We would not be where we are today without the support of the wonderful TCNJ staff!

Donna ShawAdvisor
 Shaw is an associate professor of Journalism and Professional Writing. She teaches a variety of courses, including Media Law, Computer Assisted Reporting, Beats & Deadlines, News Editing & Production, and a specialty course in science journalism. She serves as adviser for the Seal, the campus yearbook, and is former adviser for the Signal, TCNJ’s student newspaper. A veteran newspaper, web and magazine journalist, she specializes in writing about the impact of money and politics on medical research.

Kim Pearson
Pearson is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Interactive Multimedia and chair of the African-American Studies Department at The College of New Jersey. Her research on computing diversity and civic engagement has garnered support from Microsoft and the National Science Foundation. In 2000, Pearson was named New Jersey’s CASE Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Pearson holds an AB in Politics from Princeton University and an MA in journalism from New York University. She is a member of the Digital Journalism Task Force of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Kathleen Webber
Webber received her M.A. in Journalism from New York University and has spent 20 years as a copywriter, magazine writer and editor in New York and Philadelphia for such publications as W, Self, and Philadelphia Style, which she helped launch in 1999 and still contributes to regularly. Her bylines have appeared in publications like Women’s Health, Martha Stewart Living, InStyle, New Jersey Life, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her work focuses on design of all kinds and lifestyle topics and includes a coffee table book about home and design. As a fashion writer for Women’s Wear Daily and W she sat front row reviewing collections and interviewing designers and retailers about the latest trends in fashion. Prior to joining the faculty at TCNJ, she taught as an adjunct at Temple University in Philadelphia. Here, she teaches Magazine Writing and Writing for Interactive Multimedia and serves as an adviser for TCNJ’s branch of, the online magazine for college women and She’s the First, TCNJ’s chapter of the non-profit that supports women in developing countries for education. Webber holds a B.A. from Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN.


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