The ieiMedia faculty below have recently participated, or will participate, in one or more of our program sites. Our faculty bring a blend of study abroad teaching experience and superb professional credentials. Two of our instructors are Pulitzer Prize winning journalists.
Steven D. Anderson, Ph.D. (Multimedia/Video) is a professor of converged media and the director of the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University. Prior to entering academe, Anderson was the environmental reporter and weekend weathercaster for KCNC television, a network O&O station in Denver, Colorado. He also worked as a news photographer, weathercaster and news reporter at stations in Fresno, California and Fargo, North Dakota. He is an author of a textbook entitled “Exploring Electronic Media: Chronicles & Challenges” (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing). His websites have won top awards from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA Best of Festival) and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC Best of the Web Competition). Anderson is a former President of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), the association for electronic media professors and industry professionals. He taught video in Urbino in 2011 and 2012 and created the websites for presentation of student work. He returns to Urbino in 2013.
Ned Balbo received the 2010 Donald Justice Prize, selected by A.E. Stallings, for his third book, The Trials of Edgar Poe and Other Poems (Story Line Press/WCU Poetry Center). His previous books are Lives of the Sleepers (U. of Notre Dame Press, Ernest Sandeen Prize and ForeWord Book of the Year Gold Medal) and Galileo’s Banquet. He has also published a chapbook, Something Must Happen (Finishing Line Press). His poems have appeared in Iowa Review, Notre Dame Review, River Styx, Shenandoah, Unsplendid, and many others, his nonfiction has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Die Cast Garden, and JMWW, and his reviews in Antioch Review, Parabola, Pleiades, and Verse. He has received three Maryland Arts Council poetry grants, the Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award, and the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize for “Walt Whitman’s Finches: on autobiography and adoption.” “My Father’s Music,” a short memoir on adoptive identity, popular culture, and ethnicity, appears in Creative Nonfiction’s anthology of Italian-American prose, Our Roots Are Deep with Passion (Other Press). Balbo teaches at Loyola University Maryland.
Susan Biddle was a Washington Post staff photographer for thirteen years and now freelances for the Post as well as other publications and organizations. She began her career photographing for the Peace Corps and later worked as a staff photographer for the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Denver Post. After five years at the Denver Post she left to become a White House photographer documenting the Presidency for the last year of the Reagan administration and all four years of the George H.W. Bush administration. She began working for the Washington Post in 1996. Prior to that she freelanced and her work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Life, National Geographic and other publications worldwide. She has participated in various book projects including Day in the Life of America, Day in the Life of Thailand, Hong Kong – Here Be Dragons, Day in the Life of the American Woman and America at Home. She has won awards with White House News Photographers Association and National Press Photographers Association.
Cindy Burgess, M.A is a Toronto-based journalist with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of the news broadcasting industry – both in front of and behind the camera. She holds a Masters Degree in Journalism and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Western Ontario. Cindy’s innate sense of curiosity and passion for storytelling has served her well in markets across Canada and in the United States. She recently completed six months of freelance work throughout Central America, where her coverage included the constitutional crisis and subsequent military coup in Honduras in July 2009. Cindy teaches journalism courses at Sheridan College and Ryerson University in Canada. Cindy continues to work as a freelance journalist both at home and abroad and is a frequent contributor to the Toronto Star’s travel section.
Francesca Carducci (Italian Language/Interpreter Supervisor) received her degree in Pharmacy at the University of Urbino. She teaches English and is a lecturer (CEL) in the Department of Modern Literature and Philological-Linguistic Sciences at the University of Urbino. She is a member of the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) staff of the faculty of Computer Science and teaches in the English master’s program for Italian primary school teachers offered by the Department of Foreign Languages. Fran is originally from Buffalo, New York, and became interested in content-based teaching methodology as a consequence of her scientific background. She has revised and edited scientific articles to be published in English for years, and has created science and math courses in English for Italian students at almost every level. Francesca truly enjoys teaching both on-line and in the classroom and, after more than 20 years of living and working in Urbino, considers herself a bona fide “Urbinate.” She taught Italian language and supervised interpreters in Urbino in 2009 through 2012 and returns again in 2013.
