Speakers

We have an incredible roster of more than 150 speakers this year!  Below are just some of the amazing people you’ll meet at NAMLE Conference 2017:

Tara Adler
Adler_TaraTara S. Adler is a doctoral student in International and Comparative Education at the Graduate School of Education & Information at UCLA. Her main research interests are in lifelong learning and psychological wellbeing. She is currently conducting a qualitative study on Holocaust survivors who work as educators.
Karen Ambrosh
Ambrosh_KarenKaren Ambrosh is president of The National Telemedia Council and a board member of The Journal of Media Literacy. After a decade teaching video production in the middle school, she has been teaching high school English, Media, and Communication courses at Audubon High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the past 10 years.
Neil Andersen
Andersen_NeilNeil Andersen is president of The Association for Media Literacy (Ontario) and a board member of The Journal of Media Literacy. He has taught primary to post-secondary media studies for over 30 years, including teacher courses for Mount Saint Vincent University, York University and the University of Toronto.
 Jimmeka L. Anderson
Anderson_Jimmeka.pngJimmeka L. Anderson is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Concentration in Adolescent Development. Currently, she is a candidate for her Master’s in Educational Media at Appalachian State University. Jimmeka is also the Founder and Executive Director for a 501C3 nonprofit, I AM not the MEdia, an author of two books of poetry, spoken word artist and an Outreach Library Coordinator for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
 Seth Ashley
Ashley_SethSeth Ashley (PhD, University of Missouri) is associate professor of journalism and media studies at Boise State University. He is faculty adviser for student media, and his research centers on the role of media in democratic society with work in media literacy, media sociology and media policy.
 Lynne Azarchi
Azarchi_LynneFounder/Executive Director of the Kidsbridge Tolerance Center in NJ– an immersive ‘small group discussion’ learning lab for 2500 youth and 300 teachers each year, Lynne has spent the last fifteen years creating evidence-based, interactive, engaging programs for youth dealing with media literacy, bullying prevention, empathy, respect and diversity appreciation.
 Emily Bailin Wells
Bailin Wells_EmilyEmily is a doctoral candidate in Communication & Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation explores how images and messages of “girls” and “girlhood” are constructed and understood at an elite private all-girls school in Manhattan. Emily is also a media literacy curriculum consultant for The Media Spot.
 Claire Douglas Beach
Beach_ClaireFor over the past 40 years I have worked with teens and media literacy issues. I have witnessed the transformation they experience when their critical thinking skills are awakened and they start to understand the impact the media has on their lives. I am so proud of the work we have done in partnership with legislators in WA State to insure all our students will have access to media literacy and digital citizenship education.
 Maren Beaufort
Beaufort_MarenMaren Beaufort is a Junior Scientist at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Her research interests are: social media, political participation, media effects research, and media literacy.
 Ralph Beliveau
Beliveau_Ralph.jpgRalph Beliveau is an Associate Professor in the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma. He is the co-editor of International Horror Film Directors: Global Fear (Intellect/Univ. of Chicago) and co author of Digital Literacy (Peter Lang). His research focuses on documentary, critical media literacy, popular culture, and rhetoric.
Alan Berry
Formerly the Education Director for The LAMP in New York City, Alan has designed and facilitated hundreds of hours of media literacy programs in school day and out-of-school spaces for youth and older adults, and he has provided professional development for educators in New York and Chicago on media technologies and integrating media literacy into K-12 classrooms. He is most interested in media literacy as a method for empowering underserved and underrepresented communities to civic action and as a learner-centered, critical approach to challenging consumer culture and traditional narratives.
Malori Bigler
Malori, a native of Herriman Utah, has been involved in over seven student films and many other projects. Malori was a member of the story team and lead over the “Weird Stuff Land” section of Dark Ride Disneyland. She recently graduated from BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in media arts.
Robin Blom
Robin Blom is a graduate director and assistant professor of journalism at Ball State University, where he teaches media law and ethics. His research interests include news media perceptions, memory and cognition, misinformation, and journalism education. He has been a reporter for regional and national daily newspapers in The Netherlands.
 Spencer Brayton
Brayton_Spencer.jpgSpencer oversees library services, the information literacy program, and also co-teaches a combined media and information literacy course in his role as Director of the Learning Commons at Blackburn College (IL). His research and teaching interests focus on the overlap between media literacy and information literacy.
 Alexis Brown
Brown_AlexisAlexis Brown is a PhD candidate in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria. She is also a high-school humanities teacher, and has worked in urban, rural, and alternative classroom settings. Her research interests include critical literacies with Indigenous adolescents, dialogic pedagogy, and adolescent literacies.
 Catherine Burgess
Burgess_Catherine.jpgCatherine Burgess is a graduate student at Brooklyn College, where she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Media Studies with a concentration in media literacy.
 Tom Burrell
Burrell_TomAfter 32 years as CEO of Burrell Communications, an advertising agency targeting the black consumer market, Tom Burrell authored “Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority”. This highly acclaimed book examines the role that media messaging (propaganda) plays in shaping attitudes and behavior, encouraging sustainable solutions through media literacy.
 Lara Burton
Burton_Lara.jpgLara is a teaching assistant in the School of communication and a PhD candidate in the Knowledge Mediation Research Group (GReMS) at University of Louvain (Belgium). Her research focuses on the media literacy competencies mobilized by young adults as part of their civic or political participation.
 Eisha Buch
Bush_EishaEisha Buch is the Senior Manager of Education Programs at Common Sense where she focuses on developing and disseminating Common Sense’s Digital Citizenship & News Literacy programs. Before coming to Common Sense, Eisha taught secondary math in both public and charter schools in New York City for several years. She has experience in in the international education space, education technology, and is passionate about developing kids to think critically about the media they are consuming and creating.
 Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop
Carter-Bishop_Carla Lyndale.jpgCarla LynDale Carter-Bishop is a filmmaker and teacher of film to people of all ages. She has spent more than a decade teaching various community groups how to make documentaries that promote social change and using media as a tool for activism.
 Jonelle Carroll
Carroll_Jonelle.jpgI am a graduate of Franklin University with a B.S. in Business and Applied Management. I work in technology at Kettering Fairmont High School. I enjoy assisting teachers with incorporating technology into planned curriculum and learning strategies. I love spending time with family and friends and all things Sherlock!
 Natasha Casey
Casey_Natasha.jpgNatasha Casey, Ph.D., is associate professor of communications at Blackburn College, Illinois. Her work has been published in New Hibernia Review and ‘The Irish in US’. Her most recent conference presentations were in Toronto (Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians), Rome (International Media Education Summit), and South Bend, Indiana (American Conference for Irish Studies).
Mary Caton-Rosser
Caton-Rosser_Mary.jpgMary Caton-Rosser is associate professor of mass communication at Black Hills State University. She advises the student newspaper Jacket Journal, converged site BHSUmedia.com, and also the Public Relations Club. MCR teaches classes in mass media law, ethics, theory social media and newswriting-editorial. Research is on media literacy and community informatics.
Denise Chapman
Denise is a passionate digital media-creator and teacher-educator at Monash University. She is an early childhood inclusion specialist focused on critical digital literacies and culturally-sustaining partnerships within diverse communities in Melbourne, Australia. As part of the Learning with New Media Group, Denise’s current research prioritizes communities experiencing marginalization.
 Shayna Cook
Cook_Shayna.jpgShayna Cook is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the Learning Technologies project. Cook researches and reports on innovation, new technologies, and digital equity issues concerning children from birth through third grade.
 Stephanie Craft
Craft_Stephanie.jpgStephanie Craft is associate professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois. Her work focuses on journalism ethics and practices and news literacy. Her news literacy work has appeared Journalism Educator and the Journal of Media Literacy Education. She is co-author of the textbook Principles of American Journalism.
Jayne Cubbage
Cubbage_JayneDr. Jayne Cubbage teaches graduate students Organizational Communication in the Department of Communications at Bowie State University. She has previously taught courses in broadcast journalism, mass communication and media literacy. Her research interests include media audiences of color, media literacy and social networking.
 Sherri Hope Culver
Version 2Sherri Hope Culver serves as Director, Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University and Associate Professor, School of Media and Communication. She is on the board of NAMLE and served as co-editor of the Yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue published by UNESCO/UNAOC from 2013-2015.
 Belinha De Abreu, PhD.
DeAbreu_BelinhaBelinha S. De Abreu, Ph.D., is a media literacy educator and an International Expert to the Forum on Media & Information Literacy for UNESCO”s Communication & Information Section. She is the author of Mobile Learning through Digital Media Literacy (2017), author/co-editor of Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives (2014).
Vanessa Domine, Ph.D.
domineDr. Domine is a full professor of Communication & Media at Montclair State University. She holds BA and MA degrees in Communication and a PhD in Media Ecology. She is the author of Rethinking Technology in Schools, and Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools: How Media Literacy Education Can Renew Education in the United States.
Lucy Eagleson
Eagleson_LucyBorn and raised in Escondido, California, Lucy spent 3 years living and volunteering at an orphanage in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was during that time that she found herself in the midst of unique stories as she came to know the wise individuals behind those journeys. That wisdom, paired with a deep appreciation for the power of the image, inspired Lucy to pursue a career in filmmaking. Lucy obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Film and TV Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and she continues to produce and direct short documentary films. She is honored to bring her passions together by seeking to instill in young people the importance of telling their stories, while providing them the skills necessary to create digital content.
 Bobbie Eisenstock, Ph.D.
Eisenstock_Bobbi.pngDr. Bobbie Eisenstock specializes in the social-psychological effects of convergent media technologies and strategies for educating and empowering youth in the participatory digital culture. She is on the faculty at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in Los Angeles and California State University, Northridge where she directs a civic engagement initiative with the National Eating Disorders Association.
 Doaa FathAllah
FathAllah_DoaaDoaa Fathallah Rady is a ‘journalism and Edu. media assistant lecturer’ at Cairo University, and a researcher in media and education fields. Doaa has pursued her Master’s Degree with High Honors in Journalism and Mass Communication from the American University in Cairo (AUC), and she currently is a PhD candidate in Journalism department at Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. Doaa’s research focuses primarily on Media Literacy and political knowledge; Media literacy skills and Multimedia didactic materials; New Media; Media and Children; and Social media.
 Haley Flanders
Flanders_HaleyBA in Theatre Arts Studies, minor in music. MA in Theatre History, Theory and Criticism (BYU). Elementary theatre professional development partner for BYU. Montessori lower elementary (1st-3rd grade) teacher at Walden School of Liberal Arts in Provo, UT. Studied Montessori education at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.
