Barbara Kingsley-Wilson has been a journalist for 20 years, covering courts, crime, education, local news and sports for the Orange County Register, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Rochester (N.Y) Times-Union.
Kingsley-Wilson also wrote for USA Today and worked as an intern with the Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel. She spent the summer of 1995 in Amman, Jordan, as part of a Near and Middle East Research Training Program grant to study women and sports in that country. The resulting paper she wrote, “A Sporting Life: Interviews with Jordanian Women Athletes,” was presented at the Women and Sports Conference in Alexandria, Egypt, in October 1995.
Kingsley-Wilson received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and earned her master’s degree in the Kiplinger Mid-career Reporting Program at Ohio State University, where she also taught news writing. She taught journalism at the University of Southern California before coming to CSULB in fall of 2004.
She has won awards from the Associated Press, Orange County Press Club and contributed stories to the Register’s Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of a fertility scandal. In 2016 she was named Educator of the Year by the California Journalism and Media Affiliates.
Her book, Long Beach State: A Brief History, was published in 2015. She continues to write for Long Beach news sites, including the Press-Telegram.
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