Seton Hall University

Citizenship in the Digital Age: A Symposium  

Middle aged adult reading text messageDigital access and literacy are issues of paramount importance in our current political moment. Given the increasingly digital nature of our daily lives, this is an especially crucial time for a discussion about how we engage with the digital world, especially as citizens, and how we can get others to do so. On May 6, local experts will engage in a wide-ranging conversation about this important contemporary question: What does it mean to be an engaged and informed citizen in the digital age?

Panelists include:

  • Village President (Mayor) Sheena Collum, graduate of Seton Hall University as well as Executive Director for American Planning Association of NJ
  • Matt Hale, Ph.D., Associate Professor and M.P.A. Program Chair for the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Seton Hall University
  • Artist Jeremiah Teipen, who explores the concepts of citizens of the web and is interested in how people assume new identities online
  • Melissa Kopecky, the South Orange Public Library Director
  • Alan Delozier, University Archivist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Catholic Studies
  • Paul Fisher, Associate CIO and Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center, Seton Hall University

Local businesses in front of the South Orange train station. The symposium will be moderated by Stephen Schnall, Village Trustee and Chairman of the South Orange Finance and Technology Committee. The contact for the event is Stephen Schnall, South Orange Village Trustee. He can be reached at

This event will take place at the Pierro Gallery, on the second floor of the Baird Community Center on 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079. Refreshments will be served.

Categories: Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Mary Balkun
  • (973) 761-9387