Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz is joining Denison’s faculty as the newest member of the college’s growing journalism program.

Schultz, a USA Today columnist and author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Daughters of Erietown, will begin her two-year appointment as Professor of Practice in Journalism in August 2023.

Journalists Jamil Smith and Connie Schultz meet with Denison students earlier this year. Credit: Alan Miller

“Today’s journalism students are our future storytellers, and we have never needed them more,” said Schultz, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2005. “Journalism is public service. I want to help students at Denison grow their talents as fact-based chroniclers of our world and fuel their commitment to the mission of the work.”

The new appointment deepens Denison’s relationship with Schultz, who served as the 2020-21 Dr. Nan Nowik Writer-in-Residence, a program established through the generosity of Denison Alumni Council Trustee Kathryn Correia ’79 and Stephen Correia.

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