Graduate Faculty Profiles
NADIA WHITE, Program Director: Nadia White joined the journalism faculty in 2006 after a career in newspaper journalism that included work throughout the West and in Washington, D.C. She specializes in environmental and public affairs journalism, and teaches courses in global current events and reporting on sports and public affairs. She is currently working on a book about outdoor adventure writing. In the summer of 2012, she traveled alone by sea kayak from Port Townsend, Washington to Juneau, Alaska. She wrote about her journey for High Country News.
MATTHEW FRANK, Adjunct Professor:
Matthew Frank is best known for his award-winning feature writing and investigative reporting for the Missoula Independent. He specializes in environmental journalism, and teaches a graduate-level course on covering environmental and natural resource issues. Most recently he directed an environmental science news desk in the School of Journalism. He has also taught in the Environmental Studies program and for the Wild Rockies Field Institute. Matthew’s reporting has earned him awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists and Association of Alternative Newsmedia, among others, and fellowships from Knight Science Journalism at MIT and the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources.
JEFF GAILUS, Adjunct Professor: Jeff Gailus has been covering environmental issues and natural resource management in Canada, the United States and Europe for more than 20 years. Although he once worked as a reporter for weekly newspapers in Hungary and Alberta, most of his career has focused on long-form magazine writing and public affairs and investigative journalism, which have earned him awards in both Canada and the U.S. He earned an M.S. in environmental studies and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Montana, where he earned a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship and a Bertha Morton Scholarship. Writing grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts allowed him time to publish his first book, "The Grizzly Manifesto," in 2011, which was a finalist for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. He enjoys teaching as much as he does writing, and has taught ecology, wildlife management and creative writing both in the classroom and in the field. He is currently working on a memoir and editing a collection of environmental writing from the Yellowstone to Yukon ecoregion.
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