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Dr. Ron Davis

Professor of Journalism

Ron Davis, the founder of the Journalism program, has presented more than 30 workshops for newspaper professionals and authored a book and articles for scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines. Currently he is writing a book on how to write effectively.

A former magazine editor and designer and a newspaper writing coach, he has taught newspaper, magazine, digital publishing and Web design and production courses. His degrees include a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and postdoctoral studies in Journalism at Syracuse University.


  • Postdoctoral Studies in Journalism, Syracuse University
  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., English Literature, Mercer University

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to News Writing
  • Digital Publishing


  • Writing Coach for reporters at the Press-Republican newspaper in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
  • Editor and Co-designer, Lake Champlain Horizon magazine, 1998
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