Faculty

  • Anthony Adornato

    Anthony Adornato is an assistant professor of journalism at Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. Adornato specializes in teaching and researching the use of mobile and social media in journalism. His textbook on this topic will be published by Sage in 2017. Adornato got hooked on journalism when he first walked into a…

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  • Amara Aguilar

    Amara Aguilar is an associate professor of professional practice in digital journalism at USC Annenberg. She previously was the journalism department chair and an assistant professor of journalism at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif., where she advised student news publications and led the journalism program’s mobile and tablet initiatives. She was honored by the…

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  • Steve Anderson

    Steve Anderson, Ph.D. (Urbino, Italy Director) is the Ruth D. Bridgeforth Professor of Telecommunications in the School of Media Arts & Design at James Madison University. Prior to entering academe, Anderson was an environmental reporter and weathercaster for KCNC television, a network O&O station in Denver, Colorado. His reporting often involved in-depth examination of local…

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  • Nancy Andrews

    Nancy Andrews was the Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor in Media Innovation in the Reed College of Media at the University of West Virginia. Andrews joined the College in Fall 2015. Previously, she was the Chief of Innovation at the Detroit Free Press where she handled leading innovation in news, products and new models for journalism and…

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  • Asabi (Stephanie Howard)

    Asabi (Stephanie Howard) is an associate professor of theatre at North Carolina Central University. As a performer, director, playwright and stage manager, Asabi aspires to immerse herself in nearly every aspect of theatre. She has directed shows such as for colored girls… & for black boys (her original compilation) which was selected as a feature…

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  • Susan Biddle

    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…

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  • Jeffrey Brody

    Jeffrey Brody (Valencia, Spain Director) is a professor of Communications and member of the Asian-American Studies Program Council at California State University, Fullerton. He teaches advanced writing classes, courses on mass communication and society, and media and diversity. He has a distinguished record advising student publications. His international reporting class has taken journalism students on…

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  • Francesca Carducci

    Francesca Carducci (Italian Language/Urbino 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…

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  • James Carviou

    James Carviou is an assistant professor of convergent journalism and public relations in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Missouri Western State University. He serves as the adviser for the Griffon Yearbook. Carviou has a multi-faceted background in journalism education that bridges the gap between the academy and best practice in the field. Carviou…

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  • Dennis Chamberlin

    Dennis Chamberlin 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…

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  • Curt Chandler

    Curt Chandler teaches multimedia reporting and journalism entrepreneurship at Penn State University. He has more than 25 years of industry experience as a visual journalist, writer and manager. Chandler was the editor for online innovation at post-gazette.com in Pittsburgh and taught photojournalism at Duquesne University before becoming a full-time educator in 2007. He has coached student…

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  • Stacie Paulsen Chandler

    Stacie Paulsen Chandler is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She has been a police reporter and copy editor at the Colorado Springs (Colo.) Sun; the editor of special advertising sections and the director of the Newspapers in Education program at the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner; the Director of Communications at the…

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  • Andy Ciofalo

    Andy 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…

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  • Terri Ciofalo

    Terri Ciofalo (Armagh, Northern Ireland Director) 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.…

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  • Lona Cobb

    Lona D. Cobb is a professor in the Communication and Media Studies Department at Winston-Salem State University. She was a Mellon Fellow in Salzburg, Austria writing on the “Influences, Values and Professional Responsibility in the News Media”. USA Today newspaper gave her the “Power Teacher Award.” She also served as a Public Affairs Officer in…

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  • Ashley Colburn

    Ashley Colburn began her career as a host, producer, and writer for Wealth TV in 2009. She produced her first travel show ”WOW Croatia!” which was awarded Croatia’s Golden Pen award (Best U.S. media) and won an Emmy in 2010. Following her success with the Croatia show, Colburn created “TAKEOFF with Ashley Colburn” a travel…

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  • Doug Cumming

    Doug Cumming, Ph.D. (Reporting – ieiMedia Fellow) 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,…

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  • Judy Dobler

    Judy Dobler, Ph.D. (ieiMedia Senior Fellow Emeritus) is retired from the Writing Department at Loyola University (Md.). Her contributions in developing standards, pedagogy and structure in the formative years of ieiMedia continue to shape the thrust of ieiMedia experiential programs to this day. Immediately after earning her doctorate at the University of Iowa, she came…

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  • Michael Dorsher

    Michael Dorsher (ieiMedia Executive Director) is an emeritus 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…

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  • Arielle Emmett

    Arielle Emmett, Ph.D. (ieiMedia Fellow) comes to ieiMedia from the University of Hong Kong Journalism & Media Studies Centre (2013) and Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia on a Fulbright (2015) grant. Dr. Emmett completed her dissertation in the cognitive and aesthetic effects of news photography, and is a published newspaper and magazine feature writer with credits in…

