Profile

Iris Krasnow

Assistant Professor
School of Prof & Extd Studies

  • Iris Krasnow is a full-time professor of Journalism. She was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She became the fashion writer for the Dallas Times Herald, then moved to United Press International in Washington, D.C. for the position of national feature writer. At UPI, Krasnow specialized in celebrity profiles, including Yoko Ono, Billy Graham, Ted Kennedy, Elie Wiesel and Queen Noor of Jordan.

    Krasnow is the best-selling author of Surrendering to Motherhood, Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I Am My Mother's Daughter. Her latest book, The Secret Lives of Wives, is being developed into a Lifetime TV pilot. Krasnow's writing has been featured in Parade magazine, The Wall Street Journal, SELF magazine and The Washington Post. Krasnow has been a guest on numerous national radio and television programs including Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show and several times on CNN. Reviews of her work, have appeared in Time, O The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report and Redbook.

    Her greatest passions are teaching students to write well and raising her four teenage sons.
  • Degrees

    BA Stanford University, MAL Georgetown University
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    Alone in the Kay Spiritual Life Center
  • OFFICE

  • School of Prof and Extd Studies
  • Dunblane - 117
  • CONTACT INFO

  • (202) 895-4914
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  • FOR THE MEDIA

  • To request an interview for a
    news story, call AU Communications
    at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

Teaching

  • Spring 2014

    • COMM-535 Special Topics in News Media: Changing World of News Media
    • Description

AU News and Achievements