Dan is a Professor and the Peter A. Horvitz Chair of Journalism Innovation at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and an emerging thinker and leader in the area of experiential design for news and information using virtual reality, gaming environments and body-responsive sensors. He has 20 years of experience in digital publishing, from Fortune 500 companies to startups. Dan started his career as an online producer during for Washingtonpost.com where he launched one of the first online news communities on the Web. Later as a product manager at America Online, he managed the launch and operations of community and social networking products used by millions. He was recognized as one of the NAA’s “20 Under 40” in 2005 and received a large Knight News Challenge grant in 2007 to build a democratized publishing service. When he’s not teaching, Dan is busy exploring new technologies shaping the future of media, including wearable devices, augmented reality, citizen sensor networks, and drones.