Carol Schwalbe is an associate professor, the director of graduate studies and the Soldwedel Family Professor of Journalism in the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism, where she teaches reporting, editing, science journalism and environmental journalism. From 2002 until 2010 she taught editing, magazine writing and online journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She has won numerous teaching awards, including Arizona State University’s Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Classroom Performance, the University of Arizona’s Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award, the AEJMC Magazine Division’s Educator of the Year and the Scripps Howard Journalism Teacher of the Year Award.
Carol's scholarly research focuses on the role of images in shaping ideas and public opinion during the early years of the Cold War, ethical concerns about publishing violent images, the visual framing of war and the role of the news media in advancing government accountability. Her professional writing has appeared in National Geographic publications. During her first career she worked as a senior articles editor for National Geographic magazine, a senior articles editor for National Geographic Traveler, an online producer for the National Geographic website and an editor-writer in the book division.