Moira Fratantuono
Fratantuono_MoiraMoira Fratantuono received her Bachelors Degree from Dickinson College in 2005 and her Masters in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. In 2013, she joined Wide Angle as the Youth Photography Traveling Exhibition Coordinator and she transitioned to the Program Director in 2015.
 Lewis Freeman
Freeman_Lewis.jpgLewis Freeman (Ph.D., Columbia) teaches in Fordham’s Department of Communication and Media Studies and serves on the Children’s Media Association Board of Directors. His achievements include: Urban Communication Foundation prize, Time Warner Cable grant, NYS Communication Association Neil Postman Mentor Award, 2 Tellys, and a book, Sitcom Society (2008).
 Yonty Friesem
Friesem_Yonty.JPGDr. Yonty (Jonathan) Friesem is the Associate Director at the Media Education Lab and an Assistant Professor at Central Connecticut State University. Yonty is an award-winning educator and filmmaker who advocates for media literacy education. His research explores the social and emotional components of teaching media production.
 Katherine Fry
Fry_KatherineKatherine G. Fry (Ph.D., 1994, Temple University) is Professor of Media Studies at Brooklyn College of CUNY. She teaches and publishes in the areas of media ecology; media literacy; and cultural analysis of journalism. Currently she is engaged in research and publications around the changing definition of news in the digital environment. Fry has developed, and teaches, a model of activist media literacy education based on her grassroots media literacy education work as Co-Founder and former Education Director of The LAMP (www.thelamp.org), based in New York City.
Michael Lee Gardin
Michael Lee Gardin is a researcher and teacher in feminist, gender, and queer studies as well as in writing, literature, and critical theory. She recently joined the faculty of Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas and teaches Women’s Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her current research focuses on decolonizing the study of gender and sexuality as well as feminist and queer theory and transgender studies. Michael Lee is also a dedicated pedagogue, and in her time outside of the classroom, she is developing new scholarship focused on teaching practices in Women’s Studies courses in an effort to recognize and utilize the multiple and often contending ways that different disciplines conceptualize gender. Michael Lee understands her theorizing of social justice, her teaching, and her advocacy on college campuses as interrelated, always informing one another, and her mentorship and activism has been recognized with such honors as the LGBT Faculty Advocate of the Year Award as well as an invitation to be the keynote speaker at a Lavender Graduation ceremony.
 Ryan Goble
Goble_RyanRyan R. Goble is the co-author of ‘Making Curriculum Pop: Developing Literacies Across Content Areas’ (NCTE/Free Spirit) and he works as the Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Glenbard High School District 87 in Glen Ellyn, IL. Ryan has a BA & MA from the University of Michigan and is a doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary studies at Teachers College Columbia University in New York City.
 Kate Goddard
Goddard_Kate.jpgKate Goddard specializes in designing, implementing, and supporting the continuous improvement of technology- and media-based out-of-school time programs. From 2007 to 2016, she advanced the mission of Adobe Foundation’s philanthropic initiative Adobe Youth Voices by building the capacity of programs and educators around the globe to implement youth media programming.
Alan Goldenbach
Goldenbach_Alan.jpgAlan Goldenbach is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Hood College. Previously, he spent 12 years as a reporter for The Washington Post.
 Kelsey Greene
Greene_KelseyKelsey is a media producer, educator and scholar who focuses on advancing instructional practices, learning experiences and organizations’ outreach. She has worked with Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College, the Media Education Lab at URI, and Convergence Design Lab at Columbia College. She teaches Media Literacy at Roosevelt University.
Sarah Gretter
Gretter_SarahSarah Gretter works on integrating 21st century skills in teacher education. She focuses specifically on media literacy and digital citizenship.
 Joanna M. Grymes
Grymes_Joanna.jpgJoanna Grymes currently serves in both teaching and administrative roles in the Department of Teacher Education at Arkansas State University. She primarily teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in early childhood education. She had made presentations about early childhood and technology at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
Lisa Guernsey
Guernsey_Lisa.jpgLisa Guernsey is deputy director of the Education Policy program and director of the Learning Technologies project at New America. She leads teams of writers and analysts to tell stories, translate research, examine policies, and generate ideas for new approaches to help disadvantaged students succeed.
Mary Hadac
Mary Hadac is a undergraduate student at Roosevelt University expected to graduate with honors in Fall 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies.
 Akrami Reza Hamid
Akrami_Hamid.jpgAs an ICT and Social Communications expert, and media educator for kids/teenagers, he is doing research at Hans-Bredow-Institu, Hamburg University for EU-Kids Online project. His experience in training kids, parents and educators during the past few years has given him an insight about measures for handling digital/media literacy in Iran.
Christopher Harris
Dr. Christopher Harris is an Associate Professor of Communication in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Nevada State College. His research interests include fine-de-siècle rap music and neo-soul, critical pedagogy, media portrayals of ethnicity/race, and the relationship/interplay between power and discourse in contemporary society.
 Jessica Harvey
Harvey_JessicaJessica Harvey is an assistant professor of communication at Saint Vincent College. Her interest in media literacy education was first sparked in Seattle, working with Marilyn Cohen at the University of Washington and serving as a board member for Action for Media Education. Her research focuses on media education in the community and homes of youth.
 Ian David Hawkes
Hawkes_Ian.jpgRaised by artists on the coast of Maine, Ian’s love of storytelling has developed in the Media Arts program at Brigham Young University, Provo. Recently graduated, he spends his time designing indie video games, writing and pitching screenplays and comic books, and hiking in the mountains with his wife.
Mary E. Hess
Hess_Mary.jpgMary E. Hess is Professor of Educational Leadership at Luther Seminary, where she has taught since 2000. During the 2016-2017 year she holds the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Visiting Chair in Religious Education at the University of St. Michael’s College, in the University of Toronto.
 Renee Hobbs
Hobbs_ReneeFor more than 30 years, Renee Hobbs has been a researcher, teacher, creative multimedia producer and advocate for digital and media literacy education. Her new book, Create to Learn (Wiley, 2017) introduces digital and media literacy through multimedia production as a pedagogical practice.
Jerri Lynn Hogg
Hogg_Jerri LynnJerri Lynn Hogg is a media psychologist, director of the Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, 2015 President of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Media Psychology and Technology, co-creator of Fielding’s Certificate in Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement , and co-author of Mad Men Unzipped. The Digital Life – PsychologyToday.
Angela Hubbard
Hubbard_AngelaAngela Hubbard is the Program Officer responsible for projects and partnerships of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Angela helps to advance the work of youth serving librarians in the areas of media mentorship, diversity, summer reading and learning, and early literacy.
Gabriella Huggins
Huggins_Gabriela.jpgGabriella Huggins is Community Programs Mentor for Spy Hop Productions. Gabriella mentors Spy Hop’s Sending Messages program, the country’s only storytelling podcast produced entirely by incarcerated youth, and provides digital media arts programming to youth from low-income or marginalized communities and students on the continuum of prevention, intervention, and treatment.
Emma Humphries
Humphries_Emma.jpgEmma Humphries is the Chief Education Officer at iCivics where she serves as the organization’s pedagogical expert, leads the curriculum team, and supports teachers in deepening their engagement with iCivics’ products. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida with an emphasis in civics.
Amy Petersen Jensen
Jensen_AmyAmy Petersen Jensen is a professor and Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. She previously served on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy and as the founding co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education. In 2011 She received the Meritorious Service Award from the National Association for Media Literacy Education. She is the editor and co-author of Arts Literacies and Education (Routledge, 2015).
Hyeon-Seon Jeong
Jeong_Hyeon-SeonHyeon-Seon Jeong is Professor of media literacy education at the Gyeongin National University of Education, South Korea, where she teaches courses in media literacy education to undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests include children and young people’s media literacy practices in and out-of-school settings, teacher education and classroom practices for media literacy education, development of the use of digital technology and media resources for literacy and media literacy education and policy for media and digital literacy.
Tessa Jolls
Jolls_Tessa.jpgTessa Jolls is President and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy, a position she has held since 1999. She founded the Consortium for Media Literacy. In 2015, Jolls received the Global Media and Information Literacy Award, from the UNESCO-initiated GAPMIL, along with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education for MediaSmarts, Canada’s center for digital and media literacy. He is the author of many of MediaSmarts’ lessons, parent materials and interactive resources and a lead on MediaSmarts’ Young Canadians in a Wired World research project. As an acknowledged expert in digital literacy and its implementation in Canadian curricula, Matthew is the architect of MediaSmarts’ Use, Understand, Create: Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian K-12 Schools. He has contributed blogs and articles to websites and magazines around the world as well as presenting MediaSmarts’ materials on topics such as copyright, cyberbullying, body image and online hate to parliamentary committees, academic conferences and governments and organizations around the world, frequently as a keynote speaker. He has served as on expert panels convened by the Canadian Pediatric Society, the Ontario Network of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Services and others, consulted on provincial curriculum for the Ontario Ministry of Education, and been interviewed by outlets such as The Globe and Mail, BBC News Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Radio Canada International and CBC’s The National.
 Zenzele Johnson
Johnson_ZenzeleZenzele Johnson is a writer, connector, and advocate for education equity and inclusive media representation. She has a passion for working with youth by using media literacy to help them disrupt the dominant narrative and bridge the connections in real-world context. Before joining The LAMP, Zenzele worked at Harlem Children’s Zone where she advocated for high school students, as well as designed and facilitated media literacy workshops. She is 2016 Innovative Cultural Fellow for the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), and co-hosts Critics in Coatcheck, a podcast series on African Diaspora art. She holds a B.A. in Sociology, Pan-African Studies and English from Drew University.
Russell Kahn
Kahn_Russell.jpgRussell Kahn created News-O-Matic, the Daily News Just for Kids. 3+ million children have the app, and 1,000+ U.S. schools integrate the texts into their literacy curriculum. Kahn has written 10 books about the Common Core Standards. He studied Print Journalism at Boston University and Elementary Education at Montclair State.
Nicolás Kello
Kello_NicholasNick has worked prolifically as an educator in a variety of school settings teaching diverse subjects including music, literature and philosophy. Aside from his work as a musician he is he currently holds the position of Music Demonstration Teacher at the pioneering UCLA Lab School.
Abby Kiesa
Kiesa_Abby.jpgAs Director of Impact at CIRCLE, Abby serves as liaison to practitioner organizations across the country to maintain a conversation between research and practice related to youth civic and political engagement. She also provides leadership for CIRCLE’s election strategies and works on other research and evaluation projects.
