Cecilia BALBIN is international relations coordinator for the Institute of Social Communication, Journalism, and Advertising at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina (UCA) in Buenos Aires. Her responsibilities include oversight of exchange programs and activities for students and professors and inviting and hosting foreign professors and speakers to the University. She is an accrediting peer evaluator for the Latin American Journalism Education Accrediting Association sponsored by the International Press Association, which promotes a system of voluntary self-assessment and external review of educational institutions. She also serves as an assistant professor of journalism, communications, and advertising at UCA. From 1994 to 1997, she served as a political advisor to the Europeans Union’s European Commission Delegation to Argentina.
Ms. Balbín received a degree in economics and a technical degree in journalism from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina as well as a number of post-graduate degrees in negotiation, public relations and corporate communication, international affairs, and corporate image and communications.
Jad MELKI, Ph.D. is a journalism and media studies professor, trainer, researcher and consultant. Melki currently holds the position of coordinator of the Media Studies Program and assistant professor of journalism and media studies at the American University of Beirut. He is also the research director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, College Park, a visiting faculty at Johns Hopkins University, USA, and at the Salzburg Academy for Media and Global Change, Austria. Melki is also a media education, media development, and digital journalism training consultant working with various institutions, including the Jordan Media Institute, the Salzburg Global Seminar, and the International College. Previously, he was a visiting faculty at Towson University, teaching research methods, media and society, media literacy, multimedia and broadcast journalism, and media, war and terrorism. Melki has been a broadcast and online journalist for over 12 years working with American and Arabic media. He was part of the Webby award and Press Club award winning Hot Zone team (Yahoo! News), covering the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war. He received his Ph.D. in journalism and media studies from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Manuel Alejandro GUERRERO is the Dean of Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, member of the National System of Researchers, and Academic Coordinator of the Professional Electoral Service at the Federal Electoral Institute in Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Science from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and an M.Phil. in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge. His research has been focused on the role that the media plays in new democracies, especially on governmental transparency and political accountability, and on the effects of the media on political attitudes. On these topics he has a number of book chapters, journal articles, and two books. Dr. Guerrero is also an independent consultant for the National Programme for Accountability, for Transparency and against Corruption of the Mexican Federal Government.
Martin SOLIK works at the Faculty of Mass Media Communication, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava. He studied philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava and law at the Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava. His dissertation thesis dealt with the analysis of the normative idea of recognition and its application within the intersubjective and global relations. He focuses on the problems of subject reflection, social philosophy, ethics, reality construction, cultural identity, multiculturalism and the issues of recognition. Nowadays he deals with the influence of modern mobile technologies upon the cognitive system of an individual. He is the editor-in-chief of the scientific magazine Communication Today focused on mass media and marketing communication.
Dr. May FARAH received her PhD from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University and recently joined the Media Studies program at the American University of Beirut as assistant professor of Media Studies. Although she teaches courses on theories of media, representations, and the interplay between media and contemporary Arab society, her own work is situated at the intersections of Media Studies, Cultural Studies, and Middle East Studies, with a particular emphasis on theories of diaspora, nationalism, and the transnational and global media. Her research has focused on the relationship between diasporic populations and national identity in a globalized media age and media representations of the ‘other’. Other research interests include globalization and transnationalism, spatiality, new media and mediated identities. Prior to joining the world of academia, Farah was a journalist, reporting on divergent issues, from the dire situation of refugees to happier stories on music festivals and travel.
Megan FROMM, Ph.D., is former journalist, adjunct professor and high school journalism teacher who was part of the inaugural Salzburg Academy in 2007. She is currently living in Germany with her husband, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. Fromm received her Ph.D. from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland in 2010. Her dissertation analyzed how news media frame student First Amendment court cases, particularly those involving freedom of speech and press. Her research interests include media law, scholastic journalism, media literacy and media and democracy. While living in DC, Fromm taught at Johns Hopkins University, Towson University, the University of Maryland and the Newseum. Last year, she was the Publications Director at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD. As a working journalist, Fromm won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine Award and the Colorado Friend of the First Amendment Award. Currently, she writes grants and curriculum for the Journalism Education Association, focusing specifically on scholastic press law and media ethics. Fromm hopes to spend the rest of her three-year tour in Germany visiting as much of Europe as possible with her husband and die-hard Broncos fan, Michael.
