Recent Visiting Faculty

Susan Smith Richardson

Editor and Publisher, The Chicago Reporter

From The Chicago Reporter’s staff page:

Susan Smith Richardson is editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter. She’s been a crusading journalist for more years than she cares to remember, most of the time with daily newspapers. Her columns about gentrification helped her land a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, where she also earned a Master in Public Administration.

Before becoming a journalist, she was a community organizer in Texas and the South, working in communities of color and with rank-and-file labor organizations.

Alex Kotlowitz

Journalist and Author, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up In The Other America

From his website:

Alex Kotlowitz is the author of three books, including the national bestseller There Are No Children Here, which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century. It received the Helen Bernstein Award, the Carl Sandburg Award and a Christopher Award, and was adapted as a television movie produced by and starring Oprah Winfrey. It was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times.

Teresa Córdova

Director of the Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago

From her Great Cities Institute staff page:

Teresa Córdova is the Director of UIC’s Great Cities Institute. She is also Professor of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) and affiliate of the Departments of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies. Professor Córdova received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kevin M. Murphy

George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

From his University of Chicago faculty page:

Kevin M. Murphy is the first professor at a business school to be chosen as a MacArthur Fellow.

Darryl Holliday

Journalist, Multimedia Storyteller

Darryl Holliday is a journalist, multimedia storyteller and reformed crime reporter based in Chicago. He’s the editorial director and co-founder of City Bureau, a producer with the Invisible Institute and founder of Illustrated Press, a media production collective covering urban issues with sequential art and traditional reporting.

Rahul Chopra

Chief Executive Officer, Storyful

Rahul Chopra is chief executive officer of Storyful, the world’s first social news agency. He leads a team of journalists and technologists who discover and verify compelling online content, working with news organizations and other clients worldwide.

Edward Roussel

Chief Innovation Officer, Dow Jones

Edward Roussel is Chief Innovation Officer at Dow Jones. Since assuming this role in May 2015, Roussel has taken responsibility for identifying areas of new opportunity for the company, with a particular focus on mobile innovation.

Roussel joined Dow Jones in June 2013 as head of product, overseeing the advancement of the company’s consumer and professional information business products.

Harriet Ryan

Reporter, Los Angeles Times

Harriet Ryan covers legal affairs for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the paper in 2008, she has written about legal matters involving high-profile people, including Phil Spector, Michael Jackson and Britney Spears, and institutions, including the Catholic Church and the Kabbalah Centre. She previously worked at Court TV and the Asbury Park Press. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Ryan will be speaking at Covering the Opioid Crisis in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26.

Debra E. Houry, MD, MPH

Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Dr. Debra E. Houry is leading CDC’s Injury Center’s charge in preventing unintentional injury and violence. Being on the frontline as an emergency physician, she knows injuries and deaths due to injury and violence are preventable and in many cases predictable. Equally important, Dr. Houry understands the strain injury and violence can have on families, communities and health systems. As a wife, mother and daughter of aging parents, she has constant personal reminders of the importance of creating safe spaces for all ages to live well and thrive.

Robin Gelburd

President of FAIR Health

As the founding President of FAIR Health, Robin Gelburd built the organization into a national leader in healthcare cost transparency. Under her direction, FAIR Health has more than fulfilled its mandate to provide an independent, national database of healthcare claims; a free website to educate consumers about healthcare insurance and costs; and data for academic and policy research.