ADVISORY BOARD

Great ideas should be shared. A component of our mission is to aggregate and amplify the work of prominent social scientists, journalists and educators. Working together to share information about positive human progress helps all of us become better consumers of information.

Author, speaker and member of UK House of Lords
Author of The Rational Optimist
“Isn’t it amazing what we’ve accomplished in the last 50 or 100 years? …A total transformation in human life chances.”

Experimental Psychologist
Psychology Professor, Harvard University
Author of “The Better Angels of our Nature”
“Optimism is a self-fulfilling prophecy. So is pessimism.”

Media Literacy Educator, Researcher, Author
Belinha S. De Abreu, PhD. is a global media literacy educator. She served as an International Expert to the Forum on Media & Information Literacy for UNESCO’s Communication & Information Section.  Her research interests include media and information literacy education, educational technology, global perspectives, critical thinking, privacy & big data, young adults, and teacher training. De Abreu’s focus is on the impact of learning as a result of media and technology consumed by K–12 students; providing students with viable, real-life opportunities for engaging in various technological environments while in turn encouraging students to be creative and conscious users of technology and media. She serves as the President of the International Council for Media Literacy (IC4ML) and teaches at Sacred Heart University.

PhD candidate at UNCC; Media Literacy Educator
Jimmeka Anderson is a Media Literacy Expert/Educator, and the Founder and Executive Director of I AM not the MEdia, Inc. She also serves as a Project Manager for the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)Project Fellow for the Cyber Citizenship Initiative with New America, and as an Advisor for the American Library Association (ALA) Media Literacy in Libraries for Adult Audiences initiative.
“Media can be used to oppress or liberate. It is up to us to teach the next generation how to use this powerful tool for the good of humanity.”

Author, Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing and Conflict Resolution Trainer; President of International Trauma-Healing Institute USA and Israel; Author of a book series on healing trauma and “Breaking News:  The Media and The Trauma Vortex – Understanding News Reporting, Journalists and Audiences.”  “We have the choice at each moment to speak and act from the Healing Vortex or the Trauma Vortex.”

Sociologist
Author of “The Culture of Fear”
“Americans live in the safest period in human history, in the safest place in human history. Unfortunately, there are so many fears that preoccupy us, many that are unfounded.”

Martha Groves

Martha Groves

Freelance Journalist
Former Los Angeles Times reporter
Recent article “Power to the People”
“Truth is our most important commodity. Without it, neither society nor government can properly function. With it, we can—together—address America’s genuine afflictions with open hearts and minds.”

Presidential Fellow at Chapman University
Founding Publisher of Skeptic Magazine
Author of “The Moral Arc”
“We’re living in the most moral period in human history.”

Founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies
Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University
Author of “Trust Factor”
“Trust requires viewing those with whom one works as whole and complete human beings, not as pieces of human capital.”

Frank is a national Jessie McCanse Awardee and “Leaders in Learning” honoree. He is a consultant to the SC Writing Improvement Network, and former consultant to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). He has developed a nationally recognized media literacy resource website and is also an avid nature photographer. To learn more, read his detailed biography.

“Frank Baker may be the most media-literate educator in America.” – John Norton, Editor of Middleweb’s Of Particular Interest, 1/13/09

Website: https://www.frankwbaker.com/mlc (Media Literacy Clearinghouse)
Author: Media Literacy in the K12 Classroom, 2016, ISTE
Twitter: @fbaker
Contact: https://www.frankwbaker.com/#contact