DENNIS F. HERRICK

2392 Manzano Loop NE

Rio Rancho, NM 87144

505-771-9056

 
Updated September 30, 2013

EDUCATION

 

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.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

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 375: Intermediate Reporting / Multimedia Journalism I

         — 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.

 

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

 

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

 

           

PUBLICATIONS

 

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

 

U.S. Army
      Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, Air Medal and Vietnam Service Ribbon, 1969

                   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

 

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

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

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

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.

 

 

OTHER INTERESTS

 

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.

___________________________