Dr. Renee Hobbs is Professor of Communication Studies at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island. She has published five books, written over 150 scholarly and professional articles, created award-winning videos and educational multimedia, and offered professional development programs to educators on four continents and more than 20 countries. Her most recent book is titled Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative (Temple University Press, 2016). She founded the Media Education Lab, whose mission is to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service. With her colleagues at the Media Education Lab, Hobbs developed Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda, a user-generated website and gallery of contemporary propaganda. With her colleague Paul Mihailidis, she edits the Journal of Media Literacy Education, an open-access, peer reviewed journal that is the official publication of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. In 2012, she served as the Digital Literacy Fellow for the American Library Association Office of Information Technology Policy. In 2010, she wrote the influential white paper, Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action, published by the Aspen Institute under the auspices of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Citizens in a Democracy. With the 2011 publication of Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning, she has advanced educators’ knowledge about the lawful use of copyrighted materials for media literacy; she has also advocated for copyright reform to the U.S. Library of Congress and thus enabled K-12 teachers to legally “rip” copy-protected DVD videos for fair use purposes. In the early 1990s, she created the first national-level teacher professional development program in media literacy, the Harvard Institute on Media Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can access her publications and the multimedia curriculum materials she has created. Email: hobbs@uri.edu. Twitter: @reneehobbs