Study Authors

Dr. Paul Mihailidis – Lead Researcher/Author
Paul Mihailidis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing Communication at Emerson College in Boston, MA, and Director of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. Mihailidis’s research concerns the connections between media, education, and citizenship in the 21st Century. He has published widely on media literacy, global media, and digital citizenship. He is the editor of News Literacy: Global Perspectives for the Newsroom and Classroom (Peter Lang) and co-author of The Media Literacy Project (Pearson). His newest work is on Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen, predicated on new participatory civic voices. Mihailidis sits on the board of directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), and is reviews editor for the Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE). At Emerson, Mihailidis teaches Interactive Communication, Understanding Consumers, Social Media, and Media Literacy.

Eivind Michaelsen – Graduate Researcher
Eivind Michaelsen is a graduate student in the Integrated Marketing Communication program at Emerson College in Boston. Being a native Norwegian, he acquired his Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. He also studied a year on the sunny shores of California at UC Santa Barbara. Eivind has worked as a main contact for partner schools, secondary data collector, data analyst, graph and logo designer for A Tethered World. Michaelsen’s research at Emerson concerns engaging citizens for social causes, Eivind looks forward to graduation in 2013.

Kristin Berg – Graduate Researcher
Kristin Berg graduated with a M.A. degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College, Boston, MA in spring 2012. Originally from Norway, Kristin acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management from the Norwegian Business School BI in Oslo. She has a background in coaching and has participated in a program for future leaders through Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Group, plc. Berg has a strong interest in consumer branding and how digital media is constantly changing the marketing environment. During the study for A Tethered World she worked closely with the qualitative research and the reflections from the Tethered Generation.

Faculty Leaders at Participating Institutions

Thanks to the following Faculty for administering the Tethered World study in their institutions:

Moses Shumow, Florida International University, Miami, USA
Denisa Kralovicova,University of St. Cyrus and Methodius University, Trnava
Jessica Roberts, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Jad Melki, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Roman Gerodimos, Bournemouth University, UK
Mireya Marquez, Iberoamericana University, Mexico, City, Mexico
James N. Cohen, Hofstra University, New York, USA

The authors of this study would like to thank the Salzburg Global Seminar for its generous  support for this research project, Susan Moeller for her guidance and oversight of the research, and The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change for its global vision and dynamic that made this study possible.