Dr. Mireya MARQUEZ recently earned her PhD in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London and holds a MA in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University, in the United Kingdom. As a journalist she has experience in subjects as varied as sport, international news, celebrity and mainly national Mexican politics. Moreover, she did work experience as a reporter in the Spanish Section of the BBC Worldservice in London, and worked as an editor or producer for key radio, online, print and TV news media in Mexico City. She now teaches theories of media and journalism Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, where she is a full-time lecturer and researcher. Her research interests include: comparative media cultures; digital media and production, sociology of news organisations; and journalism and professionalism. She values her international experience as a catalyst to develop a teaching curricula which engages with global issues and comparative journalism cultures. Find her on Twitter as @miremara.
Moses SHUMOW is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Broadcasting in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. His current research is on the production and cosumption of immigrant and Spanish-language media in South Florida and nationally. His work explores issues of international media, globalization, cultural hybridity, the sociology of journalism, and transnational migration. He is also interested in issues of media literacy and the ways in which multimedia production can be incorporated into a classroom setting in order to help students learn the skills needed for critical-analytical thinking. His work has been published in the International Journal of Communication, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Interdisciplinary Journal of Research in Business, Media, Culture and Society, and the edited volume, News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and the Classroom.
Prior to earning his Ph.D., he worked for nearly a decade in documentary production and was a member of production teams for nationally broadcast programs on PBS, Discovery Networks, History Channel, and National Geographic, among others.
Dr. Paul MIHALIDIS is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Marketing Communication at Emerson College. Dr. Mihailidis’s research concerns the connections between media, education, and citizenship in the 21st century. He has published widely on media literacy, global media, and digital citizenship. He is the editor of the forthcoming News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and Classroom (Peter Lang) and co-author of The Media Literacy Project (Pearson). His most recent work is on a Media Literacy Learning Commons Model predicated on new participatory civic voices. Mihailidis sits on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and is co-editor for the Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE). Dr. Mihailidis is the director of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change.
Dr. Roman GERODIMOS is a Senior Lecturer in Global Current Affairs in the Media School at Bournemouth University (UK). Roman holds an MSc in European Politics & Policy (LSE) and a PhD in Political Communication (Bournemouth University). His doctoral research focused on online youth civic engagement, looking in particular at the factors that motivate young people to engage with NGO websites. The thesis was awarded the 2010 Arthur McDougall Fund Prize. Roman is currently researching civic participation in global affairs, the rise of extremism in Europe and the role of new media in the public sphere. Roman is the Founder and Convenor of the Greek Politics Specialist Group of the UK’s Political Studies Association (PSA) and recently organised an international conference on the Greek crisis and the politics of extreme austerity. In his spare time, he loves travelling and creating photo-essays for his website.
Stephen REESE received his B.A. at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Reese has been a member of the University of Texas at Austin faculty since 1982.
At Texas he has taught a wide range of subjects, from broadcast news to critical thinking for journalists, and served in a number of administrative positions, including graduate advisor and director of the school.
His research focuses on a wide range of issues concerning media effects and press performance. Reese is co-author with Pamela Shoemaker of “Mediating the Message: Theories of Influence on Mass Media Content,” now in its second edition and named recently by Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly as one of the “significant journalism and communication books” of the 21st century. His most recent work is an edited volume of research on how public issues are shaped through the media, “Framing Public Life: Perspectives on the Media and How We Understand the Social World” (Erlbaum, 2001).
Reese’s professional media work has been in public and commercial radio, beginning in Knoxville, Tenn., and later in Winston-Salem, N.C. and Madison, Wis.
He has been active with the key journalism and communication associations, holding major editorial and administrative positions with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and serving as political communication division head for the International Communication Association. Reese was awarded AEJMC’s Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for outstanding achievement in research, teaching and public service. He has lectured at universities in Mexico, Spain, Germany and Finland. Most recently, he was Kurt Baschwitz Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam School of Communication Research in The Netherlands.
Susan MOELLER is the director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Moeller is also professor of media and international affairs at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and an affiliated faculty member of the School of Public Policy at Maryland. She is co-founder and a faculty member of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change in Austria, an initiative of ICMPA and the Salzburg Global Seminar.
Moeller is the author of a number of books, including Packaging Terrorism: Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit (2009), Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death (1999) and Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat (1989). Her commentary appears frequently in newspapers and magazines around the world.
Moeller was formerly the director of the Journalism Program at Brandeis University and a fellow in the International Security Program and at the Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy both at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was twice a Fulbright Professor in international relations, in Pakistan and in Thailand, and has also taught at Princeton and at Pacific Lutheran universities.
