Steve M. Gorelick, PH.D.
Dr. Gorelick holds two M.A. degrees from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Sociology with specializations in both Criminology and Media Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is currently a Professor of Media Studies at Hunter College in NYC and Interim Director of the Graduate Program. His major research interest is media coverage of crime and violence, with special emphasis on the impact of high profile acts of violence on communities, media institutions and the fabric of social life. He is Chair of the Board of Advisors of the National Center for Critical Incident Analysis (NCCIA) in Washington, DC, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Dart Center on Journalism and Trauma at the University of Washington. He has also served as a consultant to the research division of NBC News.