Spinner is an SIU alumna and award-winning journalist for the Washington Publish from 1995-2009, who later turned the Publish’s Baghdad Bureau Chief. Whereas on the publication, she has reported from throughout the center east together with Baghdad, Fallujah, Kurdistan and Abu Ghraib. After leaving the Washington Publish in 2009, Spinner continued to play main roles in worldwide journalism.
As a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Muscat, Oman in 2010, she began the primary pupil newspaper at Sultan Qaboos College. She additionally served as director of media relations and school adviser on the American College of Iraq–Sulaimani, the place she developed the AUI-S Voice, Iraq’s first unbiased college newspaper. She co-directed, “Battle Zone,” a nationwide exhibit that includes photographs and movies shot in Iraq and Afghanistan by conflict photographers and her documentary, “Don’t Overlook Me,” about three Moroccan households with youngsters on the autism spectrum, gained the coveted Mike Covell Award for work by an SIU alumnus.
Spinner is at present an assistant professor of journalism at Columbia Faculty Chicago and editor of the Gateway Journalism Assessment, housed in SIU’s Faculty of Journalism.
Wilson is a 1979 graduate from SIU and has devoted her profession to defending public well being by way of her work with the Texas Division of State Well being Providers, the place she served as a member of a four-person core staff that developed and carried out the state’s modern Oral Rabies Vaccination Program, in accordance with her nomination. Wilson’s contributions to the general public well being discipline have been observed on the state, nationwide and worldwide ranges and her scholarly works have been extensively cited.
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