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Bill Bellows: Adjunct Professor. Co-founder, One White Pixel mobile applications development company with clients in the U.S. and Europe. Co-founder, Copithorne & Bellows, global strategic marketing consulting firm for tech firms. Has held strategic management roles with emerging and turn-around companies. Has taught entrepreneurship at University of Maryland.
Amy Eisman: Director, Media Entrepreneurship and Interactive Journalism programs. Early adapter of teaching online. Teaches Writing for Convergent Media and other journalism classes. Past includes roles as a founding editor, USA TODAY; executive editor, USA WEEKEND; and managing editor positions at AOL. Fulbright lecturer in Moscow. Co-chair of the 2010 Online News Association annual conference. View profile
Stevan Holmberg: Professor and Chair, Management Department. Former Acting Dean, Kogod School of Business. Research interests strategic management in a global environment, entrepreneurship and innovation, European and Scandinavian strategy and entrepreneurship, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and nonprofit entrepreneurship and strategy. Professor Holmberg's current research also includes green and clean technology entrepreneurship in the U.S., Sweden and Denmark. View profile
Jeff Kosseff: Media, technology, and privacy lawyer at Covington & Burling's Washington, D.C. office. Former clerk for Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Leonie M. Brinkema on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Former reporter for The Oregonian, covering technology and Congress. Finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, and a recipient of the 2006 George Polk Award for national reporting. Serves on the board of directors of The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Master's of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.
Andrew Lih: New media journalist and Associate Professor. Lih is the author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How a bunch of nobodies created the world's greatest encyclopedia, and is a noted expert in online collaboration and digital news innovation. A veteran of AT&T Bell Laboratories, he was the founder of Mediabridge Infosystems, one of the first startups in New York's "Silicon Alley." He is a contributor to PBS MediaShift and appears on their weekly podcast discussing critical issues in the digital media industry.
Jan Schaffer: Entrepreneur in Residence, Founder and Executive Director, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. Leader on the emerging news landscape. Pulitzer Prize winner at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Former Executive Director, Pew Center for Civic Journalism. Teaching lead course, Seminar in Media Entrepreneurship. View profile
Matt Thompson: Adjunct Professor. Manager of Digital Initiatives (and Mischief) for NPR. That means exactly what it sounds like. He's built digital communities for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Knight Foundation, and the Fresno Bee, among others, but if he were forced to choose a favorite at gunpoint, it would be the blog he co-created, Snarkmarket. One of the inaugural Donald W. Reynolds Fellows at the University of Missouri, Thompson currently serves on the board of directors of the Center for Public Integrity. He has been an advisory board member and adjunct faculty member of the Poynter Institute. Along with four co-founders, he's created an event series called Spark Camp, which brings journalists together with others from many different industries and backgrounds. View profile
Barbara Wall: Adjunct Professor. Vice President/Senior Associate General Counsel of Gannett Co., Inc. Faculty member, Practising Law Institute’s annual Communications Law program. Past Chair, Newspaper Association of America’s Legal Affairs Committee. Past chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law and founder, ABA Women in Communications Law. Sits on the board of the Media Institute in Washington, D.C., the District of Columbia’s Council for Court Excellence and the Reynolds Center for Courts and Media at the University of Nevada. View profile
Tommy White: Adjunct Professor. Director, Co-founder (1994), and former CEO of the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), a leading international consulting firm and education provider of online and blended classroom courses for officials from emerging market countries. Company successful acquired in 2008. Active in early stage investments through Active Angel Investor networks. MBA from Kogod (Marketing) and BA History/Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill.