Undergraduate Students

Each year, the department asks students to represent the concerns of the undergraduate major community at faculty meetings. These students are committed to American Studies and engaged in activities across the campus. Meet this year’s representatives:

Ned Prutzer

Ned Prutzer is a senior who is double majoring in English and American Studies.  He currently works as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for AMST201 with the University of Maryland’s Academic Achievement Program (AAP) and as an intern with the University of Maryland Writing Center.  He has also interned with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and START, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.  He has served as a Lannan Fellow with the Folger Shakespeare Library and is a graduate of the Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House on campus.

Jason Kramer

Jason is a Senior American Studies major with a focus on media journalism and a minor in Rhetoric.  He is also the Adaptive Technology lab assistant for the Department of Disability Services.  Jason is obsessed with video game culture so much that he works to incorporate an element of gaming into many of his classes, including his capstone project.  He is also a freelance writer for gamesradar.com and plans to work in the gaming industry.  He has served as an opinion columnist for The Diamondback student newspaper and has worked as a tour guide with Maryland Images.  His favorite move is Big.