Forum Fellows

Pamela Laucella
Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Public Relations

Pamela C. Laucella, Ph.D., is an associate professor, Forum Fellow, faculty mentor, and academic director of the Sports Capital Journalism Program at IUPUI. Dr. Laucella has moderated numerous panels and supervised students at major sporting events like the Women’s Final Four and the Indianapolis 500, editing articles for sites like the NCAA, Turner Sports, and the Indianapolis Star. At IUPUI, she has taught “Sports, Scandals and Society,” “Race, Gender and the Media,” “Media Coverage of Sports,” “Issues in Sports Journalism,” and “Media Management.” She has received a Trustees Teaching Award and has won several top paper awards at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has presented at conferences in journalism, sociology, history, and communication and has published research in peer-reviewed national and international journals, including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Sports Media, and International Journal of Sport Communication. Outside of IUPUI, she enjoys writing, playing violin, practicing yoga, cooking, and hiking with her rescue Labs.

Thomas Lewis
Senior Lecturer, Media Arts & Science

C. Thomas Lewis is a senior lecturer in the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI where he has taught several film production courses since 2009. He is the recipient of a Trustees Teaching Award as well as funding from the New Frontiers in Arts & Humanities program and the Indiana Arts and Humanities Institute. He has produced several health-related films and projection-mapping installations that address issues of climate change, the virgin forests of Indiana, HIV in Kenya, and the opioid crisis in Indiana. His work has been exhibited at the Indiana State Museum, Gallery 924, and in film festivals in Indiana and around the world. When not teaching or filmmaking, Thomas enjoys cycling, gardening, traditional film photography, and learning Italian. Linktree

Former Fellows

  • André Buchenot, Associate Professor of English, School of Liberal Arts
  • Darrell Nickolson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Architectural Technology, Purdue School of Engineering & Technology
  • Aimee Zoller, Director and Lecturer, Sociology Degree Program; Coordinator, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies