Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Ben  Speggen
Vice President, JES

Ben Speggen eats, sleeps, and breathes stories. From editing, writing, and researching at Erie Reader, where he has served as the publication's managing editor since its launch in 2011, to having taught writing and literature as an adjunct lecturer at local universities, he is constantly working with words, observing how they shape and make meaning in order to reveal the world around us through the art of storytelling. Working in media and being a social creature, he is continually fascinated by the world of social media and lectured on the use of Twitter for businesses as well as best practices for blogging. He also hosts the community affairs-based program Weekend All Things Erie on WQLN, which airs Saturday mornings at 7 and is available online.