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    Article by Ann Manser | August 24, 2016

    Adams to speak at UD, visit cultural heritage organizations statewide

  • Sea sponge shield

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | August 23, 2016

    Encrusting sea sponges use chemical cues as shield to deter predators, expand territory

  • NSF EPSCoR grant

    Article by Beth Chajes | August 22, 2016

    UD’s Medina will lead multi-institutional team of neuroscientists exploring cognition and learning

  • Blue and gold

    Article by UD Athletics staff | August 20, 2016

    UD alumna Elena Delle Donne wins gold medal at Rio Olympics

  • Surge of summer research

    Article and videos by Beth Miller | August 11, 2016

    Hundreds present details of studies at UD undergraduate symposium

  • ICECP alums in Rio

    Article by UDaily staff | August 15, 2016

    UD well-represented by coaching program grads at Rio Olympic Games

Publcity Photo of Dannagal Young
Faculty Spotlight

Dannagal Young

Associate Professor Communication

To understand and research political humor, experience is a must.

Dannagal Young has both bases covered, but not in the most conventional manner: At UD, she studies political satire, political media effects, public opinion and the psychology of political humor.

But she also has hands-on experience in the world of comedy, as she performs with a Philadelphia-based improv troupe. 

Young has been quoted in several major media outlets — including the Washington Post and Variety Magazine — and recently had an op-ed published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the departure of “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart.

 

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