John Hanc is a long-time 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 healthcare professionals, BrandMDs.

As an educator, Hanc is a faculty advisor to one of New York Tech’s student run publications, The Campus Slate, and the Carleton Group, New York Tech’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 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 Taught at New York Tech

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

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