Jenny Dial is Houston Chronicle Assistant Sports Editor in
Houston, TX. A graduate of The
University of Oklahoma, Dial has worked with the San Antonio Express News, the
United States Olympic Committee and Sports Illustrated among others. She was the sports editor for the Gold
Crown winning Oklahoma Daily. She has been awarded four APSE writing awards,
was named Texas Sportswriter of the Year by the Texas Coaches Association in
2011 and was awarded a Gold Key by CSPA in 2008. Dial graduated from East Central High School in San Antonio,
TX, where she edited the Gold Crown winning Hornet yearbook.
Nancy Hastings is a retired adviser of the Paragon yearbook
and Crier newspaper at Munster High School in Munster, IN, where she she
advised both for 38 years. Her publications have earned numerous honors
including Gold and Silver Crowns, NSPA Pacemakers, Quill and Scroll Gallups,
and Indiana High School Press Association Hoosier Stars. The former 1997
National Yearbook Adviser of the Year, she has received an NSPA Pioneer Award,
CSPA Gold Key, the Ella Sengenberger Indiana Journalism Teacher of the Year,
and JEA Lifetime Achievement Award. Currently serving as Indiana's JEA State
Director, she has been inducted into Ball State University's Journalism Hall of
Sean Kelly is an award-winning visual journalist and illustrator whose work
appears in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone and
Businessweek, among other publications. His visual commentaries are published
on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. Kelly teaches a seminar on creative
thinking which helps journalists develop ideas and be more innovative. A
speaker at Columbia Scholastic Press Association and College Media Advisors, he
is also a judge for the Gold Circle awards at CSPA. Kelly's work has been
exhibited by The Society of Illustrators and featured on the CBS News program
Face The Nation. In 2007, The National Cartoonists Society named him Best
Newspaper Illustrator. A 2012 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, Kelly
graduated from Brown University and studied at Rhode Island School of Design.
Mark Murray is coordinator of technology systems for Arlington Independent
School District in Arlington, TX.
He also serves as the executive director of the Association of Texas
Photography Instructors and as consultant for the Photo Imaging Education
Association. He is a frequent
presenter at conferences and workshops around the country, including the CSPA
and JEA/NSPA conferences, Carolina Journalism Institute and Dallas County
Publication Workshop. During his tenure as photography instructor at Lamar High
School in Arlington, he was one of the advisers to élan, Lamar's literary/art
magazine, a Pacemaker and Silver Crown winner. He received a Gold Key from CSPA in 2004 and the CSPA Joseph
M. Murphy Award for Outstanding Service in 2012.
is a former high school English and journalism teacher and is
currently a faculty member at the Michigan State University School of
Journalism in East Lansing, Mich. She has been the executive director of
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association since 1987. Pell teaches publication
design at MSU and is co-adviser of the MSU Society for News Design student
affiliate. She directs courses for publication advisers at MSU and teaches a study
abroad course in visual communication in Spain every spring. Pell is a field
instructor and adviser for journalism education students. Pell has received the
JEA Medal of Merit award, the CSPA James F. Paschal award, the NSPA Pioneer
Award, the AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Educator of the Year award and
the MIPA John V. Field award. In 2007 she was inducted into the Michigan
Journalism Hall of Fame.
Jessica Rodriguez is a multi-media journalist and editor with magazine roots
that show. Her professional career began 13 years ago as an assistant at Teen
People magazine. In 2000, she blended her love for writing and culture as the
Features Editor of Urban Latino, a national publication for young U.S. Latinos.
In 2004, Jessica received an MSJ from Northwestern University's Medill School
of Journalism and continued combining her passion for culture and media in the
digital realm as site producer of MiGente.com, a social networking site for
U.S. Latinos, and then Digital Content Manager of community websites for Si TV,
a U.S. Latino cable network. She returned to print in 2007 as editor-in-chief
of Batanga Latin Music magazine and editorial director of Latino University
magazine. In 2011, Jessica co-founded and launched LLERO.net, a Latino men's
website. In 2012, she became managing editor of Cosmopolitan for Latinas.
Jessica enjoys sharing her journalistic experiences with students and has been
an adjunct journalism professor at Adelphi University and a judge for the
National Association of Alternative Weeklies press competition.
C. Randy Stano is professor of practice in visual journalism and journalism in
the School of Communications and editorial adviser for the Ibis yearbook at the
University of Miami. He is the former director of editorial art and design for
The Miami Herald and the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester, NY. Stano was assistant
art director at the Kansas City Times and part of its Pulitzer Prize-winning
team in 1982 and the Herald's in 1993.
A former president of the SND, Stano also chaired the southeast region,
contest and quick course committees for SND. While teaching at A.N. McCallum
High School in Austin, TX during the 1970's, Stano was the school's
publications adviser and the DJNF National High School Journalism Teacher of
the Year in 1974. Stano has received numerous awards for art/design directing
from SND, National Headliners Club, Florida SNE, Print and many other design
contests. He works as a consultant and judge for numerous art/design
competitions. Stano received the CSPA Gold Key in 1980 and the Joseph M. Murphy
Award for service to CSPA in 2005.
has been working with scholastic and collegiate publication
students for years and started as a student editor in high school and college.
He's worked as an adviser in secondary and collegiate publication circles...all
the while he has never met a pica he didn't like. His passion for teaching
meshes with his desire to inspire creativity, imaginative approaches and maybe
even a little risk-taking in publications. Honored most recently with the
CSPA's Joseph Murphy Award for Service, Watterson currently chairs the Judging
Practices Committee of the CSPAA.
Randy Yeip is a graphics editor at The Wall Street Journal. He coordinates
graphics coverage of national politics and has directed the Journal's election
graphics since 2006. Prior to that, he was a designer and graphic artist at The
Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. Yeip holds bachelor's and master's degrees in
journalism from Michigan State University, and was a staff member of the
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association summer workshop for 11 years. He has
participated in critiques and judging for CSPA, MIPA, National Scholastic Press
Association, Pennsylvania Scholastic Press Association and Maine Newspaper
Kathleen D. Zwiebel was the 1998 DJNF National High School Journalism Teacher of
the Year. She advised five publications at Pottsville Area High School in
Pottsville, PA. In the past the publications have received national and state
honors from CSPA, NSPA and PSPA. A 1996 CSPA Gold Key recipient, Zwiebel also
received the CSPA Diamond Jubilee Award, Charles R. O'Malley Award for
Excellence in Teaching, NSPA Pioneer Award, JEA Medal of Merit and PSPA Teacher
of the Year. She serves as past president of the CSPAA and chairs its committee
on Judging Standards.