MSJ, Northwestern University
Areas of Expertise: News Writing, Environmental Journalism, News Media Ethics, Student Media
Neil Santaniello teaches journalism courses and serves as a faculty adviser to FAU student media, in particular the University Press. He is the former director of FAU’s Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment, a summer educational fellowship for professional environmental journalists that ran from 2006 to 2012 and drew more than 100 members of the working news media. During that period he also managed FAU’s Environmental Writers speaker series, which featured authors of non-fiction environment-themed books. Before joining FAU’s journalism faculty, he worked as a staff writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where he had a byline for more than two decades, spending the latter portion of his time there covering environment and water-management issues for the paper. In addition to advising, he teaches courses in basic news writing, environmental journalism, news media ethics and web research for journalists among other topics. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Boston College.