A Collaboration Between KBIA and the University of Missouri's Journalism and Information Technology Programs
Scott Pham is the director and founder of the Missouri Drone Journalism Program. His career in public radio has spanned from San Francisco to Washington, DC to here in Columbia, Missouri where he serves as the Content Director for KBIA.org. Pham will edit and publish some of the work the graduate class produces.
Matthew Dickinson is a System Administrator and Instructor for the Information Technology Program and Computer Science department. He manages the instructional infrastructure for the department. Courses taught by him include Unix Operating System, Data Communications and Networking, Security for Web Applications and Systems, Network Fundamentals, Database Administration, System Prototyping with Hardware and Software and, Computer System Administration. Dickinson currently runs the IT Program Drone Lab and investigates various drone technologies. In his spare time, he is interested in research in networking, system security, embedded systems.
Bill Allen, Assistant Professor of Science Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia since 2004, has a joint appointment in the Missouri School of Journalism and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. He served 25 years as a journalist, specializing in science, environment and medical reporting. He now teaches several field-reporting “immersion” courses, including a study abroad program in Costa Rica. He was a 1996-97 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is author of Green Phoenix: Restoring the Tropical Forests of Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Oxford University Press, 2001).