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  • Anthony Adornato

    Anthony Adornato is an associate 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 was published by Sage. Adornato got hooked on journalism when he first walked into a newsroom in middle…

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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 a professor 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 and regional environmental issues and…

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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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  • Kirill Artemenko

    Kirill Artemenko is the founder of the company Paper Media and the editor-in-chief of the online newspaper Paperpaper.ru. He worked as a reporter of the news website Lenta.ru. He also cooperated with Spiegel Magazine and participated in several international workshops dedicated to new digital media. His research interest focus is on new media, politics, and…

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  • Asabi (Stephanie Howard)

    Asabi (Stephanie Howard) is an associate professor of theatre at North Carolina Central University, where she serves as the chairperson of the Department of Theatre and Dance. She has received the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival directing award (2017 and 2015) and NCCU College of Liberal Arts Awards in Outstanding Teaching, Scholarship and Playwriting.…

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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 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 medical missions to…

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  • Darcy Caputo

    After graduating Darcy worked for various photography studios before focusing on print journalism, contributing writing and photography to Spokane, Wa alt weekly newspaper The Pacific Northwest Inlander and San Francisco’s XLR8R magazine. In 2007 he joined ieiMedia (The Institute for Education in International Media) as a lab technician for their study abroad programs in Cagli,…

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  • Giovanni Caputo

    Giovanni has dual Italian and American citizenship and speaks half of dozen languages. Aside from teaching in Italy, Giovanni has spent time teaching at various levels in the French public school system. Back in the U.S., he works as a French translator and graphic designer. Giovanni’s academic interests include journalism, short story writing and storytelling.…

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  • John Caputo

    John Caputo earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. His areas of expertise include media and social values, communication theory, intercultural and interpersonal communication, communication and culture. He is the author of six books: Dimensions of Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Communicating Effectively: Linking Thought and Expression; Public Speaking Handbook: A Liberal Arts…

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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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  • Deni Chamberlin

    Deni Chamberlin is an associate professor of journalism at Iowa State University and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. They have more than 20 years experience as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist and have worked for publications such as TIME, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and National Geographic. Most of Deni's professional career was spent living…

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  • Curt Chandler

    Curt Chandler teaches multimedia reporting and entrepreneurial journalism at Penn State University. In 2017 he was the multimedia coach for ieiMedia’s Oslo Rocks! music reporting program in Norway. He has more than 25 years of industry experience as a visual journalist, writer, editor and online producer. He taught photojournalism at Duquesne University and was the editor…

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  • Stacie Paulsen Chandler

    Stacie Paulsen Chandler (Bologna Hip-Hop Director) 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…

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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 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…

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  • Lona Cobb

    Lona D. Cobb is a professor in the Communication and Media Studies Department at Winston-Salem State University, where she has taught “Journalism Writing for Print and Online,” “Study Abroad in the Discipline” (taking students to South Africa, Zanzibar, Kenya and Italy) and other core CMS courses. She has been a member of the ieiMedia faculty since…

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  • Kay L. Colley

    Kay L. Colley Ph.D. (multimedia faculty) is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Texas Wesleyan University. She teaches public relations, social media and international communications courses. Previously, she taught journalism at Texas Wesleyan, the University of North Texas, Texas A&M and Blinn College. She holds multimedia and social media certificates…

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  • Jayne Cubbage

    Jayne Cubbage, Ph.D., (multimedia faculty) is an assistant professor of communications at Bowie State University in Maryland, where she teaches in the graduate program in organizational communication. Prior to teaching, she had more than 20 years of experience in broadcast, print and multimedia journalism. She spent most of her career at news outlets in Philadelphia, where…

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  • Doug Cumming

    Doug Cumming, Ph.D. 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…

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  • Michael Dorsher

    Michael Dorsher 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 in January 2012,…

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  • Arielle Emmett

    Arielle Emmett, Ph.D. 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 Newsweek, The…

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  • Tammy Evans

    Tammy L. Evans is an associate professor of graphic design at Winston-Salem State University. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and a BFA from Wayne State University. She taught editorial design in the 2015 ieiMedia Hip Hop program in Florence, Italy. Her professional work has included identity systems, signage and informational publications…

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  • Eileen Gilligan

    Eileen Gilligan, (Ph.D.) has taught journalism at the State University of New York at Oswego since 2005. A former political and statehouse reporter in Delaware, Dr. Gilligan regularly leads student trips to Paris where they study how media work in France. She enjoys freelancing for a local family magazine and hiking with her dog in the…

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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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  • Marie Gould

    Before joining iei Media as the Director of Admissions and Communication, Marie Gould ran a service learning program for Tulane University in New Orleans. She has extensive experience working with college students there and as a field ranger for the United States Forest Service in Colorado where she supervised college students working as interns at her…

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  • Linda Gradstein

    Linda Gradstein teaches journalism at Hebrew University and NYU-Tel Aviv. She is also a freelance reporter for diverse outlets, including Voice of America, CBS Radio, Hadassah Magazine and the Jerusalem Report. For 20 years, she was the National Public Radio correspondent based in Jerusalem, and she won several awards for her coverage, including the Overseas Press…

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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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  • Beth Hoffman

