Mary Elizabeth (M.E.) Yancosek Gamble M.A.


Communications & Media Arts

Bethany House, Room 106


“M. E.” Yancosek Gamble, Chair, Communications and Media Arts Department at Bethany College. She has researched, written and presented on social media extensively. She is the owner of Yancosek Communications, an organizational consulting firm. In 1998, it became Yancosek Gamble, LLC.

Before teaching at Bethany she was the state director of the Small Business Division of the West Virginia Development Office. Before being named state director she was the Small Business Developer for Loudoun County, Virginia. Immediately before, she was the director of the regional office of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

A native of Washington, Pennsylvania, she has a BA from California University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Marshall University (WV), both in communication studies, and has done post-graduate work in organizational communication from Bowling Green State University (OH) where she studied interpersonal communication and popular entertainment.

She is married to Dr. Mort Gamble, Senior Vice President at Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. They own a small farm in Washington, Pennsylvania, and have a rescued cat named Bob.

Recent publications include:
Social Media Performance Indicators for Circus Performers, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1-3, 2015

Engaging in the e-University
Lily International Conference on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education
Miami, Ohio, November 21-23, 2014

Engaging in the e-University
Appalachian College Association
Knoxville, Tennessee, October 15-17, 2014

Ethical Dilemmas of 2015 in Journalism
Society for Collegiate Journalists National Biannual Conference
Bethany, West Virginia October 1-3, 2014

Social Media and the Circus
American Popular Culture Association
Chicago, Illinois, April 17-20, 2014

Social Media and Teaching
Appalachian College Association
Knoxville, Tennessee, October 14-17, 2013

Areas of specialization include Disruption of entrepreneurial media, social media for small businesses, fundraising for entrepreneurial chairs, cancer communications and mindfulness

Terminal Degrees:
Bowling Green State University, ABD
M.A.,Marshall University
B.A., California University of Pennsylvania