INQUIRER GLOBAL NATION -- DeVigal’s previous academic experience includes a 2011 – 12 Punch Sulzberger Executive Leadership Fellowship at Columbia University. From 1996 to 2004 he was a fellow with the Poynter Institute, where he also was a research associate and co-program director for the 2000 Stanford-Poynter EyeTrack Research Project studying online news site consumers. DeVigal was an associate professor in the San Francisco State University Department of Journalism from 2002 to 2006. “My career has revolved around stories, bridge building, interactivity and engagement,” DeVigal said. “With my experience in the news and media industries, as well as academia, I have worked to effectively conceive, innovate and direct initiatives and projects.