Dr. John S. Caputo

Dr. John S. Caputo

Director/Intercultural Communication (Professor and Walter Ong, S.J. Scholar, Chair, Master’s Program in Communication and Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University)

Dr. Caputo earned his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center. His areas of expertise include media and social values, communication theory, intercultural and interpersonal communication, communication and culture. He is the author of six books: Dimensions of Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Communicating Effectively: Linking Thought and Expression; Public Speaking Handbook: A Liberal Arts Perspective; Effective Communication Handbook; and McDonaldization Revisited: Critical Essays on Consumer Culture. Dr. Caputo has been honored as a Visiting Scholar In-Residence at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England and the Masters Program in Media and Communication at the Universita de Firenze, Italy. He has been taking student groups to Italy for the past seventeen years and has been part of the Cagli Project since 2002.

Kristina Morehouse

Storytelling (M.S. University of Kansas)

Kris Morehouse graduated with honors with an MS in Journalism from the University of Kansas, one of the top journalism schools in the country. Her previous degrees include a BS in biology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City – also with honors. Kristina worked 13 years as a reporter and editor at The Spokesman-Review where she earned several writing awards. Kristina teaches media studies and communication theory in the Communication Studies Department at Gonzaga University. She also teaches master’s level writing for the MA in Communication and Leadership Studies program. Kristina Morehouse has been with the GonzagainCagli project since 2009.


Giovanni Caputo

Italian Language and Translator (M.A., B.A. in communication and fine arts, Gonzaga University & The Evergreen State College)

Aside from teaching in Italy, Giovanni has spent time teaching at various levels in the French public school system. Back in the U.S., he works as a French translator and graphic designer. Giovanni’s academic interests include journalism, short story writing and storytelling. In addition to teaching a course on journaling in last year’s Cagli program, he was also the editor of the Armagh Examiner and Around Armagh, online news and information blogs created for the program InArmagh 2007. Giovanni has been with the GonzagainCagli project since 2009.


Darcy Caputo

Web Master and Head Lab Technician (B.A. in Communications & Fine Art Photography, The Evergreen State College)

After graduating Darcy worked for various photography studios before focusing on print journalism, contributing writing and photography to Spokane, Wa alt weekly newspaper The Pacific Northwest Inlander and San Francisco’s XLR8R magazine. In 2007 he joined ieiMedia (The Institute for Education in International Media) as a lab technician for their study abroad programs in Cagli, Italy and Armagh, Northern Ireland. Starting in 2009 he joined the Gonzaga-in-Cagli project first as head Lab Technician, then later as Web Master. During this period he befriended Stones Throw recording artist James Pants and was given the opportunity to contribute instrumentation and cover art for his 2011 self-titled release. More recently he has been working in the localization industry as a Language Support Specialist for such clients as Microsoft, Starbucks and Playdom, Disney’s Facebook games branch.


Dave Maialetti

Photography (C.C. of Philadelphia, Staff Photographer at Philadelphia Daily News)

Before joining the Daily News in 1997, he worked at the Press Enterprise newspaper in Bloomsburg, Pa. Maialetti is the director of Philadelphia Conference, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of photojournalism. He is a former president of the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association. Currently teaches the Introduction to Photojournalism course at Community College of Philadelphia and is an adjunct at Temple University. He is a 1989 graduate of Temple University’s School of Communications. Dave instructed photography for the 2006 Camerano Project as well as the 2007 & 2008 Cagli Project hosted by ieiMedia and has been with the GonzagainCagli project since 2009.