Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Joins NYIT


Education writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dave Marcus joins NYIT as director of media and public relations.

NYIT recently welcomed reporter, author, and teacher Dave Marcus as its director of media and public relations, overseeing the university’s global communications strategy across all campuses.

Previously, Marcus worked for Newsday and U.S. News & World Report as an award-winning education reporter. He is also the author of Acceptance: A Legendary Guidance Counselor Helps Seven Kids Find the Right Colleges—and Find Themselves. In addition, he is a contributor to the New York Times’ “The Choice” blog about college admissions.

“In a time of economic unease, it’s important for people to understand how higher education—NYIT, in particular— vigorously prepares students for careers in the technology-driven 21st century marketplace,” said Marcus. “I look forward to telling the world about NYIT’s programs and its many successes.”

Marcus was also a columnist, national reporter, and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, and Miami Herald, covering such stories as the breakup of the Soviet Union, the U.S. military invasion of Panama, and political upheaval in South America. In 1994, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for a series about violence against women around the world.

Furthermore, Marcus has served as an adjunct professor and visiting lecturer at the University of Massachusetts and Ithaca College, a guest teacher at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and an English teacher at Deerfield Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, studied at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, and was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University.

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