Susan Knight

About Susan Knight

Teaching areas include reporting public affairs, feature writing, journalism ethics and the Principles of Journalism course taught to journalism pre-majors. She also serves as faculty mentor to new professors and adjunct instructors.                                                                                                                                                         

 

Education

  • • B.A., M.A., University of Arizona

Courses Taught at the UA

  • • J 105 Principles of Journalism
  • • J 151 News in the Media
  • • J 205 Reporting the News
  • • J 306 Advanced Reporting
  • • J 320A Editing
  • • J 405/505 Study of the News/Apprenticeship
  • • J 411 Feature Writing
  • • J 413 Reporting Public Affairs
  • • J 414 Community News Service
  • • J 439 Ethics and the News Media
  • • J 470 Press and Society
  • • J 490A Tombstone Epitaph

See course descriptions

Past Academic Positions

  • • Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Department of Journalism, 2004-2009
  • • Multi-year lecturer, University of Arizona Department of Journalism, 2000-2004
  • • Adjunct instructor, University of Arizona Department of Journalism, 1991-2000
  • • Adjunct instructor, Pima Community College, 1990-1993

Past Professional Positions

  • • Manuscript editor, University of Arizona Press, 1997
  • • Project editor, Tucson Weekly, 1992-1995
  • • Assistant editor/copy editor, Tucson Weekly, 1991-1995
  • • News reporter/relief assistant city editor, Arizona Daily Star, 1988-1990
  • • News reporter, Arizona Daily Star, 1979-1988

Professional Organizations

  • • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • • Past member, Society of Professional Journalists
  • • Past member, Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • • Past member, Arizona Press Club
  • • Past member, Education Writers Association

University Appointments

  • • Faculty fellow
  • • UA Media Advisory Board
  • • UA Hearing Board

Awards

  • • Magellan Circle Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009
  • • Scripps Fellowship on Journalism Leadership/Society of Professional Journalists, 2005
  • • Hugh and Jan Harelson Excellence in Teaching Award, 2000 and 2003
  • • Indiana Teaching Fellowship, Indiana University, 2001
  • • Mortar Board Awards for Teaching, 1998, 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • • Great Ideas for Teaching Award, AEJMC, 2006
  • • Best Headline Writing, Arizona Press Club, 1993
  • • Kellogg Fellow, University of Michigan Journalism Fellows, 1986-87
  • • Numerous state and national awards for education writing, 1979-1990

Susan Knight's Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Susan Knight
Associate Professor of Practice
Telephone: 520-621-3191
Fax: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 330