About the NRMLC Team

Carolyn headshotCarolyn Fortuna, Ph.D., is the NRMLC program chair for the second year in a row. She’s on the faculty at Rhode Island College where her interests in gender studies, ecojustice, sports media analysis, and literacy across the curriculum coalesce. Carolyn is Professional Development Coordinator with the Media Education Lab and has longtime affiliations with NCTE, ILA, NEPCA, and NELMS. You can follow her at IDigItMedia.

Executive Board Members for the 2019 Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference

Pam Steager is a Senior Researcher and Writer at the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island. Her 30 year career in the education and human service fields included directing substance abuse and violence prevention programs in school systems, prisons, and communities in RI and MA, which led to her interest in media literacy.


Morgan Jafee is our fabulous social media coordinator. You can listen to her media literacy podcasts at Burst Your Bubble.

Our Media Cohort

The Media Education Lab “Labsters” are constant sources of guidance to us on the NRMLC board. We’re so appreciative how we can always count on them to pitch in behind-the-scenes — often at very short notice!