Joanne Kabak received her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and her master’s from Columbia University. She has been a freelance journalist for more than fifteen years. Prof. Kabak's articles have been published in Newsday and Consumer Reports Money Advisor, among many other publications. She also collaborated on four books and established Clarity Communications to focus on business writing. She has been a leader in several networking projects for entrepreneurs and writers, and her articles have won awards from Connecticut Women in Communications. Prof. Kabak is the faculty advisor for The Spectrum, SHU's weekly student newspaper and teaches beginning and advanced courses in journalism and media studies at SHU.