Jennifer Boyce Ciroli
Advanced Software Product Design Professional, IBM Software Group
Jennifer has been working as a writer, information architect, and user advocate in the software industry since 1995. After she completed the MAPW program at CMU, Jennifer was the first technical writer at a small startup software and services company. She later accepted a technical writing position at Transarc (now IBM). where she's tested and documented many different software products, including those in the WebSphere family.
Circulation Marketing Manager, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Thomas F. O'Boyle is a writer, teacher and media executive who has worked in newspaper publishing for more than three decades. A former staff writer, foreign correspondent and editor for The Wall Street Journal, he has worked since 1994 for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as assistant managing editor in the newsroom and, for the last decade, on the paper’s business side. He is currently a senior executive in charge of audience development for print and digital products. In this capacity, he has run many initiatives to broaden the Post-Gazette’s audience reach in emerging digital platforms.
Jennifer Keating-Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research and National Fellowships, Carnegie Mellon University
British and Irish Modernism
Nineteenth Century British and Literary Studies: The New Woman
Presenting a Public Self
Jennifer Keating-Miller joined CMU in 2009 as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research and National Fellowships. Administering programs like SURG, SURF, and ISURG and facilitating application processes for nationally competitive fellowships like the Churchill Scholarship and the Rhodes Scholarship, amongst others, she works with students on writing research proposals and personal essays, which she draws from for coursework like “Presenting a Public Self,” the writing component of CMU’s Odyssey Program and other program development.
Ronald Placone, Ph.D.
AVP – HR & Learning and Development, Carnegie Mellon University
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon in 1999, Ron was Director of Organizational Development and Communications for Mellon Network Services. He was also Director of Training and Organizational Development at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Ron has served as an executive consultant to several corporate and not-for-profit organizations in Western Pennsylvania. He has delivered presentations on individual and organizational effectiveness at regional and national conferences and has published articles in banking, health care, human resources, legal and quality improvement journals.
Senior Staff Writer, Former Science Editor and Assistant Managing Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mark Roth is a senior staff writer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, specializing in medical and science issues. He has taught science writing at Carnegie Mellon since 2007, and was the newspaper's first science editor in the 1980s.
Director of Communications, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Marketing, Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Eric is the director of communications for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. He promotes the Conservancy's diverse, yet synergetic, preservation efforts in land and water conservation, art and architecture, urban greening and environmental science. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Eric was the director of Public Relations for the Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts.
Multimedia Designer, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; Adjunct Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design; Adjunct Faculty, Pittburgh Filmmakers
Writing for Multimedia
Brian Staszel is an adjunct faculty member in the CMU School of Design and has been the Multimedia Designer for the CMU Robotics Institute since 2002. In addition to shooting and editing narratives on film, he is interested in creating immersive, interactive experiences that blend emerging filmmaking technologies, design, programming and robotics.
Staff Writer, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Introduction to Journalism & Investigative Journalism Project
Steve is a staff writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, covering medical news for the business department. He has previously worked for newspapers in Alaska, Washington and Oregon and he was a member of the Longview, Wash. Daily News staff awarded the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Mount St. Helens volcanic eruptions.