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Grammar Girl joins UNR J-school


mignongreenheadshot6-8711620-8819486The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno has hired Mignon Fogarty as the Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Media Entrepreneurship.

She began her new role at UNR today.

Fogarty, also known as Grammar Girl, has extensive professional entrepreneurial experience, expertise teaching writing to a diverse audience and a passion for helping students realize and achieve their educational goals.

“Mignon is a terrific addition to the Reynolds School faculty,” said Dean Al Stavitsky. “Her experience as an entrepreneur and educator will show our students the nexus of journalism, innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Fogarty has written seven books on language, including a New York Times bestseller, is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips network – one of the earliest, largest and most successful podcasting networks, and has amassed and maintained a significant social media following, including 240,000 Twitter followers and 374,000 Facebook fans.

Fogarty holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a master of science degree from Stanford University.

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