217-244-9296
          119 Gregory Hall
          swasy@illinois.edu

 


Education

  • Ph.D., Journalism Studies, University of Missouri 
  • M. A., Journalism, University of Missouri 
  • B.A., Journalism, Penn State University

Course Specialties

  • Business Journalism

Background
Swasy worked as a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, and the St. Petersburg Times, among other publications.

Research/Creative Endeavor
Swasy is interested in connecting readers with the media and improving coverage of overlooked populations, such as the rural poor. 
She is the author of “Soap Opera: The Inside Story of Procter & Gamble” and “Changing Focus: Kodak and the Battle to Save a Great American Company,” both published by Random House/Times Books.