Alan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine in May 2016 with a B.A. in Journalism and Honors, after which he began working as a reporter for The Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine, covering local news in coastal York County.
He previously served as the Digital Media Specialist for the University of Southern Maine, overseeing the day-to-day operations of USM's official social media accounts; producing the university’s monthly television show, “The USM Update;" creating content for web and social media; drafting university policy documents; and maintaining accurate social media branding consistent with university brand standards.
Alan is excited to join the University of New England community as Communications Specialist, telling stories of the University's students and faculty. When he's not behind his computer, Alan can be found running/exploring Portland's seemingly endless trails, trying out a new local eatery, or at home in the kitchen, where he develops recipes for one-day cookbook.
Social Media Strategy
- Bennett, Alan D., "Extra! Extra! This Just Thin: Identifying and Evaluating Framing of Obesity-Related News Coverage in Maine" (2016). Honors College. 369. https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/honors/369
Other Scholarly Activity
- "Making Big Plans: Building a Sustainable Food Systems Collaborative Through Courses, Research and Community Engagement." Presentation. National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Chicago. November 2015.