TEDx Bellarmine Core Team

Current TEDx Core Members


Dr. Shawn Apostel, Faculty Adviser, Associate Professor of Communication

Dr. Shawn Apostel is an Associate Professor of Communication at Bellarmine University where he teaches multimedia communication, data visualization, digital portfolio, and technical communication. His research interests include teaching with technology, digital ethos, e-waste reduction, learning space design, technical and visual communication. His work is published by IGI Global, CCDigital Press, Lexington Books, New Forums Press, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and Computers and Composition Online. He co-edited Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication and co-authored Teaching Creative Thinking: A New Pedagogy for the 21st Century.His latest project, a co-edited collection entitled Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility was published by IGI Global.

Contact information: sapostel@bellarmine.edu • @apostels • website


Crystal Bhagwandin, Senior, Health Services / Communication, minor in business

Pronounced BAg- wahn - din. From Brooklyn.

I am passionate about making a difference in day-to-day health for individuals, so I am currently an intern for SentryHealth–an onsite employee health services firm.

My one ambition is to have a golden retriever named Raspberry.

Contact me at cbhagwandin01@bellarmine.edu or crystalbhagwandin@gmail.com


John Klapheke, Sophomore, DAT / Communication, minor in photography

Also known by people as "Lego John," I enjoy many creative hobbies such as photography, digital design, and of course, Lego building! I am also an outdoor fan and like to document traveling, go swimming, and even go on the occasional ski trip.

Contact me at jklapheke@bellarmine.edu or on my website http://johnklapheke.weebly.com/


Angela Miller, Adjunct Theatre Faculty

Angela worked at Bellarmine since 2009 and has had the good fortune of serving as both faculty and staff over the years. She holds three masters degrees spanning from Digital Media to Theatrical Directing. She is humbled and honored to be welcomed into this amazing group of students who are coordinating Bellarmine’s inaugural TEDx conference event. Contact Information: amiller@bellarmine.edu


Lucas Rogers, Junior, Double Majoring in Communication and Design, Arts & Technology

I’m passionate about visual and performing arts. I’ve been involved in film since I was 14 and I’m currently the president of the Bellarmine Cinema Association, a club dedicated to film appreciation. My goal in life is to be a famous movie director. I started playing the trumpet when I was 10 and have been ever since. I've also acted in four plays and stage managed two musicals. Contact me at lrogers@bellarmine.edu.


Grayson Rohrig, Junior, Communication

I am heavily interested in radio, podcasting, and event planning in my professional life, but that's not important. In my personal life I like climbing, stand-up comedy, traveling, and camping.

Contact me at grayson.rohrig@gmail.com or by smoke signal on the third Tuesday of every month.

Gillian Urbaniak, Senior, Pre-law

From Chicago, my passion is educating youth on activism and the importance of acceptance; as well as, helping those who feel left behind through the combination of communication, politics, and law. I am a legal intern for the American Civil Liberties Union, and I'm a big fan of The Tudors on Netflix, coffee and petting dogs.

Contact me at gurbaniak01@bellarmine.edu

Graduated TEDx Core Members


Quincy Nelson (2015-2016) TED X Team – Founder

Graduate of Bellarmine University but always a student, my interest include Art and Culture and various forms of social media and technology. I travel, work and pretty much like to do anything that puts me around amazing people. Just like the site you're viewing right now. Contact me at sqnelson1@gmail.com or by phone 502.235.3338.

Jacob Schuhmann (2016-2017)

Before graduation, I worked to to build a TEDx team that I thought would be best for building a great TEDx conference. Contact me by email at jacobschuhmann@gmail.com or phone at 812.557.5096.