The Electronic Media Division’s specialist in New Media, Professor Peter DePietro, has years of ongoing experience in the media field. This experience makes Professor DePietro an essential part of the new media curriculum at CCM. He says, “Because New Media is an evolutionary discipline, I am always learning new concepts and skills, which I incorporate into my teaching.”
Professor DePietro served former President Bill Clinton as the founding Director of Digital and New Media of the Clinton Foundation (New York City) and is currently a principal of a new media and technology incubator called Digital Innovation Lab (Dot Net). As he has become more involved in new media and web design he says he continues “to strike a balance between producing scholarly research and creative projects.” This is important to students at CCM when it comes to balancing their schoolwork and projects, and Professor DePietro helps instill this balance in his students.
Currently, Professor DePietro is working on an interactive biography of a famous, historical figure and a series of animation pieces that bring iconic characters from theatre and literature to life for display on the Web and mobile devices. He already has one published book on new media, which you can learn more about on his website, and is now working on his next.