I am an assistant professor (and a founding faculty member) in the Department of Communication and Digital Media at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. I teach courses in digital media theory and practice, ethics and civic and community media.
My research and teaching investigate and analyze the intersections of civic engagement and digital media. I am interested in community-based digital storytelling, particularly in urban settings.
My BA is from Temple University and my graduate degrees are from Indiana University.
I was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse and newspapers in the former Soviet Union, the British West Indies, Alaska and Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
I live in the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Spruce Hill. My wife Julija and I founded the website West Philly Local, which covers our neighborhood and others in West Philly.