Bob Carey retired as chair of the Department of Communication & New Media at Gardner-Webb University where I taught photojournalism and multimedia for 24 years.
I worked for over 45 years as a photojournalist, writer, editor and professor for newspapers, wire services, two universities and as a freelancer covering everything from Super Bowls, the Olympics, major news events around the world, down to pet of the week. My work has appeared in the Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Times Herald, Chronicle of Higher Education, Commission, OnMission, Christianity Today and Charisma.
I did my undergraduate work in journalism at the University of Washington, received my Master’s in journalism from the University of Memphis and my Ph.D. from Regent University specializing in photojournalism.
I am a past president of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), served as a national board member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), was an organizer of the Southeastern Photojournalism Conference, and serves as a board member of Christians in Photojournalism (CIP).
My wife Sharon and I have been married for 38 years and have three children and two grandchildren.