Our staff

Mike Gordon - CEO & Senior Editor

Mr. Gordon is also a professor with the College of Computer and Information Technology at St. Petersburg College, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, and has been active in the IT and web development industries since 1998. He holds two Master's degrees from Queens College, NY and Fort Hays State University, KS. He is also a 2014 League for Innovation in the Community College Excellence Award winner for outstanding student engagement.

Stephanie McVicker - Research Scientist

Dr. McVicker received her Ph.D. from Robert Morris University. Her dissertation and research focus is on political disinformation, propaganda, and persuasion in visuals. She also has an M.S. in Communication & Information Systems and a B.A. in Public Relations and is also a peer reviewer for Harvard Kennedy School's Misinformation Review. She is passionate about helping others gain awareness of disinformation and propaganda techniques.

Revonda Cornell - Educational Outreach Coordinator

Dr. Cornell received her Ed.D. from the University of South Florida and has served in roles of CEO/COO/CNE in medium to large size healthcare systems. She has also provided consulting services to organizations implementing Population Health Management systems and processes and served as an adjunct faculty member at Jefferson College of Population Health. Her primary interest is to facilitate the incorporation of PropWatch content into secondary education curriculum.

Daniela Schiller - Community Outreach Coordinator / Grant Writer

Ms. Schiller received her MPH from George Washington University. Her areas of expertise include grant writing, community outreach, program design, health behavior theory, social marketing, health policy, and qualitative & quantitative research methods. She's worked for the LA County Dept. of Public Health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and nonprofits focused on improving health outcomes for at-risk youth. Daniela is passionate about health equity and understands its association with disinformation, propaganda, and media literacy.

Samy Amanatullah - Associate Editor

Mr. Amanatullah is an educator and human rights practitioner with a BA in Sociocultural Linguistics and an MA in Human Rights and Democratization. His areas of expertise include information disorder, non-linear warfare, intercultural education and issues pertaining to human rights. His thesis on disinformation and detecting human rights vulnerabilities in fake news has been published through the Global Campus Repository.

Angela Fraioli - Associate Editor

Ms. Fraioli is completing a BA in Political Science and Opera at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a focus in constitutional law and political rhetoric. Her thesis research compares the historical strength of constitutions as the foundation for government and she hopes to explore political rhetoric and analysis in future degrees. She is passionate about promoting the spread of unbiased information for voters and the public at large.

Tyler West - Outreach Specialist

Mr. West has more than ten years of experience in managing cross-platform communications for high-profile, non-profit organizations, including Global Citizen, the Fulbright Program, The Writer's Center, and the Think Tank. He holds a Master of Arts in Global Communication from George Washington University, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D.

Macy Campin - Social Media Specialist

Ms. Campin is completing a BA in communications at Governors State University, with a concentration in strategic communications. She is passionate about writing and increasing audience awareness for organizations like Propwatch. Her interests include uncovering common propaganda techniques used in the media and disseminating unbiased information.

Elena Walsh Ferré - Segment Producer / Host

Ms. Walsh Ferré has a double degree in Law and International Relations from ESADE University in Barcelona. She is now finishing her exchange programme at the George Washington University, where she is studying Journalism. Through journalism, she hopes to bring a critical and analytical perspective to all of her work.

Johannah James - Segment Producer / Host

Ms. James is pursuing a double major in political science and journalism/broadcasting and a certificate in leadership at Marietta College. She is passionate about promoting the accessibility of information without the influence of bias or propaganda and advocates for an adequately educated and engaged public above all else. For her postgraduate studies, she plans to pursue a degree in public sociology.

Serena Balani - Content Writer / Journalist

Ms. Balani is a Journalism Major from Jai Hind College, India, and has a professional background in Advertising, Film, and other media fields. Through her journalism journey, she hopes to bridge the knowledge gap between the different strata of society by disseminating accurate information to audiences that are being targeted with bias, disinformation, and fake news.

Michael Childers - Content Writer / Analyst

Mr. Childers studies music composition and topics related to writing and psychology. He is a graduate of Roane State Community College and has attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He's also involved in song-writing and video production. One of his main areas of interest is encouraging himself and others to think critically.

Imanie Jeter - Content Writer / Analyst

Ms.Jeter is a student at High Tech High School in New Jersey, who loves writing and politics. She hopes to pursue a double major in screenwriting and pre-law in college. She has completed journalism and creative writing courses and she hopes to bring a new perspective and creative ideas.

Nathan Yax - Content Writer / Analyst

Mr. Yax is studying political science with a focus in international relations at Carleton College, with a minor in history. His main areas of interest are contemporary geopolitics and American hyperpartisanship.