Kate Klonowski
Klonowski_Kate.jpegKate Klonowski is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Foundations at Kent State University. Her areas of study include youth media production, collaboration, and literacy. She serves as Vice President for the Ohio Scholastic Media Association, a G.A., the Advocacy Chair for the Graduate Student Senate, and as a Teaching Fellow.
Randy Kochevar
Kochevar_RandyRandy is director of the Oceans of Data Institute. Trained as a marine biologist, Randy has been involved in exhibit development, print and multimedia publishing, media relations and science education. He is an investigator on the Ocean Tracks, CODAP and Real World, Real Science programs.
Leigh Kolb
Kolb_LeighLeigh Kolb is an English and Journalism instructor at East Central College in Union, Mo. Kolb’s film and television criticism has appeared in print and online publications, and she serves as a screener and juror for film festivals. She blogs about news and media literacy for schooljournalism.org.
Jim Kropp
kropp_jim.jpg“Jim Kropp is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and independent producer who has a talent for teaching video production and photography to students of all ages. He started Shine On, Chicago! – an amazing mobile production classroom – to help teach photography and videography to teens in under-served neighborhoods of Chicago.”
Shanti Kulkarni
Dr. Kulkarni engages in community based participatory research with marginalized populations whose experiences are shaped by gender, race, ethnicity, and poverty. She teaches at UNC Charlotte School of Social Work and is a PI for Shaping the Message, an NIH-funded project that utilizes media literacy to reduce teen dating violence.
Kristelle Lavallee
Lavallee_Kristelle.jpgKristelle Lavallee is the Content Strategist at the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. Ms. Lavallee translates the latest science and research from the field into actionable advice, practical health resources and curricula that promote children’s healthy and developmentally optimal creation and consumption of media.
Kewman M. Lee
Kewman Lee is a PhD student in Learning, Literacies, & Technologies program at the Arizona State University. His research focuses on digital literacy practices in transnational online spaces, literacy and learning in out-of-school contexts, social media, pop culture, the New Literacy Study, multimodality, and Discourse analysis.
Jeff Lemberg
Jeff Lemberg oversees the journalism program at Curry College in Milton, Mass., and recently created and teaches the media literacy course that is required of all Communication majors. Jeff, who earned his Ph.D. in journalism/public communication from the University of Maryland, also teaches communication theory and senior capstone.
Prune Lieutier
Prune is the cofounder and production director of La boîte à Pitons, a Montreal-based company that designs and produces digital experiences for children. La boîte à pitons received many awards, including a MITACS-National Research Council Canada prize. Prune is also completing a PhD on the processes of creation involved in the production of digital literature for children.
Antonio Lopez
Lopez_Antonio.jpgAntonio Lopez, Ph.D. has a research focus on bridging sustainability with media literacy. He has written numerous academic articles, essays and books. His most recent book is Greening Media Education: Bridging Media Literacy with Green Cultural Citizenship (Peter Lang). He currently teaches at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.
Charisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay
charisselpree.comCharisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Trained in critical media studies, brain and cognitive science, and social psychology, her work investigates how audiences use media to construct and affirm identities, as well as the implications for industry practices.
David Magolis
magolis.jpgDavid Magolis is an Associate Professor of Mass Communications and Kerby Confer Radio Fellow at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He has designed, developed, and instructed a wide variety of face-to-face and online courses centered on media literacy. Recently he designed a new major and minor based on media literacy principles called Emergent Media in Mass Communications at Bloomsburg of Pennsylvania.
Paul Mihailidis
Paul Mihailidis is an associate professor in the school of communication at Emerson College in Boston, MA, where he teaches media literacy, civic media, and community activism. He is founding program director of the MA in Civic Media: Art & Practice and a Principle Investigator and Faculty Director of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College. Mihailidis also directs the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change.
Mary Moen
Moen_MaryMary Moen is the Program Director of Media Smart Libraries, an IMLS grant funded project awarded to the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at URI. Through her work in digital and media literacy, Mary hopes to build partnerships between educators, librarians, families and the community to support children in a digital age.
Ellen Moore
Moore_Ellen.jpgDr. Ellen Moore teaches in Environmental Communication and Environmental Justice. Her book “Green Machine” (due out with Palgrave in 2017) focuses on the intersection of sustainability and inequality in Hollywood film. She recently has created a new freshmen course on Media Literacy.
Deirdre J. Morgenthaler
Morgenthaler_DeirdreDeirdre J. Morgenthaler, Ph.D. is a media literacy educator at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development. Dee has a Master’s degree in Communication and has held positions in teaching and curriculum development, marketing, web design and video production. Her research focuses on teacher education.
Beatrice Motamedi
Motamedi_Beatrice.jpgBeatrice Motamedi is executive director of Global Student Square, an international student journalism network. A 2015 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, she is a Dow Jones News Fund Distinguished Adviser and co-director of Newsroom by the Bay, a digital media summer camp for high school students at Stanford.
Dan Neumann
Neumann_Daniel.jpgDan Neumann is a journalist and media educator leading Real Chi Youth — a civic journalism project of Free Spirit Media on Chicago’s West Side. Real Chi Youth is a diverse “learning newsroom” in Homan Square where young adults 18-24 years old develop community reporting skills on the job. The newsroom is designed to get young people with diverse perspectives interested in community reporting and help them find pathways into media careers.
Jane Nickerson
Jane Nickerson has taught media literacy, composition, reading, and literature and film courses at Gallaudet University, a liberal arts university for the Deaf located in Washington, D.C., for 34 years. She wrote “Reflections of Society in Film: Citizen Kane to Erin Brockovich” in Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms.
Jen Nowicki Clark
Nowicki-Clark_JenJennifer is the director of Creative Narrations, a consulting firm based in Tucson AZ that specializes in participatory media training and production for community-based initiatives nationally. Jennifer brings critical pedagogy and participatory adult education models to both language-learning and community multi-media initiatives. She received a BA in Sociology from Boston College and her MA in Linguistics from the University of Arizona.
Jason Ohler
Ohler_Jason.pngDr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus and lifelong digital humanist who has been helping students at all levels, K thru PhD, understand the ethics of living a digital lifestyle. His last book, 4Four Big Ideas for the Future, reflects on his 35 years in the world of emerging media. Visit JasonOhlerIdeas.com.
Eric Olson
Olson_EricEric is the Outreach Coordinator for the PressForward project. He is also on the organizing committee for the Open Scholarship Initiative, a UN-sponsored series of conferences on scholarly communication. Eric also works on the development of history communication, conferences on science and humanities convergence, and new health communication platforms.
Brian Puerling
Puerling_BrianBrian Puerling, MS, NBCT is a National Board Certified Teacher and author of Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3. Currently the Director of Education Technology at Catherine Cook School in Chicago, Brian is also a former teacher, teacher coach, and consultant for the Chicago Public Schools, the Early Childhood Council of New Zealand, and NBCUniversal. Puerling currently serves on the Nickelodeon Curriculum and Content Advisory Board, and is a former participant on the Sesame Workshop Teacher Council. In 2014-2015, he was an early career fellow for the Fred Rogers Center, and in 2010 was a recipient of the PBS Innovative Educator Award and PBS Teacher’s Choice Award.
Nathan C. Phillips
Phillips_NathanA former high school English, journalism, and film teacher, Nate researches young people’s spatial and media literacies in and out of school, across virtual and physical landscapes, and among multiple media—particularly exploring these literacies and mobilities as they relate to young people’s critical participation in civic processes.
Evanna Ratner
Rattner_EvannaI teach Media communication and Social Change in the Gordon College,and Haifa University. practice of Media production and Media Literacy too. My students get to experience a hands-on field-based learning Beside teaching I am also a researcher, a teacher and activist in Peace Education. Recently I won a grant from the Abraham fund Association to write a curriculum introducing “Dialogue through Media” within groups in conflict which specializes in media literacy helping them critically analyze film, culture, news and advertising and creating videos for storytelling, healing, and unification.
Frank Romanelli
Romanelli_FrankFrank Romanelli is a faculty member of the Media Education Lab, early credit coordinator for writing at the University of Rhode Island, and an advocate for digital literacy. His award-winning work explores ways to use digital literacy across the curriculum both in his classroom and in teacher training.
Marieli Rowe
Rowe_MarieliMarieli Rowe has been the Executive Director of The National Telemedia Council since 1978.  She helped expand the organization’s newsletter into The Journal of Media Literacy and has been the editor since its inception.
Sharon Pajka
Sharon Pajka, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of English. One of her research interests focuses on the portrayals and perceptions of Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature. She currently keeps a research blog on the topic: http://pajka.blogspot.com/. She enjoys teaching courses in adolescent literature and literary studies.
Joanne Parsont
Parsont_Joanne.jpgJoanne Parsont is a media education and film festival consultant with over 20 years experience in educational outreach, audience engagement, youth media, and children’s and documentary film programming. She is a senior partner at Big Picture Educational Consulting, specializing in resource development and educational outreach services for films of all kinds.
Anne Perry
Anne Perry is a doctoral student studying Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Houston. Over the past 11 years she has taught secondary Social Studies in public, charter, and private schools in Houston, Texas.
Amy Petersen
Amy Petersen Jensen is a professor and Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. She previously served on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy and as the founding co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education. In 2011 She received the Meritorious Service Award from the National Association for Media Literacy Education. She is the editor and co-author of Arts Literacies and Education (Routledge, 2015).
Anne Marie Porter
Porter_Anne-Marie.jpgDr. Porter is the project coordinator for Shaping the Message, which conducts media literacy interventions to prevent teen dating violence in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shaping the Message encourages teens to critically think about relationships shown in the media, and identify what relationship behaviors are healthy or unhealthy.
Jeff Poulin
Poulin_JeffJeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal advocates to advance policies supportive of arts education through communications, field education, and strategic partnerships.
Michael Rich
Rich_Michael.jpgDirector of the Center on Media and Child Health (www.cmch.tv) at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Rich combines his creative experience with rigorous scientific evidence about the powerful positive and negative effects of media to advise pediatricians and parents how to use media in ways that optimize child development at www.askthemediatrician.org.
Theresa Redmond
Theresa is an Associate Professor at Appalachian State University where she teaches in Media Studies and Teacher Education. She studies how media and communication technologies impact literacy, fluency, teaching, learning, and expression and engagement. Currently, Theresa is exploring media literacy assessment, ecomedia literacy, and nonlinear pedagogies for media literacy education.
Wendy Rivenburgh
Rivenburgh_Wendy.jpgWendy Rivenburgh, Senior Associate at Education Development Center, currently leads communications for the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment. She focuses on project-based learning and civic engagement to build media literacy and empower youth. Most recently, she managed outreach for Adobe Youth Voices, an international youth media initiative.
