Recent Visiting Faculty

Cathy J. Cohen

David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

From her University of Chicago’s faculty page:

Cathy J. Cohen is the David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science and chair of the department. She has served as the Deputy Provost for Graduate Education and is the former Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago.

Analía Rodríguez

Executive Director, Latino Union of Chicago

From Latino Union’s staff page:

Analía Rodríguez, Latino Union’s Executive Director, is an immigrant from Mexico. She is a top-performing grassroots and advocacy organizer with over 10 years of experience in strategic planning, financial management, supervision, leadership development and mentorship, and advocacy.

Poynter teaching events:
Covering the Gap: The Impact of Economic Inequality, October 11-13, 2016

Priscilla Torrence

Director of Workforce Development, Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago

From ICNC’s staff page:

Priscilla has lead ICNC’s business employment and human resources services since 2005. In this capacity, she provides one on one coaching for our small business owners in all functions of HR, assists in developing training curriculum for various trainings, manages a workforce development team as well as facilitates our extremely successful emergency medical technician program.

Alysia Tate

Director of Programs, Chicago Foundation for Women

From her LinkedIn page:

I oversee the strategic direction of grants to more than 100 organizations working to empower women economically, keep women and girls free from violence and enable their access to health care.

Previously, I provided research, analysis and messaging on drug policy, criminal and juvenile justice and other critical issues for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Ben Casselman

Senior Editor and Chief Economics Writer, FiveThirtyEight

From his personal web site:

Ben Casselman serves as senior editor and chief economics writer for FiveThirtyEight, the definitive website for data-driven journalism. As senior editor, he oversees all economics and criminal justice coverage for the site.

As chief economics writer since FiveThirtyEight’s relaunch in March 2014, he has used a mix of traditional reporting and original economic analysis to dive deep into subjects such as long-term unemployment, education, energy and entrepreneurship.

Natalie Moore

WBEZ Reporter and Author, The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

From her WBEZ staff page:

Natalie is WBEZ’s South Side Reporter. Prior to joining the WBEZ staff in May 2007, Natalie was a city hall reporter for the Detroit News. She has also been an education reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a reporter for the Associated Press in Jerusalem.

Natalie’s work has been published in Essence, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Reporter, Bitch, In These Times, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune.

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.