Dr. Paul Mihailidis is an associate professor in the school of communication at Emerson College in Boston, MA, where he teaches Interactive Communication, Understanding Consumers, Social Media, and Media Literacy. His research focuses on the nexus of media, education, and civic voices. He has published widely on media literacy, global media, and digital citizenship. His books, Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen (2014, Peter Lang) and Media Literacy Education in Action (2014, Routledge), outline effective practices for participatory citizenship and engagement in digital culture. He is also the editor of News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and Classroom (2011, Peter Lang). Mihailidis, who directs the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, and sits on the board of directors for the National Association of Media Literacy Education, was recently named associate director of the newly formed Engagement Labs at Emerson College.