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The Aspinall Lectureship in History and Political Science has developed into a significant competition with numerous applicants recognized as national authorities in their fields.

It is with pleasure that the Foundation, with Colorado Mesa University, is able to sponsor a free lecture to the public.

7 pm, April 11, 2023, University Center Ballroom

Responsible Digital Citizenship in the Age of Information Disorder


About the 2023 Aspinall Lecturer 


Stecula headshotDr. Dominik Stecula is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University. Prior to coming to CSU, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Science of Science Communication at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He also held an appointment at Simon Fraser University in Canada. His research focuses on the changing media landscape, and how both the supply and demand side of information influences citizens beliefs and actions. His research has been published in academic outlets like the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Communication, and American Journal of Public Health, among others. He has also published widely in popular outlets like the USA Today, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as newspapers and magazines in Poland. 

Aspinall Course

Responsible Digital Citizenship in the Age of Information Disorder

April 3-21, MWF 3:00-4:30 pm

1 credit hour

SOCO 396, CRN 45775



Each year, applicants from CMU's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences with a 3.0 GPA or higher are interviewed by the Aspinall Foundation Board for scholarships. At present, the Wayne N. Aspinall Award is $10,000. The Charles Traylor Award is $9,000. In addition, two Aspinall Scholarships are awarded for $7,000.

Please note that Aspinall scholarships are considered and awarded separately from CMU's general scholarship application. Applicants must submit a separate application, available below. The due date is February 1st, 2023.

Download the Aspinall Scholarship Application Form