Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Adjunct Faculty Directory

Dodie Hofstetter

Title/s:  Adjunct Professsor

Office #:  312.307.2906

E-mail:

About

Dodie Hofstetter spent nearly 35 years at the Chicago Tribune in a variety of editing roles, including nearly 20 years as a member of the Editorial Board and Voice of the People editor. She is an Executive Writer & Editor for Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global executive outplacement and career-transitioning firm based in Chicago.

Dodie has been a journalism and communications adjunct professor for more than 30 years, currently at Loyola University Chicago and formerly at Northwestern University (graduate program in the Medill School of Journalism) and Columbia College Chicago. Courses she has taught include Fake News, Feature and Opinion Writing, Trump & the Media, Business & Professional Speaking, Public Speaking, Reporting Basics, News Editing, Grammar for Journalists, Reporting and Writing – beginning and advanced, Copy Editing and Opinion Writing.

She is the recipient of the following awards: Outstanding Professional Performance, Chicago Tribune, 2015; L. Sanford Blustin Public Service Award, North Suburban Bar Association, 2006; Outstanding Professional Performance, Chicago Tribune, 1999.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She volunteers for HighSight, a high school mentoring program in Chicago.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Professional & Community Affiliations

Volunteer for HighSight, a high school mentoring program in Chicago

Courses Taught

Fake News

Feature and Opinion Writing

Public Speaking Reporting Basics

News Editing

(At other universities: Grammar for Journalists, Reporting and Writing -- beginning and advanced, Copy Editing, Opinion Writing)

Awards

Outstanding Professional Performance, Chicago Tribune, 2015

L. Sanford Blustin Public Service Award, North Suburban Bar Association, 2006

Outstanding Professional Performance, Chicago Tribune, 1999