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A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia In the late 1990s, the seeds of PLAY were sown during my collaborative work with an exquisite group of media educators at the Media Workshop New York—a project of the Bertelsmann Foundation and the brainchild of the Center for Children and Technology (CCT) and the Education Development Center (EDC). I leveraged my skills to become the founder and executive director of PLAY, LLC. For more than 15 years, PLAY has provided clients from all over the educational and geographical maps with cutting-edge educational research, curriculum development, hands-on workshops, online courses, technology planning, and program evaluation services. Developing healthy individuals, families, and communities is of paramount importance. To this end, PLAY is committed to services and projects that promote media, technology, and health literacies. My PLAY team and I are especially mindful of at-risk populations and the unique challenges of urban communities. [learn more]

Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools
A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

In May 2015, my second book was released:  Healthy Teens, Healthy Schools (you can order here through Rowman & Littlefield Education). My goal for the next few academic years is to create a collaboratory and incubator for ideas on how media literacy education can cultivate healthy teens. As part of this exploration, I am designing and teaching (Fall 2017) an elective course titled Food Media Literacy in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. [view course blog]