About Kim Pearson


Kim Pearson is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Professional Writing at TCNJ. She received her AB in Politics from Princeton University, and her MA in Journalism from New York University. Before coming full-time to TCNJ in 1990, she was a science writer – first for the Fox Chase Cancer Center and then for AT&T. There, she was among those responsible for explaining the underlying science and practical applications of technologies we now take for granted, such as mobile telephony, high speed data networks, and holography. She also has a background in magazine journalism as a contributor to Black Enterprise, Emerge, and the Quarterly Black Review of Books, among other outlets. # Link in context

At TCNJ, Pearson has taught a broad range of courses in the Journalism, Professional Writing, African American Studies, Interactive Multimedia and Liberal Learning programs. She co-founded TCNJ’s Interactive Multimedia major, along with Ursula Wolz and Phillip Sanders. From 2011-14, she chaired the Department of African American Studies. She has served as advisor to a number of campus organizations, including the TCNJ Signal, Ed@TCNJ, and the TCNJ chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. In 2000, Pearson was selected as the Carnegie Foundation/CASE Professor of the Year for New Jersey. # Link in context

Pearson’s current interdisciplinary research and practice is focused on creating and sustaining models for civic engagement in an environment that has upended traditional journalism and civic culture. Details are available on the Research page. # Link in context

Pearson is a member of the Online News Association, a life member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and an associate member of the National Association of Black Journalists# Link in context

Media credit: Interview with Rep. Dennis Kucinich at a 2007 Democratic Presidential candidates forum at Howard University. Photo credit: Laurie White. Used with permission # Link in context

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