    Beth Hoffman is an Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of San Francisco, where she teaches journalism, audio production and food media. She has reported on food and agriculture for more than 20 years, airing on NPR, The World, Latino USA and Living on Earth. She has a master’s degree from UC Berkeley's Graduate…

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  • Renee (Stillings) Huhs

    Renee (Stillings) Huhs is founder and director of SRAS, an organization that has developed and promoted academic study abroad in the post-Soviet space for over 20 years. She speaks Russian fluently and lived for several years in Moscow. SRAS works with top educational institutions and other service providers in Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and…

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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 is a professor and chair of the Journalism Department at San Francisco State University. She was a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years as well as a freelance correspondent for TIME Magazine. She has written for U.S. News & World Report, Health, Reader’s Digest, San Francisco Magazine and other magazines and websites. She is…

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  • Sharon Kessler

    Sharon Kessler (MPA) 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…

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  • Katya Komarova

    Katya Komarova (public relations faculty) is a visiting instructor at the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications at the University of South Florida, where she teaches Advanced Public Relations, Public Relations Issues and Mass Media Research. Under Katya's supervision, USF students developed over 40 public relations campaigns for businesses and non-profit organizations in the Tampa…

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  • Clemente Lisi

    Clemente Lisi is an affiliate assistant professor of journalism at The King's College in New York, co-director of the NYC Semester in Journalism program and an adviser to the student online newspaper/print magazine/video platform, The Empire State Tribune. A graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Lisi worked as a journalist and editor for…

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  • Steven Listopad

    Steven Listopad 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); Florence, Italy (2015);…

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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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  • 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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  • Gary Metzker

    Gary Metzker has been a full-time lecturer at California State University, Long Beach, since 2008 and serves as design adviser for the Pinnacle and Pacemaker award-winning Daily 49er and DIG Magazine. For almost 25 years, he worked at the Los Angeles Times as sports news editor, metro news editor, A-1 editor and senior editor. During that time, Metzker…

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  • Kristina Morehouse

    Kris Morehouse graduated with honors with an MS in Journalism from the University of Kansas, one of the top journalism schools in the country. Her previous degrees include a BS in biology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri – Kansas…

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  • Nomi Morris

    Nomi Morris is a lecturer in the writing program at UC Santa Barbara and director of UCSB’s Journalism Certificate program. She been a professional writer and journalist for three decades. After covering the opening of the Berlin Wall for the Toronto Star newspaper she reported from Berlin for the San Francisco Chronicle, CBC Radio and others…

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  • Lisa A. Phillips

    Lisa A. Phillips is an associate professor of journalism and department chair at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she teaches courses on literary journalism, feature writing, radio journalism and multimedia reporting. A former award-winning radio reporter, she has collaborated on multimedia reporting projects for The New York Times and other news outlets. As…

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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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  • Bruno Segatta

    Bruno has practiced the study and mastery of art since earning his degree from Northridge University in 1982. A native Italian, Bruno is fluent in several languages. In the autumn of 1982, Bruno began his tenure at Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy as Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs. Here he instructed painting, drawing,…

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  • David Shabazz

    David Shabazz is an associate chair in the School of the Humanities and Performing Arts and an assistant professor of journalism at Kentucky State University. He teaches introductory and advanced courses in radio, television and new media. His area of interest is radio and television broadcasting, and he advises the student broadcasting club. Areas of research…

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  • Leah Stacy

    Leah Stacy is an assistant professor in professional practice at Nazareth College and has worked as an arts journalist and entrepreneur. She started her career in Rochester, N.Y., as a web editor for the Democrat and Chronicle, then earned a master’s degree at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she focused on learning video,…

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  • Bruce Strong

    Bruce Strong is an award-winning photo/video storyteller and professor and the chair of the Visual Communications department. Bruce has traveled to nearly 70 countries and has worked as both a staff and an independent photojournalist/videographer around the world. His most recent adventures have taken him to Iceland, Croatia, Oman, Mauritius, Mongolia, Armenia and South Sudan. Strong…

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  • Claudia Strong

    Claudia Strong is in her 13th year at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Claudia teaches graphic design and writing courses, including Typographic Design, Publication Design, Introduction to Graphic Design and Media Writing to undergraduate, graduate and military students. She believes it is a privilege to help train and nurture the next generation of…

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  • Vanessa Vancour

    Vanessa Vancour is a former TV anchor with a passion for bilingual storytelling. She teaches social journalism, community engagement and bilingual news at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Vanessa is passionate about equity, inclusion and thoughtful diversity initiatives. In 2017, she delivered a TEDx talk titled "I'm Mexican, Does that Change…

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  • Peter Wayner

    Peter Wayner is a videographer and writer from Rochester, New York. He grew up hearing stories from his grandfather, a World War II vet who farmed through the Great Depression. In college, and during his tenure at grad school at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Pete began cultivating his own storytelling style. Journalistic storytelling…

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  • Steve Weiss

    Steve Weiss 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 Channel and…

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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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  • Jack Zibluk

    Jack Zibluk is a professor and head of the Communications Department at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Jack was an ieiMedia Research Fellow in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2015, when he was a professor of mass media at Southeast Missouri State University. His professional journalism work has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, News Photographer magazine,…

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