Journalism & Public Relations Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Ron Davis

Professor of Journalism

Ron Davis, the founder of the Journalism program at SUNY Plattsburgh, has presented more than 30 workshops for newspaper professionals and authored a book and articles for scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines. Currently he is writing a book on how to write effectively.

A former magazine editor and designer and a newspaper writing coach, he has taught newspaper, magazine, digital publishing and Web design and production courses. His degrees include a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and postdoctoral studies in Journalism at Syracuse University.


  • Postdoctoral Studies in Journalism, Syracuse University
  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., English Literature, Mercer University

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to News Writing
  • Digital Publishing


  • Writing Coach for reporters at the Press-Republican newspaper in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
  • Editor and Co-designer, Lake Champlain Horizon magazine, 1998

Contact Ron Davis

Office: Ward Hall 235
Phone: (518) 564-2423