Dr. Kay O'Donnell has been teaching journalism and media studies since 2002. During that time, she also has served as student media advisor for a variety of student news platforms including print, online, digital and social. Under her direction, the student media organizations have won several national awards -- including online news awards from College Media Association and Editor & Publisher -- and dozens of state awards. Dr. O'Donnell is the advisor to North Central College's The Chronicle and NCClinked.com.
For more than 20 years, Dr. O'Donnell worked as an editor, writer and designer for several media organizations including The (New Orleans, La.) Times-Picayune, The (San Antonio, Texas) Express-News, and The (Lafayette, La.) Daily Advertiser.