Ronald Smith
Ronald Smith, M.L.S.

ronald.smith@marquette.edu

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Urban Studies Program (emphasis on race, gender and ethnicity), Ph.D. candidate
  • Marquette University
    • Master in Leadership Studies with a Specialization in Public Service (M.L.S.) - 2009
    • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication (B.A.) - 2005

Courses Taught

  • CMST 3410 Intercultural Communications (Undergraduate)
  • ENGL 3220 Writing for the Professions (Undergraduate)
  • LEDR 6045 Communication Strategies for Leaders (Graduate)

Educational Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct instructor, Marquette University College of Professional Studies (2010 - present)
  • Teaching assistant, Marquette University College of Professional Studies (2005 - 2010)
  • Professional in-residence, William A. White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas (September 2006 and October 2010)
  • Visiting faculty member, Poynter Institute's Advanced Copy Editing Seminar (Fall 2003)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Managing Editor, Nights and Multiplatform Desk (2013 - present)
  • Assistant Managing Editor, Senior Editor/News Operations, Senior Editor/Copy Desk & News - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2007 - 2013)
  • Deputy Copy Chief/Days - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2003 - 2007)
  • Deputy Copy Chief/Nights, Sunday Slot Editor, Copy Editor - The Oregonian (2000 - 2003)
  • Copy Editor, National Desk - Los Angeles Times (1998 - 2000)
  • Copy Editor - Newsday (1995 - 1998)
  • Political Editor - Metropolitan News Enterprise (1994 - 1995)
  • Managing Editor - Coast Media Newspapers (1992 - 1994)
  • Staff Writer - The Wave Newspapers (1991 - 1994)

Presentations

  • Marquette University College of Communication Centennial of Journalism, Panelist, "The Role of Journalism in Democracy" (September 2010)
  • National Association for Ethnic Studies, Washington, D.C. Conference, "Making it in Milwaukee: How High-Achieving African American Male Leaders Beat the Odds" (April 2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Wisconsin Black Media Association
  • Charter Member, American Copy Editors Society
  • Member, National Association of Black Journalists
  • President, Portland chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (2002 - 2003)
  • Contributor, The Gospel Trade, a monthly Web blog

Research Interest

  • Media's role in fostering discourse on racial issues, leadership practices and research that examines the challenges minority groups face because of structural inequality in the United States

Professional Development

  • Certificate of completion, online facilitation course, Marquette University Center of Teaching and Learning

COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

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Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298