Dr. John Caputo
Intercultural Communication

Dr. John S. Caputo: Director of the Cagli Project and teaching Intercultural Communication (Professor and Walter Ong, S.J. Scholar, Chair, Master's Program in Communication and Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University) earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. He has been teaching communication courses for more than 30 years. His areas of expertise include media and social values, communication theory, intercultural and interpersonal communication, communication and culture. He is the author of six books: Dimensions of Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Communicating Effectively: Linking Thought and Expression; Public Speaking Handbook: A Liberal Arts Perspective; Effective Communication Handbook; and McDonaldization Revisited: Critical Essays on Consumer Culture. Dr. Caputo has been honored as a Visiting Scholar In-Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England and the Masters Program in Media and Communication at the Universita de Firenze, Italy. He has been taking student groups to Italy for the past fifteen years and has been part of the Cagli Project since 2002.

Dr. Heather crandall

Dr. Crandall earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Washington State University. Her areas of concentration are American Studies, Communication, and Rhetoric. She is specifically interested in the ways mass media representations and other forms of public discourse influence our contemporary changing world. Heather teaches courses in theorizing communication, visual rhetoric, small group communication, and interpersonal communication..

Kristina Morehouse

Kristina Morehouse graduated with honors with an MS in Journalism from the University of Kansas, one of the top journalism schools in the country. Her previous degrees include a BS in biology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City – also with honors. Kristina worked 13 years as a reporter and editor at The Spokesman-Review where she earned several writing awards. Kristina teaches journalism, mass media history, and speech at Gonzaga University in the Communication Arts department. She was a recipient of Faculty of the Year Service Learning Award for her Community Journalism class. She also teaches master's level writing for the MA in Communication and Leadership Studies program at Gonzaga University.

giovanni caputo
italian language, translator

Giovanni Caputo received his M.A. and B.A. degreed in communication and fine arts from Gonzaga University and did additional graduate studies in education at The Evergreen State College. Aside from teaching in Italy, Giovanni has spent time teaching at various levels in the French public school system. Back in the U.S., he works as a French translator and graphic designer. Giovanni's academic interests include journalism, short story writing and storytelling. In addition to teaching a course on journaling in last year's Cagli program, he was also the editor of the Armagh Examiner and Around Armagh, online news and information blogs created for the program InArmagh 2007

Cindy Bonfini-Hotlosz

(M.A. Communications, West Virginia University, B.S. Computer Science, Ohio University) is the Chief Information Officer and Director of Production for JesuitNET, a consortium of the Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the United States. She produced one of the first International Teleconferences Bridging the Gap: Education and Industry as part of a High Technology grant in 1989. In the late 1990s, she worked with NASA to produce online courses and communication campaigns for their tech transfer and commercialization project, including a three-part teleconferencing series, Technology Transfer in Action. In her time with the Jesuit colleges, she has helped launch new online programs that span several disciplines. Her passion for storytelling has evolved as technology has evolved — keeping her on the "bleeding" edge.

DAVID Maialetti

David Maialetti (C.C. of Philadelphia) is a staff photographer with the Philadelphia Daily News. Before joining the Daily News in 1997, he worked at the Press Enterprise newspaper in Bloomsburg, Pa. Maialetti is the director of Philadelphia Conference, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of photojournalism. He is a former president of the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association. Currently teaches the Introduction to Photojournalism course at Community College of Philadelphia. He is a 1989 graduate of Temple University's School of Communications. Dave instructed photography for the 2006 Camerano Project as well as the 2007 & 2008 Cagli Project hosted by ieiMedia.

Darcy Caputo
Lab Manager

Darcy Caputo earned his degree in communication, cultural studies, and fine art photography at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Since graduation, Darcy has worked for a variety of photography/design companies while at the same time contributing music journalism to The Pacific Northwest Inlander, an alt-weekly in Spokane, Washington. Most recently he has had photographic work published by Stones Throw Records and XLR8R magazine. He worked as a lab assistant for the Cagli and Armagh programs from 2007.

Angela McNutt
Translator, Assistant to director

Angela received a B.A. in International-European Studies and an M.A. in Communication Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University. In 2010, she was a student with the Cagli program. Her Master's thesis was an exploration of the relationship between global citizenship and digital storytelling within the Cagli program. Angela also spent a year abroad on the Gonzaga-in-Florence program as an undergraduate studying Italian language, art, and European history and politics. She is currently the program assistant for Gonzaga University's Study Abroad Office.