Michael Beahan has 30 years of experience as media services professional at Princeton University and Dartmouth College. Most recently he directed the Jones Media Center, where he developed multimedia workshops, initiated a digital media internship and equipment loan programs, and provided facilities for viewing and producing a wide range of digital media. A 1967 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Beahan receiveda Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree from Dartmouth in 1997. He is President of the MALS Alumni Council and served as chair of the board of directors for Community Access Television (CATV) in the Upper Valley.

Michael Sacca began working with cameras when he was 12 years old, making stop motion animation shorts featuring the antics of neighborhood kids. His experience in film and video grew from work in photography, which plays a central role in his image making.  Michael works as an independent producer and freelance cameraman and photographer. He worked for 10 years as Senior Producer and Principal Videographer for Dartmouth College where the Media Production Group was recognized with six Gold Medals from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education for promotional and documentary pieces done for Dartmouth College.

 Barry Lawson has owned his company Barry Lawson Associates since 1978, specializing in environmental planning, group facilitation and training, mediation, and project management. He recently managed a multi-year project to publish an atlas of the Connecticut River Watershed entitled, Where the Great River Rises, and earlier in his career spent two years in Slovenia, then a Yugoslav republic, working on an international planning and research project. He has taught at three universities in the fields of regional planning and economics. A Dartmouth college graduate, he also holds a Masters Degree in Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in Natural resources Economics from Cornell University.

 Norman Miller is an author, film producer and currently faculty member at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School. He produced the 26-part Faces of Change film series on five cultures of the world under National Science Foundation sponsorship and edited the film textbook that accompanied the series. His special interest in media centers on fieldwork, anthropological film, and principals of visual evidence and visual literacy. In addition to his film work he has written or edited seven books, all on Africa.


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