Steve Listopad (Program Director) is member of the journalism and media faculty at Henderson State University and originator and leader of the New Voices USA movement (www.newvoicesus.com). He is the recipient of the Hugh M Hefner First Amendment Award in Education, the JEA Friend of Scholastic Journalism award, the SCJ Louis Ingelhart First Amendment Award, the AEJMC Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism award, CMA’s MultiMedia Adviser of the Year Award and numerous other recognitions for his work with journalism education and student media. Steve has also received his Certification in Journalism Education through JEA. He is a Ph.D. candidate at North Dakota State University and has previously worked as an assistant professor of journalism and mass communication and student media director at the University of Jamestown and Valley City State University in Norwegian-rich North Dakota. Overseas, Steve has taught journalism and media in China (2013); Nice, France (2014); Florence, Italy (2015); and Oslo (2016, 2017). Before teaching, Listopad worked for New Line Cinema in Los Angeles, and he reported for a daily newspaper, an alternative weekly newspaper and a military newspaper.
Robert Reeder (ieiMedia Fellow) served on the faculty for ieiMedia in Urbino, Italy (2014); Florence, Italy (2015); and Oslo (2016). He has taught photojournalism as well as mentored graduate photojournalism students at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington. Before that, he lived and worked in Amman, Jordan, and Chisinau, Moldova, photographing political struggles in the former Soviet state while also teaching at the Independent Journalism Center.
Lori Listopad (ieiMedia Fellow) is the director of retention and academic advising at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota and a student at Mitchell Hamline College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her graduate and undergraduate degrees are in mass communication. Prior to working in higher education, Listopad was a reporter and morning anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota.
James Carviou (ieiMedia Faculty) is an assistant professor of convergent journalism and public relations in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Missouri Western State University. He serves as the adviser for the Griffon Yearbook. Carviou has a multifaceted background in journalism education that bridges the gap between the academy and best practices in the field.
Curt Chandler (ieiMedia Faculty) teaches multimedia reporting and journalism entrepreneurship at Penn State University. He has more than 25 years of industry experience as a visual journalist, writer and manager. Chandler was the editor for online innovation at post-gazette.com in Pittsburgh and taught photojournalism at Duquesne University before becoming a full-time educator in 2007. He has coached student journalists doing field work in Brazil and Hong Kong. He conducted the first multimedia workshop for the Vatican press corps in Rome. He is a video coach for the National Press Photographers Association and the Online News Association.
Stacie Paulsen Chandler (Visiting Journalist) is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She has been a police reporter and copy editor at the Colorado Springs Sun; the editor of special advertising sections and the director of the Newspapers in Education program at the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner; the Director of Communications at the Mon Valley Initiative in Pittsburgh; and editor of The Bulletin, a monthly newspaper in Pittsburgh.
Raul Gomez (Publisher/Media Partner) Raul is the publisher and art director of the High Plains Reader. He loves the arts, travel and good people. Over the last 20 years, he has worked with young designers, photographers and writers, fostering new talent in the Fargo-Moorhead community.
Sabrina Hornung (Editor/Media Partner) is a photographer, writer and editor for the High Plains Reader, Fargo-Moorhead’s favorite alt weekly. She is a visual artist with an old soul and a mean case of wanderlust.
Keith Jones (Photographer/Media Partner) is an educator and part-time photographer with a wanderer’s spirit. As an educator, he is passionate about geography, foreign governments and history.