Andrew Schrock is originally from Boston, and now lives in Long Beach with his wife and young daughter. He received a B.A. from Brandeis University, and M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Central Florida. Over the next several years he recovered from being a software developer and nurtured his love of teaching. He’s been Assistant Director of and adjunct faculty at the Annenberg Program on Online Communities (APOC) at USC, and has also taught in the School of Digital Media at UCF and the Journalism department at CSU Long Beach. Andrew’s research interests include new technologies, group communication, extra-urban communication environments, and youth issues (such as education and online safety).