Dennis Chamberlin (Photography) is an assistant professor of journalism at Iowa State University and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. He has more than 20 years experience as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist and has worked for publications such as TIME, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and National Geographic. Most of his professional career was spent living in Eastern Europe, where he covered the fall of communism and reintegration of Europe for various publications over a 15-year period. He has spent most of his life shooting slide film but is now a strong advocate of the power of multimedia as a storytelling tool and focuses his own work and teaching on multimedia. He taught photography in Urbino in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and directed the multimedia program there in 2011 and 2012. He returns to Urbino in 2013.
Bob Ciano has been Art Director or Creative Director of many publications, including Esquire, Redbook, Life Magazine, The New York Times, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Industry Standard, ForbesASAP and Wired Magazine. Along the way he has worked with prominent illustrators, photographers, and writers and has won over 200 design awards. Bob is currently the Creative Director at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. He teaches at CCA (California College of the Arts) in San Francisco. He has also taught at SVA (School of Visual Arts) in NYC, Kansas University, The Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley and the Stanford Professional Publishing Course.
Andrew Ciofalo (ieiMedia Founder and President) is professor emeritus of communication/ journalism at Loyola College Maryland, where he arrived in 1983 to found what is now The Communication Department. In 2002, he founded the Cagli Program in International Reporting, a multimedia study-abroad program in Cagli, Italy, which laid the foundations for the Institute for Education in International Media. In keeping with his interest in experiential learning, he is the founder of Apprentice House Press, a student-run book publishing company at Loyola University. Prof. Ciofalo, who earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, has taught courses in Travel Writing, Book Publishing, Magazine Publishing, Magazine Writing, and Opinion Writing. He has taught in Cagli (2002-2006, 2008), Armagh (2007) and Urbino (2010 & 2011).
Terri Ciofalo is an Assistant Professor of Stage Management at the University of Illinois and the Assistant Production Manager at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. An expert logistical manager, Terri has toured nationally and regionally with a variety of theatre artists and dance companies as a Production and Stage Manager. Prior to earning her MFA from the Yale School of Drama in 2000, Terri worked as a Communications Operations Manager for T. Rowe Price as well as a freelance Communications Professional writing, editing and designing publications for various non-profit organizations in the Maryland/D.C. area. Terri is happy to blend both her publications background and her logistical management experience and join the faculty as Program Director for the Armagh Project.
Doug Cumming, Ph.D. (Reporting) is an associate professor of journalism at Washington & Lee University with 26 years experience at metro newspapers and magazines. Since getting a Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill in mass communications, he has taught multimedia reporting and feature writing at Loyola University-New Orleans and at W&L in Virginia. Earlier, he worked at the newspapers in Raleigh, Providence and Atlanta, was editor of the Sunday Magazine in Providence and helped launch Southpoint monthly magazine in Atlanta. He won a George Polk Award and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. His book The Southern Press came out in 2009, and more recently, he edited and wrote the foreword to Bylines, a selection of magazine articles by his father Joe Cumming, who was Newsweek’s Southern bureau chief in the ’60s and ’70s. He taught Reporting in Urbino in 2011 and 2012. Read professor Cumming’s 2011 Urbino blog at: http://docurbino.wordpress.com
Mary D’Ambrosio (Reporting) the founding editor of Big World Magazine, teaches journalism at Columbia University and New York University. A writer specializing in international issues, she has reported from the U.K., Turkey, Italy and Latin America. She was an editor at Global Finance magazine in New York, a reporter for the Associated Press in Venezuela and a correspondent and book reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Other credits include Islands, Institutional Investor, Working Woman, Working Mother, Newsday and the Miami Herald. D’Ambrosio directed the NYU journalism institute’s feature syndicate, which placed student stories in professional venues, such as The Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the Daily Beast, Worldpress and CNN. She holds a B.S. in magazine journalism from Syracuse University, and an M.Sc. in economic history from the London School of Economics. She serves on the editorial board of Abroad View, a national magazine to foster global education. She edited ieiMedia’s Urbino Now magazine in 2010 and directs the Istanbul program.
