Susan Mango Curtis
Susan Mango Curtis is an associate professor at Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University (NU). Since 1997 she has taught students to effectively report, create, edit and design visuals to tell the news in both digital and print. An award-winning Adobe Education Leader, she was an early adopter of digital publishing on smartphones and tablets. She is also a founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists’ visual task force.
She has applied her expertise in strategic planning and product management to champion visual thinking and immersive storytelling. She is a design consultant for publications and organizations in the US and other countries, and is frequently invited to lecture at various universities and media events.
Prior to her academic work, she was assistant managing editor for the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal, and a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize gold medal in 1994 for a series titled “The Question of Color.”