Quinnipiac University
Chris Roush is the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University. He previously spent 17 years at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor, senior associate dean, and director of the master's program.

He is the author or co-author of 10 books, including the business journalism textbook "Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication" and a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster. He has written books about Home Depot, Pacific Coast Feather Co., and Regions Financial.

Roush is a board member of the Foundation for Financial Journalism and worked at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Tampa Tribune, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News. He was named the Journalism Professor of the Year in 2010 by AEJMC and the Scripps Howard Foundation. The judges noted that Roush "has become the expert in business journalism -- not just at Chapel Hill, but throughout the country and even in other parts of the world."
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  • BA, Auburn University
  • MA, University of Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Journalism
  • Pedagogy of Mass Communication


  • School of Communications

Office Location

  • Comms, Computing & Engineering 132B

Mail Drop

  • CE-MCM


UNC-Chapel Hill

Walter E. Hussman Distinguished Professor

Chapel Hill, NC

2002 - 2019

SNL Financial

Editor in chief

Charlottesville, VA

1999 - 2002

Bloomberg News


Atlanta, GA

1997 - 1999

Atlanta Journal-Constititoon

Business reporter

Atlanta, GA

1994 - 1997



New York

1993 - 1994

Tampa Tribune


Tampa, Fla.

1990 - 1993