Prof. Susan D. Moeller
Director, International Center for Media and the Public Agenda; Professor, University of Maryland
Susan D. Moeller is the director of the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA). She is Professor of Media and International Affairs at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism and an affiliated faculty member of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is co-founder and a faculty member of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change in Austria, an initiative of ICMPA and the Salzburg Global Seminar.
Prof. Moeller is the author of a number of books, including Packaging Terrorism: Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit (2009), Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death (1999) and Shooting War: Photography and the American Experience of Combat (1989). She is frequently interviewed by US and global news outlets, and she blogs for the Huffington Post and the World Bank .
Prof. Moeller was formerly the director of the Journalism Program at Brandeis University and a fellow in the International Security Program and at the Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy both at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was twice a Fulbright Professor in International Relations, in Pakistan and in Thailand, and has also taught at Princeton and at Pacific Lutheran Universities.
Prof. Moeller received her AM and PhD from Harvard in History and the History of American Civilization and her BA at Yale University, where she was selected as a Scholar of the House. Prior to her graduate work, Prof. Moeller was a journalist in Washington, D.C. In 2008, she was named a Carnegie Scholar for her work on Islam, and she was also named a Teacher of the Year by the State of Maryland Board of Regents.