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Twelve-Time Emmy Award Winning Photographer Joins LUC School of Communication Faculty
John P. Goheen Appointment Begins August 1, 2009
CHICAGO, March 20, 2009 – Donald Heider, dean of Loyola University Chicago’s new School of Communication, has appointed twelve-time Emmy awarding winning photographer John C.P. Goheen as the school’s new clinical instructor. Goheen will officially join the University on August 1, 2009, and will teach introduction to video production and visual storytelling.
Goheen has had a long career in television news, working as a full-time freelance photographer since 1993 for 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Dateline NBC, NBC Sports, British Broadcasting Corporation, Monday Night Football, ESPN, and a number of other outlets, including local television stations in Denver, Seattle, and Salt Lake City. Goheen has also been honored three times with the National Press Photographers Association’s Television News Photographer of the Year award, the most prestigious award a video photojournalist can receive, As an independent filmmaker, he has also won awards from the Denver International Film Festival, the Phoenix International Film Festival, and the Santa Fe Film Festival.
Despite his numerous industry accomplishments, Goheen has always been interested in teaching at the college level. A member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), Goheen has spoken at many of the NPPA and RTNDA workshops and conventions for students in the last 12 years.
“Having the opportunity to continue to work as a professional, along with teaching at Loyola, allows me to share valuable knowledge with students and keep them up to date with the field,” says Goheen. “I look forward to teaching and becoming a team player at Loyola, and ultimately helping the School of Communication become one of the top communication schools in the country.”
About the School of Communication
Located in Chicago, one of the world’s great communication centers, Loyola’s new School of Communication provides an ideal setting for integrating study with practical application in the expanding field of communication. Students benefit from a distinguished scholarly faculty and working with experienced professionals in the areas of advertising, public relations, journalism, media studies, documentary film production, cultural communication, and public advocacy. The School, which resides on the University’s Water Tower Campus at 51 E. Pearson, offers on-site production facilities and proximity to Chicago’s vast production community; a 24-hour FM radio station, an award-winning student newspaper, and an extensive internship program. For more information, visit LUC.edu/soc.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago, founded in 1870, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Enrollment is more than 15,600 students, which includes more than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s ten schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Loyola is consistently ranked among the “top national universities” by U.S.News & World Report, and the University was named a “best value” in their 2009 rankings. In addition, Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Loyola, please visit LUC.edu.