Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Lara Ewen is the U.S. market report columnist for Rapaport Magazine, as well as a regular contributor to American Libraries Magazine, and the author of The Girlshop Guide to NYC Shopping (Shecky’s Media). Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Kansas City Star, Newsday, NYC&G, NPR, PBS, Retail Dive, Slate, and Zagat. She served as editor-in-chief of the U.S. edition of Sportswear International magazine, a freelance digital editorial consultant for Rolling Stone, a consulting editor at Women’s Wear Daily, and she is currently the talent booker for the Free Music Fridays series at the American Folk Art Museum. She has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She holds a BA from Boston University.

Corie Hengst is a production editor at Adweek, where she focuses on editing and production for the print magazine. She has served as a freelance editorial contributor for companies and publications including Penguin Random House, Bankrate, and ShoeFitts Marketing. She has also written white papers, newsletters and blogs, as well as edited business books, and she has held magazine editor positions at Plan Adviser/Plan Sponsor and American Salon. She holds a BA from Missouri State University.

Mo Krochmal is the executive editor and founder of Social Media News NY. He was a founding producer for the New York Times website, senior editor of GenomeWeb, executive producer of Nassau News Live, and New York editor for TechWeb. He has written for United Press International, the New York Times, the Danbury News-Times, the Wilson Daily Times, and the Washington Daily News. He is the vice president of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He has facilitated professional communication training at the Courts of the United States, the US Patent and Technology Office, and Health Security Partners in Washington, DC. He has taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hofstra University, Quinnipiac University, and the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He holds a BA from North Carolina State University and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.

Dana Miller is the dean of students and director of One-on-One services at Gotham Writers Workshop. She also serves as liaison to such Business Writing corporate clients as NASCAR, Indiana University, Ogilvy & Mather, and the UN Development Program. She also owns [email protected] Yoga and has served as a copywriter for BBDO Advertising. She holds a BA from Haverford College.

Steph Spector  is an editor at Apple. She has provided editorial services for Grammarly, Indeed, Forbes Councils, and many others. She is the creative nonfiction editor of The Razor. She holds a BA from Roanoke College.