Managing Editor, 2012-2013
Dr. Alecia Swasy is professor and Sleeman Scholar in Business Journalism at the College of Media and the Institute for Communications Research at the University of Illinois. She teaches classes on financial journalism and advanced reporting. Swasy is also the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Research Scholar at the University of Missouri.
Swasy received her Ph.D. and master’s degrees in Journalism Studies from the Missouri School of Journalism and her B.A. in Journalism from Penn State University. Prior to earning her graduate degrees, Swasy worked as a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and the St. Petersburg Times, among other publications.
Her work at the Journal led to two books about corporate America: Soap Opera: The Inside Story of Procter & Gamble and Changing Focus: Kodak and the Battle to Save a Great American Company. The Times Books division of Random House published both.