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Roush speaks at the Reynolds Center in 2012

Chris Roush is a journalism professor and author in the United States. He was dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, from 2019 to 2023.[1]

Early life

Roush was born in Opelika, Alabama and attended high school in suburban Atlanta.[2] He graduated from Auburn University in 1987 and received his master's degree from the University of Florida in 1990.[3] His father was historian Gerald Roush.[4]


Roush worked as a business journalist for The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Tampa Tribune, BusinessWeek magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bloomberg News and SNL FInancial, where he was editor in chief and launched Insurance Investor magazine, from 1989 to 2002.[5]

He taught business journalism at Washington & Lee University in 2001-01 and the University of Richmond in 2001-02.

At UNC-Chapel Hill, he was the Walter E. Hussman, Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at University of North Carolina.[6][7] While he was senior associate dean of the School of Media and Journalism from 2011 to 2015 and director of the master's program from 2007 to 2010..[8]

He won the 2009 Charles E. Scripps Award for Journalism Education, a national teacher of the year honor given by the Scripps Howard Foundation in collaboration with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.[9]

He is the author of "The Future of Business Journalism: Why it Matters for Wall Street and Main Street."[10] He has written ten books, most recently The Future of Business Journalism: Why It Matters for Wall Street and Main Street.[5] He is the founder of Talking Biz News, a news website about business journalists.[11] Roush also wrote books on the history of Hickory-based Alex Lee food business; Progress Energy; and a biography of famed Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.[12]

He also oversaw the publication of “Master Class: Teaching Advice for Journalism and Mass Communication Instructors,” a book produced by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication standing committee on teaching.[13]


  1. ^ KatieLangley; Langley, Katie (May 17, 2023). "Quinnipiac School of Communications Dean Chris Roush steps down". The Quinnipiac Chronicle. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  2. ^ Marchi, Jason J. "Chris Roush: Business and Journalism 101". Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  3. ^ "Hussman honoree gets dean job | Arkansas Democrat Gazette". May 31, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  4. ^ Weber, Bruce (May 29, 2010). "Gerald Roush, Font of Ferrari Knowledge, Is Dead at 68". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  5. ^ a b "Chris Roush, Dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, writes new book about business journalism". NORTH HAVEN NEWS. June 13, 2022. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  6. ^ "Chris Roush". Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "Roush, Chris". Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Murdock, Zach (June 4, 2019). "Chris Roush, a journalism professor at the University of North Carolina, to lead Quinnipiac University School of Communications". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  9. ^ "Hussman honoree gets dean job | Arkansas Democrat Gazette". May 31, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  10. ^ "Why Business Journalism Serves Wall Street, not Main Street: A Q&A with Christopher Roush". Observer. July 6, 2022. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  11. ^ Serwer, Andy; Zahn, Max (December 14, 2019). "When business journalists become the product". Yahoo!. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  12. ^ Mildenberg, David (August 1, 2023). "Upfront: Roush hour". Business North Carolina. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
  13. ^ "5 Takeaways on the State - and Future - of Journalism Education". MediaShift. January 24, 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2024.
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