Kevin M. Lerner

Kevin Lerner is a doctoral candidate in journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, where he is writing a dissertation entitled “A Ringing Declaration of Purpose: More Magazine and the A.J. Liebling Counter Conventions, 1971-1978,” chronicling an influential journalism review and its role in countering anti-intellectualism in the American press. Lerner is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of journalism at Marist College, where he has taught since 2009. He teaches American press history, media law, narrative journalism, news editing, and reporting and writing. Previously, he taught journalism at Seton Hall University and LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York. He has published journalism in The New York Times, New York magazine and other publications. He worked at Architectural Record, where he served as the magazine’s first web editor and as the editor of the print magazine’s department for young architects. Lerner specializes in American journalism history, journalistic professionalism, including law and ethics, and journalism in higher education. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in St. Paul, MN and Arlington, TX.