Michael Dorsher Ph.D. (Reporting) is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and president of the Fulbright Association-Minnesota Chapter. He was a Fulbright Scholar at McGill University in Montréal in 2008-09. Conversant in French and Spanish, he’s leading a team of journalism students on a multimedia, bilingual reporting trip to Peru in January 2012, and he taught Web design at Harlaxton College in the U.K. in 2008. Before earning a doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1999 and joining the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 2000, he was an award-winning journalist for 20 years, capped by four years as a founding editor of washingtonpost.com. He is the co-author of “Controversies in Media Ethics” (2011, Routledge), its website, “The Encyclopedia of Journalism” (2009, Sage) and dozens of websites with his students.
Michael Gold (Reporting/Writing) has been a writer, editor, and manager at award-winning publications, in print and online. He started his career as a reporter at the Bergen County (NJ) Record and the Boston Herald American. He was a founding writer and editor for Science 80, which won three National Magazine Awards while he was there. In 1986, Gold co-founded Hippocrates, now called Health, where he served as managing editor and executive editor. As a consultant for West Gold Editorial, he helped conceive and launch University Business and Dwell magazines as well as Thrive, an online health network produced by Time, Inc. and AOL. Gold has consulted for Inc, PC World, Consumer Reports, Executive Travel, and others, offering management advice, guiding major renovations, and coaching editorial staff. He has served as the editor of Strings magazine, edited several jazz arranging books for Berklee Press, and helped lead the magazine launch projects and online track for the Stanford Professional Publishing Courses. He is the author of A Conspiracy of Cells, a popular, nonfiction account of a scandal in cancer research. He taught in the 2011 and 2012 magazine programs in Urbino and will return in 2013.
Linda Gradstein (International Reporting) is the Middle East bureau chief for The Media Line, one of the largest purveyors of media content to the Arab World. For 20 years, she was the Jerusalem correspondent for National Public Radio and has won several awards for her coverage. She has covered important events in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip such as the intifada, the mass immigration of Soviet immigrants to Israel, the leadership of Yasser Arafat, Hamas in Gaza, the Persian Gulf war, and major elections in Israel. Ms. Gradstein was the Israel correspondent for NPR News from 1990 until 2009. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, as well as the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Persian Gulf War. She has also published stories in The Washington Post, Slate, and The Jerusalem Report. She has been a visiting professor of journalism at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina. Linda speaks Hebrew and Arabic. Her most important productions are her four children, age 8–18.
Rustin Greene (Video) spent his first career as a television writer/producer/director, earning two Los Angeles Area EMMY awards and three Cable ACE awards. Rusty is now in his second career, teaching in James Madison University’s School of Media Arts and Design. Rusty continues to write and produce, and his programs have earned several awards, including a third EMMY for a NASA education program. Rusty has been a Bridgeforth Endowed Professor, and received the JMU Alumni Association 2006 Distinguished Faculty Award. Rusty has been immersed in international education for many years, directing JMU’s London Study Abroad programs for nine years, and teaching and directing programs in Florence, Montreux, Cairo, and London.
Suzy Hansen (reporting) is a freelance writer who has lived in Istanbul for four years. She has written for The Atlantic, The New Republic, Bloomberg Businessweek, GQ, the New York Times, and many other publications. In 2007, she was the recipient of an Institute of Current World Affairs writing fellowship. Before moving to Istanbul, she was an editor at the New York Observer and Salon.
Ron Hollander (Reporting) has a career divided between teaching and practicing journalism. He has directed and is a professor in the journalism program at Montclair State University (NJ) where he twice won best newspaper adviser from College Media Advisers. Ron had a Fulbright for two years in Beijing where he taught, and wrote for China Daily. He also directs Jewish American Studies, and teaches on the Holocaust and the Press. He won awards reporting for Cablevision TV, and wrote for “CBS This Morning” news anchors including Charles Osgood, Charlie Rose, Bob Schieffer, and Diane Sawyer. He’s been staff reporter on papers from Alaska to Mississippi, including Newsday and NY Post, and had a Knight Fellowship at the Baltimore Sun. Ron was contributing editor at Town & Country, and a travel writer for the NY Times, Washington Post, LA Times and SF Chronicle, among others. His book, “All Aboard!” (Workman) was #61 on Amazon, and he’s appeared with Oprah and Tom Snyder.
