Joseph B. TreasterJohn S. and James L. Knight Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication, University of Miami, USA
Joseph B. Treaster, a former reporter and foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the author of several books, is the editor and a columnist of the University of Miami’s environmental magazine on the Internet, OneWater.org. Joseph Treaster is a professor and the Knight Chair for Cross Cultural Communication. He teaches a class called “Reporting Global Environmental Issues” for undergraduate and graduate students.
Joseph Treaster writes for newspapers and such Internet publications as Huffington Post and Allvoices.com and is working on projects for the University of Miami in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Joseph Treaster reported from New York, Washington and around the world for The New York Times for more than 30 years. He has written three books and many magazine articles for the Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, RollingStone and other national magazines. His most recent book was Hurricane Force: In the Path of America’s Deadliest Storms.
As a reporter for The Times, hereaster covered wars, politics, diplomacy, disasters, business and every day life throughout the world. His assignments for The Times and national magazines took him to more than 80 countries in Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean and throughout the United States. He has lectured on journalism and trained students and professional journalist in the Middle East, China and Latin America.
A graduate of the University of Miami and of Columbia University, Joseph Treaster learned French at the Sorbonne and Spanish at a language school in Guatemala. He has received more than a dozen journalistic awards, including three from the Overseas Press Club of America for work in Africa and Latin America. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami and a Master of Science degree from Columbia.