Faculty & Staff

G. Michael Killenberg

Emeritus Professor, Founding Director




Dr. Killenberg, the founding director of the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, taught media law and editing and reporting classes. He was named emeritus professor in 2006.

His professional experience includes reporting and editing positions at the Alton (Ill.) Telegraph, the St. Louis Globe-Democratand the Los Angeles Times. He is author of Public Affairs Reporting Now: News of, By and For the People (2008) and Public Affairs Reporting: Covering the News in the Information Age (1992). He is co-author of Before the Story: Interviewing and Communication Skills for Journalists (1989); The Conversation of Journalism: Community, Communication and News (1994); andInterviewing: Speaking, Listening and Learning for Professional Life (1999, second ed. 2009). In 1998, he received USF Professorial Excellence award. His Ph.D. is from Southern Illinois University.