Sara is the R.M. Seaton Chair for Professional Journalism at Kansas State University.
Previously, she spent 11 years on faculty at The Poynter Institute consulting with news organizations and working with faculty at journalism schools to better incorporate visual storytelling in their work.
She was President of the Society for News Design in 2016.
You might call her the eyetracking chick. She's worked to study how people engage with news in print, online and mobile with Poynter for more than a decade and then with the National Press Photographer's Association.
Before joining Poynter, Sara spent nearly two decades in newsrooms, first at her hometown paper, the Wichita Eagle, then at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. As assistant managing editor for visuals, she oversaw the photo, design and graphics staffs, in addition to special projects and innovative products.
A master's degree at Syracuse University prepped her as an illustrator and put her on the path to teaching.
Sara loves teamwork and great visual storytelling.