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, Connecticut 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.