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.
BA Stanford University, MAL Georgetown University
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- Alone in the Kay Spiritual Life Center