Amy Callahan – a full professor in the English Department and the coordinator of the Liberal Arts: Journalism/Communication Program at Northern Essex Community College. She is the former chair of the Communication Arts Department. For ten years she also advised the college’s award-winning student newspaper, the NECC Observer. Under her guidance the newspaper was a 2003 national finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award and also received several Gold Medalist certificates from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Before joining the NECC faculty in 2000, Professor Callahan was a journalist and editor for ten years. She was a correspondent for The Boston Globe and a staff writer for the Holyoke Transcript-Telegram and the Vineyard Gazette, where her work received awards from the New England Press Association. Working in the field of public relations, she was also managing editor of the Columbia University Record, published by Columbia University’s Office of Public Affairs in New York City.

Professor Callahan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing (creative nonfiction) from Columbia University‘s School of the Arts.[/vc_column_text]