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  • Tammy Evans

    Tammy L. Evans is an associate professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art and Visual Studies at Winston-Salem State University. Evans holds an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.F.A. from Wayne State University, Detroit. She has taught graphic design for 14 years at Wayne State University, International Academy…

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  • Michael Gold

    Michael Gold 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,…

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  • Linda Gradstein

    Linda Gradstein is the Middle East Bureau Chief for The Media Line, one of the largest purveyors of 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 written for The Washington Post, Slate and The Jerusalem Report, and…

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  • Rustin Greene

    Rustin Greene 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…

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  • Laird Harrison

    Laird Harrison  is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in magazines (TIME, Audubon, Reader’s Digest, People, Health), newspapers (San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press); and Web sites (Reuters, Salon, MSNBC, CNN.com). He has produced video for Web sites of Smithsonian Magazine and WebMD, and audio for KQED and WUNC public media stations. He has taught…

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  • Barry Janes

    Barry Janes works and teaches electronic media theory, programming and technology at Rider University. He has been a producer, director and/or writer of more than 100 video productions, and has advised numerous corporations, non-profit organizations and municipalities. Dr. Janes’ research interests include Broadcast Programming and History, and, most recently, the effective use of computer-based asynchronous technologies…

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  • Rachele Kanigel

    Rachele Kanigel (Kyoto, Japan Director) is an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University and former president of College Media Association. She was a newspaper reporter for 15 years and has freelanced for TIME, U.S. News & World Report, Health, MediaShift and other publications.

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  • Lori Listopad

    Lori Listopad is currently the director of residence life at the University of Jamestown. Her graduate and undergraduate degrees are in mass communication. Prior to working in higher education, Listopad was a reporter and morning anchor at KSAX in Alexandria, Minn. Listopad teaches public speaking and professional communication both online and in the classroom, as well…

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  • Steven Listopad

    Steven Listopad (Oslo, Norway Director) is a Ph.D. candidate at North Dakota State University and has been an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication and student media director at the University of Jamestown and Valley City State University in Norwegian-rich North Dakota. He has taught journalism and media in China (2013); Nice, France (2014);…

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  • Greg Luft

    Greg Luft chairs the Journalism and Media Communication department at Colorado State University. His professional work before and during his academic career includes television news reporting and anchoring; documentary, educational, and corporate video production; and freelance video journalism. Before his work in academia, Luft worked in local TV news as a general assignment and investigative reporter,…

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  • Kimberley Lynne

    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…

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  • Bob Marshall

    Bob Marshall is a New Orleans journalist whose reporting on Louisiana coastal issues at The Times-Picayune and The Lens has been recognized by two Pulitzer Prizes; the John H. Oakes Prize for Distinguished Environmental Reporting from Columbia University; the Keck Award for best science reporting from The National Academies of Sciences, a national Edward Murrow Award…

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  • Ilene Prusher

    Ilene Prusher is a full-time journalism instructor at Florida Atlantic University, where she is also a faculty fellow in the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative. She is an award-winning journalist and author who has reported widely in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Prusher will serve as director of ieiMedia Jerusalem after having taught…

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  • Robert A. Reeder

    Robert A. Reeder has taught photojournalism as well as mentored graduate photojournalism students at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. Prior to that he lived and worked in Amman, Jordan and in Chisinau, Moldova, photographing political struggles in the former Soviet state while also teaching at the Independent Journalism Center. He retired…

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  • Ricki Rosen

    Ricki Rosen is a news photographer and videographer who has worked professionally for more than 25 years. She was a contract photographer for Time magazine, and her work has been published in all major international publications including Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, People, Paris Match and Figaro. Rosen, who lives in Jerusalem with her…

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  • John Shrader

    John Shrader is assistant professor of Journalism at California State University, Long Beach. He teaches courses in broadcast journalism, including news and sports journalism for both radio and television, and visual storytelling for all media. John spent 30 years as a broadcaster in San Francisco, for which he won an Emmy Award as an on-air…

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  • Susan West

    Susan West is a principal at West Gold Editorial consulting, where she has helped launch magazines such as Dwell, trained online editors at websites such as BabyCenter, and advised publications from the New England Journal of Medicine to Cooking Light and Acoustic Guitar. With an M.S. in science journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia,…

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  • Steve Weiss

    Steve Weiss (Croatia Director) is an award winning television anchor, reporter and producer of local and network television sports and news programming who utilizes his experience professionally and in the classroom. Weiss has enjoyed a distinguished broadcasting career of 25+ years as a program producer, host, and analyst for ESPN, TNN, FOX Prime Sports, Outdoor…

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