Susan Campbell to Speak at GCC April 16

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Award-winning author, teacher and columnist Susan Campbell will speak at Gateway on April 16, at 11:00 a.m., in the library multi-purpose room. The event is sponsored by the Esther Schiavone Endowment. Campbell is a columnist for the Hartford Courant, and the website, Connecticut Health Investigative Team. She also teaches at Central Connecticut State University, Manchester Community College and University of New Haven. She is the author of "Dating Jesus: Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl," and "Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker."

Campbell was born in Kentucky and raised in southwest Missouri. For more than a quarter-century, she was a staff columnist at the Hartford Courant, where her work has been recognized by the National Women's Political Caucus, New England Associated Press News Executives, the Society for Professional Journalists, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Sunday Magazine Editors Association. She returned as a freelance columnist in March. 

Her column about the shootings at lottery headquarters in March 1998 was part of The Courant's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.

The mother of two adult sons, and the grandmother of seven, she has a bachelor's degree from University of Maryland, and a master's degree from Hartford Seminary.