Rachele Kanigel (Program Director, International Reporting) is an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University. Before becoming a professor she was a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years and worked at The Oakland Tribune and The News and Observer in Raleigh, NC. She continues to freelance for magazine and websites; her work has appeared in TIME, U.S. News & World Report, Health, Yoga Journal, Prevention, CNN.com, MSNBC.com and other magazines and websites. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is the author of The Student Newspaper Survival Guide. She has directed ieiMedia programs in Urbino, Italy (2009) and Perpignan, France (2010-2011) and taught in ieiMedia’s Cagli program in 2007.
Eran Kaplan (Modern Israel) is the Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair in Israel Studies at SFSU. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. in Modern Jewish History from Brandeis University. Before coming to San Francisco, he taught at Princeton, Cincinnati and Toronto. He is the author of The Jewish Radical Right: Revisionist Zionism and its Ideological Legacy and of The Origins Of Israel: A Documentary History with Derek Penslar (both published by the University of Wisconsin Press). In addition to his scholarly publications, he has contributed articles to Haaretz and Tikkun.
Sharon Kessler MPA (Reporting) was a slot editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune from 2000 to 2010, which followed five years as a copy editor on the Metro and National desks at The Washington Post, two years as the proof desk deputy chief at U.S. News & World Report and two years as a copy editor at the Wisconsin State Journal. Before that, she was a television and radio reporter for a dozen years. She has won SPJ and AP awards for headline writing, projects editing, investigative reporting and radio documentary. Recently, she has been using social media, blogging and multimedia to publicize and direct a nonprofit project preserving a 19th century stone building on the Main Street of her hometown, Bottineau, N.D.
Kurt Lancaster (Multimedia/Video) is the author of DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Video (Focal Press, 2011) and Video Journalism for the Web: A Practical Introduction to Documentary Storytelling (Routledge, 2012). He teaches digital filmmaking and multimedia journalism at Northern Arizona University’s School of Communication. His documentary work has appeared at national and international film festivals, as well as in the Pulitzer Prize winning paper, The Christian Science Monitor, where he formerly worked as a consultant training print reporters to shoot video. Kurt earned his PhD in performance studies from New York University.
Greg Luft (Video) is chair of the Journalism and Technical Communication department at Colorado State University. He has a diverse career as a television news reporter and anchor; documentary, educational, and corporate video producer; freelance video journalist; teacher, and academic administrator. Luft began his career in local TV news as a general assignment and investigative reporter, and news anchor while working at television stations in Wyoming, Florida, Oklahoma and Colorado. He also became an independent producer and freelance photojournalist. Luft has worked for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, and Discovery networks, among others. His documentaries, and educational programs focusing on television writing, editing and photography, as well as journalistic behavior, have earned top awards from the Associated Press, Broadcast Education Association, National Council on Christians and Jews, and the Florida Bar Association, among others. These programs are used in classrooms at hundreds of colleges and universities worldwide. Luft also has served in leadership roles for the Broadcast Education Association, College Media Advisors, and the Colorado Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Greg taught video in Urbino in 2012 and will return in 2013.
Kimberley Lynne is a playwright, novelist, teacher, and theatrical producer. Over thirty of her plays have been produced in Baltimore, Washington, Minneapolis and New York, including five professional productions at Baltimore Shakespeare Festival and Rep Stage. Apprentice House published her ghost folklore novel, Dredging the Choptank, in 2010 and her one-man Christmas Carol, A Dickens of a Carol, in 2009. Lynne teaches screenwriting and is the theater events coordinator at the University of Baltimore. A graduate of Loyola University, Lynne is enrolled in UB’s M.F.A. Creative Writing and Publications Design program. She is a member of Actors Equity and the Dramatist Guild. For more information, visit her website at www.kimberleylynne.com.
Sherine Mansour, M.A.C is a former journalist with over 20 years experience as a reporter, host, producer and writer. She holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. She has received awards for her reporting, including an RTNDA award for her story on the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada. Sherine is also an experienced online journalist and has focused her efforts on web news environments and enhanced content creation for print publications. Now a journalism educator, Sherine is the head of the Journalism New-Media post-graduate at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada. She teaches courses in TV reporting and hosting, producing, writing and interactive storytelling. She is the Editor of Pundit magazine, Sheridan’s news and current affairs publication.
