DENNIS F. HERRICK
2392 Manzano Loop NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
1996–1998 — M.A. in journalism with an emphasis in business from the University of Iowa
1962–1965 — B.A. in journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.
(Attended graduate school for one semester at Marquette in 1970.)
1960–1962 — A.A. from Jackson Community College in Jackson, Mich.
In higher education since 1997, I have:
• Taught the following courses as a full-time Lecturer II at the University of New Mexico in the 2001–2010 academic years:
— C&J 271: Writing for the Mass Media II
— C&J 376: Media Management
— C&J 371: Persuasive Writing
— C&J 372: Copy Editing/Layout
C&J 374: Desktop Publishing
— C&J 465: Mass Media Ethics
— C&J 475: Advanced Reporting / Multimedia Journalism II
• Taught the following course as a part-time instructor at the University of New Mexico in the fall 2012 semester:
C&J 371: Design and Visual Presentation I
• Taught the following course as a part-time instructor at the University of New Mexico in the spring 2001 semester:
— C&J 465: Mass Media Ethics (two sections in one semester)
• Taught the following courses as a part-time instructor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa in 1999–2000:
— Media Management (three semesters)
— Specialized Reporting and Writing (one summer)
• Taught the following course as adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2000:
— Newswriting and Reporting (one semester)
• Served as media consultant to the student newspaper at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa (part of the spring semester and all of the autumn semester of 2000).
• Served as Teaching Assistant for the 1997–1998 academic year and for the autumn semester of 1998 in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa.
Lecturer Emeritus, University of New Mexico, 2012 to present
Retired July 2010 from the journalism faculty, Department of Communication & Journalism, University of New Mexico
Chair, Undergraduate Journalism and Mass Communication Committee, 2009-2010
C&J Department adviser for undergraduate journalism and mass communication students, 2009-2010
Editor of Communication & Journalism departmental newsletter, 2003-2009
Web supervisor for C&J department, University of New Mexico, 2001–2010
Member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2000–2009, 2012–present
Chair, Undergraduate Journalism Committee, University of New Mexico, 2004–2007
C&J Department adviser for undergraduate journalism students, 2004–2007
Member of various journalism undergraduate committees and journalism search committees at the University of New Mexico, 2001–present
Adviser to campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, August 2002-May 2009
SPJ Freedom of Information chair for New Mexico, 2004–present
Founding member of Community Newspaper Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2004
At-large member of Executive Board, Media Management and Economics Division of AEJMC, 2003–2005
Member of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation’s Student Committee, 1998–2001
Founding member of Iowa College Media Association, 2000
Member of the Journalism Library Committee, University of Iowa, 2000
Interim director of internships and job placement for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa while a graduate student, February–July of 1998
The former home page for my current courses is at unm.edu/~herrick
My author page website since retirement is at dennisherrick.com
Winter of the Metal People: The untold story of America's first Indian War. Historical novel. Sunbury Press, 2013
"The Puebloan View of a Lesser-Known War." Online article at newmexicomercury.com, 2013.
A Brother's Cold Case. Mystery novel. Sterling Publications USA , 2013.
Pueblo Mysteries. Anthology of Southwestern short stories. Sterling Publications USA, 2012.
Farewell to the Master. Introduction to reprint of 1940 sci-fi novella by Harry Bates. Sterling Publications USA, 2012.
Second edition, Media Management in the Age of Giants: Business Dynamics of Journalism. University of New Mexico Press, 2012
"The Tiguex War in Facts, Folklore and Fiction," chapter 15 in The Latest Word from 1540, eds. Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint. University of New Mexico Press, 2011
“Missing,” fictional short story, The Story Teller magazine, October 2010, pp 28-31
Winter of the Metal People: The untold story of America's first Indian war (forthcoming)
Print-on-Demand edition of Media Management in the Age of Giants: Business Dynamics of Journalism. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2009
India edition of Media Management in the Age of Giants: Business Dynamics of Journalism. Surjeet Publications, Delhi, India, 2005
Media Management in the Age of Giants: Business Dynamics of Journalism. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing (formerly Iowa State Press), Ames, Iowa, 2003
“Let’s set the record straight about explorer,” Albuquerque Journal, Nov. 23, 2008
“The State of U.S. Newspapers,” FriendsoftheTribune.com, March 2008
“Santiago Pueblo is still right there,” Albuquerque Journal, August 17, 2006
“Handbook of Media Management,” book review in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Spring 2006, 83/1, pp 209-210
“Spirit Journey,” fictional short story, Wapsipinicon Almanac literary magazine, December 2005, Vol 12, pp 70-80
“Oil Companies Not Most Greedy,” Albuquerque Journal, November 10, 2005
“A Mistaken Date,” American Archaeology magazine, Fall 2005
“Accused Not a Sniper,” Albuquerque Journal, August 30, 2005
“Hunting Season,” fictional short story, Cowboys & Indians magazine, March 2005, 13/2, pp 74-81
“The Problem of the Media,” book review in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Winter 2004, 81/4, pp 949-951
“Backstory: The Business of Journalism,” book review in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Summer 2004, 81/2, pp 440-441
“Chain papers disturbingly quiet on issue that affects all,” Albuquerque Journal, June 24, 2003
“The Business of Media: Corporate Media and the Public Interest,” book review in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Summer 2002, Vol. 79/2, pp 474-475
“Acquiring a neighbor’s paper often the fastest, safest way to grow,” Publishers’ Auxiliary, December 2001
“Preparing Your Paper for Sale: What You Need to Know,” Publishers’ Auxiliary, December 2000
Innumerable articles, columns and editorials in newspapers I owned in Iowa, 1985–1997. Similarly, innumerable news stories in 1965–1976 for the daily newspaper in Flint, Mich., where I worked.
