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 Perspective; Effective Communication Handbook; and McDonaldization Revisited: Critical Essays on Consumer Culture. Dr. Caputo has been honored as a Visiting Scholar In-Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, La Sapienza University of Rome and the Masters Program in Media and Communication at the Universita de Firenze, Italy. He has been taking student groups to Italy for the past eighteen years and has been part of the Cagli Project since 2002. In 2016 he helped create a Sister City bewteen Spokane, Washington and Cagli, Italy.