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Cindy Simoneau

simoneauDepartment Chair
Professor of Journalism
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University, Political Science
B.A., University of Rhode Island, Journalism                                       
Office: Morrill Hall 202C
Phone: (203) 392-5791 


Publications and experience

Professor Cindy Simoneau is the former assistant managing editor of the Connecticut Post. She was editor of the daily "Woman Wise" section and a bureau chief reporter at the Post before that. After receiving a B.A. degree at the University of Rhode Island, Simoneau began her career as a reporter for the Newtown Bee. She is a freelance writer and editor.   She has been an active member of the Connecticut SPJ chapter, serving more than 30 years on the Board of Directors, including several terms as president,  immediate past president and treasurer. Simoneau was inducted into the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015, and was named the Ginger Rudeseal Carter Miller Teacher of the Year for 2016 by the Small Programs Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. She was chair of the Region 1 Conference committee for SPJ. She has advised CTTeens, the only high school newspaper journalism project in Connecticut, for more than 18 years. She is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and is a member of the Small Programs Interest Group. Simoneau is a former adjunct professor of graduate and undergraduate journalism studies at Quinnipiac University, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University.

Simoneau serves as a member of the media board for both Southern Connecticut State University and Fairfield University. She is the co-adviser of the Southern News, and is adviser for Crescent magazine. She is also the chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Forum (UCF). 

SCSU Courses Taught

JRN 101 - The Media:  Freedom & Power
JRN 200 - Basics of Journalism
JRN 201 - Reporting & Writing
JRN 300 - News Writing
JRN 301 - News Media in America
JRN 302- Political Reporting
JRN 305 - News Editing
JRN 320 - Writing Magazine Articles I
JRN 322 - Literary Journalism
JRN 490 - Journalism Capstone
JRN 497 - Journalism Internship
INQ 101 - First Year Experience