Spiker named Journalism chair

Published: March 6th, 2015

Category: Faculty news, General News/Interest

Ted SpikerWe are very pleased to announce that Ted Spiker has been named chair of the Department of Journalism, effective immediately. I think you will all agree with me that Ted has done an outstanding job since taking the reins as interim chair last fall.

Ted brings both professional experience and academic discipline to this role. He joined our faculty in 2001 after working at several magazines, including Men’s Health. He earned his master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.

His new book, “Down Size: Twelve Truths for Turning Pants-Splitting Frustration into Pants-Fitting Success,” is garnering great reviews and Ted has appeared on several national shows discussing his ideas. He has also co-authored another dozen books, including the YOU: The Owner’s Manual series, and his work has been published in such places as Outside, O The Oprah Magazine, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World, Esquire.com, and many others. In addition, Ted has done scholarly research on magazine covers and has served as head of the Magazine Division of AEJMC.

His many accomplishments at CJC include leading the interdepartmental faculty task force that redesigned our undergraduate curriculum to put a greater emphasis on digital and take a more consolidated approach with core courses. This process was completed in record time and was approved readily by the University Curriculum Committee. His progressive outlook, combined with his collaborative nature and energetic enthusiasm, have made him an effective leader for our College.

Please join us in congratulating Ted!