HONORS, AWARDS, CITATIONS, RECOGNITIONS
Faculty reviewer for proposed Mel Hanks book on cyberspace journalism ethics for Focal Press (Elsevier), 2012
Faculty reviewer for proposed Ken Kobre book on photojournalism for Focal Press (Elsevier), 2012
Winner, Society of Southwestern Authors short story contest, 2010
Faculty reviewer for proposed Jennifer George-Palilonis book on multimedia journalism for Oxford University Press, 2010
Winner, Society of Southwestern Authors national short story contest, 2010.
Speaker, anthropology class at University of New Mexico, April 2009.
Interviewed and quoted in "N.M. media struggle for viability online," newmexicoindependent.com, Apri 4, 2009
Faculty reviewer for proposed Joan Van Tessel/Lisa Howfield book on media management for Focal Press (Elsevier), 2009
Interviewed and quoted in “Beloved author dies,” Albuquerque Journal, Oct. 27, 2008
Runner-up (two categories), SouthWest Writers short story and novel contests, 2008
Interviewed and quoted in "UNM talks about the Albuquerque Tribune with Dennis Herrick," with web video, in UNM Today, Nov. 19, 2008
Panelist, Tony Hillerman Mystery Writers Conference, 2007 and 2008
Speaker at New Mexico Press Association’s high school journalism workshop, 2007
Runner-up, SouthWest Writers short story contest, 2007
Fellowship, Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, hotel-meals-$500 stipend, January 2007
Winner, Tony Hillerman Mystery Writing Contest, 2004; finalist in both 2006 and 2007
Interviewed and quoted in “C&J renovation displaces faculty,” Daily Lobo, Aug. 31, 2006
Invited speaker to Editorial Board of Native America Calling/Native American News, June 26, 2006
Speaker on short-story writing to SouthWest Writers, June 20, 2006
Recipient of $250 research grant from Institute for American Indian Research, May 2006
Interviewed and quoted in “Thin Line” about media mergers, Alibi, April 6, 2006
Faculty reviewer for fifth edition of Writing and Reporting News for Thomson/Wadsworth, 2006
Distinguished Scholar, Marquette University, 2005
Faculty reviewer for sixth edition of Working With Words for Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2005
Interviewed and quoted in “Investor Unit Sees Profit in News,” Boston Globe, Sept. 22, 2005
Speaker, Albuquerque Press Women, 2005
Featured in news articles about winning Hillerman contest in Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque Tribune, Sandoval Signpost, Cowboys & Indians magazine, Las Cruces Bulletin, and online sites
Listed as an expert on media management issues by the University of New Mexico on the http://expertsearch.unm.edu/DisplayResults.cfm?RecID=90 Web site.
