Nancy A. Sharkey

About Nancy A. Sharkey

Professor Sharkey is on professional leave for fall 2019.
Spent more than 25 years in various editorial positions at The New York Times. Teaches courses on reporting, editing and reporting public affairs. Also taught for more than 20 years as an adjunct professor in Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.                                                                                                         



  • B.A., English, State University of New York at Albany;
  • M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Courses Taught at the UA

  • J 205 Reporting the News
  • J 320A Editing
  • J 413 Reporting Public Affairs
  • J 496D/596D Seminar in Journalism

See course descriptions

Past Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 1984 - 2009
  • Adjunct Professor, New York University, 1982 - 1984

Past Professional Positions

  • Senior Editor, The New York Times, 1999 - 2010
  • Education Editor, The New York Times, 1993 - 1999
  • Chief Recruiter, Copy Editors, The New York Times, 1992 - 1993
  • Deputy Travel Editor, The New York Times, 1986 - 1992
  • Assistant Metro Editor, The New York Times, 1984 - 1986

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • Native American Journalists Association
  • Nancy Sharkey's Curriculum Vitae
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Contact Information

Nancy A. Sharkey
Professor of Practice
Telephone: 520-621-6385
Fax: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 332