Dr. Melinda Lewis


Melinda's first babysitter was a VHS tape of bootlegged music videos from MTV. It was no surprise then that from her toddlerdom, she would immerse herself in all things popular culture - reading Premiere on a regular basis at age 12, listening obsessively to REM, and formulating elaborate personal investment in the success of celebrity couples. She would parlay her interest into a career, beginning her film scholarship as an English major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before earning her Master's and Doctorate in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University, with focus on Media Studies and certificates in Gender Studies and Digital Cultures. She is currently the Associate Director of Marketing & Media for Pennoni Honors College. She still doesn't know math, but she has many feelings about Leonardo DiCaprio's friendship with Lukas Haas. 


Erica Levi Zelinger

Executive Producer

Erica Levi Zelinger is the director of the marketing and media team at Drexel University's Pennoni Honors College. In addition to Pop, the Question, Zelinger edits PHC magazine, the bi-annual alumni publication for the College and directs all marketing efforts for Pennoni and its individual units. She has also worked in destination marketing, television production, magazine and newspaper journalism. 

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Brian Kantorek

Producer, Sound Engineer

Brian Kantorek is a lead Producer and Audio Engineer for Pop, the Question. As Assistant Director of Marketing & Media for Pennoni Honors College at Drexel, he also serves as Executive Producer of The Drexel InterView, a longstanding video series. Brian composed the original music for Pop, the Question, and enjoys music, photography, and life in Philadelphia. 




The Pennoni Honors College Marketing and Communications staff is responsible for supporting the College’s strategic goals by building awareness of and engagement with the College. The group oversees digital and online publications, communicates value to University constituents, external outreach, branding, and event planning. The office is also responsible for working with Pennoni departments and programs to develop initiatives and integrate projects throughout the University.


Erica Levi Zelinger

Dr. Melinda Lewis
Associate Director

Brian Kantorek
Assistant Director

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