Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Tom Brennan is a comedian, writer, producer, comic book editor, and blogger who has worked for Marvel Comics, Disney, Dynamic Forces and CBS News. He produces the hit political debate show Electoral Dysfunction every week at The Peoples Improv Theater in Manhattan. He has taught at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and 826 NYC. He holds a BA from Drexel University. 

Kim Brittingham is the author of the memoir Read My Hips (Three River Press) and Write That Memoir Right Now (AudioGo). She blogs on her website Kim Brittingham. She has published nonfiction at Salon, iVillage, and Fresh Yarn, and she was the founder of Café Eighties magazine.

Mo Krochmal is the executive editor and founder of Social Media News NY. He was a founding producer for The New York Times website, senior editor of GenomeWeb, executive producer of Nassau News Live and New York editor for TechWeb. He has written for United Press International, The New York Times, the Danbury News-Times, the Wilson Daily Times, and the Washington Daily News, among others. He is the vice president of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.  He has taught for Hofstra University and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He holds a BA from North Carolina State University and an MS from Columbia University. 

Meredith Phillips has published essays and reviews on food and other topics for Texas Monthly, Time Out New York, the Austin Chronicle and the Columbia Journal, and she blogs at Church Avenue Chomp. She is the author of numerous nonfiction children’s books (Scholastic and Compass Point Press). She has served as an editor for Harcourt Trade Publishers and worked in both product development and implementation for Scholastic Education Group. She holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MFA in Nonfiction from the New School.

Pamela Skillings is a writer and editor for About.com and the author of Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams (Ballantine, 2008). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes.com, and other publications. Pamela also regularly blogs at manhattan.about.com and escapefromcorporate.com/blog. She holds a BA in journalism from New York University.

Alison Stein is the culinary travel editor for About.com, as well as a contributor to Perceptive Travel and the USA Today Travel Alliance. She has published articles and essays in the Atlantic Monthly’s Food Channel, Business Traveler, BusinessWeek, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, Fast Company, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Luxist, Men’s Journal, Money, Mother Jones, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, Robb Report, Sierra Magazine, The Smart Set, The Street, the Toronto Star, US Air magazine, the Washington Post, and World Hum. She is the author of the books Like Riding a Bike: On Learning as an Adult (Curious World Books), Americans at Play, and Best of Health (both New Strategist), and her work is included in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010 (Traveler’s Tales). She holds a BA from Cortland College.

David Title is a Creative Director at Bravo Media, Inc and the head of New Media for Crossroads Films in New York City. He develops and produces original web series for such organizations as My Space and Comedy Central, and he writes the blog My Media Musings that covers issues in new media and the digital age. He has also served as head of development at Crossroads, working on such independent films as Snow Angels and A Love Song for Bobby Long.