2022 Kalish Faculty & Staff
Staff Photographer, Orlando Sentinel
Willie J. Allen Jr. is an internationally award-winning photojournalist, videographer, former staff photographer at the Tampa Bay Times and now staff photographer at the Orlando Sentinel.
Professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University
Dr. Aimee Edmondson is a professor at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, focusing on First Amendment law and journalism history.
Community Intervention Director, St. Petersburg Police Department
Servant leadership describes the life of Rev. Kenny Irby. He dutifully balances his roles as The St. Petersburg Police Department’s first Director of Community Intervention and senior pastor of the 127-year-old congregation at Historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Co Founder, Capturing Belief
Khary Mason was born and raised in Detroit. He is a former Detroit Police Homicide Detective, now working in the Conviction Integrity space, and a multidisciplinary artist who harnesses the power of art and friendship to mentor and enrich the lives of the next generation.
Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Jenn Poggi is visual journalist and an assistant professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Professor and Department Chair, Rochester Institute of Technology
William Snyder is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and editor and is a Professor and Chair of the Advertising Photography Program at his alma mater, the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Digital Photo Editor, National Geographic
Mallory Benedict is a photo editor on the History and Culture desk for National Geographic Magazine, commissioning original photography across print, digital, and mobile platforms.
Editor, Creative Director, News Photographer magazine, National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Sue has been an advocate for visual journalism as a picture editor, designer, art director and newsroom leader.
Assistant Professor of Journalism, Ball State University
Martin Smith-Rodden is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana), where he coordinates the Photographic Storytelling sequence there.
Assistant Managing Editor of Diversity and Community, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Kyndell Harkness is the first Assistant Managing Editor of Diversity and Community at the Minneapolis Star Tribune after working as a photo editor during the murder of George Floyd and the societal uprising that followed.