Meet the Team

Matthew Creasy

Matthew Creasy

Associate Director, University Student Centers

Mathew Creasy is the license-holder and head curator of TEDxUniversityofDelaware, and has held this role since 2017. He has a passion for new ideas that can change the world and for sharing those ideas far and wide. In his professional role at the University, he serves as Assistant Director of University Student Centers for Leadership Development and coordinates various aspects of the Blue Hen Leadership Program.

Cole Galloway

Cole Galloway

Cole is a professor at the University of Delaware in physical therapy and psychology. A TED MED and TEDx alumna, Cole has a long-time interest in storytelling, scientific communication and performance. He has worked with the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation on elevating the connection bewteen scientific discoveries and the daily lives of the community.

Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson

Maggie is a member of the TEDxUniversityofDelaware committee and the co-organizer of the TEDxUniversityofDelaware salon events. She has a passion for storytelling and believes that everyone has a story worth sharing. As current Program Coordinator of the Diamond Challenge at UD’s Horn Entrepreneurship, being a part of TEDx helps fuel her passion for innovative ideas and creating something great.

Nicholas Gadino

Nicholas Gadino

Nick is the Associate Director for Communication Studies at the University of Delaware Writing Center as well as a Course Instructor for the Department of Communication. In his role within the Writing Center, he supervises the Oral Communication Consultants program. These consultants are undergraduate peer tutors who can assist students in all aspects of public presentation preparation. His academic interests include: communication center scholarship, the effects of binge-watching on the consumer, and how sharing media affects romantic dyads. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in Media Communication from the University of Delaware and is working towards the completion of his Media Communication Ph.D. dissertation from the University of Delaware. As an undergraduate, he served as an Oral Communication Consultant at UD. In addition to his academic and professional career at UD, Nick previously worked for the National Association of Broadcasters, Washington D.C.’s premier advocacy group for America’s television and radio broadcast stations.

Jenny Ziegler

Jenny Ziegler

Jenny is a senior mechanical engineering student at the University of Delaware and is working with TedX for the first time. Jenny is a fourth year member of the Blue Hen Leadership Program and hopes to use this experience to understand leadership through new ideas.