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Susan E. Swanberg

Title: Assistant Professor of Journalism
Company: University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States

Susan E. Swanberg, Assistant Professor of Journalism at University of Arizona, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in journalism education.

With many years of excellence to her credit, Dr. Swanberg has found success as an assistant professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism since 2015. In addition to this position, he has further served at the University of Arizona as the chairperson of the faculty advisory council for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, a member of the graduate committee for the School of Journalism and a moderator for panel discussions. Prior to these appointments, Dr. Swanberg worked as a geneticist at the University of California Davis from 2009 to 2011.

Before embarking on her professional path, Dr. Swanberg pursued an education at the University of Oregon, from which she earned a bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology and a Doctor of Jurisprudence throughout the 1970s. She eventually returned to academia to obtain a Doctor of Philosophy in genetics at the University of California Davis, complete a fellowship program at the UC Davis Mind Institute and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master of Arts in journalism. Beyond these impressive accomplishments, she has been presented with a number of accolades over the years, including the 2018 Rising Scholar Award from the American Journalism Historians Association, the Kinsella Memorial Dissertation Prize from the University of California Davis, Teaching Awards from the University of Arizona and a Grant from the NEH. LIkewise, she was celebrated as an Udall fellow by the University of Arizona and accepted multiple research awards and fellowships from the University of California Davis. Attributing her success to the influence of her father, Dr. Swanberg is incredibly proud of garnering her doctorate in the same year that her daughter graduated from high school, and hopes to become a full-time professor and writer in the coming years.

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