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 has served as a contributing copy editor for Adweek and Penguin Random House, and has written business and finance content for Bankrate, Chief Investment Officer magazine, and ShoeFitts Marketing.  She has held editor positions with the magazines Plan Adviser, Plan Sponsor, and American Salon. She has also written white papers, newsletters and blogs, and has ghostwritten and edited business books. Corie 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 the nonfiction editor of The Razor, a developmental editor at Dotdash, and a freelance copy editor and proofreader. She’s provided editorial services for Grammarly, Indeed, Forbes Councils, and many others. Previously she served as director of contests and conferences at Gotham Writers Workshop and managing editor of the Roanoke Review. She holds a BA from Roanoke College.