Bill
Celis

Associate Professor of Journalism
A veteran journalist and an award-winning teacher, Bill Celis is an expert on education access issues, school policy and reform and diversity in K-12 and higher education.
A veteran journalist and an award-winning teacher, Bill Celis is an expert on education access issues, school policy and reform and diversity in K-12 and higher education.
Expertise: 
Diversity and Inclusion, Education, History, Race and Ethnicity, Social Justice
Research and Practice Areas: 
Civic Engagement and Social Justice
Culture and Media
News and Media Industries

Bill
Celis

Associate Professor of Journalism

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Bill Celis is a former national correspondent for The New York Times and a former reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal. His work in education issues spans three decades, and it has appeared in the Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post and other leading general-interest publications and in leading academic journals at Columbia and Brown universities. His book, Battle Rock: The Struggle Over a One-Room School in America’s Vanishing West was included on two-year end book lists compiled by the Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National School Boards Journal. In 20 years at USC, he has served as a program director, associate director and associate dean and has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs. On sabbatical in Fall 2021, he will retire at the end of the 2021 calendar year.

Awards and Honors:

Outstanding Professor, Annenberg Graduate Student Association (2009)
USC Provost’s Prize for Teaching with Technology (2011)
Equity and Diversity Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2011)
Barry Bingham Fellowship (2018)