Bob Marshall (Reporting) is the veteran reporter, feature writer and columnist whose work at The Times-Picayune has earned two Pulitzer Prizes. He was co-author of the series “Oceans of Trouble: Are the World’s Fisheries Doomed?” which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2006 Marshall’s investigations into the engineering missteps that led to the levee failures during Hurricane Katrina were among the stories for which the newspaper was honored with The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. In 2007 Marshall was co-author of the series “Last Chance: The Fight to Save a Disappearing Coast,” about Louisiana’s coastal erosion problems, which won the 2007 John H. Oakes Prize for Environmental Reporting from Columbia University, and The National Academies of Sciences Communications Award for newspaper and magazine reporting. Marshall’s wide-ranging career has included covering professional and college sports, Olympics, and the outdoors beat, as well as working on special environmental projects. In addition to his newspaper work, Marshall’s professional credits include writing for Field&Stream Magazine,Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure. He taught reporting in Cagli in 2008 and in Urbino in 2009, 2011 and 2012. He will return to Urbino in 2013.
Kacey Morrow (Video/Web) is a tenure-track assistant professor of new media design at Western Washington University, teaching in the Design Department with a focus on motion graphics, digital video, web and interaction design. Prior to WWU, she was a full-time lecturer at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, teaching in the Graphic and Interactive Communications Department. Attending and speaking at conferences such as, Design Principles and Practices and Massaging Media 2: Graphic Design Education in the Age of Dynamic Media, she stays involved in discussions about the design field and lectures about her work in experimental video. Her award-winning videos have appeared in several film festivals and exhibitions nation-wide. She is currently co-writing a new edition of Producing for TV and New Media with Prof. Dustin Morrow to be published in early 2013. She has works in the nationally published literary journal, Ninth Letter, featured in Print Magazine Regional Design Annual and How Design in 2006, and SXSW Interactive Web Awards Competition in 2005. Prior to teaching, she also has years of professional experience in Chicago as a motion, print, and multimedia designer at various production houses.
Courtney O’Brien-Brown (Video) has been working in the film/video industry for the past six years. She has worked across genres, from feature films to animation, in a variety of editing, production and post production positions. She recently edited a short film, which won the “Today Award” at the Berlin International Film Festival. Born in Australia, she migrates for six months every year to Perpignan, in time for the European summer. During her stays, she has immersed herself in the culture & history of the region. She worked with The Perpignan Project in 2010 and returned in 2011.
Ilene Prusher (International Reporting) is a multi-genre writer based in Jerusalem, who has covered some 30 countries in the course of her career as a foreign correspondent. She was a staff writer for The Christian Science Monitor from 2000 to 2010, serving as the Boston-based newspaper’s bureau chief in Tokyo, Istanbul, and Jerusalem and covering the major conflicts of the past decade: Iraq and Afghanistan. She now teaches Reporting Conflict for NYU-Tel Aviv, runs creative writing workshops, covers Israeli Arabs and Palestinians for The Jerusalem Post, and writes Primigravida, a popular blog about motherhood. After graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1993, she started her career as a reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Later, she freelanced from the Middle East for Newsday, The New Republic, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Observer (UK). She was nominated by The Christian Science Monitor for a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for ”What’s a Kidney Worth,” an investigative story on organ trafficking, and won the United Nations Correspondents’ Association (UNCA) Award in 1998 for several stories on Somalia. Her first novel, Baghdad Fixer, is due to be released in November 2012 by Halban Publishers in London.
Kateřina Průšová studied Art History at the Faculty of Arts and Letters at the Charles University (Prague), where she obtained her Mgr. and PhDr. degrees. She worked at diverse art galleries in Prague and Paris (Paul Prouté S.A, Old Master etchings and drawings). She was awarded different scholarships and internships in France (BNF Paris, Montpellier) and Italy (Perugia). Kateřina is a lecturer for several study abroad programs in Prague, such as the Charles University (International Studies Abroad) and she teaches Prague Art and Architecture at the Anglo-American University. She works equally at the National Gallery in Prague, Collection of Old Masters (St. Agnes Monastery, Sternberg Palace). Kateřina specialized in French and Flemish late medieval manuscript illumination. Her fields of interest include medieval painting in Bohemia, baroque architecture in Rome and Bohemia as well as contemporary sculpture and painting. Kateřina is fluent in four languages, namely English, French, Italian and Czech (mother tongue), she understands German and she has a reading knowledge of Hebrew and Spanish.
