Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz has been appointed Professor of Practice in Journalism at Denison University, effective August 2023.
Schultz is a USA Today columnist, author of novel, The Daughters of Erietown, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2005. She was a reporter and columnist at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland.
She was also a Professional in Residence at her alma mater, Kent State University, where she taught opinion and feature writing and ethics.
“Today’s journalism students are our future storytellers, and we have never needed them more,” Schultz said. “Journalism is public service. I want to help students at Denison grow their talents as fact-based chroniclers of our world and fuel their commitment to the mission of the work.”
This appointment is not Schultz’s first contact with Denison. She served as the 2020-21 Dr. Nan Nowik Writer-in-Residence; served as the Andrew W. Mellon Storyteller-in-Residence; helped kick off Denison’s new journalism major as part of The New Storytellers speaker series in 2021; and delivered the keynote address at Denison’s Commencement in 2022.