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THE EDC CENTER FOR MEDIA & COMMUNITY
NEWTON, MA (1999-present)
Program director. Manages the center's programmatic activities related to the digital divide, e-government and other topics. Serves as director of the Digital Divide Network (http://www.digitaldivide.net ), which migrated to EDC in February 2004. Oversaw the launch of the new DDN website, December 2004. Editor and author of report, Ensuring E-Government for All. Moderator of DIGITALDIVIDE, the Internet's largest email forum for discussing digital divide issues. Represented the center in various professional conferences and media interviews, including CNN, the Associated Press, Wired, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and others.THE BENTON FOUNDATION
Senior Associate. Managed Benton's activities for promoting digital opportunity in the US and abroad. Served as manager of the Digital Divide Network. Editor-in-Chief of Communications Related Headlines, Benton's long-running communications policy newsletter. Co-editor of the Digital Opportunity Channel, (http://www.digitalopportunity.org) which focuses on the role of information technology in global development, with a particular interest in the developing world. Program chair and manager of 2003 E-Government for All conference, the first virtual conference to discuss equitable access to e-government services. Coordinator of ConnectNet program, a PSA campaign to encourage young people to utilize public Internet access at libraries and community technology centers. Other duties included project development and management, telecommunications policy research, public speaking, writing and strategic planning.
THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WASHINGTON, DC (1994-1999)
New Media Program Officer. Developed some of the first grant programs exploring the role of Internet in public broadcasting, K-12 education and community life. Project manager of CivNet, a grant fund in which community networks provided money to develop cutting-edge online services for their communities. Project manager of the K-12 Internet Testbed Project, which funded partnerships between public broadcasting stations, schools and universities to design Internet-base curricula for K-12 classrooms. Coordinator of CPB online activities. Manager of the CIVTALK mailing list, created to help potential grantees discuss issues related to community networks and the digital divide.
EVANSTON, IL (1991 to 1994)
Editor-In-Chief and Associate Publisher of the Midwest's largest weekly university arts magazine. Duties included editing, staff assignments, layout, management, production and feature writing.
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
EVANSTON, IL (Sept. 1993 to June 1994)
Master of Arts degree in mass communication, with a Master's Certificate in telecommunication science, management and policy. Recipient of the 1994 Annenberg/Washington Graduate Fellowship in Telecommunications. Additional coursework in broadcasting, media economics and law, information management, rhetoric and media analysis. 3.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS
EVANSTON, IL (Fall 1989 to June 1993)
Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies/rhetoric with a minor in religion. Additional coursework in cultural criticism, learning sciences, media ethics, Russian, broadcast analysis and history. Four time Dean's List recipient. 3.6 departmental average, 3.2 overall.
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND (Fall Term 1991)
Enrolled in Social Sciences Honours Program. Pursued Masters level course work in politics and sociology, with studies focusing on privacy rights, ethics and information technology management and security.
CREATOR OF MOBCASTING & THE GATES @ CENTRAL PARK
Developer of the Mobcasting blog, a website in which groups of people can collectively post audio recordings, or "podcasts," from their mobile phones to the same website. Tested successfully at the 2005 Harvard Berkman Conference on Blogging, Journalism and Credibility. This experiment was followed by The Gates @ Central Park, a website in which the public could post audio messages, photos and text in response to Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Central Park February 2005 art installation, The Gates. Covered in Wired magazine and the New York Times, among other media outlets.COMPETITION JUDGE, WORLD SUMMIT AWARDS
Selected to represent the United States as judge for the World Summit Awards, the official awards program celebrating the world's best digital content to be presented at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva in December 2003. Serving as U.S. judge for 2005 competition, in conjunction with the second WSIS summit in Tunis, November 2005.CHAIR, WSIS CIVIL SOCIETY TELECENTRES CAUCUS
Coordinating a working group of telecentre activists from around the world seeking to articulate policy goals for utilizing telecentres and other public Internet access points as a strategic tool for global development.MEMBER, WSIS CIVIL SOCIETY EDUCATION TASKFORCE
Advising WSIS civil society delegation on issues related to distance learning, computers in the classroom and others aspects of education technology.ASSOCIATE PRODUCER OF DOCUMENTARY THAI BOXING: A FIGHTING CHANCE
A two-year independent production, the documentary follows the lives of three boxers in Thailand as they each prepare for their next match. Served as associate producer, editor and co-writer. Aired in over 140 countries by the National Geographic Channel starting in January 2003. Featured selection at the 2003 Canadian Television Festival, the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Annapolis Film Festival.COORDINATOR AND MODERATOR, SEPT11INFO (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sept11info)
Launched in the hours following the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, SEPT11INFO quickly became the Internet's premiere email forum for discussing the attacks. In the first 24 hours, list members posted a staggering 1200 messages to the group, which was covered in the September 12 edition of the New York Times. From September 11 until February 2002, SEPT11INFO served as a continuous dialogue for responding to the attacks.MEMBER, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TOP 25 EDTECH ADVOCATES 2001
Honored in annual survey by District Administration magazine as one of the leading advocates of education technology.MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CONSORTIUM FOR SCHOOL NETWORKING
Elected in 1999, served three-year term on the board of CoSN, which advocates policies regarding the role of information technology in schoolsMEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ASIA-PACIFIC CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE
Served from 1999-2001 as board member for Washington-based consortium of nongovernmental organization that promotes democracy, free speech and freedom of religion across Asia.MEMBER, 1999 IMPACT 30 LIST
Named by eSchoolNews magazine as one of one of the 30 most influential people in education technology.DEVELOPER, FROM SIDESHOW TO GENOCIDE: STORIES OF THE CAMBODIAN HOLOCAUST
Inspired by a 1997 visit to Cambodia, From Sideshow to Genocide (http://edwebproject.org/sideshow) is an online history of the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge, as well as a collection of survivor accounts.AUTHOR AND WEBMASTER, EDWEB: EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY AND SCHOOL REFORM (http://edwebproject.org)
EdWeb, an online interactive book that explores the role of technology in education reform, has assisted thousands of educators around the world since October 1994. A former 'Cool Site of the Day,' EdWeb was named by NetGuide Magazine as 'One of the 50 Best Places to Go Online,' and has been covered in MacWorld, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times.AUTHOR, ANDY CARVIN'S WASTE OF BANDWIDTH (http://www.andycarvin.com)
One of the first personal homepages, Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth was launched in the fall of 1994. Eventually evolving into a blog, the website has become a popular destination for people interested in reading about the digital divide, education technology, the media and Internet culture in general.
COORDINATOR AND MODERATOR, WWWEDU (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Launched in December 1994, WWWEDU is the Internet's largest and longest-running mailing list on the role of the World Wide Web in education.CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR, THE INTERNET UNLEASHED, 2ND & 3RD EDITIONS
Author of two chapters in the 1995 and 1997 editions of the best-selling Internet book, published by Sams/MacMillan. Chapters include an in-depth Internet guide for K-12 educators, and a discussion of on-line educational resources.
MEMBER, BOARD OF ADVISORS, PBS ONLINE (1995-1999)
Assisted in concept development for PBS' popular website.
MEMBER, BOARD OF EDITORS, ON THE HORIZON (1994-1996)
Technology editor and columnist for the education technology journal On the Horizon, published by Jossey Bass..
CREATOR OF FILM NEGOTIATING DEATH:
A RHETORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON EUTHANASIA
Wrote and directed documentary on the assisted suicide debate and institutional ethics. Presented and used as a teaching tool at Northwestern University, as well as Wake Forest, University of Louisville Medical School and the University of Texas.
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