M.A. Columbia University
B.A. State University of New York, Albany
Areas of Expertise:
Ilene Prusher is an award-winning journalist, author and lecturer who joins the staff of FAU after nearly two decades abroad. After completing her master’s degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she chose to focus on international affairs, with a focus on the Middle East and other conflict zones. As a foreign correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor from 1996-2010, she covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and served as the newspaper’s bureau chief in Jerusalem, Istanbul and Tokyo. Most recently she served as Jerusalem correspondent for TIME Magazine, a columnist for Haaretz, and a program host on TLV1 Radio. Over the past five years, she has taught journalism courses as an adjunct faculty member at NYU-Tel Aviv, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) and ieiMedia. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Guardian and The Financial Times.
Prusher is also the author of the novel Baghdad Fixer (Halban Publishers, London, 2012; Trafalgar Square Publishing, Chicago, 2014.)
Prusher is a member of the journalism faculty as well as an advisor the University Press, the student newspaper of FAU.
JOU 3101: News and News Reporting
JOU 4181: Coverage of Public Affairs
JOU 4930: Advanced News Reporting
JOU 4930: International Reporting