Academic Outreach

Meiggs Auditorium

Welcome to Academic Outreach

The Academic Outreach program is a public service of Chowan University. The purpose of the program is to facilitate interactions between the faculty of Chowan University and the faculty and students of the public and private schools.

The strength of an institution is measured in a variety of ways. One of the best indicators of the quality of a university is its faculty. For more than 170 years, Chowan University has been fortunate to attract first-rate professors. Our faculty members’ enthusiasm for their academic disciplines is reinforced by their desire to share their expertise with students both on and off our campus. Our faculty will bring the classroom to you, or we invite you to our campus.

Through Academic Outreach, you gain access to more than 250 topics that Chowan faculty have agreed to present, as a courtesy, to schools and community organizations. Whether you are interested in learning about “College Success Tips” or “Ecosystem Ecology,” there is sure to be a topic that meets your school’s needs. We are confident that you will find the presentations interesting and of value to students, teachers, and administrators.

The topics offered by our faculty are specific to disciplines or departments of the university. However, if there are topics not listed that you wish to have offered, contact us and we will be glad to assist you in developing the program and providing a speaker.

We look forward to hosting you and your students on our campus, or we would be delighted to bring the classroom to you.

Academic Outreach Topics

  • Plant Ecology
  • Ecosystem Ecology
  • Coastal Ecology
  • Forest Ecology & Management
  • Sustainable Land-use
  • Soil Ecology
  • Environmental Indicators & Thresholds
  • Global Change
  • Ecological Modeling
  • Network Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • Wetlands Biology
  • Wildlife Biology (Ornithology)
  • Limnology
  • Computer Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networking
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Information Systems
  • Database Systems Development
  • Microsoft Office Applications – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access
  • SAM Software
  • Management
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Personal Selling
  • Making Positive First Impressions
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Ceramics / Pottery (Wheel Throwing, Raku, and Wood Firing)
  • Mold-making
  • Printmaking
  • Art History
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & Acrobat
  • Technical File Preparation for various output processes
  • Prepress Procedures – Workflow solutions, Imposition, etc.
  • Web to Print
  • Digital Printing Technologies
  • Variable Data Printing
  • Direct Mail
  • Packaging
  • Screen Printing
  • Flexography
  • Career Education/Exploration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Business Law
  • School Climate
  • Special Education
  • Behavior Management
  • Educational Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership
  • ACT Preparation
  • North Carolina Teacher Cadet Program
  • College Success
  • Directing
  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Voice & Articulation
  • Dialects
  • Comic Methods
  • Improvisation
  • Play Analysis
  • Oral Communication
  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Literature
  • Composition (Including Analytical and Argumentative Writing)
  • Editing
  • Resumes/Cover Letters
  • Early Modern Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Technical Communication
  • Book Making
  • Backpacking and Outdoor Sports
  • Reading and Writing Activities
  • Early American History
  • The American South
  • American Civil War
  • Modern Europe
  • American History since 1865
  • Modern American South
  • American Presidential Campaigns
  • Women’s History
  • Public History
  • Historical Methods
  • Revisiting “A Visit from St. Nicholas”
  • Recruiting Rosie the Riveter
  • Agricultural History
  • Pop Pedagogy (History of Coca Cola)
  • Recruiting Public Opinion (World War II Posters)
  • Material Witness (Use of Artifacts in History)
  • Declaring Independence
  • Gilded Age
  • Farm Women in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Modern Europe
  • Modern Germany
  • Third Reich
  • Holocaust
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • European Imperialism
  • Genocide
  • Modern Africa
  • North Carolina History
  • Southern History
  • American Communism
  • Real Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Calculus
  • Modern Algebra
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Operations Research
  • Problem Solving
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory
  • Computer Music
  • Piano Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Music History
  • Vocal Music
  • Music History
  • Opera
  • Cyberbullying
  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Research Methods & Statistics for Psychology
  • Psychological Health
  • Stress Management
  • Survey of the Bible
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • International Business Communication
  • Preaching
  • 3rd World Global Human Rights Initiatives
  • Cultural Education and Programs
  • Expertise in Global Affairs
  • College Sport Administration (NCAA)
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Mentoring
  • Camels and Fishing
  • Coaching
  • Guidance, Counseling and Advising – Teacher Education Evaluator
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Leadership Training and Staff Development
  • Athletic and Sports Administration Consultant
  • Community Recreation
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Team building
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Park & Facility Design
  • Youth-at-Risk
  • Restorative Justice
  • Exercise Promotion
  • Physical Activity and Mental Health
  • Behavioral Analysis
  • Information Literacy
  • Library Resources
  • Library Organization
  • Budgeting
  • Problem Solving
  • Needs Assessments
  • Academic Success
  • College Success Tips
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Fund Raising

Schedule Your Academic Outreach Opportunity


Brenda Tinkham
Dr. Brenda Tinkham Associate Provost for External Relations; Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies 252-398-6304