CMA Officers 2013-2015
CMA president Rachele Kanigel is an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University and faculty adviser to the student newspaper Golden Gate Xpress, which publishes daily online and weekly in print. She teaches Newswriting, Reporting, Introduction to Online Journalism, The Contemporary Magazine and other journalism courses and directs summer study-abroad programs with the Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia). She was a newspaper reporter for 15 years for daily newspapers, including The Oakland Tribune and the Raleigh, N.C. News and Observer, and has freelanced for TIME, U.S. News and World Report, Reader’s Digest, Prevention and other publications. She is the author of The Student Newspaper Survival Guide, which came out in a second edition in 2011. In 2010 she was awarded the Beverly Kees Educator of the Year Award by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists and in 2006 she was named Journalism Educator of the Year by the California Journalism Education Coalition. With CMA, Kanigel has previously served as board vice president, secretary, and chair of the Professional Development Committee. Contact the president at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMA vice president Bryan Murley is associate professor for new and emerging media in the journalism department at Eastern Illinois University, where he advises the award-winning student newspaper website - dailyeasternnews.com. Prior to Eastern, Murley advised newspaper, yearbook and literary magazine at North Greenville University in South Carolina and an online-only news site at Emory & Henry in Virginia. He holds a B.S. from Lamar University, an M.A. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and did doctoral study at the University of South Carolina. Since 2006, he has been the primary author of the Innovation in College Media weblog. He has been an active member of CMA since 2001, including serving as webmaster for two years.
Kelley is the vice president of member services for CMA. She's been involved in the organization since her graduate school days and used to attend conventions as an undergraduate. She is director of student publications at Rice University in Houston, where she advises The Rice Thresher newspaper and The Campanile yearbook. Before moving to Texas, she was director of student media at Georgia Southern University and Methodist College, now University. Kelley previously worked with College Media Review, volunteered as critiques coordinator and has presented at several conventions. Kelley graduated from Georgia Southern University where she was editor in chief of the student newspaper The George-Anne for two years. She has a 9-year-old daughter who looks freakishly like her.
Chris serves as CMA's treasurer and has been the director of Student Publications at the University of Kentucky since 2001. He advises the student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the yearbook, the Kentuckian, as well as several other publications. Chris came to the University of Kentucky from the Lexington Herald-Leader where he worked as a reporter, editor and computer-assisted reporting coordinator for eight years. He also spent two years at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer as Sunday/Projects editor. Chris has also been the owner of a fishing and hunting magazine in Kentucky called the Kentucky Outdoor Journal. He is currently the owner/editor of a fishing blog called www.kentuckyfishing.com (it is only updated in spring and summer). Chris graduated from Western Kentucky University where he was editor of the College Heights Herald. He is married to Lee Poore, a volleyball player and director of Employee Health and Safety at UK. He has two kids, Emery, 11, and Meg, 9.
As CMA secretary, Bonnie is responsible for recording minutes during board meetings and advisory council meetings. A member of CMA since 1993, Bonnie has served as Professional Development Committee chair and Career Development chair. She also has coordinated the fall convention job fair for many years. A journalism instructor at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro since 1993, her duties include advising the twice-weekly student newspaper, The Herald, and the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalism. Bonnie’s professional background includes nine years as a reporter and editor in Columbus and Starkville, Miss. In 2007, the Arkansas Press Association awarded Bonnie its Journalism Educator of the Year award. The Jonesboro Sun newspaper recognized Bonnie as an FOI hero in 2010. She completed her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Mississippi University for Women in 1983 and her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1993. Bonnie also serves as secretary/treasurer of the Southeast Journalism Conference. Her free time is spent gardening, doing animal rescue work and hanging out with her dogs, Hattie and Ollie, and several cats, all who were adopted or rescued.
College Media Association past president, is a 13-year adviser at Doane College, a small, private, liberal arts college in southeast Nebraska. Swartzlander, 57, is the Journalism and Media Department chairman at Doane. He teaches Basic News Writing and Reporting, Beat Reporting, Editing and Design and Multiplatform Journalism. In addition, he advises the student newspaper, The Doane Owl, and the student news Web site, the Doaneline (www.doaneline.com). Before joining Doane, Swartzlander worked as a reporter for six daily newspapers in Ohio, Florida, New York and Nebraska during a 23-year-long career. With CMA, Swartzlander has served as president, vice president, and chairman of the Professional Development committee and the Research Committee. He has presented several times at CMA conventions. He studied at the Newsplex newsroom of the future at the University of South Carolina, and was a member of the Institute for Journalism Excellence and the First Amendment Institute. He won the Nebraska Leadership Award from the Nebraska Press Association and has won several reporting awards. Contact the past president at email@example.com.