Dr. Bill Yousman is the Director of the Media Literacy and Digital Culture graduate program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  He earned his doctorate in Communication from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Yousman is the author of Prime Time Prisons: Representation of Incarceration on U.S. TV (2009) and The Spike Lee Enigma: Challenge and Incorporation in Media Culture (2014). He is the former Managing Director of the Media Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization located in Northampton.  Bill’s research focuses on media literacy education and the construction of racial ideologies in media images and narratives.  In addition to his two books, he has published numerous essays in peer-reviewed journals and anthologies.