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Project Director
Jad Melki, PhD, the research director of ICMPA and a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy, is a visiting professor at The Johns Hopkins University and Towson University, teaching courses on research methods, media and society, media literacy, and media, war and terrorism. Melki has been a broadcast and online journalist for over 10 years, working with American and Arabic media. Melki received his Ph.D. in Journalism and Public Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park. more information


Susan Moeller, Ph.D., the director of ICMPA, is a professor of media and international affairs at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism and the School of Public Policy. Moeller is also the the co-director of the Salzburg Academy. Author of Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death and Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat, Moeller was formerly the director of the Journalism Program at Brandeis University. more information


Copy Editor
Paul Mihailidis, PhD, is the Director of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, and part of the faculty at Hofstra University in New York. Mihailidis teaches media literacy and conducts research on media and citizenship. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Mihailidis received his Ph.D. in Journalism and Public Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park. 


Copy Editor
Megan Fromm is a doctoral candidate in the College whose research includes media literacy, scholastic press rights and journalism education. She is an adjunct professor at Towson University and a part-time teacher at the Newseum. Fromm has worked as a reporter and copy editor at newspapers in Colorado, California and D.C. She was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists' Sunshine Award and the Colorado Press Association's Friend of the First Award for pursuing open government and freedom of information principles.


Research Team

Julieta Garcia Pena
Malena Sanchez
Maria Belen Aleman
Maria Cruz
Natalia Bocassi

Walyce Almeida

Camilla Carreno
Enrique Nunez
Muriel Alarcon
Pamela Ohlbaum
Soledad Lopez Fiallos

Chai Fangyuan
Deng Zhe
Qi HanTing
Shi Fan
Su Jing
Wei Li
Xiao Lili
Xu Yong

Simon Essex

Gonna Ketels

Atrayee Lahiri
Lavina Ramchandani
Venkata Vemuri

Dana Janbek

Muneira Hobollah
Nancy Azar
Natalie Harake
Samia Badih
Sara Mourad
Tanya Kassab

Andrea Lopez-Portillo Sanchez
Andres Castillo
Aura Garcia
Lorena Figueroa
Monica Schwartzman

Erasmus Junias
Frances Shaahama

Anri van der Spuy
Hebresia Present
Ilse Krige

Aisha Sembatya Nakiwala
Anita Tibasaaga
Harriet Nakisenyi

Anna Eisenberg
Brian Hooks
Celia Scheff
Eunyoung Myung
Frank Cervarich
Jessica Castle
Kristi Tousignant
Laura Clark
Leah Yngve
Matt Chen
Melanie Yuill
Moses Shumow
Rachel Leven
Samantha Ku
Sarah Eddy