MJ Robinson
Robinson_MJMJ Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies (JAMS) and new media in the Department of TV and Radio at Brooklyn College and also serves as the Graduate Deputy of the M.S. in Media Studies.
Faith Rogow
Rogow_Faith.jpgFaith Rogow, Ph.D., is the Media Literacy Education Maven at InsightersEducation.com. She’s the co-author of The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy and was NAMLE’s founding president. A pioneer of developmentally appropriate media literacy education for early childhood and award-winning curriculum developer, she writes the edublog: Tune In, Next Time.
Josh Schachter
Schachter_JoshJosh Schachter is an educator, photographer and social ecologist. Over the past 18 years he has facilitated community-based photography and digital storytelling projects with youth, schools and nonprofits in places ranging from New Delhi to Nigeria. Josh is director of CommunityShare (www.communityshare.us), an education initiative that is re-imagining the relationship between communities and schools.
Cyndy Scheibe
Scheibe_CyndyCyndy Scheibe is a Professor of Psychology at Ithaca College and the Executive Director and Founder of Project Look Sharp. She is co-author of The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (2012, Sage/Corwin) and of a new QRG on media literacy integration published by ASCD.
Josef Seethaler
Seethaler_Josef.jpgJosef Seethaler is Deputy Director of the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is participating in several international projects (e.g., “Worlds of Journalism”; “Media Pluralism Monitor” on behalf of the European Commission), and has published on political communication and media systems.
Jeff Share
Share_Jeff.jpgJeff Share has worked as a photojournalist, elementary school teacher, and media literacy curriculum designer and trainer. He is currently a Faculty Advisor in the Teacher Education Program at UCLA. In 2015, Share published the second edition of, Media Literacy is Elementary: Teaching Youth to Critically Read and Create Media.
Adam Sherlock
Sherlock_Adam.jpgAdam Sherlock works as Community Programs Manager at the youth non-profit Spy Hop Productions. Adam works to cultivate and organize community partnerships in order to provide digital media programming to underserved youth across the Salt Lake Valley. He is also a freelance illustrator, puppeteer, musician, and voiceover artist.
Debbie Shin
Shin_Debbie.jpgDebbie Shin is a doctoral student in Social Sciences and Comparative Education program at UCLA GSEIS, also a Graduate Student Researcher at UNESCO-UCLA Chair Office, working with her advisor, Dr. Carlos A. Torres. Her topic of interest is on Global Citizenship Education. She received Masters in Public Policy.
Moses Shumow
Shumow_Moses.jpgMoses Shumow is an associate professor of digital media in the School of Communication and Journalism and Florida International University. He studies the intersections between media and geography, and the ways in which media literacy and pedagogy can build stronger civic engagement and community activism.
Joni Siani
Siani_JoniProfessor Siani is recognized as a leading authority in digital socialization and the relational effects of smart phone technology on the development of teens, young adults and the cultural and social impact within the human experience. Siani is passionate media literacy educator, communication consultant, author and filmmaker.
Jaclyn Kahn Siegel
Siegel_JaclynJaclyn Kahn Siegel is the History coordinator at Winston Preparatory School in NYC- a private school for students who learn differently. She has fulfilled in many different roles at the school since graduating from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2010 with a master’s degree in Reading. Jaclyn has been a member of NAMLE for 7 years, and is currently a member of NAMLE’s leadership council.
Julie Smith
Smith_Julie.jpgJulie has been teaching media literacy since 1997 and is the author of “Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World”. Her research interests include online verification tools, social media anxiety and the expansion of digital citizenship education. Julie currently teaches at Webster University, St Louis.
Matthew Soeth
Soeth_MattMatt is a former high school teacher for Video Production (CTE), English and Student Leadership in California. Matt was on the board of the California Association of Directors of Activities providing leadership training and technology integration in schools. He is also an adjunct professor at the Teacher College of San Joaquin in technology and mobile applications.
Kyler Sommer
Kyler Sommer is a film student at BYU focusing on media production.
Jason Steinhauer
Steinhauer_Jason.jpgJason Steinhauer is the director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest and creator of the field of History Communication. He prior worked at the Library of Congress, as a museum curator and as an archivist.
Tony Streit
Streit-HeadshotTony Streit is the Chair of the 2017 NAMLE Conference. He is a Senior Managing Director and the Director of the Chicago office of Education Development Center, Inc. For over 25 years, Streit has worked at the intersection of media education, technology, and informal learning. At EDC, he currently leads the National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment for the US Department of Health and Human Services. He is a founder and former Co-Director of Street-Level Youth Media in Chicago. Streit is a proud board member of NAMLE and the Treasurer.
Conni Strittmatter
Conni started in libraries 7 years ago because of her passion for information literacy, which she quickly learned is intertwined with media literacy. Her goal is to give library staff confidence in media literacy education. Previous to libraries, Conni worked as a high school English teacher in Baltimore City.
Tatyana Terzopoulos
Terzopoulos_Tatyana.jpgTatyana is a Master’s candidate in the Communication and Culture program at Ryerson University; she is also a media producer, director, and writer with a 15-year career creating content for school-aged children and general audiences. Her ongoing mission is to promote the importance of tween-specific informational media in a digital age.
Benjamin Thevenin
Thevenin_Benjamin.jpgBenjamin Thevenin is an Assistant Professor in BYU’s Theatre & Media Arts Department. His studies focus on the relationships between youth, media and politics, and in particular, how we can better prepare young people to become thoughtful citizens, consumers and creators of media. He teaches classes on creativity, children’s media, new media, and media education. His latest project is Dark Ride: Disneyland–a mobile game that uses augmented reality and encourages visitors to critically engage with the theme park while enhancing their Disney experience. Benjamin lives with his wife Emily and two boys in the beautiful Wasatch mountains.
Beth Thornton
Thornton_BethBeth Thornton is Communications Director for the Center for Media Literacy. She promotes the Center’s outreach and curricular publishing efforts via print, web, video. She serves as project manager for the Center’s Media Literacy Week activities and is the editor of Connections, the newsletter published by Consortium for Media Literacy.
Vitor Tomé
Tome_VitorVitor Tomé, professional journalist, teacher trainer and researcher, is currently involved in several research projects, such as “Digital Citizenship Education” (Council of Europe), COST Action “The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children” (Sheffield University-UK), and “Digital Citizenship Education for Democratic Participation” (FCT, Portugal).
Heather Vardis
Vardis_Heather.jpgI earned my Masters in Teaching at National Louis University. I strive to create a community of learners where students are supportive, grow to become independent thinkers by incorporating project-based learning and inquiry based learning, and work cooperatively with one another. I integrate curriculum with technology and other subject areas to further heighten the learning experience.
Olga Valentin
Valentin_OlgaOlga Valentin is a Ph.D. student in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Her research interests lie at the intersection between positive psychology and social media, and the role of emotional intelligence in media literacy.
Jacqueline Ryan Vickery
Vickery_Jacqueline.jpgDr. Jacqueline Ryan Vickery is an assistant professor of media at the University of North Texas. She conducts qualitative and feminist research on teens’ and women’s digital media practices. Vickery is the author of Worried about the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, & Opportunity in the Digital World (The MIT Press, 2017).
Emily Vraga
Vraga_Emily.jpgEmily Vraga is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. She researches how individuals process news and information about contentious political, scientific, and health issues in digital media. Her research tests methods to limit biased processing and misinformation and to encourage attention to diverse content.
Chelsea Waite
waite_chelsea.jpgChelsea Waite directs global programs at Digital Promise Global, a nonprofit working to spur innovation in education to improve lifelong learning opportunities. Previously, she served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Brazil. She graduated from Brown University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Innovation from the University of Cambridge.
Zoey (Xuezhao) Wang
Zoey (Xuezhao) Wang is a doctoral student in the joint PhD in Education program by University of Rhode Island (URI) and Rhode Island College (RIC), and a research associate at Media Education Lab founded by Dr. Renee Hobbs, and a Student Leadership Council member for the National Media Literacy Education Association (NAMLE). Zoey’s research interests are in International Media Literacy, Youth Media and Creativity, Media and Contemporary Culture, as well as Art Education.
Niki Warncke
Warncke_NicoleNiki Warncke studied media literacy education and sociology at Temple University in Philadelphia before pursuing her M.F.A. in Documentary Production and Studies at the University of North Texas. She will graduate this summer upon completing her thesis film, Eggplant Emoji, a documentary short about dick pics and sexting.
Dr. Kelly Leahy Whitney
Dr. Kelly Leahy Whitney is the Chief Product & Partnerships Officer for iCivics. Kelly has developed and produced educational and children’s media for organizations such as PBS, Nickelodeon, MIT, and Discovery. Kelly serves on the Board of Directors for NAMLE. She holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University.
Annelise Wunderlich
Annelise is a filmmaker and media educator living in San Francisco. She is currently the Executive Producer for KQED Learning, where she oversees educational content production for the Bay Area PBS affiliate. She also has worked as the Education Manager for ITVS, producing community engagement campaigns for the Emmy award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens, in addition to designing curriculum for programs airing on PBS series Frontline, FUTURESTATES, and Global Voices. She is co-directing “The Corridor,” a documentary feature about the nation’s first charter high school operating inside a county jail. She served on NAMLE’s Board from 2009-2011.
Jason Wyman
Jason Wyman is many things. Today, They are an artist creating public works rooted in prayer and place. They are an impact producer inspiring collective narratives that tell bold stories about desired futures. They are a neighbor engaging other neighbors in civic life. Wyman is queerly complex.
Melda N. Yildiz
Yildiz_MeldaMelda N. Yildiz is global scholar, assessment and curriculum consultant, author, and edupreneur. Melda served as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan (2009) and Azerbaijan (2016). Melda worked as a Media Specialist and the director of media services at Northfield Mount Hermon School and taught media literacy and production to grades 9-12. Melda co-authored, published, and presented featuring Media and Information Literacy, Instructional Technology, and Global Education in national and international conferences. She received Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University.
Jiwon Yoon
Dr. Jiwon Yoon (Ph.D., Temple University) is an Associate Professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has been focusing on research in media literacy for global understanding, intercultural communication, popular culture in North and South Korea, and Pan-Asian identity. She has taught media literacy in the U.S., South Korea, and China in various educational settings, such as public/private schools, alternative educational settings, universities, and teacher education programs.
Kristin Ziemke
Ziemke_KristinA teacher of primary age learners in Chicago, Kristin Ziemke pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom, Apple Distinguished Educator and National Board Certified Teacher, Kristin collaborates with educators around the globe as a staff developer, speaker and writer. Follow her on Twitter @KristinZiemke.
