is a Senior Lecturer in the Journalism Department at UMass, Amherst. Originally from Romania, he holds a BA in Journalism from the American University in Bulgaria and a Master’s and Ph.D.in Communication from UMass Amherst. He has been teaching UMass Journalism and Honors courses (including International Journalism) since 2003. He has taught Intro to Journalism workshops in Hampshire County Jail, as well as a fully credited, mixed-student Social Justice Journalism class. He publishes a monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.) about immigration and incarceration, and write a bimonthly Romanian-language newsletter about all things America.