Bob Allen teaches Feature Writing. He has written for Esquire magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Baltimore magazine, the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Journal and numerous other newspapers and magazines. Since 1999, he has worked as aa reporter for the Patuxent Publishing Company newspaper chain. He currently writes for Patuxent’s three Carroll County newspapers: The Westminster Eagle, the Eldersburg Eagle and the Carroll Eagle. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Lauren Custer teaches Digital Publishing and Writing for New Media. She received a B.S. in Mass Communications from Towson University in 2002. In January 2003 Lauren joined baltimoresun.com as a Web producer. Lauren was promoted to Senior Web producer in March 2006. (Her title has since been changed to Production Technology Manager.)
John Eisenberg teaches Sports Reporting. He worked for The Baltimore Sun for 23 years, from 1984 until 2007. For most of that time he was a sports columnist, hopping the globe covering events such as Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, the Final Four, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby, the Masters, the Olympics and soccer’s World Cup. He won more than 20 awards, including several firsts in the prestigious Associated Press Sports Editors contest. He worked for the Dallas Times Herald for five years before joining The Sun. He also has authored six books of sports-themed nonfiction, most recently “My Guy Barbaro,” co-written with Hall of Fame horse racing jockey Edgar Prado.
Richard Ellsberry teaches Digital Publishing. In addition to serving as the computer lab manager for TU’s Mass Communications department, Richard is the publisher of BaltimoreCollective.org — a “community recollection of things uniquely Baltimore” — his latest in a long list of local arts organizing that stretches back to the 1980s.
Sharyn Kuczka-Sousa teaches Mass Media Graphics. She earned a M.A. in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore in 2003, and a B.S. in Art from Towson University in 2001. Sharyn is the Multimedia Supervisor at the Towson University Center for GIS (CGIS) where she is responsible for all multimedia projects and all Web and print graphic design work. In her free time, she enjoys working with clients to create wedding invitations, running and coaching soccer.
Monica Lopossay teaches Photojournalism. She earned her B.A. in International Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Guilford College in Greensboro and an associate’s degree in Photojournalism from Randolph Community College. In the last six years working for The Baltimore Sun, Lopossay has covered a wide range of events including the floods in New Orleans, two trips to Iraq and Haiti. She was honored this year with her third Pulitzer nomination for spot news. Other honored work includes her investigative coverage of the experimental and often deadly drug, Factor VII and a series on palliative care for terminally ill children called, “If I die”. Both stories got a prompt response from Congress where new laws are underway concerning these issues.