Susan Campbell, M.S.

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Distinguished Lecturer

Arts & Sciences

Communication Film & Media Studies
About Susan

Susan Campbell teaches courses in journalism and mass communication at the University of New Haven. She is excited to introduce the next generation of serious journalists to an ever-changing and never-dull field.

She is a columnist for the Hartford Courant, and the website, CConnecticut Health Investigative Team, and an award-winning author of "Dating Jesus: Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl," and the biography, "Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker."

She was born in Kentucky and raised in southwest Missouri. For more than a quarter-century, she was a staff columnist at the Hartford Courant, where her work has been recognized by the National Women's Political Caucus, New England Associated Press News Executives, the Society for Professional Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Sunday Magazine Editors Association. She returned as a freelance columnist in March.

Her column about the shootings at lottery headquarters in March 1998 was part of The Courant's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.

The mother of two adult sons, and the grandmother of seven, she has a bachelor's degree from University of Maryland, and a master's degree from Hartford Seminary.

Professional Experience

An award-winning health and safety website at
Twice-monthly columnist, 2012-present

Explore issues of health and safety for women

Largest Daily Newspaper in Connecticut and The Oldest Continuously Published Newspaper in the United States
Columnist, 1986-2012 and again from 2015-present

After 26-plus years on staff, left, but continue to write a twice-monthly column for the Sunday op-ed section


On-air regular commentator/news contributor, 2009 – present

Frequent guest, and well as guest host for “Where We Live,” a locally-produced news/talk show

Appearances as a regular guest on “The Colin McEnroe Show,” another locally-produced talk show

Author of an ongoing series of stories/broadcasts on housing and homelessness in the state, July to the present


Weekly columnist for New Haven Register, Middletown Press, and Torrington Register Citizen, 2012 - 2013

Focused on state politics. (Left the position upon full-time employment at Partnership for Strong Communities, for fear there might eventually be a conflict of interest.)


Contributor to “Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (Or Not,)” published by University Press of New England in 2011, and yes, I understand your concern, but I’m the “not” in the title.

Currently working on “Searching for the American Dream in Frog Hollow,” a history book about a notable Hartford neighbor, due to Wesleyan University Press in January 2016.

Other Media

Appearances on CBS’ “Sunday Morning” and BBC, local news show “Face the State,” as well as Hartford area media (besides WNPR) such as radio stations WWUH, WTNH, WHUS, WTIC, and WDRC

Work has also appeared in Connecticut Magazine and and Ms. Foundation blog and

Popular speaker for civic, faith, and school groups on issues of poverty. Frequent appearances on panels on topics from youth homelessness to gender issues to housing policy to human trafficking in the state.

Created and maintain a blog, "Dating Jesus" 2009-2012, and again starting in January 2016

Co-created and maintained a blog,“Hot Dogma!” 2012-August 2014

On Twitter; if you're bored, I'm on Facebook, too.

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