Our Staff

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The Gettysburgian is operated by a staff of students, who retain full editorial control over the publication’s operations. The staff for the 2019-20 academic year is listed below. Please feel free to email section editors with story ideas, or send them to editors@gettysburgian.com for consideration for publication.

If you’d like to write for us, please contact the section editors for the sections you’d like to write for to be added to their rosters.

To advertise with us, please contact our editors at the email address above.

Editor-in-Chief: Benjamin Pontz ’20

Benjamin Pontz '20, Editor-in-Chief of The Gettysburgian (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian)

Benjamin Pontz ’20 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 160 articles, and he led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer’s visit to Gettysburg College and the team that won first place in the 2018 Keystone Press Awards for a trio of staff editorials. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, and he reads up to seven newspapers daily. Follow him on Twitter.


Managing Editor (Fall): Maddie Neiman ’21

Profile PicMadeleine (Maddie) Neiman ’21 is the Managing Editor of The Gettysburgian during the fall 2019 semester. She previously served as Features Editor. Maddie is pursuing a double major in History and English (with a writing concentration) and a minor in German Studies. On campus, she is President of Alpha Phi Omega, the national co-ed service organization, and she works as an Ambassador for the Admissions Office, an Office Assistant in the English Department Office, a Peer Teaching Assistant for the German Studies Department, and a Research Assistant for Professor Kerry Wallach of the German Studies Department.

Managing Editor (Spring): Gauri Mangala ’21

Gauri MangalaGauri Mangala ’21 will serve as Managing Editor of The Gettysburgian during the spring 2020 semester. She previously served as News Editor and Assistant News Editor/Co-Features Editor. During the fall 2019 semester, she is studying abroad. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players.  She is double-majoring in Theatre Arts and Anthropology.



Arts & Entertainment Editor: Britney Brunache ’22britney-brunache

Britney Brunache ‘22 serves as the arts & entertainment editor for The Gettysburgian. This is her first year. Prior to The Gettysburgian, Britney spent most of her time in Kline Theatre working on various shows including Untitled, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Blithe Spirit, and Everybody. This year Britney plans on using her position as an editor to share unique stories and opinions. She is also directing a show she created for December.

Features Editor: Cam D’Amica ’22

Cam D'Amica shares her excitement for the challenges of being an RA during the fall semester of her sophomore year (Photo Mary Frasier/The Gettysburgian).

Cameron (Cam) D’Amica ’22 is the Features Editor for The Gettysburgian. She is an English major who hails from Milford, New Jersey. She is a member of the Women’s Golf team and works for the Office of Residential and First-Year Programs as a Resident Assistant. Aside from her academic and extracurricular pursuits, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading.

News Editor: Phoebe Doscher ’22

Phoebe DoscherPhoebe Doscher ’22 is the News Editor for The Gettysburgian. She previously served as a staff writer, features section copy editor, and Assistant News Editor. Originally from Sandy Hook, CT, she is an English with a Writing Concentration and Theatre Arts double major. Aside from writing and editing, she studies voice at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music and can often be seen working on and off stage in the theatre department.

Public Relations Manager: Sam Hann ’21

Sam Hann

Sam Hann ’21 is the Public Relations Manager for The Gettysburgian. She also works as a Staff Photographer and, in 2018, won second place in sports photography in the Keystone Press Awards. She also works for the Garthwait Leadership Center as a Leadership Mentor. She is an English and Cinema & Media Studies double major.

Sports Editor: Garrett Glaeser ’21

Garrett Glaeser

Garrett Glaeser ’21 will serve as the Sports Editor for The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer for the sports and opinion sections last year. From Baltimore, MD, Garrett is working on a double major in history and philosophy. He is also the manager for the men’s lacrosse team and a Leadership Mentor at the Garthwait Leadership Center.


Opinions Editor: Anna Cincotta ’21

Anna head shotAnna Cincotta ’21 is the Opinions Editor of The Gettysburgian. She is pursuing a Political Science major with minors in Peace and Justice Studies and Spanish. She works for the Center for Public Service as the Painted Turtle Farm Program Coordinator, and for the Political Science Department as a Peer Learning Associate. If you see her on campus, feel free to strike up a conversation about dogs or the most recent episode of “The Daily.”


Director of Photography: Mary Frasier ’21Mary Frasier

Mary Frasier ’21 is the Director of Photography and writer for The Gettysburgian, primarily covering news. Mary is a Political Science and History double major with a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor. In addition to The Gettysburgian, Mary is also the student assistant at the Civil War Institute, the ToDragma Reporter for Alpha Omicron Pi, a member of College Democrats, and a PLA for El Centro. Follow her on Instagram @maryfrasier98.

Advisor: Dr. Scott Boddery

Professor Scott Boddery and his dog Kennedy (submitted photo)

Dr. Scott Boddery serves as Assistant Professor of Political Science & Director of Pre-Law Advising at Gettysburg College and assumed his role as The Gettysburgian’s advisor in 2019. He also advises College Republicans and College Democrats. He earned his Ph.D. from Binghamton University in 2015 and his J.D. from Florida State University in 2011. Before coming to Gettysburg, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Davidson College. He writes extensively for both academic and popular audiences; his op-eds have been published in the Washington Post, USA Today, and The Hill, and his academic work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and cited in the Harvard Law Review. He has two dogs, each of whom is named after a former president: Kennedy and Teddy.

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