Faculty

Angela Ards
Director of Journalism and Associate Professor of English. Author of Words of Witness: Black Women’s Post-Brown Autobiography. Former editor and writer at The Village Voice and Ms. Published in Time, Essence, The Nation, and The Los Angeles Times Book Review, among others.

Don Aucoin​
​Chief t​heater critic for The Boston Globe. Coauthor of Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy. Former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

Joe Bergantino
Investigative reporter and co-founder and executive director emeritus of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.

Jennifer Berkshire
Writer and editor published in The Washington Post, Salon, The Progressive, and The Baffler. Co-creator of education podcast, Have You Heard.

Christopher Boucher
Author of the widely praised novels Golden Delicious and How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive. He is editor of the literary journal Post Road and a member of the Journalism Steering Committee.

Christine Caswell
Telly Award-winning broadcast journalist for television and radio news. Director of Undergraduate Studies for Communication.

Kevin Convey
Kevin Convey is a former editor in chief of the New York Daily News and the Boston Herald. He has taught at the City College of New York, New York University, and Quinnipiac University. Passionate about the future of journalism and journalism education, he is well versed in the areas of mobile journalism, new journalism technology, entrepreneurial journalism, and leadership, management and organization in the digital newsroom.

Jimmy Golen
Sports writer for The Associated Press, covering five Super Bowls, four Olympics, three World Series, two NBA finals and one Stanley Cup. Also covers Boston College basketball in addition to the area’s professional sports teams.

Maura Johnston
Music critic and editor published in The New York Times, Time, The Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone, among others. Former music editor of The Village Voice and a weekly host for BC’s alternative-music radio station WZBC.

​Jonathan Laurence
Professor of Political Science. Author of Coping with Defeat: Sunni Islam, Roman Catholicism, and the Modern State. Member of the Journalism Steering Committee.

Toby Lester
Author of The Fourth Part of the World and DaVinc​i’s Ghost. Contributing​ editor at The Atlantic, also published in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and​ The American Scholar, and in a number of anthologies, including the New Literary History of America.

Jon Marcus
Writer, author, and editor published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Time, US News, and The Boston Globe, among others. Higher-education editor for The Hechinger Report, North America correspondent for The Times (U.K.) Higher Education Magazine, and former editor in chief of Boston Magazine.

Jon Meterparel
Play-by-play voice of Boston College football and basketball on the BC IMG Sports Network. Veteran Boston radio and TV sports personality. Voice of Arena Football for CBS Sports Network. Podcast host for Boston Podcast Network.

Janelle Nanos
Business reporter at The Boston Globe, with pieces published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

Joseph Nugent
Professor of the Practice of English. Leader of the BC podcasting initiative The Omnium Consortium. BC English Dept. Digital Strategist, and designer of the apps JoyceWays and Walking Ulysses, and of the Virtual Reality game JoyceStick.

John O’Connor
Creative writer and journalist published in The New York Times, GQ, Financial Times, ​Open City, Post Road,​ Quarterly West, and the anthologies The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol.1 and They’re at It Again: An Open City Reader. Served two years as a foreign correspondent for Japan’s largest daily.​

Heather Cox Richardson
Professor of History. Author of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party, contributing editor of The Historical Society blog, and award-winning blogger at Richardson’s Rules of Order. Member of the Journalism Steering Committee.

Carlo Rotella
Director of American Studies and Professor of English. Author of Playing in Time: Essays, Profiles, and Other True Stories. Regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and former columnist for The Boston Globe​. Member of the Journalism Steering Committee.

Charles Sennott
Founder, CEO, Editor-in-Chief of The GroundTruth Project. Longtime staff writer and Middle East bureau chief for The Boston Globe, on-air correspondent for PBS FRONTLINE, author and Emmy Award-winning documentary producer, and author of Broken Covenant (1990) and The Body and The Blood (2001).

Michael Serazio
Assistant Professor of Communication. Author of Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla Marketing. Member of the Journalism Steering Committee.