Moeller received her AM and PhD from Harvard in History and the History of American Civilization and her BA at Yale University, where she was selected as a Scholar of the House. Prior to her graduate work, Moeller was a journalist in Washington, D.C. In 2008, she was named a Carnegie Scholar for her work on Islam and she was also named a Teacher of the Year by the State of Maryland Board of Regents.
Moeller is married to Stephen Salyer, President and CEO of the Salzburg Global Seminar, and has two college-aged children, a son Walden, at Yale, and a daughter Sethly, at Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Li XIGUANG is supervisor of PhD students and MA students in journalism school and supervisor of MPH students in the school of medicine. Prof. Li is the Director of Tsinghua University Institute of Health Communication, director of Tsinghua University International Center for Communication Studies, Director of Tsinghua University Center for Pakistan Culture and Communication Studies, Dean of the Chinese Academy of World Agendas and Honorable Dean of the School of Global Journalism and Communication of the Southwestern University of Political Science and Law.Before he founded the journalism school of Tsinghua University, he was a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, senior editor and director of the political, cultural and science desk of Xinhua News Agency.
His latest books include “”Soft power and China Dream”", “Soft power and global communication”", “”Intellectual Dialogues of Tibet”", “”The future of journalism education”", “”News Reporting and Writing”". He has received a number of significant national and international awards including Pakistan President’s Award, UNAIDS Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Control of AIDS”"，”China’s Best Health Educator”", “” China’s Best Teacher for teaching News Reporting and Writing”", “”China Top 10 Educator”".
Anthony IOANNIDIS received his B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Crete. Upon careful experimentation, he determined that most humans don’t really understand computers – and vice versa. To fix that, he pursued an M.Sc. in Human-Computer Interaction and Ergonomics at UCL in London, his ultimate goal being to help computers and humans understand each other a little bit better. He has over 8 years of experience in Usability and corporate training. In 2011, he set up his own consultancy, IAsquare, and has helped many clients across various sectors, from Education and Media to Banking and Charity, discover the advantages of a user-centered design process.
At his Academy workshop, Anthony will be looking at how Usability affects our everyday life, focussing on the World Wide Web. He’ll demonstrate tools of the trade used to observe as well as shape users’ decisions, and share tips on how we can ‘nudge’ people towards the right (or wrong!) direction.
Eric GORDON’s research focuses on location-based media, technology and community, and serious games.
He is the director of the Engagement Game Lab where he oversees the design and development of game and social media platforms for local community engagement. His game, Participatory Chinatown, was named best “direct action game” by Games for Change in 2011. And his most recent project – a online game platform called Community PlanIt – just launched with the Boston Public Schools in September 2011 and will be used in cities throughout the country to engage communities in planning.
He is the co-author (with Adriana de Souza e Silva) of Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World (Blackwell, 2011) and the author of The Urban Spectator: American Concept-cities From Kodak to Google (Dartmouth, 2010).
Justeen HYDE, PhD is a cultural and medical anthropologist with a broad range of interests in research and evaluation topics and methodologies. Most of her anthropological work has focused on youth populations in the United States and the cultural politics of risk that shape their pathways into and out of social institutions. Her previous research has focused on understanding factors that underlie movements from home to street among homeless young people in Los Angeles. This early research led to additional interests and work in the areas of substance use and abuse, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and the legal and social service interventions developed to curb these social issues.
Her current research builds on this previous work by focusing on adolescents in foster care. With support from NICHD, she is currently the PI on a formative qualitative study with adolescents and child welfare professionals involved with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services.In addition to these qualitative research projects, Dr. Hyde is also involved in a number of community-based research and evaluation studies.
The focus of this research is on public health care systems and infrastructure at local and state levels. Her evaluation approach makes use of both qualitative and quantitative methods and involves stakeholders as integral, active partners in the evaluation process.
Dr. Hyde received her doctoral degree in Anthropology from the University of California at Irvine. She is a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Community Health in Cambridge, MA and a lecturer at the Harvard Medical School.
Sanjeev CHATTERJEE is an award winning documentary media maker and teacher. He has taught classes in studio and field production, media and society, writing and documentary production at the University of Miami. He received an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002 and has been nominated two more times since. In 2007, Chatterjee was honored with the Images and Voices of Hope World Summit Award of Appreciation for his documentary work. He has been on the faculty of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, 2008 and 2009. In 2010, Chatterjee was a featured speaker at TEDxMiami and received a Fulbright scholarship to work with students in India in 2011. Professor Chatterjee served as the Executive Director of the Knight Center for International Media at the School of Communication from 2007-2010 when he commenced his Fulbright responsibilities in India. He also served as a vice-dean of the School of Communication during the same period.
