Faculty Team:

Marcy McGinnis
Zachary R. Dowdy
Cathrine Duffy
Charles Haddad
Rich Ricioppo
Adam Abramson
John C. Williams

Zachary R. Dowdy

Zachary R. Dowdy has been adjunct instructor in Stony Brook's journalism program since January 2003. The 1989 graduate of Stony Brook University has worked for The Boston Herald, where he covered breaking news and The Boston Globe, where he covered urban affairs, international issues and criminal justice with an emphasis on corrections. He reported and wrote investigative series for both newspapers.

Dowdy is currently a criminal justice reporter for Newsday, where he penned a news column about criminal justice and legal issues. He also has served as Newsday's state, national and foreign correspondent, filing stories from out-of-state, abroad or the United Nations. Dowdy has taught journalism and writing courses at both the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Roxbury Community College, in Boston. He also participated as a writing coach in Partners in Print, a journalism program for elementary, middle and high school students in Boston.

He served two terms as president of the Boston Association of Black Journalists and is currently vice president-print of the New York Association of Black Journalists. He continues to mentor students at the Columbia University journalism program and NYABJ's High School Journalism Workshop. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from Stony Brook, and master's degrees in English and journalism from Harvard and Columbia universities, respectively. 

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