Rhonda Fabian

Editor and Educator in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania

Rhonda Fabian

Editor and Educator in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania

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As a writer, filmmaker, and mindfulness advocate, I develop initiatives and programs anywhere in the world that advance peace, increase health, improve education, and enable social justice. Currently, I am CEO and co-founder of the educational media company, Immediacy, and digital editor of Kosmos Journal.

My career began as a photojournalist and freelance producer for CNN, MTV, and PBS, while spending seven years immersed in the musical traditions of New Orleans as an ethnographer, writer, and also a manager of the renowned music venue, Tipitina’s. Various interests then led me to work on a riverboat, study the behavior of tigers, represent New Orleans as a special Student Ambassador to Austria, crack the etymology of the street name Tchoupitoulas, and achieve Press Club recognition for work about the desegregation of Louisiana.

As co-founder and CEO of Immediacy, (formerly Fabian Baber Inc.), leading creators of educational media for 28 years, I've garnered numerous awards as an instructional designer, writer and director of more than 800 educational programs for learners age 5 to adult. Our company impacted the evolution of educational media in US schools, dramatically increasing production values, making programs more learner-centered, interactive, reflective of diversity, and aligned to curriculum outcomes. Our team has effectively reached 10 million learners of all ages, in classrooms and on the job worldwide.

I continue to lead my company and am also the digital editor of Kosmos, a journal for global transformation and an official NGO Representative to the United Nations for Kosmos Associates. As a writer, mother and community activist, I follow a mindful path in the tradition of my teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

My undergraduate BA is in Anthropology from the University of New Orleans, and I completed the Masters program at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. I'm a Court-certified Special Advocate for abused and neglected children (CASA).

Professional interests include emerging models in higher education; organizational and interpersonal communication; online learning and social media - as well as intentional community and local economy. Deeply engaged as a community volunteer, I also love to cook, hike, and spend quiet time in the woods of Rose Valley, PA where I live and work.