About Me

The most important responsibility we have as journalists is to question those who are in power. I honestly believe that.

~ Jorge Ramos

Areas of Focus

Journalism, media studies.


My classroom is a dynamic space where we exchange ideas freely and celebrate teaching, learning and diversity.

Teaching is my second career. I  covered business and labor as a reporter at the Detroit Free Press for six years, and before that worked my way up through four daily newspapers in Ontario, Canada.  I believe strongly that free and responsible news media and the protections of the First Amendment are crucial to a  democratic society. 

Classes I Teach

No Classes this quarter.

Faculty Info

Cecilia Deck

Cecilia Deck
Full-time faculty,  Department Chair






Master's in journalism, University of Western Ontario; master's in English, McMaster University (Ontario, Canada); bachelor's in English, University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada).

Office Hours

Spring 2022

  • I hold live office hours for vaccinated and masked students in the Journalism Lab, Room L41 on Mondays noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • You can also email me to meet in Zoom.


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