Adjunct Assistant Professor Michael Krisch joined the Brown Institute as its Deputy Director in December of 2013, following years spent working in web strategy. At the institute, Krisch acts as an advisor to the research and grants of the institute and designs and implements educational programming and training in areas, techniques, and mediums not found in the traditional definition of journalism. He also supports
private and public partnerships with media and technology companies, and
assists in the creation of new and innovative programs that foster speculation,
research and building around how stories are found and told.
At the Columbia Journalism School, Michael leads a training module to teach
journalists to use spatial data as a tool for communication and reporting. At
GSAPP, he co-leads an advanced GIS course focused on bridging journalistic
technique with the practices of architects and urban designers/planners to
explore new forms of cartographic narrative.
Outside of Brown, Michael designs and builds custom hardware and furniture.