David Miller, PhD Candidate, Communication

Dave Miller's research interests are in designing products, services, and systems to influence human behavior in the areas of environmental sustainability and health.  Currently, he is researching how in-vehicle information displays can influence the mental models of driving efficiency and encourage drivers to drive in a more efficient manner.

Ann Grimes, Professor

Ann Grimes currently serves as Lorry I. Lokey Professor of the Practice and teaches classes in technology reporting, digital media and entrepreneurship. She also serves as the Associate Director and an affiliated faculty member of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation in the School of Engineering. In addition, she is an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford Medical School, and the Program in Science Technology and Society in the School of Humanities & Sciences.

Grimes is a former staff writer and editor for The Wall Street Journal where she covered technology and business. As Deputy Bureau Chief in San Francisco, she oversaw the newspaper’s coverage of Silicon Valley during the 1990′s dot-com boom and bust. While at Dow Jones & Co., she also worked on developing new media strategy. Earlier, Grimes was on the editorial staff of The Washington Post. As the Deputy National Editor responsible for coverage of the federal government, she ran a national news section that covered the political spectrum. Starting out, she wrote about social issues for The Chicago Reporter and contributed regularly to The New York Times.

Grimes is the author of Running Mates, a book about the 1988 presidential campaign published by William Morrow & Co. and a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. She is the recipient of several journalism awards including the Society of Professional Journalist’s Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism, the Education Writers Association National Award, the Jacob Scher Award and two Chicago Newspaper Guild Awards.

Grimes has taught at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Georgetown University and an Humanities from the University of Chicago. She was a 1997-1998 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford.

Peter Johnson, Stanford Journalism Program researcher

Peter Johnson is an senior undergraduate at Stanford studying Communication. His interests are in investigative and long-form journalism. Prior to Stanford, Peter was an editor and founder of his high school's award-winning sports magazine. He spent the 2012-13 year traveling and doing community service in Nicaragua, Peru and India. Peter grew up in Palo Alto.

Mark Braude, Lecturer, Dept of History

Mark Braude is a cultural and urban historian of Modern Europe. His first book, Making Monte Carlo: A History of Spectacle and Speculation, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2015. In 2013 he earned his PhD in Modern European History, along with a graduate certificate in Visual Studies, from the University of Southern California. He also holds a Masters in French Studies from New York University’s Institute of French Studies. Mark is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Humanities + Design at Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), and will begin lecturing full-time in 2015, teaching courses on the history of modern Paris; cafés, culture, and crisis in late-nineteenth-century Europe; representations of the Great War; and the influence of cars and other advances in transportation technology in twentieth-century Europe.