Stuart BROTMAN After graduating summa cum laude from Northwestern University, Brotman received his M.A. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley where he served as Note and Comment Editor of the California Law Review. He also completed advanced professional training in negotiation and mediation at Harvard Law School.
He serves as an appointed member of the US State Department Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy, and was an inaugural member of the Library of Congress Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel. During the Carter Administration, Brotman served as Special Assistant to the President’s principal communications policy adviser and Chief of Staff at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Since 1984, Brotman has served as President of Stuart N. Brotman Communications, a global management consulting firm based in Lexington, Massachusetts, with client engagements in over 30 countries. As a senior adviser in telecommunications, Internet, media, entertainment and sports, he has worked on merger and acquisition projects totaling $150 billion and on litigation matters with over $2 billion in damage claims.
He also has practiced international corporate law in Washington, DC and on Wall Street at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam and Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop), where he founded the Communications, Information and Entertainment Practice Group.
Brotman also served as President and CEO of The Museum of Television & Radio, where he oversaw Museum operations in New York City and Los Angeles and enabled the Museum to make major strides in its transition from a bicoastal 20th century museum to a 21st century institution with global reach, now called The Paley Center for Media. He was an Executive Producer of Funniest Families of Television Comedy: A museum of Television & Radio Special that aired on the ABC Television Network.
He has held faculty appointments in international telecommunications and intellectual property at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Boston University School of Law and. He is Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches entertainment and media law and formerly taught telecommunications law. He held the first concurrent appointment in digital media at Harvard and MIT, respectively at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Program on Comparative Media Studies.
He also served as a Senior Fellow at The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies, Northwestern University and as an Information Technology Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington,DC.
Eisenhower Fellowships selected Stuart Brotman as a USA Eisenhower Fellow in 2000.
Will DOBSON is an American journalist and author who writes frequently on foreign affairs and international politics. He is currently the Politics and Foreign Affairs Editor for Slate Magazine.
From 2004 to 2008, Dobson was the Managing Editor of Foreign Policy magazine. During his tenure at Foreign Policy, the magazine was nominated for a National Magazine Award five years in a row—-the only magazine of its size to receive five consecutive nominations—-and won the top prize twice. Previously, he served as the Senior Editor for Asia at Newsweek International and as Associate Editor at Foreign Affairs. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. During the height of the Arab Spring, he wrote daily pieces on modern authoritarianism for the Washington Post’s editorial page. While reporting from Cairo, Dobson wrote the first account of the Egyptian military’s torture of female protestors in Tahrir Square.
Dobson’s first book, The Dictator’s Learning Curve, was published by Doubleday on June 5, 2012. The non-fiction book is an analysis of modern authoritarianism and has been reviewed by Publishers Weekly, BusinessWeek and Foreign Policy magazine.
Gintė STANKEVIČIŪTĖ is a program associate at the Salzburg Global Seminar. In her role, she assists program directors with the development, administration, and logistics of several sessions per year. Her previous jobs include an administrative assistant position at Baltic Property Trust Asset Management in Vilnius, Lithuania, as well as temporary office administrator positions at Philip Morris Baltic and IBM. She held various internship positions in international companies in Lithuania, Czech Republic and Austria, including an internship at the Seminar in 2009. Ms. Stankevičiūtė holds a B.A. in communications & mass media from the University of New York in Prague and a M.Sc. in persuasive communications from the University of Amsterdam.
Anamika ROY grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and attended the University of Maryland where she received a bachelor's degree in Journilism this past May. Last summer, she was a fellow at Salzburg Global Seminar's Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, aand is really excited to be back this year to experience the Academy again as an intern. She hopes to return to Washington D.C. after her internship to pursue a career as a journalist.
Jamie DYBUNCIO is a program intern at the Salzburg Global Seminar. He has recently graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in Economics. In addition to his passion for economics, he enjoys sports, especially soccer and Arsenal Football Club, theatre, music, and dance. He is originally from Los Angeles, California.
Maddie HOFFMAN is from Wilton, Connecticut. Next year , she will be entering her senior year of high school. Her academic interests include writing and politics. She is currently a high school correspondent with her local newspaper. In the future, Maddie hopes to pursue a major in English. She enjoys studying languages and would like to continue studying French, as well as start learning Arabic or Chinese. Outside of school, Maddie participates in drama productions, both plays and musicals, and has also taken voice lessons for five years. In addition, she is a member of her high school's top choir group, the Madrigal singers. Maddie enjoys running as her main sporting endeavor.
