The Office of University Communications (UComm), which manages external news content, the Gardner-Webb Magazine, general communications and media relations, is charged with the task of conveying the mission of Gardner-Webb to a variety of audiences.
In addition to covering campus news and events, publishing news stories on the Gardner-Webb NewsCenter and a number of media outlets, the department also publishes the Gardner-Webb Magazine. The magazine informs alumni, parents and friends of the University of the life at Gardner-Webb and the activities of students, faculty, staff and alumni.In the event of an on-campus emergency, the Division of University Communications and Marketing will clearly communicate the University’s response to the situation to the Gardner-Webb community and the public.
Most college offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern. The GWU switchboard (704) 406-4000 and GWU Police (704) 406-4444 are available 24 hours a day. For a complete listing of college departments, offices, programs, and services, check out the offices and departments index.
To explore our fact sheet, history, mission and general Gardner-Webb information, see the About Us section on the website.
If you are interested in facts, figures or history highlights for Gardner-Webb you can access that information through our fact sheet or the institutional fact book.
Reporters should contact Noel T. Manning II, associate vice president for University Relations at [email protected] or (704) 406-4631 for all media inquiries.
If you are searching for an expert opinion, or insight on issues relating to our world, we can connect you with specialists, thought leaders and subject matter experts. To get in touch with any of our topic authorities, please reach out to our team.
The Gardner-Webb University campus is private property. The rights of students not to be photographed, recorded or interviewed should be respected. Media members should reach out to the University Communications Office prior to any campus visit for on-location coverage. This office serves as the central connection to the University property and community for the media even if a faculty or staff member, or student or student group offers an invitation. Media members should contact our office and provide a detailed description of the potential visit in advance. The request should be accompanied by a specific date, estimated time of arrival and departure from campus, and names of all crew members. Media are requested to clearly display valid credentials upon request.
Politics, healthcare, cultural relationships, and exploring the intersection of life and our place in society are all topics of relevance to nearly everyone.
If you are searching for expert analysis and perspectives on the issues of our world, Gardner-Webb University has a wealth of expertise within our faculty to address a multitude of topics.
Contact the Office of University Communications at Gardner-Webb University for your connection to the GWU Experts Bureau. Call (704) 406-4631 or e-mail ([email protected]) for more information.
The following are just a few examples of topics and experts.
Dr. Tracy Arnold, Dean, Hunt School of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. Anna Hamrick, Associate Dean, Hunt School of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. Nicole Waters, Associate Provost College of Health Sciences
Dr. Bruce Boyles, Associate Provost, Professional and Graduate Studies
Professor, Ed.D., College of Education
Dr. Prince Bull, Dean and Professor, College of Education
Dr. Lane Wesson, Professor of Education Coordinator of Teacher Education
Dr. Jeff Hamilton, Assistant Professor, Ed.D. DEOL Program Coordinator
Dr. Sheldon Gathers, Assistant Professor of Business
Dr. Christine Sutton, Assistant Professor of Business
Mischia Taylor, Dean and Instructor, Godbold College of Business
Dr. Elizabeth Amato, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Don Berry, Professor of Religious Studies (Islam expert)
Dr. Anna Sieges-Beal, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Dr. Eddie Stepp, Professor of Religious Studies
Dr. Lorell Gordon, Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Iva Naydenova, Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling
Dr. Brooke Thompson, Associate Professor of Psychology
Dr. Meredith Rowe, Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. Joseph Oyugi, Professor of Biology
Gardner-Webb University maintains a wide collection of campus images online at photos.gardner-webb.edu. We encourage you to observe all copyright and credit information if using any of these images.
While many Gardner-Webb events are open to the public, they are not generally open for media coverage unless special advanced permission is granted by the University Communications Office. Media attending events may conduct interviews at or during an event and shoot photos and footage inside classrooms, libraries, residence halls, and other Gardner-Webb facilities with advanced approval.
Media crews should always contact the University Communications Office for assistance with identifying appropriate locations for on-campus shoots or interviews. Individuals or crews using cameras may be accompanied by a GWU staff member to assist during the visit.
The Office of University Communications (UComm) serves as the liaison and designated point of contact between the news media and Gardner-Webb University. Media outreach and interactions on behalf of GWU should be coordinated through UComm (704) 406-4631 or (704) 406-2542.
The Gardner-Webb NewsCenter is a source for updated and archived University news content, including information about students, alumni, events and more. The NewsCenter also provides contact information for the Gardner-Webb University Relations team, a University fact sheet and links to the online GWU magazine and photo archive.
Gardner-Webb:The Magazine is the official magazine for Gardner-Webb University. The Office of University Marketing and Communications publishes the magazine and produces one issue each year. Since 2013, The Gardner-Webb Magazine has received numerous awards including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III Award of Excellence, The Communicator Awards, the Hermes Creative Awards, and the Collegiate Advertising Awards.
The “Gardner-Webb University Faculty Emeriti” book honors the contributions of some of the University’s most distinguished faculty members. The publication, which is available online, includes biographies and historical photos of Gardner-Webb’s emeriti faculty and presidents, as well as a comprehensive University history. More than 40 total faculty members have received the emeriti rank, which is reserved for those who have retired from full-time teaching at Gardner-Webb with at least 15 years of service as a faculty member. A book honoring GWU emeriti was first released in 1994. A third edition was completed in 2016.