Geoffrey Cowan


Geoffrey Cowan is an author, a USC University Professor, the inaugural holder of the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership, and the President of The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.


Geoffrey-BaumGeoffrey Baum

Managing Director

A former C-SPAN executive producer, Geoffrey Baum is the president of the California Community Colleges board of governors and the director of communications and public affairs for The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.


ev_boyle_headshot_tanEv Boyle

Global Research Fellow

Ev Boyle is the Director of Special Projects at CCLP and the founding director of Civic Tech USC, a new initiative that focuses on how technology can connect citizens to government and to each other in ways that improve democracy and civic life.


Justin-ChapmanJustin Chapman

Project Fellow

Justin Chapman is an author, journalist, travel writer, actor, musician, and politician. He manages CCLP’s website, writes articles for its blog, conducts research for its academic reports, and supports its fellows with research on their various projects.


Skye-FeatherstoneSkye Featherstone

Geoffrey Cowan Scholar

Skye Featherstone is a Geoffrey Cowan Scholar at USC Annenberg’s CCLP. He is pursuing a joint M.Sc/M.A. in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics (LSE) and USC.


Susan Crookston Goelz

Office Manager

Susan Crookston Goelz is CCLP’s program assistant/office manager. She is the Center’s primary administrative staff member, responsible for budget administration, event coordination, office management and payroll administration, among other duties.