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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Walsh Ferre 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Akella is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Russian. She has professional experience in voter engagement and community political education. She is greatly concerned about the overwhelming influence money can have on political outcomes and hopes to attend law school in the near future.
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.