2024-2025 Education Committee


Chair: Jake Batsell, O’Neil Chair in Business Journalism, Southern Methodist University, Southern Methodist University


  • Alan Deutschman, Reynolds Endowed Chair of Business Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Desiree Hanford, professor and director of academic integrity and appeals, Medill/Northwestern University
  • Michelle LaRoche, Hussman professor of business journalism, University of North Carolina
  • James B. Nelson, business editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, instructor at Marquette University
  • Paul O’Donnell, Professor of practice in journalism, Texas A&M University
  • Ceci Rodgers, Professor and Director of Global Learning, Medill/Northwestern University
  • Marty Steffens, SABEW Chair in business and financial journalism, University of Missouri
  • Jeffrey Timmermans, Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair Professor and director of the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, Arizona State University

Committee Objectives:

  • Recruit new university and student members.
  • Maintain relationships with universities, professors, and college journalism programs.
  • Actively reach out to journalism schools to encourage submission in SABEW’s Best in Business student category.
  • Encourage conference registrations among universities and students.
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