnist Jonathan Zimmerman


Date: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

Description: The Lepage Center welcomed Jonathan Zimmerman, historian, author and writer of hundreds of opinion pieces and popular articles, for a workshop on how academics can use op-eds to communicate scholarly research.

Bio: Zimmerman is Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Review of Books, and other popular newspapers and magazines. He is a member of the Lepage Center Advisory Council.


Scholarly Podcasting 101
A workshop with Liz Covart, Host of Ben Franklin's World


Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

Description: The Lepage Center welcomed Liz Covart, host of the popular podcast "Ben Franklin's World," to Villanova for a workshop on how academics can use podcasts to communicate scholarly research.

Bio: "Ben Franklin's World" was created by Liz Covart in 2014. The show now has more than 160,000 downloads per month and was awarded "Best History Podcast" by the Academy of Podcasters.


The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
St. Augustine Center, Room 410
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085

Media inquiries:

Please contact the Villanova University media relations department.