: Welcome Associate Editor Jonathan Donner and Book Reviews Editor Renee Wittemeyer

Jonathan Donner is a researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India and is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa.  Donner is a social scientist with a background in communication research and economic development. Previously, he was a post-doctoral research fellow with the Center for Global Health and Economic Development (CGHED), at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and a consultant with Monitor Company in Cambridge, MA, and with its spin-off, The OTF Group where he worked on economic competitiveness projects in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Donner holds a PhD from Stanford University in communication theory and research.

Renee Wittemyer is the Director of Social Impact in Intel Corporation’s Corporate Responsibility Office. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley focused in development studies. She has a Masters degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School with a focus in international development and science and technology policy. She has extensive experience conducting research on a range of technology and development topics in emerging economies as a research scientist in Intel Labs. Past experience includes projects with the World Bank, United Nations Development Program, NGOs, and Microsoft Research India. She has published over 20 papers in academic journals, edited books as well as more popular venues on topics such as technology and development, poverty, social entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion.

ITID’s Associate Editors play a key role as they nurture the journal, insure its quality, and enhance its reach. They help solicit contributions, triage submissions, assign reviewers, and provide careful feedback as they shepherd articles toward final acceptance.



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