Betsy Edgerton - Columbia College Chicago

Betsy Edgerton

Associate Chair
Associate Professor

bedgerton@colum.edu

Biography

Betsy Edgerton is an associate professor in the Communication Department, with a focus on magazine writing and editing. She has three decades of journalism experience, specializing in magazine editing for business publications. Betsy has worked for several of Crain Communications' business-to-business magazines over her career, in roles such as executive editor and managing editor. She's also a free-lance editor, with deep experience working in business consulting, content marketing and global marketing firms. She's a member of the board for the American Society of Business Publication Editors National Foundation, as well as for ASBPE's  Chicago Chapter. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and journalism from Indiana University and a master's of arts in education from DePaul University. 

Instructional Areas

Teaching and research interests focus on magazine editing, copy editing, business-to-business magazine and general business writing, grammar pedagogy, curriculum development, interdisciplinarity, teacher training.

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Mid-19th century magazine “housewife writing” genre and its crossover with women fiction and nonfiction authors.

Degrees

B.A., Journalism Indiana University Bloomington 1987
M.A., Teaching and Learning Secondary Education DePaul University 2004