Associate Professor of Communication & New Media Studies, Mount St. Joseph University

Robert Bodle (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is an associate professor of communication and new media studies at Mount St. Joseph University where he teaches New Media History, Law, and Ethics courses, as well as digital video production and post-production at MSJU. He has published extensively on the ethical and human rights implications of social media design, governance, and use, focusing primarily on privacy and freedom of expression. At the community level, Dr. Bodle has worked with a variety of nonprofits and independent media arts organizations that help give voice to underrepresented groups, support independent news and information, and use media to promote social and economic justice. He helped organize the Los Angeles chapter of the activist media network the Independent Media Center, and helped run a youth media education program that produced the documentary series – Tu Voz TV!