Normandy Faculty

Normandy Faculty

  • Michael Dorsher

    Michael Dorsher (ieiMedia Executive Director) is an emeritus professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and president of the Fulbright Association-Minnesota Chapter. He was a Fulbright Scholar at McGill University in Montréal in 2008-09. Conversant in French and Spanish, he’s leading a team of journalism students on a multimedia, bilingual reporting trip to Peru…

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  • Eileen Gilligan

    Eileen Gilligan, (Ph.D.) has taught journalism at the State University of New York at Oswego since 2005. A former political and statehouse reporter in Delaware, Dr. Gilligan regularly leads student trips to Paris where they study how media work in France. She enjoys freelancing for a local family magazine and hiking with her dog in the…

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  • Sharon Kessler

    Sharon Kessler (MPA) was a slot editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune from 2000 to 2010, which followed five years as a copy editor on the Metro and National desks at The Washington Post, two years as the proof desk deputy chief at U.S. News & World Report and two years as a copy editor at…

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  • Gary Metzker

    Gary Metzker has been a full-time lecturer at California State University, Long Beach, since 2008 and serves as design adviser for the Pinnacle and Pacemaker award-winning Daily 49er and DIG Magazine. For almost 25 years, he worked at the Los Angeles Times as sports news editor, metro news editor, A-1 editor and senior editor. During that time, Metzker…

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  • Maria Williams-Hawkins

    Maria Williams-Hawkins, Ph.D., (multimedia faculty) is an associate professor of telecommunications at Ball State University in Indiana, where she has taught since 1993. Dr. Maria teaches courses in international media and media criticism, and she has taught reporting, news writing and photography. Before earning her doctorate from The Ohio State University, she was a journalist at…

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