I am an associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

My teaching and writing investigates and analyzes the intersection of civic engagement and digital media. My research and creative work focuses on oral history and digital media to help us better understand mass incarceration by bringing the voices of people sentenced to life without parole across prison walls.

I am also interested (obsessed) with soccer. I became fascinated with the culture, community and history of the game while living abroad as a reporter and in Spring 2021 I am teaching a new course: The Beautiful Game: How Soccer Explains Media.

My BA is from Temple University and my Ph.D. is from Indiana University.

I was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press and Agence France-Presse and newspapers in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the British West Indies, Alaska and Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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