Tara Adler
Adler_TaraTara S. Adler is a doctoral student in International and Comparative Education at the Graduate School of Education & Information at UCLA. Her main research interests are in lifelong learning and psychological wellbeing. She is currently conducting a qualitative study on Holocaust survivors who work as educators.
Karen Ambrosh
Ambrosh_KarenKaren Ambrosh is president of The National Telemedia Council and a board member of The Journal of Media Literacy. After a decade teaching video production in the middle school, she has been teaching high school English, Media, and Communication courses at Audubon High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the past 10 years.
Neil Andersen
Andersen_NeilNeil Andersen is president of The Association for Media Literacy (Ontario) and a board member of The Journal of Media Literacy. He has taught primary to post-secondary media studies for over 30 years, including teacher courses for Mount Saint Vincent University, York University and the University of Toronto.
 Jimmeka L. Anderson
Anderson_Jimmeka.pngJimmeka L. Anderson is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Concentration in Adolescent Development. Currently, she is a candidate for her Master’s in Educational Media at Appalachian State University. Jimmeka is also the Founder and Executive Director for a 501C3 nonprofit, I AM not the MEdia, an author of two books of poetry, spoken word artist and an Outreach Library Coordinator for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
 Seth Ashley
Ashley_SethSeth Ashley (PhD, University of Missouri) is associate professor of journalism and media studies at Boise State University. He is faculty adviser for student media, and his research centers on the role of media in democratic society with work in media literacy, media sociology and media policy.
 Lynne Azarchi
Azarchi_LynneFounder/Executive Director of the Kidsbridge Tolerance Center in NJ– an immersive ‘small group discussion’ learning lab for 2500 youth and 300 teachers each year, Lynne has spent the last fifteen years creating evidence-based, interactive, engaging programs for youth dealing with media literacy, bullying prevention, empathy, respect and diversity appreciation.
 Emily Bailin Wells
Bailin Wells_EmilyEmily is a doctoral candidate in Communication & Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation explores how images and messages of “girls” and “girlhood” are constructed and understood at an elite private all-girls school in Manhattan. Emily is also a media literacy curriculum consultant for The Media Spot.
 Claire Douglas Beach
Beach_ClaireFor over the past 40 years I have worked with teens and media literacy issues. I have witnessed the transformation they experience when their critical thinking skills are awakened and they start to understand the impact the media has on their lives. I am so proud of the work we have done in partnership with legislators in WA State to insure all our students will have access to media literacy and digital citizenship education.
 Maren Beaufort
Beaufort_MarenMaren Beaufort is a Junior Scientist at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Her research interests are: social media, political participation, media effects research, and media literacy.
 Ralph Beliveau
Beliveau_Ralph.jpgRalph Beliveau is an Associate Professor in the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma. He is the co-editor of International Horror Film Directors: Global Fear (Intellect/Univ. of Chicago) and co author of Digital Literacy (Peter Lang). His research focuses on documentary, critical media literacy, popular culture, and rhetoric.
Alan Berry
Formerly the Education Director for The LAMP in New York City, Alan has designed and facilitated hundreds of hours of media literacy programs in school day and out-of-school spaces for youth and older adults, and he has provided professional development for educators in New York and Chicago on media technologies and integrating media literacy into K-12 classrooms. He is most interested in media literacy as a method for empowering underserved and underrepresented communities to civic action and as a learner-centered, critical approach to challenging consumer culture and traditional narratives.
Malori Bigler
Malori, a native of Herriman Utah, has been involved in over seven student films and many other projects. Malori was a member of the story team and lead over the “Weird Stuff Land” section of Dark Ride Disneyland. She recently graduated from BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in media arts.
Robin Blom
Robin Blom is a graduate director and assistant professor of journalism at Ball State University, where he teaches media law and ethics. His research interests include news media perceptions, memory and cognition, misinformation, and journalism education. He has been a reporter for regional and national daily newspapers in The Netherlands.
 Spencer Brayton
Brayton_Spencer.jpgSpencer oversees library services, the information literacy program, and also co-teaches a combined media and information literacy course in his role as Director of the Learning Commons at Blackburn College (IL). His research and teaching interests focus on the overlap between media literacy and information literacy.
 Alexis Brown
Brown_AlexisAlexis Brown is a PhD candidate in the department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Victoria. She is also a high-school humanities teacher, and has worked in urban, rural, and alternative classroom settings. Her research interests include critical literacies with Indigenous adolescents, dialogic pedagogy, and adolescent literacies.
 Catherine Burgess
Burgess_Catherine.jpgCatherine Burgess is a graduate student at Brooklyn College, where she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Media Studies with a concentration in media literacy.
 Tom Burrell
Burrell_TomAfter 32 years as CEO of Burrell Communications, an advertising agency targeting the black consumer market, Tom Burrell authored “Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority”. This highly acclaimed book examines the role that media messaging (propaganda) plays in shaping attitudes and behavior, encouraging sustainable solutions through media literacy.
 Lara Burton
Burton_Lara.jpgLara is a teaching assistant in the School of communication and a PhD candidate in the Knowledge Mediation Research Group (GReMS) at University of Louvain (Belgium). Her research focuses on the media literacy competencies mobilized by young adults as part of their civic or political participation.
 Eisha Buch
Bush_EishaEisha Buch is the Senior Manager of Education Programs at Common Sense where she focuses on developing and disseminating Common Sense’s Digital Citizenship & News Literacy programs. Before coming to Common Sense, Eisha taught secondary math in both public and charter schools in New York City for several years. She has experience in in the international education space, education technology, and is passionate about developing kids to think critically about the media they are consuming and creating.
 Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop
Carter-Bishop_Carla Lyndale.jpgCarla LynDale Carter-Bishop is a filmmaker and teacher of film to people of all ages. She has spent more than a decade teaching various community groups how to make documentaries that promote social change and using media as a tool for activism.
 Jonelle Carroll
Carroll_Jonelle.jpgI am a graduate of Franklin University with a B.S. in Business and Applied Management. I work in technology at Kettering Fairmont High School. I enjoy assisting teachers with incorporating technology into planned curriculum and learning strategies. I love spending time with family and friends and all things Sherlock!
 Natasha Casey
Casey_Natasha.jpgNatasha Casey, Ph.D., is associate professor of communications at Blackburn College, Illinois. Her work has been published in New Hibernia Review and ‘The Irish in US’. Her most recent conference presentations were in Toronto (Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians), Rome (International Media Education Summit), and South Bend, Indiana (American Conference for Irish Studies).
Mary Caton-Rosser
Caton-Rosser_Mary.jpgMary Caton-Rosser is associate professor of mass communication at Black Hills State University. She advises the student newspaper Jacket Journal, converged site BHSUmedia.com, and also the Public Relations Club. MCR teaches classes in mass media law, ethics, theory social media and newswriting-editorial. Research is on media literacy and community informatics.
Denise Chapman
Denise is a passionate digital media-creator and teacher-educator at Monash University. She is an early childhood inclusion specialist focused on critical digital literacies and culturally-sustaining partnerships within diverse communities in Melbourne, Australia. As part of the Learning with New Media Group, Denise’s current research prioritizes communities experiencing marginalization.
 Shayna Cook
Cook_Shayna.jpgShayna Cook is a policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She is a member of the Learning Technologies project. Cook researches and reports on innovation, new technologies, and digital equity issues concerning children from birth through third grade.
 Stephanie Craft
Craft_Stephanie.jpgStephanie Craft is associate professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois. Her work focuses on journalism ethics and practices and news literacy. Her news literacy work has appeared Journalism Educator and the Journal of Media Literacy Education. She is co-author of the textbook Principles of American Journalism.
Jayne Cubbage
Cubbage_JayneDr. Jayne Cubbage teaches graduate students Organizational Communication in the Department of Communications at Bowie State University. She has previously taught courses in broadcast journalism, mass communication and media literacy. Her research interests include media audiences of color, media literacy and social networking.
 Sherri Hope Culver
Version 2Sherri Hope Culver serves as Director, Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University and Associate Professor, School of Media and Communication. She is on the board of NAMLE and served as co-editor of the Yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue published by UNESCO/UNAOC from 2013-2015.
 Belinha De Abreu, PhD.
DeAbreu_BelinhaBelinha S. De Abreu, Ph.D., is a media literacy educator and an International Expert to the Forum on Media & Information Literacy for UNESCO”s Communication & Information Section. She is the author of Mobile Learning through Digital Media Literacy (2017), author/co-editor of Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives (2014).
Vanessa Domine, Ph.D.
domineDr. Domine is a full professor of Communication & Media at Montclair State University. She holds BA and MA degrees in Communication and a PhD in Media Ecology. She is the author of Rethinking Technology in Schools, and Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools: How Media Literacy Education Can Renew Education in the United States.
Lucy Eagleson
Eagleson_LucyBorn and raised in Escondido, California, Lucy spent 3 years living and volunteering at an orphanage in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was during that time that she found herself in the midst of unique stories as she came to know the wise individuals behind those journeys. That wisdom, paired with a deep appreciation for the power of the image, inspired Lucy to pursue a career in filmmaking. Lucy obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Film and TV Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and she continues to produce and direct short documentary films. She is honored to bring her passions together by seeking to instill in young people the importance of telling their stories, while providing them the skills necessary to create digital content.
 Bobbie Eisenstock, Ph.D.
Eisenstock_Bobbi.pngDr. Bobbie Eisenstock specializes in the social-psychological effects of convergent media technologies and strategies for educating and empowering youth in the participatory digital culture. She is on the faculty at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in Los Angeles and California State University, Northridge where she directs a civic engagement initiative with the National Eating Disorders Association.
 Doaa FathAllah
FathAllah_DoaaDoaa Fathallah Rady is a ‘journalism and Edu. media assistant lecturer’ at Cairo University, and a researcher in media and education fields. Doaa has pursued her Master’s Degree with High Honors in Journalism and Mass Communication from the American University in Cairo (AUC), and she currently is a PhD candidate in Journalism department at Faculty of Mass Communication, Cairo University. Doaa’s research focuses primarily on Media Literacy and political knowledge; Media literacy skills and Multimedia didactic materials; New Media; Media and Children; and Social media.
 Haley Flanders
Flanders_HaleyBA in Theatre Arts Studies, minor in music. MA in Theatre History, Theory and Criticism (BYU). Elementary theatre professional development partner for BYU. Montessori lower elementary (1st-3rd grade) teacher at Walden School of Liberal Arts in Provo, UT. Studied Montessori education at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.
