Joe Eaton

Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor Joe Eaton joined the school’s faculty in the fall of 2013 after a professional career that included work as an award-winning investigative reporter and as a freelance writer for magazines such as National Geographic.

So far, Eaton has taught courses in public affairs reporting and editing and is scheduled to take over the school’s investigative reporting course in the spring 2014. He would like to teach feature writing as well.

Before joining the faculty, he worked as an investigative reporter at the Washington, D.C.- based Center for Public Integrity, where he specialized in database reporting on health care issues. In 2013, he won the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation’s Print Journalism Award for a series exploring rising Medicare costs.

Eaton graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and earned his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

He is an alumnus of the Roanoke Times in Virginia and covered the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. He’s also worked as a English teacher in South Korea.

In his spare time he enjoys being with his wife and young son and tinkering with old sports cars.