Sethly DAVIS, an incoming first-year student at Johns Hopkins University, in the United States, will be a junior intern for the 2013 Salzburg Academy. She will be an English major on the pre-med track — which everyone but her seems to think is strange. She loves reading anything she can get her hands on, rock-climbing, and yoga.
In her role, she will assist the Academy faculty and other SGS interns with their office and online/AV needs. She and Maddie Hoffman will also work with Paul Mihailidis and other faculty on the photo contests, and other projects.
Stephen SALYER is president and chief executive officer of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Mr. Salyer has played a direct role in developing media-related programs launched by the Seminar, including a summer academy on digital innovation and media literacy, and in organizing sessions focused on the growing role of public-private partnerships and cross-border philanthropy in global development. Prior to assuming the Salzburg presidency, Salyer served as CEO of Public Radio International, a leading developer and distributor of news and cultural programs includingThe World, Marketplace, Studio 360, This American Life and a 24-hour news channel from the BBC World Service. He was co-founder and Chairman of Public Interactive, LLC, the Boston-based web services company serving public radio and television stations across the United States, and a senior executive at WNET/New York, the flagship production center for PBS, the U.S. public television system. His recent board service includes Guidestar, Inc., Davidson College, Public Radio International, Public Interactive LLC, and MacPhail Center for Music. He is a graduate of Davidson College and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and was a Root-Tilden Scholar at New York University School of Law.
Clare SHINE was appointed vice president and chief program officer of the Salzburg Global Seminar in January 2012. A firm believer in multi-disciplinary thinking, her own background spans law, business, sustainability and the arts. Clare is a UK-qualified barrister bilingual in French with 20 years’ experience as an international environmental policy analyst for the UN and regional organizations, governments, the private sector and NGOs. Her work and publications have focused on biodiversity and ecosystems, international trade, transboundary cooperation and conflict prevention, and she has extensive experience of governance and capacity-building across Europe, Africa, South-East Asia and the Austral-Pacific. Clare has played an influential role in biosecurity strategy development since 1999, working as legal adviser to the Global Invasive Species Programme/World Bank, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Convention on Biological Diversity. She co-authored the European Strategy on Invasive Alien Species endorsed by 43 countries and jointly led the team advising the EU on implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing for Genetic Resources. Clare was made an Associate of the Institute for European Environmental Policy in 2008 and is a long-standing member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law. She began her career in industry and the media after studying literature at Oxford University and has written regularly for the Financial Times arts section since 2003.
Jochen FRIED is the director of education at the Salzburg Global Seminar. In this capacity he is responsible for the development and implementation of the Seminar’s Mellon Fellow Community Initiative, International Study Programs for students and faculty, and other related education programs. He is the former director of the Universities Project of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Prior to joining the Seminar in 1998, Dr. Fried worked as head of programs at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and as senior officer in the secretariat of the German Science Council in Cologne, Germany. After receiving a doctorate in German literature from Düsseldorf University, Germany in 1984, he was lecturer at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, and at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the auspices of the German Academic Exchange Service. He has been a visiting scholar at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and recently spent a year as a Fulbright scholar-in-residence at San Jose State University in California and at Bronx Community College in New York during the 2007-2008 academic year. Dr. Fried’s main areas of professional interest are higher education and research policy. He serves as an expert for national and international institutions and organizations including the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture; the European Union; The Council of Europe; and is a member of the European Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ECOLAS).
David GOLDMAN is the associate director of Education at the Salzburg Global Seminar. He previously served as the coordinator of the International Study Program and a program associate for the Seminar’s general programs. Based in Austria, he assists with the developmental, academic, administrative, and logistical preparations for the Salzburg Global Seminar’s International Study Program for college students and faculty as well as a number of additional educational initiatives. Originally from Maryland, Mr. Goldman received a B.A. in history and African studies from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs. As part of his studies, he lived in Zimbabwe, where he developed a particular interest in southern African political, social, and cultural issues. In addition to his work at the Salzburg Global Seminar, Mr. Goldman is pursuing a Master’s degree in history at the University of Salzburg.
Robert FISH first joined the Salzburg Global Seminar in 1998, and currently serves as the multimedia specialist. From Upstate New York, he attended Cornell University, and received a B.A. in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His interests and skills span across a wide range of disciplines, including computer programming, graphic design, video editing, database administration, and conceptual art. He especially enjoys playing squash, handball, tennis, mountain biking, hiking and Frisbee. When he is not spending time together with his wife, son or cat, he can often be found doing repairs underneath a car in his driveway, cooking a meal in the kitchen, or reading the latest Wired magazine in the bathtub.