Alex Marthews is President of Digital Fourth. Alex was deeply interested in tech policy from before 9/11: at grad school, he helped to design Berkeley’s first course on Cyberlaw (2000-1), wrote his master’s thesis on online discrimination in blocking and filtering systems, and interned at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he researched surveillance and digital piracy. After graduating, he ran three successful nonprofits (Preservation Action Council, 2003-5; WATCH, 2005-7; Growth Through Learning, 2008-12). After becoming a proud US citizen, Alex founded Digital Fourth in Cambridge, Mass., in June of 2012.
David Law is the Treasurer of the Campaign for Digital Fourth Amendment Rights. Based in DC, Professor Law is a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center. His interests include public law, comparative law, law and social science, judicial politics, and constitutional and political theory. His scholarship is interdisciplinary and combines quantitative and qualitative research methods with comparative approaches to the study of global constitutionalism, constitutional adjudication, and judicial decision-making more generally. Prior to entering academia, he served as executive editor of the Harvard Law Review, clerked for the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and practiced law with Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles. He then obtained a Ph.D. in political science at Stanford University, where he held a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and concurrently attended the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar, where he received a degree in European and comparative law. He is a member of the executive committee of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.
Catherine Tucker is the Clerk of the Campaign for Digital Fourth Amendment Rights. She is an Associate Professor (with tenure) of Marketing at MIT Sloan. Her research interests lie in how technology allows firms to use digital data to improve their operations and marketing and in the challenges this poses for regulations designed to promote innovation. She has particular expertise in online advertising, digital health, social media and electronic privacy. Generally, most of her research lies in the interface between Marketing, Economics and Law. She has received an NSF CAREER award for her work on digital privacy and a Garfield Award for her work on electronic medical records. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She holds a Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University, and a BA from Oxford University.
Our newest board member is Adam Brasel. Adam is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Boston College. His primary area of interest is visual marketing and media perception. As co-director of the Marketing Interfaces Lab, he uses eyetrackers and other advanced tools to explore how the rapidly changing media environment affects consumer perception and visual processing. His research explores issues ranging from how consumers media-multitask between computers and televisions, to what happens to perception during the fast-forwarding of TV commercials, to the effects of brand placement in videogames. His research has appeared in venues such as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Economist, and Perception. Adam currently teaches the “Marketing Research” and “Communications & Promotions” courses in both the undergraduate and MBA programs.