Betsy Edgerton - Columbia College Chicago

Betsy Edgerton

Associate Professor


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.


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