Cindy Simoneau

simoneauDepartment Chair
Associate Professor of Journalism
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University, Political Science
B.A., University of Rhode Island, Journalism                                       
Office: Morrill Hall 202C
Phone: (203) 392-5791 


Publications and experience

Associate Professor Cindy Simoneau is the former assistant managing editor of the Connecticut Post where she is currently a consulting editor and internship coordinator. She has advised CTTeens, the only high school newspaper journalism project in Connecticut, for more than 15 years. She was editor of the daily "Woman Wise" section and a bureau chief reporter at the Post before that. After receiving a B.A. degree at the University of Rhode Island, Simoneau began her career as a reporter for the Newtown Bee. She is a freelance writer and editor.   She has been an active member of the Connecticut SPJ chapter, serving more than 30 years on the Board of Directors, including several terms as president,  immediate past president and treasurer.  She now serves as the chair of the Region 1 Conference committee for SPJ. She is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and is membership chair and secretary for the Small Programs Interest Group. Simoneau is a former adjunct professor of graduate and undergraduate journalism studies at Quinnipiac University, Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. 

SCSU Courses Taught

JRN 101 - The Media:  Freedom & Power
JRN 200 - Basics of Journalism
JRN 201 - Reporting & Writing
JRN 300 - News Writing
JRN 301 - News Media in America
JRN 305 - News Editing
JRN 320 - Writing Magazine Articles I
JRN 322 - Literary Journalism
JRN 497 - Journalism Internship
INQ 101 - First Year Experience