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Our People

The administration, faculty, staff members and advisers in the School of Journalism work together to ensure SoJ students receive a top quality education and the advice and support they need to land a top job in their chosen field after they graduate.

SoJ is proud of its people.  Each and every faculty and staff member is a highly dedicated professional who is deeply committed to educating and mentoring the next generation of journalists.


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Phillip Greer

Phillip Greer is our Photojournalist in Residence and Senior Lecturer. He worked at the Chicago Tribune for twenty four years, and rose to be the Director of Photography at the newspaper. Greer has won over 200 awards for his work, from the Illinois Press Photographers Association and National Press Photographers Association. He was nominated several times for the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, ...

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Wenjing Xie

Dr. Wenjing Xie worked as an editor for China Central Television (CCTV) News Channel in Beijing, and a reporter and editor for the Economic Daily, also in Beijing. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland (2009). Dr. Xie teaches Social Media Theory & Practice, Introduction to Mass Communication Research, Quantitative Research Method, and Content Analysis.

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