Jeffrey Brody | program director
Jeff is a professor of Communications and member of the Asian-American Studies Program Council at California State University, Fullerton. He teaches advanced writing classes, courses on mass communication and society, and media and diversity. He has a distinguished record advising student publications. His international reporting class has taken journalism students on medical missions to Cambodia and Vietnam the past four years. His research interests include the Internet, ethnic press, newspaper industry and the Vietnamese American experience. He is co-author of “The Newspaper Publishing Industry,” and an oral history of Yen Do, the founder of the Nguoi Viet Daily News, the largest Vietnamese-language newspaper in the United States. Brody also has been associate producer of “Saigon USA,” a documentary film, and selections from his documentary photography exhibit, “The Vietnamese: Self Portrait of a People,” were included for an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C. and for a touring Smithsonian exhibit in cities across the United States. Brody has a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and received doctoral equivalency from California State University, Fullerton. He is an award-winning reporter with more than a dozen years experience the newspaper industry and has written freelance articles for newspapers and magazines. Brody has appeared on an ABC “Nightline” segment and been interviewed by “The New York Times,” “The British Guardian,”National Public Radio, “The Los Angeles Times,” and other major publications. He has received grants from the McCormick Foundation, Ford Foundation and been a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii. Professor Brody will direct the program in Valencia, Spain in 2014.
Maisie Crow | instructor
Maisie is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York and Austin, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and studied as a graduate student at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication. Currently, Maisie is shooting a film about the the only remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi and its fight to stay open despite a new law that could shut it down. The film originated from a multimedia collaboration with the Atavist, an iPad magazine. In 2012, her short film, Half-Lives: The Chernobyl Workers Now, won the Overseas Press Club Award for online video and was recognized by the World Press Photo Multimedia Contest, Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism and the Lumix Fotofestival. In 2010 her multimedia project, A Life Alone, was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy and recognized in Best of Photojournalism. She attended the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Ian Parry Scholarship and the Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant for her photography project, Love Me. Her work has been screened at LOOKbetween, the Lumix Festival for young photojournalism and the New York Photo Festival. Maisie is a member of Razon, a collective of documentary photographers. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Bruce Strong | instructor
Bruce is a multimedia storyteller who likes to work with great people on awesome projects because life is too short to do anything else. He has shot in nearly 60 countries, with Mongolia, Sudan and Haiti added to the mix most recently. Bruce was on staff at The Orange County Register in Southern California for 11 years and has freelanced for a variety of international publications and non-profit organizations. Bruce’s work has been published in such prestigious publications as TIME Magazine and National Geographic and has earned numerous awards and two fellowships, The Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan and the Knight Fellowship at Ohio University. When he’s not in the field, Bruce spends a lot of time helping others learn to tell stories as an associate professor at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he teaches an array of video, audio, photography and multimedia courses. In the fall of 2011, Bruce served as the first professional in residence at MediaStorm in New York City, where he helped produce “A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan” which was nominated for an Emmy, a finalist for Documentary of the Year at POYi, second place in Long Form Multimedia Story at POYi, and won the Media For Liberty Award. Upon returning to Newhouse, Bruce became chairman of the Multimedia Photography & Design department.
claudia strong | web design | editing | translation
jack STRONG | portrait photography | photoshop support | model
Cole STRONG | PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY