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New York University devotes extensive faculty resources to the program in Business and Economic Reporting. Two full-time faculty members and an internship director work with just 12 students entering the program each fall.

In addition, other outstanding writers and scholars from the Department of Journalism and the Leonard N. Stern School of Business teach courses. The program also enlists distinguished professionals from the city's business publications and financial institutions to teach selected courses in their fields of expertise.

Stephen D. Solomon
Associate Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
Director, Business and Economic Reporting
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Journalism, Pennsylvania State University

Professor Solomon was a writer at Fortune and Inc. magazines and now writes for a variety of national publications. His articles have won the two most prestigious awards for business and financial writing, the Gerald Loeb Award and the John Hancock Award for Excellence. He is co-author of Building 6: The Tragedy at Bridesburg, an investigation of cancer deaths among workers at a large chemical company. He is currently at work on his second book. Professor Solomon's academic specialty is First Amendment law, specifically freedom of the press. He is the founder of the graduate program in Business and Economic Reporting.

Adam L. Penenberg
Assistant Professor, Journalism
Assistant Director, Business and Economic Reporting
B.A., Economics, Reed College

Professor Penenberg is an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, [Inside], Playboy and Mother Jones. A former Senior Editor at Forbes and reporter for Forbes.com, Penenberg garnered national attention in 1998 for unmasking serial fabricator Stephen Glass of The New Republic--portrayed in the film Shattered Glass (Steve Zahn plays Penenberg).

A chapter of his first book, Spooked: Espionage in Corporate America (Perseus Books) was excerpted in The Sunday New York Times Magazine, while a portion of his second, Tragic Indifference: One Man's Battle With the Auto Industry Over the Dangers of SUVs (HarperBusiness, Nov. 2003), ran in USA Today. Penenberg has appeared on NBC's "Today Show" with Katie Couric, CNN's "American Morning" with Soledad O'Brien, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CNBC and NPR. He writes a weekly media column for Wired News (wired.com) and is at work on his third book.

Pamela Kruger
Internship Director
M.A., English, Columbia University
B.A., English and Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Kruger has been a writer, editor, columnist, and editorial consultant for many national magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune Small Business, Parenting, and Lifetime Television. She has traveled widely on assignment, and her articles have ranged from a profile of the leading media company in Eastern Europe to a Berkeley, California psychologist who specializes in treating women "betrayed" by work. She currently is at work on a book, to be published by Riverhead, a division of Penguin/Putnam.

ADJUNCT FACULTY: 2004-2005

Susan Antilla
Adjunct Assistant Professor
M.A., Journalism, New York University
B.A., Sociology, Manhattanville College

Professor Antilla was a business reporter for USA Today and The Baltimore Sun before moving to The New York Times as a financial columnist. In 1995 she joined Bloomberg News, where her investigative reports on the financial markets appeared both in print and on television. She is the author of Tales from the Boom-Boom Room, published in 2002 by Bloomberg Press. Her book details the sexual discrimination and sexual harassment scandals at several large brokerage companies. Professor Antilla has twice been a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award. She has won the Excellence in Financial Journalism Award of the New York State Society of Public Accountants and was recipient of "Best Book of the Year" award from the Connecticut Press Club in 2002.

Mike McIntire
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Staff Writer, The New York Times
B.A., Political Science, Hartwick College

Professor McIntire is a staff writer on the Metropolitan Desk of The New York Times. Before joining the Times in 2003, he was the investigative editor at The Hartford Courant, where he was a 2001 Pulitzer finalist for investigative reporting on medical malpractice and was part of a team that won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting. He has also been a national writer at the Associated Press in New York, and a reporter and editor at several Connecticut newspapers. His investigation of dangerous conditions at nuclear power plants earned him a 1997 National Press Foundation Award, and he received the 1992 Scripps Howard Foundation National Public Service Award for exposing political corruption in Connecticut.

Heidimarie Skor, C.F.A.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Senior Credit Consultant, ING Capital Advisors LLC
Lecturer, NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies
M.B.A, Fordham University
B.S., Finance, Fordham University

Professor Skor has been affiliated with NYU since September, 2002 when she began teaching Fundamentals of Corporate Finance in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She also serves as a Senior Credit Consultant to ING Capital Advisors, LLC, an asset management firm specializing in securitized leveraged loan investments. Professor Skor has about 20 years experience in the field of finance and has worked in New York and Frankfurt, Germany.

Edward Sussman
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Executive Editor, Inc. magazine
J.D., Duke University Law School
B.A., History, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Sussman has been an editor at The Wall Street Journal Europe and a reporter for The Financial Times of London. He was founding senior editor of P.O.V. magazine from 1994 through 1998. He then became senior editor at Worth. and, this past year, executive editor of Inc. A lawyer by training, Professor Sussman served as a law clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Phyliss Kravitch. His articles have appeared in several law reviews as well as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Monthly.



  
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