Speaker, New Mexico chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, May 2004
Interviewed and quoted in “Tribune continues to lose circulation,” New Mexico Business Weekly, Dec. 3–6, 2004
Interviewed and quoted in “Public displays of politics,” Daily Lobo, Sept. 22, 2004
Speaker at New Mexico Press Association’s high school journalism workshop, 2004
Featured in news articles about media management textbook in Cedar Rapids Gazette, Marquette University Alumni Magazine, Mount Vernon/Lisbon Sun, UNM Campus News, Media Human Resources Association News, Iowa Newspaper Association Bulletin, and online sites
Workshop leader, New Mexico Press Association convention, 2003
Fellowship, Jon Ben Snow awardee to API’s Journalism Educators Seminar, 2002
Featured in “Media Manager,” Iowa Journalist, autumn 2000
Interviewed and quoted in “Small Links, Big Chain,” Columbia Journalism Review, July/August 1999
Speaker at conference of the Iowa High School Press Association, 1999
Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa (three semesters, 1997–98
Elected state secretary-treasurer of the Iowa Newspaper Association, 1996
Iowa Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest, numerous awards 1985–1997
National Newspaper Association Award for Editorial Writing, 1989
Heritage Award, Iowa Newspaper Foundation, 1987
Michigan AP Sweepstakes Reporting Award, 1971
Honor Graduate, U.S. Army Scout Dog Training School, 1969
American Spirit Honor Medal, U.S. Army, 1968
Michigan Legislative Appreciation Resolution, 1967
Dean’s Scholarship for Journalism, Marquette University, 1964
Sponsor of the Herrick Pueblo Scholarship, a $250 scholarship for any UNM student from a pueblo, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (C&J discontinued in late 2013 for unknown reason)
Editor of DogMan, a monthly, then bimonthy, and now quarterly national newsletter for Vietnam War veterans, 1999–present
Judge for SouthWest Writers annual national contests, 2011, 2012
Judge for the Suburban Newspapers of America newspaper contest, 2007
Board of Directors, Friends of the Albuquerque Tribune, 2007
Site steward for Archaeology Conservancy on 16th-century Coronado campsite (LA 54147), 2006–present
Writing coach, New Mexico Business Weekly, 2006
Member of Planning Committee for the Associated Press Managing Editors Association’s seminar, NewsTrain, for New Mexico’s working journalists held June 21-22, 2006
Board member of the Friends of Rio Rancho Open Space, which is a nonprofit organization formed to remove alien plants from the Rio Grande River bosque inside the Rio Rancho city limits and to restore the bosque, 2003-present
Editor of DogMan, a bimonthly national newspaper for Vietnam War veterans, 1999–present
Member in 2002-2005 of the Board of Directors of corporation for Albuquerque’s public access television, Channel 27
Technology Committee in 2003-2004 of the New Mexico Press Association
Former member of the Board of Directors of Mount Vernon Bank & Trust Company in Mount Vernon, Iowa; serving on the policy, loan and audit committees, 1987-2001
Former member of the Building Committee for MidAmerica Housing Partnership, which works to provide low-income housing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2000-2001
Former member of the Mount Vernon (Iowa) Historic Preservation Committee, 1999-2001
Member of the Mount Vernon (Iowa) City Council, 1998
Member of Mount Vernon (Iowa) Senior Housing Initiative Project, 1996–1997
Member of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Newspaper Association, 1991–1997
Iowa Newspaper Association state secretary-treasurer, 1996–1997
Member of the Iowa Newspaper Association’s Executive Committee and the Iowa Newspaper Foundation Board of Directors, 1996–1997
President of the Mount Vernon (Iowa) Chamber of Commerce, 1990
Member of the Mount Vernon (Iowa) Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 1985–1994
Retired from after serving as a full-time journalism faculty member at the University of New Mexico, 2001–2010.
Past experience in chronological order:
• Licensed commercial real estate broker specializing in the sale and acquisition of weekly newspapers in Iowa through my brokerage firm, Newspaper Associates, 1997–2002. Discontinued license to move to New Mexico and teach.
• Part-time instructor in journalism at the University of New Mexico; part-time instructor in journalism at the University of Iowa; adjunct in journalism at Kirkwood Community College; media consultant at Cornell College, 1999–2001. Resigned to move to New Mexico.
• Publisher/owner of a group of Iowa weeklies, including The SUN newspaper and The SUNlight shopping guide in Mount Vernon. Responsible for all operations of the corporation; editor of all publications, 1985–1997. Sold the business after 12 years to pursue master’s degree in journalism and to teach.
• Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Dale E. Kildee. Spokesman for congressman and responsible for management of staff and operations in Washington, D.C. office; press relations; political liaison, 1977–1985. Resigned to buy newspaper in Mount Vernon.
• Press secretary for successful U.S. Senate campaign of Donald W. Riegle Jr. in Michigan, 1976.
• Reporter and assistant on the city desk for The Flint Journal, a daily newspaper in Flint, Mich., 1965–1976, with the exception of three periods listed below:
1970 spring semester: Graduate School, Marquette University.
1968–1969: U.S. Army.
1967: Editor of a weekly newspaper in Davison, Mich.
While attending college (1960–1964), I was a full-time summer reporter with two daily newspapers in Michigan (Jackson Citizen Patriot and the Albion Evening Recorder), and I worked part-time for the Associated Press in Milwaukee and for Marquette University’s News Bureau. Also, in 1970, I was a freelance writer for The Milwaukee Journal.
Hiking, bicycling, fiction-writing. I was an ultralight aircraft pilot for eight years. My wife, Beatrice, and I have been married since 1967. We have two sons and four grandchildren who all live in the Southwest. In 2000-01, I was Iowa’s statewide coordinator for Monarch Watch, which studies the annual autumn migration of monarch butterflies through a national tagging program coordinated by the entomology program at the University of Kansas.