Dr. Lipton is currently in residence at the Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) Science Communication Division, where he supports the pedagogical training of ECCC's science communication professional development program. As an educator, he strikes a balance between theory and practice ...
Dr. Lipton is currently in residence at the Environment and Climate Change Canada's (ECCC) Science Communication Division, where he supports the pedagogical training of ECCC's science communication professional development program. As an educator, he strikes a balance between theory and practice by employing alternative pedagogical models from multidisciplinary perspectives. He taught both middle and secondary school and worked as a teacher/educator/supervisor; he also works as a curricula specialist in the areas of communication, media, curriculum design, pedagogy, and assessment. He is an advocate for media literacy and works with current media and technology to advocate for local public-school teachers.
His funded project PrivacyStories and PrivacyBooth studies young adults' negotiations with digital privacy policies. Prior funded research, the Media Education Project, led to Ministry of Education curricular changes supporting media education for students K-12. He wrote the award-winning "Smoke Screens: From Tobacco Outrage to Media Activism"; has written numerous monographs on topics including performance, privacy, pedagogy, media, and education; is a co-editor of "Visualizing the Web: Evaluating Online Design from A Visual Communication Perspective"; and author of "Research, Write, Create: Connecting Scholarship to Digital Media" (w/T Gibson).
Lipton directed the Media Ecology program at New York University, worked as a resource and site advisor for New York City public school teachers, taught at the Harvey Milk High School in New York City, held the Mellon Fellowship in Digital Humanities and Visual Literacy at Vassar College, and was the recipient of a Ford Foundation grant. He also spent time as the education director at the Children’s Media Project, a non-profit organization, where he led a team designing health promotion media literacy workshops. The New York State Department of Health and the Children’s Services Council of the United Way funded his multi-year research about health education, media literacy, and visual communication.