James M. de León SALVO graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a PhD in Communications. He currently teaches courses in the College of Education on qualitative methodology at Wayne State University in Detroit, USA. His research interests are in systems of information, communications, data ethics, and podcasting as scholarly discourse. He is the associate editor of new directions for: Qualitative Inquiry, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, and the International Review of Qualitative Research.

With Norman K. Denzin, he has edited a book series on Myers Education Press. With Jasmine Ulmer, he is the founding general co-editor of the Qualitative Research Methods division of Routledge Resources Online, the Developing Traditions in Qualitative Inquiry book series, and a forthcoming series of international handbooks in qualitative research methods, also on Routledge. He is currently working on manuscripts that address epistemological issues with regard to qualitative research.