Camp Instructors

Meet the 2017 Flint Hills Publications Workshop faculty.

Name: Joanna Chadwick

Credentials: Adviser of the Panther yearbook and Panther’s Tale newsmagazine at Derby High School in Derby, Kansas. Spent 20 years as the high school sportswriter at The Wichita Eagle

Instructing: Sports Reporting




Name: Drew Smith

Credentials: News Director and journalism instructor at K-State, overseeing two weekly television news broadcasts staffed by students. Teaches digital news reporting, social media news strategies and sports reporting.

Instructing: Video Production and Editing




Name: Amy DeVault, MJE

Credentials: Assistant Professor of digital media and journalism at Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Mass Communication. Advises the Sunflower newspaper.

Instructing: Visual Communications: Graphic Design and Infographics




Name: Sara Quinn

Credentials: A design and journalism consultant and researcher and holds the R.M. Seaton Endowed Chair at Kansas State University. President of the Society for News Design.

Instructing: Visual Communications: Graphic Design and Infographics




Name: Alison Long, CJE

Credentials: Adviser of Le Flambeau yearbook, Le Journal newsmagazine, and Le Journal Live website at Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City, Missouri.

Instructing: Storytelling




Name: Emily Smith, CJE

Credentials: Advises newspaper, yearbook and photojournalism at Pittsburg High School and is the area 2 representative for KSPA. Smith was awarded the Jackie Engel award in 2015 and was a JEA Rising Star in 2016.

Instructing: Leadership and Media Management




Name: Cary Conover

Credentials: Journalism adviser at Andover High School and adjunct photography instructor at Butler Community College. Current photo MFA candidate at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Instructing: Digital Photography and Imaging




Name: Kristy Dekat, MJE

Credentials: Assistant Professor of Journalism and Sunflower Yearbook adviser at Emporia State University. Spent 15 years as a high school publication adviser earning All Kansas and All American ratings and was a JEA Rising Star in 2009.

Instructing: Advising in the 21st century