Moira Fratantuono
Fratantuono_MoiraMoira Fratantuono received her Bachelors Degree from Dickinson College in 2005 and her Masters in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008. In 2013, she joined Wide Angle as the Youth Photography Traveling Exhibition Coordinator and she transitioned to the Program Director in 2015.
 Lewis Freeman
Freeman_Lewis.jpgLewis Freeman (Ph.D., Columbia) teaches in Fordham’s Department of Communication and Media Studies and serves on the Children’s Media Association Board of Directors. His achievements include: Urban Communication Foundation prize, Time Warner Cable grant, NYS Communication Association Neil Postman Mentor Award, 2 Tellys, and a book, Sitcom Society (2008).
 Yonty Friesem
Friesem_Yonty.JPGDr. Yonty (Jonathan) Friesem is the Associate Director at the Media Education Lab and an Assistant Professor at Central Connecticut State University. Yonty is an award-winning educator and filmmaker who advocates for media literacy education. His research explores the social and emotional components of teaching media production.
 Katherine Fry
Fry_KatherineKatherine G. Fry (Ph.D., 1994, Temple University) is Professor of Media Studies at Brooklyn College of CUNY. She teaches and publishes in the areas of media ecology; media literacy; and cultural analysis of journalism. Currently she is engaged in research and publications around the changing definition of news in the digital environment. Fry has developed, and teaches, a model of activist media literacy education based on her grassroots media literacy education work as Co-Founder and former Education Director of The LAMP (www.thelamp.org), based in New York City.
Michael Lee Gardin
Michael Lee Gardin is a researcher and teacher in feminist, gender, and queer studies as well as in writing, literature, and critical theory. She recently joined the faculty of Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, Texas and teaches Women’s Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her current research focuses on decolonizing the study of gender and sexuality as well as feminist and queer theory and transgender studies. Michael Lee is also a dedicated pedagogue, and in her time outside of the classroom, she is developing new scholarship focused on teaching practices in Women’s Studies courses in an effort to recognize and utilize the multiple and often contending ways that different disciplines conceptualize gender. Michael Lee understands her theorizing of social justice, her teaching, and her advocacy on college campuses as interrelated, always informing one another, and her mentorship and activism has been recognized with such honors as the LGBT Faculty Advocate of the Year Award as well as an invitation to be the keynote speaker at a Lavender Graduation ceremony.
 Ryan Goble
Goble_RyanRyan R. Goble is the co-author of ‘Making Curriculum Pop: Developing Literacies Across Content Areas’ (NCTE/Free Spirit) and he works as the Teaching and Learning Coordinator for Glenbard High School District 87 in Glen Ellyn, IL. Ryan has a BA & MA from the University of Michigan and is a doctoral candidate in Interdisciplinary studies at Teachers College Columbia University in New York City.
 Kate Goddard
Goddard_Kate.jpgKate Goddard specializes in designing, implementing, and supporting the continuous improvement of technology- and media-based out-of-school time programs. From 2007 to 2016, she advanced the mission of Adobe Foundation’s philanthropic initiative Adobe Youth Voices by building the capacity of programs and educators around the globe to implement youth media programming.
Alan Goldenbach
Goldenbach_Alan.jpgAlan Goldenbach is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Hood College. Previously, he spent 12 years as a reporter for The Washington Post.
 Kelsey Greene
Greene_KelseyKelsey is a media producer, educator and scholar who focuses on advancing instructional practices, learning experiences and organizations’ outreach. She has worked with Project Look Sharp at Ithaca College, the Media Education Lab at URI, and Convergence Design Lab at Columbia College. She teaches Media Literacy at Roosevelt University.
Sarah Gretter
Gretter_SarahSarah Gretter works on integrating 21st century skills in teacher education. She focuses specifically on media literacy and digital citizenship.
 Joanna M. Grymes
Grymes_Joanna.jpgJoanna Grymes currently serves in both teaching and administrative roles in the Department of Teacher Education at Arkansas State University. She primarily teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in early childhood education. She had made presentations about early childhood and technology at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
Lisa Guernsey
Guernsey_Lisa.jpgLisa Guernsey is deputy director of the Education Policy program and director of the Learning Technologies project at New America. She leads teams of writers and analysts to tell stories, translate research, examine policies, and generate ideas for new approaches to help disadvantaged students succeed.
Mary Hadac
Mary Hadac is a undergraduate student at Roosevelt University expected to graduate with honors in Fall 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies.
 Akrami Reza Hamid
Akrami_Hamid.jpgAs an ICT and Social Communications expert, and media educator for kids/teenagers, he is doing research at Hans-Bredow-Institu, Hamburg University for EU-Kids Online project. His experience in training kids, parents and educators during the past few years has given him an insight about measures for handling digital/media literacy in Iran.
Christopher Harris
Dr. Christopher Harris is an Associate Professor of Communication in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Nevada State College. His research interests include fine-de-siècle rap music and neo-soul, critical pedagogy, media portrayals of ethnicity/race, and the relationship/interplay between power and discourse in contemporary society.
 Jessica Harvey
Harvey_JessicaJessica Harvey is an assistant professor of communication at Saint Vincent College. Her interest in media literacy education was first sparked in Seattle, working with Marilyn Cohen at the University of Washington and serving as a board member for Action for Media Education. Her research focuses on media education in the community and homes of youth.
 Ian David Hawkes
Hawkes_Ian.jpgRaised by artists on the coast of Maine, Ian’s love of storytelling has developed in the Media Arts program at Brigham Young University, Provo. Recently graduated, he spends his time designing indie video games, writing and pitching screenplays and comic books, and hiking in the mountains with his wife.
Mary E. Hess
Hess_Mary.jpgMary E. Hess is Professor of Educational Leadership at Luther Seminary, where she has taught since 2000. During the 2016-2017 year she holds the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Visiting Chair in Religious Education at the University of St. Michael’s College, in the University of Toronto.
 Renee Hobbs
Hobbs_ReneeFor more than 30 years, Renee Hobbs has been a researcher, teacher, creative multimedia producer and advocate for digital and media literacy education. Her new book, Create to Learn (Wiley, 2017) introduces digital and media literacy through multimedia production as a pedagogical practice.
Jerri Lynn Hogg
Hogg_Jerri LynnJerri Lynn Hogg is a media psychologist, director of the Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, 2015 President of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Media Psychology and Technology, co-creator of Fielding’s Certificate in Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement , and co-author of Mad Men Unzipped. The Digital Life – PsychologyToday.
Angela Hubbard
Hubbard_AngelaAngela Hubbard is the Program Officer responsible for projects and partnerships of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Angela helps to advance the work of youth serving librarians in the areas of media mentorship, diversity, summer reading and learning, and early literacy.
Gabriella Huggins
Huggins_Gabriela.jpgGabriella Huggins is Community Programs Mentor for Spy Hop Productions. Gabriella mentors Spy Hop’s Sending Messages program, the country’s only storytelling podcast produced entirely by incarcerated youth, and provides digital media arts programming to youth from low-income or marginalized communities and students on the continuum of prevention, intervention, and treatment.
Emma Humphries
Humphries_Emma.jpgEmma Humphries is the Chief Education Officer at iCivics where she serves as the organization’s pedagogical expert, leads the curriculum team, and supports teachers in deepening their engagement with iCivics’ products. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida with an emphasis in civics.
Amy Petersen Jensen
Jensen_AmyAmy Petersen Jensen is a professor and Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. She previously served on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy and as the founding co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education. In 2011 She received the Meritorious Service Award from the National Association for Media Literacy Education. She is the editor and co-author of Arts Literacies and Education (Routledge, 2015).
Hyeon-Seon Jeong
Jeong_Hyeon-SeonHyeon-Seon Jeong is Professor of media literacy education at the Gyeongin National University of Education, South Korea, where she teaches courses in media literacy education to undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests include children and young people’s media literacy practices in and out-of-school settings, teacher education and classroom practices for media literacy education, development of the use of digital technology and media resources for literacy and media literacy education and policy for media and digital literacy.
Tessa Jolls
Jolls_Tessa.jpgTessa Jolls is President and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy, a position she has held since 1999. She founded the Consortium for Media Literacy. In 2015, Jolls received the Global Media and Information Literacy Award, from the UNESCO-initiated GAPMIL, along with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education for MediaSmarts, Canada’s center for digital and media literacy. He is the author of many of MediaSmarts’ lessons, parent materials and interactive resources and a lead on MediaSmarts’ Young Canadians in a Wired World research project. As an acknowledged expert in digital literacy and its implementation in Canadian curricula, Matthew is the architect of MediaSmarts’ Use, Understand, Create: Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian K-12 Schools. He has contributed blogs and articles to websites and magazines around the world as well as presenting MediaSmarts’ materials on topics such as copyright, cyberbullying, body image and online hate to parliamentary committees, academic conferences and governments and organizations around the world, frequently as a keynote speaker. He has served as on expert panels convened by the Canadian Pediatric Society, the Ontario Network of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Services and others, consulted on provincial curriculum for the Ontario Ministry of Education, and been interviewed by outlets such as The Globe and Mail, BBC News Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Radio Canada International and CBC’s The National.
 Zenzele Johnson
Johnson_ZenzeleZenzele Johnson is a writer, connector, and advocate for education equity and inclusive media representation. She has a passion for working with youth by using media literacy to help them disrupt the dominant narrative and bridge the connections in real-world context. Before joining The LAMP, Zenzele worked at Harlem Children’s Zone where she advocated for high school students, as well as designed and facilitated media literacy workshops. She is 2016 Innovative Cultural Fellow for the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), and co-hosts Critics in Coatcheck, a podcast series on African Diaspora art. She holds a B.A. in Sociology, Pan-African Studies and English from Drew University.
Russell Kahn
Kahn_Russell.jpgRussell Kahn created News-O-Matic, the Daily News Just for Kids. 3+ million children have the app, and 1,000+ U.S. schools integrate the texts into their literacy curriculum. Kahn has written 10 books about the Common Core Standards. He studied Print Journalism at Boston University and Elementary Education at Montclair State.
Nicolás Kello
Kello_NicholasNick has worked prolifically as an educator in a variety of school settings teaching diverse subjects including music, literature and philosophy. Aside from his work as a musician he is he currently holds the position of Music Demonstration Teacher at the pioneering UCLA Lab School.
Abby Kiesa
Kiesa_Abby.jpgAs Director of Impact at CIRCLE, Abby serves as liaison to practitioner organizations across the country to maintain a conversation between research and practice related to youth civic and political engagement. She also provides leadership for CIRCLE’s election strategies and works on other research and evaluation projects.
