Gavin McCormick is a distinguished lecturer and acting director of the journalism program at Queens College, where he began teaching in 2006. Previously he was an associate professor at Mercer County Community College in Trenton, N.J. He worked as a journalist for more than a decade, including as business writer for The Associated Press in Charleston, W.Va.; managing editor for internet.com in Boston, Mass; general assignment reporter for the Quincy Patriot-Ledger in Quincy, Mass; and business reporter for Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise in Fitchburg, Mass. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Bard College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. He also lived for four years in Indonesia with Volunteers In Asia.