John Hanc is a longtime contributing writer to Newsday as well as The New York Times and  Smithsonian magazine’s website. He is also a contributing editor to Runner’s World magazine. Hanc is the author/co-author of 14 books, including his award-winning memoir on running the 2005 Antarctica Marathon, The Coolest Race on Earth, and an acclaimed local history on a popular Long Island landmark, Jones Beach: An Illustrated History. He is also a partner in a writing and communications consulting firm for physicians and health care professionals, BrandMDs.

As an educator, Hanc is one of the faculty advisors to NYIT’s student run publication, The Campus Slate, and the Carleton Group, NYIT’s student-run advertising and PR agency. He is also a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

A longtime competitive runner, Hanc finished his 29th marathon in October 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Recent Publications

Co-authored with Travis Macy: The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion’s Eight Core Principles For Success in Business, Sports and Life. Da Capo Press, April 2015

Co-authored with Margaret Moore, M.B.A. and Eddie Phillips, M.D. Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life: Decode Your Emotional DNA And Thrive, William Morrow/Harvard Health Publications, September 2016

Courses I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT

  • WRIT 210-200-230 (The Campus Slate)
  • ADV 420 (The Carleton Group)
  • Jour 101

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