Associate Professor of Journalism and Adviser to the Cardinal & Cream
B.A., Lewis & Clark College
M.A., Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry
Office: JEN 308
Julia Duin (pronounced “Deen”) serves as associate professor of Journalism and adviser to the Cardinal & Cream. Prof. Duin brings 25 years of experience to writing courses across the Communication Arts curriculum. Prof. Duin spent the previous 14+ years at The Washington Times, first as cultural page editor, then as religion editor. For seven years, she oversaw interns on the Times’ national desk and edited the Times’ widely read second page, Culture & Etc., which has become known for its timely articles on national trends ranging from media and the arts to spirituality, ethics, and religion. She previously worked at the Houston Chronicle and The Daily Times in Farmington, N.M.
Prof. Duin has been nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize in journalism and has won numerous other awards for her writing. She is also the author of five books, most recently 2009′s Days of Fire and Glory: The Rise and Fall of a Charismatic Community and 2008′s Quitting Church: Why the Faithful are Fleeing and What to Do About It. In the past year her work has appeared in publications from coast to coast including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNN.com, and The Seattle Times.
Fluent in French, Prof. Duin is also conversant in Spanish and German and speaks portions of Kurdish, Arabic, Russian and Italian. The Kurdish was for her 2004 trip to northern Iraq; the Italian was to help her better cover the papal election in 2005 and the Russian was to help her get through almost seven weeks in Kazakhstan in 2007 as she awaited the adoption of her then 22-month-old daughter, Olivia Veronika, aka “Veeka.”
COM 121: Writing Across Media Platforms
COM 351: Reporting for Print & Online Media
COM 409: Publication Seminar
COM 415: Magazine & Feature Writing
COM 451: Advanced Reporting