LaDawn Lee Fuhr
LaDawn Lee Fuhr is a Ph.D. student in Arkansas State University’s Heritage Studies Program. Her area of study is the preservation, protection, and promotion of heritage music and the role of public radio in the process. Fuhr has taken her research to the airwaves by creating and hosting 6 Degrees of the Delta, a music show connecting the musical roots of the Delta to all music through no more than six connections. This weekly musical journey can be heard on KASU, streaming globally through TuneIn Radio or 91.9 on the dial. She is also a graduate assistant in Heritage Studies where she works with the Delta Symposium, Arkansas Roots Music Festival, Heritage Studies projects, pens the “Delta Sources and Resources” column for the Arkansas Review, and is the liaison for special projects.
Fuhr has vast experience in media, including radio, marketing, communications, government relations, and national merchandising on the television show, “Designing Women.” She has lived and worked all over the Delta and beyond including Little Rock and Atlanta. A Jonesboro native, Fuhr holds a BFA with an emphasis on communication from ASU, a Master of Public Administration from Georgia Southern University, and will receive an MA in Heritage Studies in December 2018. She is an award-winning professional, a 2016 Leadership Jonesboro graduate, a former Rising Leader in Women in Cable Television, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, among other organizations.