WashingTECH Policy Podcast with Joe Miller

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Oct 13, 2015

Kevin Clark, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Division of Learning Technologies, and Founding Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Kevin Clark is a full professor in the Learning Technologies Division of the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. His research interests include the role of interactive and digital media in education; issues of diversity in educational media; and broadening participation in STEM careers and disciplines. In addition to his scholarly activities, Dr. Clark has more than 20 years experience as a designer, advisor, and consultant to organizations such as:  National Park Service, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Common Sense Media, Fred Rogers Center, Disney Junior, Jim Henson Company, and DHX Media.   

Because of his work, Dr. Clark has also been honored by the White House as a STEM Access Champion of Change.External Link to Champion of Change (New Window) and selected as a Fellow for theTelevision Academy Foundation Faculty Seminar. Dr. Clark holds both a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Pennsylvania State University. Click here for the Full Bio

In this Episode we Discussed:

  1. The disconnect between what teens see as essential technology and what parents see as essential for education.
  2. How to encourage students to pursue STEM careers by meeting them where they are--using their own interests as vehicles to inspire an interest in STEM. 
  3. How media diversity can make or break a student's interest in pursuing STEM.


Oct 6, 2015

David Goodfriend is Founder and President of Goodfriend Government Affairs, with current and past clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to start-up ventures, to non-profit advocacy organizations in the telecommunications, media, technology, homebuilding, and renewable energy sectors.

David served as Deputy Staff Secretary to President William Jefferson Clinton; professional staff member to congressional committees chaired by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) and Charles B. Rangel (D-NY); and Media Legal Advisor to a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. In the private sector, David was Vice President of Law and Public Policy at DISH Network, the second largest satellite TV provider in the U.S. He was a telecommunications associate at the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

David handles matters before the U.S. Senate and House, particularly the Judiciary and Commerce committees; the Federal Communications Commission; the Department of Justice Antitrust Division; the National Telecommunications and Information Administration; the Rural Utility Service; and the White House.

David is a Professorial Lecturer in Law (adjunct faculty) at the George Washington University Law School, specializing in telecommunications and technology policy, and a guest lecturer in the Georgetown University undergraduate government program. Starting in Fall of 2013, David will be an Adjunct Professor of Law at The Georgetown University Law Center.

David was named by Multichannel News as one of the “40 Under 40” and by Broadcasting & Cable as a “Fifth Estater.” He has been past co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Legislation Committee and serves on the Advisory Board of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council.

David received his J.D., cum laude, from The Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Beloit College.


In this episode we discussed:

  1. Why the Sports Blackout Rule was bad for Sports Fans.
  2. How David advocated for the FCC to overturn the Sports Blackout Rule and won.
  3. How to establish yourself in Washington, D.C.
Sep 29, 2015

Shana Glickfield (@dcconcierge) is a founding Partner of Beekeeper Group, a DC-based public affairs firm, where she helps a wide array of clients with their communications and advocacy strategies, focusing on websites, social media, and mobile technology for online community building.

Prior to launching Beekeeper Group, Shana was the Online Community Director for, the online community of USTelecom, the broadband association. Before that, she was the Director of Strategic Communications at Issue Dynamics Inc. (now Amplify Public Affairs), where she was the first employee to be a hybrid of the Public Affairs and Internet departments. Shana has also worked in-house at several national nonprofit organizations, including Public Citizen and Earthjustice.

Shana’s innovative approach to communications has been widely acclaimed, most recently as one of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40. She was the founder of renowned local blog, “The DC Concierge,” which she authored from 2006-2010. Shana presents and comments frequently on social media topics, including appearances in, Mashable, ABC News, TIME, Politico, and Capitol Hill.

Shana graduated from Michigan State University and has a law degree from Temple University. When she’s not at the Hive, Shana spends her time engaging on her favorite social media platforms and supporting local organizations such as Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, The Trust for the National Mall, and the DC chapter of The Awesome Foundation.

During this episode we discuss:

  1. How Shana grew her Twitter feed into a successful public affairs firm
  2. Tips for navigating rough patches as you grow your practice
  3. DC's growth into a world-class cultural and entrepreneurial destination
  4. Mastermind groups for women in Washington


Shana on Twitter

The Beekeeper Group

Her Corner


Jamie Notter, When Millennials Take Over (Ideapress Publishing, 2015)

Timothy Ferriss, The Four Hour Workweek (Harmony, 2009)

Sep 22, 2015

Justin Vélez-Hagan (@jvelezhagan)is an economic policy analyst, as well as a policy researcher at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.  He is also the founder of The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, has served as an adjunct faculty member in economics, and is the author of The Common Sense behind Basic Economics.

Previously, Vélez-Hagan worked as an international developer of assisted living facilities. He also founded D.C. Concrete Technologies, which was a frequent guest on HGTV’s Curb Appeal, NBC’s House Smarts, and was featured in several national and local magazines and newspapers.

Vélez-Hagan is the Advisory Chair for Future Leaders in Policy (FLIP) and serves on the boards of several national organizations such as the National Military Family Association’s Technology Advisory Board, The Latino Coalition’s National Advisory Board, and the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council‘s Telecommunications and Internet Policy Task Force.  Recently, he was appointed to serve on Maryland’s GOMA Small Business Advisory Council.

Vélez-Hagan received his MBA from Arizona State University and is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He is also a combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

He can be reached at, or via Twitter @JVelezHagan.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Puerto Rico's economic situation
  • How Puerto Rico's option compare to states
  • Tech entrepreneurship in Puerto Rico
  • Broadband deployment and access in Puerto Rico


Sep 15, 2015

Rob Atkinson (@robatkinsonitif) is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). He leads a prolific team of policy analysts and fellows that is successfully shaping the debate and setting the agenda on a host of critical issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy.

Sep 15, 2015

Adriana Waterston (@adrianatweets) is Senior Vice President of Insights and Strategy at Horowitz Research. Adriana is a research junkie with a flair for finding the story behind the statistics, teasing the meaning out of the measurement, and revealing the faces behind the facts.

Sep 15, 2015

Dr. Kimberly A. Scott (@compugirls) serves as COMPUGIRLS' Executive Director. Kimberly earned her Ed.D. from Rutgers University and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University (ASU).

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