Scot Tucker (Photojournalism) is a photographer and picture editor in San Francisco. He is the co-founder of SFBay.ca, a local news aggregation website covering news throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been a lecturer in the journalism department at San Francisco State University, teaching photojournalism and multimedia, since 2005. He has worked as a staff photographer and picture editor for The Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Napa Valley Register, San Mateo County Times and the San Francisco Examiner. He received a B.A. in journalism, and a master’s degree in instructional technology, from San Francisco State University.
Susan West (Reporting/Writing) is an award-winning writer and editor who launches and advises magazines and websites. With an M.S. in science journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia, West started her career as a staff writer at Science News and Science 80. In 1986, she co-founded a popular health magazine called Hippocrates (now known as Health and owned by Time Inc.), which won four National Magazine Awards during her tenure. As a principal at West Gold Editorial consulting, she has launched magazines such as Dwell, trained online editors at websites such as BabyCenter, provided strategic guidance to publications from the New England Journal of Medicine to Acoustic Guitar, and conducted workshops for Cooking Light, Southern Accents, and many others. In 2009, she served as the founding editor of the travel magazine Afar, which last fall was named Best Travel Magazine in North America by the Society of American Travel Writers. She has also been the executive editor of Smithsonian magazine and for many years oversaw the magazine launch projects at the Stanford Professional Publishing Course. She directed the 2011 and 2012 magazine programs in Urbino and will return in 2013.
Joan Weber is an independent teaching artist, writer, college professor, dramaturg, actor and director in the Baltimore-Washington area. She has taught every age from pre-school through post-graduate. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Towson University where she teaches public school teachers at the Arts Integration Institute. She also trains undergraduate theatre majors on becoming teaching artists. She was on the faculty of Howard Community College for many years where she taught Arts Appreciation, Public Speaking and taught summers at the Rep Stage Summer Shakespeare Intensive. Joan was Education Director at Baltimore Shakespeare Festival where she created a Teen Performance Program as part of the theatre’s subscription season. She then became the first executive director for a Baltimore arts education partnership that was funded by the Ford Foundation as part of its Arts Integration and School Reform Initiative with 12 cities across the country. Currently, Joan directs the education division at Creativity & Associates (www.creativityandassociates.com) where she designs education programs for students and teachers that integrate theater into the school day through improvisation, acting, playwriting and speech. She is developing a Kids & Theater component to the Truancy Court Program at The University of Baltimore’s Center for Families, Children and the Courts. She is also working with CENTERSTAGE and Baltimore City Public Schools to develop an online playwriting curriculum for City Schools teachers and CENTERSTAGE’s Young Playwright’s Festival. She is a regular contributor to the Teaching Artist Journal ALT/Space, Edutopia and Americans for the Arts.
Pawel Wyszomirski (Photography) is a freelance photographer from Gdansk, Poland, and cofounder of the photo community Testigo, a collective of photographers and videographers focusing on visual journalism. He participated in the international documentary photo project that dealt with complex Polish-German relations “Wie du es siehst?” and has exhibited his work in Poland and Germany. Over the past few years he has coordinated and taught at several photography workshops and courses for students from Poland, the United States and Scandinavia. Pawel interned at Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s premier national newspaper, and currently teaches photojournalism and documentary photography at the Sopot School of Photography. He taught photography in Urbino in 2011 and 2012. Check out professor Wyszomirski’s photo blog at: http://www.pawelwyszomirski.blogspot.com
John Zibluk Ph.D., is professor of journalism at Arkansas State University, where he is the primary teacher in the state’s only photojournalism degree program. His professional journalism work has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, News Photographer magazine, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, and Rolling Stone. He is a former National Geographic magazine faculty fellow, and a former vice president of the National Press Photographers Association. He won the NPPA’s Garland educator of the year award in 2005, and the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association’s Lemke educator award in 2009. In 2011, he led a group of Arkansas State University students to India, where he produced a multi media blog at: http://www.asuindia.blogspot.com. A native of Derby, Connecticut, he worked for 10 years as a newspaper writer, photographer and editor, in southern New England. He earned his bachelors and masters in political science and urban studies at Southern Connecticut State University, and his Ph.D. in mass communications from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
He lives in Jonesboro Arkansas, with his wife, Sara E. McNeil, director of communications at Arkansas state, and their daughter, Kate, 12, who is also a budding journalist.
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