Kate Klonowski
Klonowski_Kate.jpegKate Klonowski is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Foundations at Kent State University. Her areas of study include youth media production, collaboration, and literacy. She serves as Vice President for the Ohio Scholastic Media Association, a G.A., the Advocacy Chair for the Graduate Student Senate, and as a Teaching Fellow.
Randy Kochevar
Kochevar_RandyRandy is director of the Oceans of Data Institute. Trained as a marine biologist, Randy has been involved in exhibit development, print and multimedia publishing, media relations and science education. He is an investigator on the Ocean Tracks, CODAP and Real World, Real Science programs.
Leigh Kolb
Kolb_LeighLeigh Kolb is an English and Journalism instructor at East Central College in Union, Mo. Kolb’s film and television criticism has appeared in print and online publications, and she serves as a screener and juror for film festivals. She blogs about news and media literacy for schooljournalism.org.
Jim Kropp
kropp_jim.jpg“Jim Kropp is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and independent producer who has a talent for teaching video production and photography to students of all ages. He started Shine On, Chicago! – an amazing mobile production classroom – to help teach photography and videography to teens in under-served neighborhoods of Chicago.”
Shanti Kulkarni
Dr. Kulkarni engages in community based participatory research with marginalized populations whose experiences are shaped by gender, race, ethnicity, and poverty. She teaches at UNC Charlotte School of Social Work and is a PI for Shaping the Message, an NIH-funded project that utilizes media literacy to reduce teen dating violence.
Kristelle Lavallee
Lavallee_Kristelle.jpgKristelle Lavallee is the Content Strategist at the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. Ms. Lavallee translates the latest science and research from the field into actionable advice, practical health resources and curricula that promote children’s healthy and developmentally optimal creation and consumption of media.
Kewman M. Lee
Kewman Lee is a PhD student in Learning, Literacies, & Technologies program at the Arizona State University. His research focuses on digital literacy practices in transnational online spaces, literacy and learning in out-of-school contexts, social media, pop culture, the New Literacy Study, multimodality, and Discourse analysis.
Jeff Lemberg
Jeff Lemberg oversees the journalism program at Curry College in Milton, Mass., and recently created and teaches the media literacy course that is required of all Communication majors. Jeff, who earned his Ph.D. in journalism/public communication from the University of Maryland, also teaches communication theory and senior capstone.
Prune Lieutier
Prune is the cofounder and production director of La boîte à Pitons, a Montreal-based company that designs and produces digital experiences for children. La boîte à pitons received many awards, including a MITACS-National Research Council Canada prize. Prune is also completing a PhD on the processes of creation involved in the production of digital literature for children.
Antonio Lopez
Lopez_Antonio.jpgAntonio Lopez, Ph.D. has a research focus on bridging sustainability with media literacy. He has written numerous academic articles, essays and books. His most recent book is Greening Media Education: Bridging Media Literacy with Green Cultural Citizenship (Peter Lang). He currently teaches at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.
Charisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay
charisselpree.comCharisse L’Pree Corsbie-Massay (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Trained in critical media studies, brain and cognitive science, and social psychology, her work investigates how audiences use media to construct and affirm identities, as well as the implications for industry practices.
David Magolis
magolis.jpgDavid Magolis is an Associate Professor of Mass Communications and Kerby Confer Radio Fellow at the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He has designed, developed, and instructed a wide variety of face-to-face and online courses centered on media literacy. Recently he designed a new major and minor based on media literacy principles called Emergent Media in Mass Communications at Bloomsburg of Pennsylvania.
Paul Mihailidis
Paul Mihailidis is an associate professor in the school of communication at Emerson College in Boston, MA, where he teaches media literacy, civic media, and community activism. He is founding program director of the MA in Civic Media: Art & Practice and a Principle Investigator and Faculty Director of the Engagement Lab at Emerson College. Mihailidis also directs the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change.
Mary Moen
Moen_MaryMary Moen is the Program Director of Media Smart Libraries, an IMLS grant funded project awarded to the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at URI. Through her work in digital and media literacy, Mary hopes to build partnerships between educators, librarians, families and the community to support children in a digital age.
Ellen Moore
Moore_Ellen.jpgDr. Ellen Moore teaches in Environmental Communication and Environmental Justice. Her book “Green Machine” (due out with Palgrave in 2017) focuses on the intersection of sustainability and inequality in Hollywood film. She recently has created a new freshmen course on Media Literacy.
Deirdre J. Morgenthaler
Morgenthaler_DeirdreDeirdre J. Morgenthaler, Ph.D. is a media literacy educator at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development. Dee has a Master’s degree in Communication and has held positions in teaching and curriculum development, marketing, web design and video production. Her research focuses on teacher education.
Beatrice Motamedi
Motamedi_Beatrice.jpgBeatrice Motamedi is executive director of Global Student Square, an international student journalism network. A 2015 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, she is a Dow Jones News Fund Distinguished Adviser and co-director of Newsroom by the Bay, a digital media summer camp for high school students at Stanford.
Dan Neumann
Neumann_Daniel.jpgDan Neumann is a journalist and media educator leading Real Chi Youth — a civic journalism project of Free Spirit Media on Chicago’s West Side. Real Chi Youth is a diverse “learning newsroom” in Homan Square where young adults 18-24 years old develop community reporting skills on the job. The newsroom is designed to get young people with diverse perspectives interested in community reporting and help them find pathways into media careers.
Jane Nickerson
Jane Nickerson has taught media literacy, composition, reading, and literature and film courses at Gallaudet University, a liberal arts university for the Deaf located in Washington, D.C., for 34 years. She wrote “Reflections of Society in Film: Citizen Kane to Erin Brockovich” in Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms.
Jen Nowicki Clark
Nowicki-Clark_JenJennifer is the director of Creative Narrations, a consulting firm based in Tucson AZ that specializes in participatory media training and production for community-based initiatives nationally. Jennifer brings critical pedagogy and participatory adult education models to both language-learning and community multi-media initiatives. She received a BA in Sociology from Boston College and her MA in Linguistics from the University of Arizona.
Jason Ohler
Ohler_Jason.pngDr. Jason Ohler is a professor emeritus and lifelong digital humanist who has been helping students at all levels, K thru PhD, understand the ethics of living a digital lifestyle. His last book, 4Four Big Ideas for the Future, reflects on his 35 years in the world of emerging media. Visit JasonOhlerIdeas.com.
Eric Olson
Olson_EricEric is the Outreach Coordinator for the PressForward project. He is also on the organizing committee for the Open Scholarship Initiative, a UN-sponsored series of conferences on scholarly communication. Eric also works on the development of history communication, conferences on science and humanities convergence, and new health communication platforms.
Brian Puerling
Puerling_BrianBrian Puerling, MS, NBCT is a National Board Certified Teacher and author of Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3. Currently the Director of Education Technology at Catherine Cook School in Chicago, Brian is also a former teacher, teacher coach, and consultant for the Chicago Public Schools, the Early Childhood Council of New Zealand, and NBCUniversal. Puerling currently serves on the Nickelodeon Curriculum and Content Advisory Board, and is a former participant on the Sesame Workshop Teacher Council. In 2014-2015, he was an early career fellow for the Fred Rogers Center, and in 2010 was a recipient of the PBS Innovative Educator Award and PBS Teacher’s Choice Award.
Nathan C. Phillips
Phillips_NathanA former high school English, journalism, and film teacher, Nate researches young people’s spatial and media literacies in and out of school, across virtual and physical landscapes, and among multiple media—particularly exploring these literacies and mobilities as they relate to young people’s critical participation in civic processes.
Evanna Ratner
Rattner_EvannaI teach Media communication and Social Change in the Gordon College,and Haifa University. practice of Media production and Media Literacy too. My students get to experience a hands-on field-based learning Beside teaching I am also a researcher, a teacher and activist in Peace Education. Recently I won a grant from the Abraham fund Association to write a curriculum introducing “Dialogue through Media” within groups in conflict which specializes in media literacy helping them critically analyze film, culture, news and advertising and creating videos for storytelling, healing, and unification.
Frank Romanelli
Romanelli_FrankFrank Romanelli is a faculty member of the Media Education Lab, early credit coordinator for writing at the University of Rhode Island, and an advocate for digital literacy. His award-winning work explores ways to use digital literacy across the curriculum both in his classroom and in teacher training.
Marieli Rowe
Rowe_MarieliMarieli Rowe has been the Executive Director of The National Telemedia Council since 1978.  She helped expand the organization’s newsletter into The Journal of Media Literacy and has been the editor since its inception.
Sharon Pajka
Sharon Pajka, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of English. One of her research interests focuses on the portrayals and perceptions of Deaf Characters in Adolescent Literature. She currently keeps a research blog on the topic: http://pajka.blogspot.com/. She enjoys teaching courses in adolescent literature and literary studies.
Joanne Parsont
Parsont_Joanne.jpgJoanne Parsont is a media education and film festival consultant with over 20 years experience in educational outreach, audience engagement, youth media, and children’s and documentary film programming. She is a senior partner at Big Picture Educational Consulting, specializing in resource development and educational outreach services for films of all kinds.
Anne Perry
Anne Perry is a doctoral student studying Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Houston. Over the past 11 years she has taught secondary Social Studies in public, charter, and private schools in Houston, Texas.
Amy Petersen
Amy Petersen Jensen is a professor and Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. She previously served on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy and as the founding co-editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education. In 2011 She received the Meritorious Service Award from the National Association for Media Literacy Education. She is the editor and co-author of Arts Literacies and Education (Routledge, 2015).
Anne Marie Porter
Porter_Anne-Marie.jpgDr. Porter is the project coordinator for Shaping the Message, which conducts media literacy interventions to prevent teen dating violence in Charlotte, North Carolina. Shaping the Message encourages teens to critically think about relationships shown in the media, and identify what relationship behaviors are healthy or unhealthy.
Jeff Poulin
Poulin_JeffJeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal advocates to advance policies supportive of arts education through communications, field education, and strategic partnerships.
Michael Rich
Rich_Michael.jpgDirector of the Center on Media and Child Health (www.cmch.tv) at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Rich combines his creative experience with rigorous scientific evidence about the powerful positive and negative effects of media to advise pediatricians and parents how to use media in ways that optimize child development at www.askthemediatrician.org.
Theresa Redmond
Theresa is an Associate Professor at Appalachian State University where she teaches in Media Studies and Teacher Education. She studies how media and communication technologies impact literacy, fluency, teaching, learning, and expression and engagement. Currently, Theresa is exploring media literacy assessment, ecomedia literacy, and nonlinear pedagogies for media literacy education.
