Janet Davison



Al Neuharth Media Center

Phone: (605) 677-5477

Email: Janet.Davison@usd.edu


Native of Topeka, KS; moved to SD 30 years ago; taught at Univ. of Sioux Falls for 10 years; adjunct at USD for two years; full-time faculty in Media & Journalism for two years; Ph.D. in English and Creative Nonfiction, May 2013; lecturer in Media & Journalism beginning fall semester, 2013.

Teaching Interests:

Newswriting, print and broadcast Writing across formats/platforms Audio production Graphic communications/design Broadcast performance Media law and ethics Literarary journalism Journalism history

Research Interests:

Literary journalism Intersections of journalism and literature Manifestations of literature, art, history in pop culture Journalists as creative writers Women in media Journalism history


  • Ph D, English/Creative Non-Fiction , University of South Dakota , 2013
  • MA, English/Creative Writing , University of South Dakota , 1991
  • BS, Journalism and Mass Communications--Print/Editorial, Kansas State University , 1979


  • USD Course Redesign Fellowship, USD Center for Teaching and Learning. (2014 - 2014)

Awards and Honors:

  • Honorable Mention Awards for News Broadcast, Writing, General Reporting, Feature Writing, Audio Production, Series/Documentary and Spot News, South Dakota Associated Press, Radio and Television, 2008
  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Department of English, 2006
  • First Place Award for Audio Production, South Dakota Associated Press, Radio and Television, 2005
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing and Reporting, Radio and Television Digital News Association, 2005
  • First Place Award for Spot News, South Dakota Associated Press, Radio and Television, 1999
  • First Place Award for Series/Documentary, South Dakota Associated Press, Radio and Television, 1998
  • Eta Sigma Phi, National Classics Honor Society, USD Dept. of History and Classics, 1995


  • Remund, Marcella, Davison, Janet, . "The Changing Culture and Landscape of Mother-Daughter Relationships". Presented at the USD Women's Research Conference, Vermillion, SD. (March 2017)
  • Davison, Janet. "Home After Dark," an excerpt from my dissertation of the same title.. Presented at the USD Idea Fest/Graduate Research Showcase, USD, Vermillion. (March 2013)
  • Davison, Janet. Revising creative nonfiction writing. Presented at the Sorcerer's Apprentice Writing Camp , Vermillion, SD. (October 2012)
  • Davison, Janet, Tyler, Jill, McKay-Semmler, Kelly, Sternadori, Miglena. Fifty Shades of Grey Panel -- Psychology of Relationships and Writing in the Trilogy. Presented at the Women's Research Conference , University of South Dakota. (October 2012)
  • Davison, Janet. Revising creative nonfiction. Presented at the Sorcerer's Apprentice Writing Camp, Vermillion. (October 2011)