Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

David Laventhol/Newsday Visiting Professor

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein is an investigative journalist, author and the David Laventhol/Newsday Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.  An assistant professor of Journalism at Grand Valley State University, he was previously the database and investigative editor at Hoy Chicago, the Chicago Tribune company’s Spanish-language newspaper, and president of the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism, an international organization of journalists who cover issues of trauma and violence with sensitivity and compassion. His work has been published in The New Yorker and the the Center for Public Integrity, among many publications, and has earned awards from organizations like the Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Press Club, the Society for News Design and the National Association of Black Journalists.  Jeff has participated in national and international fellowships about racial justice, the environment, health and trauma. In 1995 he was a Fulbright Teacher at the Uthongathi School in Tongaat, South Africa.  In 2013 he was a Fulbright Scholar the University Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile and in 2015 he was a Fulbright Specialist at two universities in New Zealand.  He has written four books.  He and his wife Dunreith, a writer and educational consultant, are living in New York.  Their son Aidan is in Nicaragua.