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Julie M. Elman

Professor and Graduate Director
Schoonover 261

Julie M. Elman has more than 15 years of experience in the newspaper industry, including designing and picture editing at various newspapers, including The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. She has won numerous awards of excellence for news pages from the Society for News Design. Elman has taught photojournalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Tennessee Wesleyan College, and design at Virginia Wesleyan College.

Elman designed the book "The Rise of Barack Obama" for Pete Souza, the former Chief Official White House Photographer. She also designed the book "Stories from the Anne Grimes Collection of American Folk Music."

Elman is the co-author of "The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook," 7th edition. Her book, "Fear, Illustrated: Transforming What Scares Us," was published in 2017.

She has participated as a faculty member in numerous workshops, including Society for News Design Quick Course, Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop, Truth With a Camera and the Missouri Photo Workshop.

She was selected for the Teaching Excellence Award at Ohio University in 2012.

Elman earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Art from the University of Dayton and an Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Ohio University.

Areas of interest include illustration, design, and the creative process. 

Courses taught (undergraduate and graduate) include Publication Design, Editorial Illustration, Typography, Picture Editing, and Creative Process.