For 15 years of my career, I specialized in editing for higher education.
From 2003 to 2008, I was the editor of the research, academic publishing, and faculty sections of
The Chronicle of Higher Education.
I was named as the founding editor of UMBC Magazine at the University of Maryland,
Baltimore County in 2008. The publication won numerous awards for content and
design during my tenure, including a national bronze medal for
general excellence in 2013 from the Council for Advancement and Support of
Education (CASE), which placed our publication in the top eight university
magazines in the U.S. that year. UMBC Magazine also a regional gold medal
from CASE in 2012, and Awards of Excellence every year from 2009 through
2013 from the University & College Designers Association (UCDA).
I have written extensively across disciplines for a wide range of university
publications, including Peabody Magazine, Hopkins Medicine, Maryland Carey Law, Johns Hopkins University Arts & Sciences, Johns Hopkins Engineering, Johns Hopkins Public Health, Global Collaborative Healthcare, and Carey Business Magazine.
I have also brought my expertise to online campaigns and the creation of video content.
Higher Education Journalism
Can the Concert Hall Be Reimagined? (Peabody Magazine)
The renovation of Peabody Institute's famed Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall
sparks a discussion about the place of musical performance spaces in a
radically shifting environment of audience and performer expectations.
A Noteworthy Endeavor (Hopkins Medicine)
The Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine is an ambitious new
interdisciplinary effort to investigate the powerful connections between music
Speak and Save (Johns Hopkins Public Health)
What happens in countries where vital statistics don't capture details of deaths as they occur? Researchers use "verbal autopsies" to fill in these crucial gaps in public health knowledge.
Higher Education Communications
During my tenure at UMBC, I was involved in larger campus and alumni communications efforts centered on the university's 50th anniversary in 2016. As part of that effort, I wrote and produced videos. Two of them are below. I wrote and co-produced the UMBC 50 video in collaboration with UMBC's Imaging Research Center. I wrote and produced the Retriever Stories video, working with Baltimore's Hartlove-Goodyear.