David Rees is the chair of the photojournalism faculty and has taught at Missouri since 1987. He is co-director of the Missouri Photo Workshop. He has an undergraduate degree in English from his native Nebraska and an M.A. in journalism from Missouri. He worked for 10 years at the Columbia Daily Tribune as photographer, picture editor and designer prior to joining the MU faculty. He maintains interest in grassroots photojournalism, and has a strong interest in doing multimedia projects.
Jackie Bell worked as photographer, picture editor and designer prior to joining the MU faculty in January 2001 after two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Montana. She has 15 years of combined experience as a staff photographer at The Tennessean, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Arizona Daily Star and a chain of magazines in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has worked as adjunct faculty at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Nashville State Technical Institute. Jackie has a master’s degree in Photographic Communication from Ohio University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Her areas of special interest include Latin America, where she has worked on a long-term photography project, and underwater photography. Jackie lives in Columbia with her daughter. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Reed has been on the faculty since 2000. Previously she was a staff photographer at the Minneapolis Star Tribune for 14 years, where she has won the state photographer of the year multiple times. A recipient of the Nikon Sabbatical grant, Rita has also photographed and written, “Growing Up Gay in America, the Sorrows and Joys of Gay and Lesbian Adolescence,” a documentary black and white project published as a book by Norton in 1997. Rita has been a faculty member of the Missouri Photo Workshop and the Kalish Workshop in picture editing and regularly serves as a speaker on photojournalism and as a juror in photography competitions. She is also director of the College Photographer of the Year Competition. E-mail: email@example.com
Rick Shaw is the director of the Pictures of the Year International and has taught picture editing and management courses. In 2004 Rick joined the Missouri School of Journalism as the Missourian Photo Director, coming from The Hartford Courant, where he was the director of design and graphics. Rick’s career began as a photojournalist and moved into picture editing at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville and then The Sacramento Bee for 12 years. At The Bee, he served in a variety of positions including photo editor, assistant director of photography, and later as an assistant news editor for AP. Prior to joining the Courant in 2001, Rick was the director of photography and graphics at The Arizona Republic in Phoenix. He has been recognized with several design and picture editing awards, including Picture Editor of the Year honors in POY and PEQCC competitions. Both The Bee and The Courant have received the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Greenwood keeps one foot on the theoretical side of photojournalism and the other foot on the practical side. He joined the faculty in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma and also taught at Michigan State University. Throughout his career he was worked with photography, print and web design, video editing and audio. He has a PhD from Missouri, where he also worked with the Pictures of the Year archive. He teaches courses related to photojournalism history, photojournalism’s role in society and multimedia-oriented photojournalism. E-mail: email@example.com
Brian Kratzer, MA ’05, is director of photography for the Columbia Missourian and an assistant professor. He teaches picture editing/management and staff photojournalism. Kratzer has more than 18 years of professional experience as a staff photographer, photo editor and newsroom manager. His most recent position was assistant managing editor for online and multimedia for the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, where Kratzer was instrumental in leading the newsroom in the transition to a Web-first environment. During that time, he coordinated Web and visual coverage of the University of Florida’s two basketball and two football national championships. The online management team won the Arthur “Punch” Sulzberger award, the highest honor from The New York Times, for its innovation and success.
Steve Rice is an assistant professor in convergence journalism and in photojournalism. Among the courses he teaches is one on the fundamentals of multimedia, which gives sophomore-level journalism students an overview of video, audio, still photography, audio slide shows, Web and social media.
Rice was a member of the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s news video team (2009-2010) that produced studio and news projects for the Star Tribune’s website. He helped produce a daily news program called NewsBreak, a number of sports and entertainment weekly videos, plus breaking news and feature events. Rice worked with the other staff photographers who were making the transition from stills to video and helped train the University of Minnesota multimedia interns.
Rice worked as a still photographer and videographer for the Star Tribune’s feature sections (2007-2009) with an emphasis on food photography, video stories and general feature photography. He produced a self-directed project on Twin Cities’ actors, working with a reporter to feature one person each quarter.
Rice shared responsibility for installing, testing and training users on the Star Tribune’s DTI pagination system with a five-person team (2005-2007). He was responsible for supervising 22 Star Tribune staff photographers and five picture editors (1997-2005).
Rice designed and directed the production of Knight Ridders’ book, “Come Hell and High Water,” on the flooding that devastated Grand Forks, North Dakota. He worked as a picture and project editor for Bill Gates’ digital imaging company responsible for editing a photographer’s archive of work to be included in the Corbis stock collection.
AME/Graphics for the Miami Herald and under his leadership, the photography department won two photo Pulitzers and were finalists on three other occasions. The photo department’s work from Hurricane Andrew was part of the Gold Medal for Public Service in 1993. He was responsible for photography, graphics and design with a 50-person department.
Rice earned an associate in arts degree in photography at Orange Coast Community College in California, and a bachelor of arts degree in photojournalism from California State University Fullerton.
C. Zoe Smith, Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, has a rich background that blends academic and practicing photojournalism. She is a well-recognized photo historian and has published widely. From 1992-1998 she was a member of the Accrediting Council of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).