Wendy Rivenburgh
Rivenburgh_Wendy.jpgWendy Rivenburgh, Senior Associate at Education Development Center, currently leads communications for the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment. She focuses on project-based learning and civic engagement to build media literacy and empower youth. Most recently, she managed outreach for Adobe Youth Voices, an international youth media initiative.
MJ Robinson
Robinson_MJMJ Robinson is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies (JAMS) and new media in the Department of TV and Radio at Brooklyn College and also serves as the Graduate Deputy of the M.S. in Media Studies.
Faith Rogow
Rogow_Faith.jpgFaith Rogow, Ph.D., is the Media Literacy Education Maven at InsightersEducation.com. She’s the co-author of The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy and was NAMLE’s founding president. A pioneer of developmentally appropriate media literacy education for early childhood and award-winning curriculum developer, she writes the edublog: Tune In, Next Time.
Josh Schachter
Schachter_JoshJosh Schachter is an educator, photographer and social ecologist. Over the past 18 years he has facilitated community-based photography and digital storytelling projects with youth, schools and nonprofits in places ranging from New Delhi to Nigeria. Josh is director of CommunityShare (www.communityshare.us), an education initiative that is re-imagining the relationship between communities and schools.
Cyndy Scheibe
Scheibe_CyndyCyndy Scheibe is a Professor of Psychology at Ithaca College and the Executive Director and Founder of Project Look Sharp. She is co-author of The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (2012, Sage/Corwin) and of a new QRG on media literacy integration published by ASCD.
Josef Seethaler
Seethaler_Josef.jpgJosef Seethaler is Deputy Director of the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is participating in several international projects (e.g., “Worlds of Journalism”; “Media Pluralism Monitor” on behalf of the European Commission), and has published on political communication and media systems.
Jeff Share
Share_Jeff.jpgJeff Share has worked as a photojournalist, elementary school teacher, and media literacy curriculum designer and trainer. He is currently a Faculty Advisor in the Teacher Education Program at UCLA. In 2015, Share published the second edition of, Media Literacy is Elementary: Teaching Youth to Critically Read and Create Media.
Adam Sherlock
Sherlock_Adam.jpgAdam Sherlock works as Community Programs Manager at the youth non-profit Spy Hop Productions. Adam works to cultivate and organize community partnerships in order to provide digital media programming to underserved youth across the Salt Lake Valley. He is also a freelance illustrator, puppeteer, musician, and voiceover artist.
Debbie Shin
Shin_Debbie.jpgDebbie Shin is a doctoral student in Social Sciences and Comparative Education program at UCLA GSEIS, also a Graduate Student Researcher at UNESCO-UCLA Chair Office, working with her advisor, Dr. Carlos A. Torres. Her topic of interest is on Global Citizenship Education. She received Masters in Public Policy.
Moses Shumow
Shumow_Moses.jpgMoses Shumow is an associate professor of digital media in the School of Communication and Journalism and Florida International University. He studies the intersections between media and geography, and the ways in which media literacy and pedagogy can build stronger civic engagement and community activism.
Joni Siani
Siani_JoniProfessor Siani is recognized as a leading authority in digital socialization and the relational effects of smart phone technology on the development of teens, young adults and the cultural and social impact within the human experience. Siani is passionate media literacy educator, communication consultant, author and filmmaker.
Jaclyn Kahn Siegel
Siegel_JaclynJaclyn Kahn Siegel is the History coordinator at Winston Preparatory School in NYC- a private school for students who learn differently. She has fulfilled in many different roles at the school since graduating from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2010 with a master’s degree in Reading. Jaclyn has been a member of NAMLE for 7 years, and is currently a member of NAMLE’s leadership council.
Julie Smith
Smith_Julie.jpgJulie has been teaching media literacy since 1997 and is the author of “Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World”. Her research interests include online verification tools, social media anxiety and the expansion of digital citizenship education. Julie currently teaches at Webster University, St Louis.
Matthew Soeth
Soeth_MattMatt is a former high school teacher for Video Production (CTE), English and Student Leadership in California. Matt was on the board of the California Association of Directors of Activities providing leadership training and technology integration in schools. He is also an adjunct professor at the Teacher College of San Joaquin in technology and mobile applications.
Kyler Sommer
Kyler Sommer is a film student at BYU focusing on media production.
Jason Steinhauer
Steinhauer_Jason.jpgJason Steinhauer is the director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest and creator of the field of History Communication. He prior worked at the Library of Congress, as a museum curator and as an archivist.
Conni Strittmatter
Conni started in libraries 7 years ago because of her passion for information literacy, which she quickly learned is intertwined with media literacy. Her goal is to give library staff confidence in media literacy education. Previous to libraries, Conni worked as a high school English teacher in Baltimore City.
Tatyana Terzopoulos
Terzopoulos_Tatyana.jpgTatyana is a Master’s candidate in the Communication and Culture program at Ryerson University; she is also a media producer, director, and writer with a 15-year career creating content for school-aged children and general audiences. Her ongoing mission is to promote the importance of tween-specific informational media in a digital age.
Benjamin Thevenin
Thevenin_Benjamin.jpgBenjamin Thevenin is an Assistant Professor in BYU’s Theatre & Media Arts Department. His studies focus on the relationships between youth, media and politics, and in particular, how we can better prepare young people to become thoughtful citizens, consumers and creators of media. He teaches classes on creativity, children’s media, new media, and media education. His latest project is Dark Ride: Disneyland–a mobile game that uses augmented reality and encourages visitors to critically engage with the theme park while enhancing their Disney experience. Benjamin lives with his wife Emily and two boys in the beautiful Wasatch mountains.
Beth Thornton
Thornton_BethBeth Thornton is Communications Director for the Center for Media Literacy. She promotes the Center’s outreach and curricular publishing efforts via print, web, video. She serves as project manager for the Center’s Media Literacy Week activities and is the editor of Connections, the newsletter published by Consortium for Media Literacy.
Vitor Tomé
Tome_VitorVitor Tomé, professional journalist, teacher trainer and researcher, is currently involved in several research projects, such as “Digital Citizenship Education” (Council of Europe), COST Action “The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children” (Sheffield University-UK), and “Digital Citizenship Education for Democratic Participation” (FCT, Portugal).
Heather Vardis
Vardis_Heather.jpgI earned my Masters in Teaching at National Louis University. I strive to create a community of learners where students are supportive, grow to become independent thinkers by incorporating project-based learning and inquiry based learning, and work cooperatively with one another. I integrate curriculum with technology and other subject areas to further heighten the learning experience.
Olga Valentin
Valentin_OlgaOlga Valentin is a Ph.D. student in Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Her research interests lie at the intersection between positive psychology and social media, and the role of emotional intelligence in media literacy.
Jacqueline Ryan Vickery
Vickery_Jacqueline.jpgDr. Jacqueline Ryan Vickery is an assistant professor of media at the University of North Texas. She conducts qualitative and feminist research on teens’ and women’s digital media practices. Vickery is the author of Worried about the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, & Opportunity in the Digital World (The MIT Press, 2017).
Emily Vraga
Vraga_Emily.jpgEmily Vraga is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. She researches how individuals process news and information about contentious political, scientific, and health issues in digital media. Her research tests methods to limit biased processing and misinformation and to encourage attention to diverse content.
Chelsea Waite
waite_chelsea.jpgChelsea Waite directs global programs at Digital Promise Global, a nonprofit working to spur innovation in education to improve lifelong learning opportunities. Previously, she served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Brazil. She graduated from Brown University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Innovation from the University of Cambridge.
Zoey (Xuezhao) Wang
Zoey (Xuezhao) Wang is a doctoral student in the joint PhD in Education program by University of Rhode Island (URI) and Rhode Island College (RIC), and a research associate at Media Education Lab founded by Dr. Renee Hobbs, and a Student Leadership Council member for the National Media Literacy Education Association (NAMLE). Zoey’s research interests are in International Media Literacy, Youth Media and Creativity, Media and Contemporary Culture, as well as Art Education.
Niki Warncke
Warncke_NicoleNiki Warncke studied media literacy education and sociology at Temple University in Philadelphia before pursuing her M.F.A. in Documentary Production and Studies at the University of North Texas. She will graduate this summer upon completing her thesis film, Eggplant Emoji, a documentary short about dick pics and sexting.
Dr. Kelly Leahy Whitney
Dr. Kelly Leahy Whitney is the Chief Product & Partnerships Officer for iCivics. Kelly has developed and produced educational and children’s media for organizations such as PBS, Nickelodeon, MIT, and Discovery. Kelly serves on the Board of Directors for NAMLE. She holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University.
Annelise Wunderlich
Annelise is a filmmaker and media educator living in San Francisco. She is currently the Executive Producer for KQED Learning, where she oversees educational content production for the Bay Area PBS affiliate. She also has worked as the Education Manager for ITVS, producing community engagement campaigns for the Emmy award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens, in addition to designing curriculum for programs airing on PBS series Frontline, FUTURESTATES, and Global Voices. She is co-directing “The Corridor,” a documentary feature about the nation’s first charter high school operating inside a county jail. She served on NAMLE’s Board from 2009-2011.
Jason Wyman
Jason Wyman is many things. Today, They are an artist creating public works rooted in prayer and place. They are an impact producer inspiring collective narratives that tell bold stories about desired futures. They are a neighbor engaging other neighbors in civic life. Wyman is queerly complex.
Melda N. Yildiz
Yildiz_MeldaMelda N. Yildiz is global scholar, assessment and curriculum consultant, author, and edupreneur. Melda served as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkmenistan (2009) and Azerbaijan (2016). Melda worked as a Media Specialist and the director of media services at Northfield Mount Hermon School and taught media literacy and production to grades 9-12. Melda co-authored, published, and presented featuring Media and Information Literacy, Instructional Technology, and Global Education in national and international conferences. She received Ed.D. from University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University.
Jiwon Yoon
Dr. Jiwon Yoon (Ph.D., Temple University) is an Associate Professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has been focusing on research in media literacy for global understanding, intercultural communication, popular culture in North and South Korea, and Pan-Asian identity. She has taught media literacy in the U.S., South Korea, and China in various educational settings, such as public/private schools, alternative educational settings, universities, and teacher education programs.
Kristin Ziemke
Ziemke_KristinA teacher of primary age learners in Chicago, Kristin Ziemke pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom, Apple Distinguished Educator and National Board Certified Teacher, Kristin collaborates with educators around the globe as a staff developer, speaker and writer. Follow her on Twitter @KristinZiemke.