Student Communications Leader
421 Denney Hall
- BA, Economics and English (literature), The Ohio State University, 2020
Madalynn Conkle joined the department's staff as the Student Communications Leader of the Marketing and Communications Team during the summer of 2017. Conkle focuses on managing projects; monitoring analytics; liaisoning between the department and its affiliated groups; editing stories; and producing web content to promote the Department of English.
She is a graduate of The Ohio State University Class of 2020 with a B.A. in Economics and English (literature concentration). During her time at Ohio State, her primary scholarly interests were narrative theory, economic demography and labor economics.
In addition to her work as Student Communication Leader, Conkle has worked in museum development and as a research assistant for both English and economics research projects. Throughout the summer of 2019, Conkle worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City as the development operations intern. From the summer of 2018 through the summer of 2019, Conkle was part of an international research team of economists analyzing historical demographic, geographic and consumer data to study dynamics of discrimination in public accommodations in the pre-Civil Rights era. Currently, Conkle is a research assistant for creating the Computers and Writing Research Database. The CWRD will be the first database of scholarly material in the field of computers and writing, a subfield of rhetoric and writing studies. Conkle is the web designer for this database.
Within the Columbus community, Conkle combines her interests in English and economic literacy by mentoring in the student service organization Empower Mentoring. She also serves in Ohio Staters, Inc., where she has lead several large-scale service projects and physical improvements to the university, including the creation of a 20,000-pound Script Ohio sculpture, the design and installation of historical signs about Mirror Lake, the curation of Univerisity Museum and a seminar about literary censorship in prisons.