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Department of

Communication Studies

Thomas Herman


Tom Herman began teaching media writing at USD in 2012. Before that, he spent more than 40 years at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and senior special writer. Tom retired from full-time service at The Wall Street Journal in 2009 but continues to write a weekly column for The Wall Street Journal Sunday, a personal finance section inserted into more than 60 newspapers around the country. From 2006-2012, he taught at Yale and still teaches a seminar in the fall semester at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. While at the Journal, he received several journalism awards. Tom is a tennis fanatic.