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
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.
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.