Lawrence Swiader

I have spent my career studying the intersection of technology, media, and education in service of how it improves people's lives. Currently, as Chief Digital Officer at the American Battlefield Trust I oversee all aspects of the Trust's digital presence in support of protecting battlefields and informing the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history. Formerly, I was the creator of the program which made use of digital and traditional media to change the reproductive health behaviors of young adults in the U.S. The intervention was proven to work in a ground-breaking study published in 2015. Previous to that experience, I used technology as a tool to teach about the history of the Holocaust and to motivate people to act to end contemporary genocide. In my second home of Athens, Greece, I have consulted on various projects including the Athens Metro and museums of Greek history. I graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in with a degree in Television, Radio, and Film and earned a Master's degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University's School of Education. I have a Greek wife, a 21-year-old daughter, and find inspiration from playing tennis, travel, sea kayaking in Greece, art, and a good book.