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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grave Lovins - Segment Producer / Host

Ms. Lovins is a graduate of Oakland University with a double major in English and Journalism. She is very interested in helping others learn to identify disinformation, bias and fake news. Through her work at Propwatch, she hopes to expand public recognition of propaganda and promote critical thinking skills.

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.