MANAGEMENT & STAFF
Richard Datz: Vice President, General Manager
Rich Datz was vice president, sales and marketing, of Education World for three years prior to being named general manager. Before joining Education World, he was a sales and marketing leader for the McGraw-Hill Companies for 14 years. As McGraw-Hill's sales and marketing director, Datz was responsible for five sales and marketing units, including a 120-person worldwide sales team, the company's List Management Center, and an outbound telemarketing operation. Datz has extensive experience in developing and implementing sales plans and directing domestic and international growth initiatives. Prior to being named a director at McGraw-Hill, Datz was general manager of worldwide circulation sales in the company's Information & Media Services segment. Datz has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Glassboro State College and an MBA in marketing from Drexel University.
Celine Provini: Editor
Celine Provini joined EducationWorld as editor in 2011. She was previously program director for The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, where she trained educators to implement and evaluate best practices with regard to positive school climate, bullying prevention, youth mentoring and drug/alcohol prevention. Provini authored A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Underage Drinking as well as Human Relations Media’s Prescription Drugs Update: Teacher’s Resource Book. Provini taught several developmental psychology courses at Fordham University, taught English composition at Goodwin College and worked as a substitute teacher in several Connecticut towns. She also did writing and editing for a variety of online and print publications, created test items for The Princeton Review and conducted quality control evaluations for teacher licensing exams. Provini has done research demonstrating the relationship between school climate and student achievement. She holds a doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University and a B.A. in English and Psychology from Hofstra University.
Jason Tomaszewski: Associate Editor
Jason Tomaszewski joined EducationWorld in 2011 as associate editor. He began his career in publishing with the Amherst News-Times in Northeast Ohio. He moved to Connecticut to take a job as a reporter for the Register Citizen newspaper, where he rose to the position of Managing Editor. Tomaszewski received several Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists awards for excellence in reporting, editing and design, including an award for an investigative piece on the Connecticut Resource Recovery Authority in connection with the Enron case. He has co-authored two books: 50 Things Every Guy Should Know How to Do for the Plume imprint of Penguin Publishing and Worst Ideas Ever for Skyhorse Publishing. Tomaszewski is no stranger to the field of education, having earned a B.A. in Communications and English Education at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. At Robert Morris, he also served as on-air talent for television shows including a top-rated sports program in the local viewing area.
Jason Cunningham: Social Media Editor
Jason Cunningham joined Education World as social media editor in 2012. After serving as a reporter for the Journal Inquirer newspaper, he received his B.A. in journalism from Central Connecticut State University. During his time at CCSU, Cunningham was the CCSU Recorder’s entertainment section editor and news section editor and a DJ at the university radio station, WFCS 107.7. He successfully established and directed WFCS’ new “indie music” department. In addition, while completing a production assistant internship at WNPR (Connecticut’s NPR affiliate), he reported news stories and managed related social media sites. In 2011, Cunningham co-founded Mysterious Cat Crafts, a unique site featuring contemporary and vintage art pieces. He expanded the business’ social media following, which has included a successful presence on Etsy.com as well as a popular arts and lifestyle blog.