Journalism & Public Relations


Stephen Caldes

Stephen Caldes

Associate Professor

Diversity Recruitment Coordinator
JOUR 130W Coordinator


Office: Tehama Hall 341
Office Hours
Monday 12:00-2:00pm
Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm


MFA in Creative Writing, New Mexico State University
BA in English, Clemson University

Professional Experience

Freelance copywriter, local arts & entertainment critic

Course Specialties

JOUR 130W, Writing for Professional Audiences
JOUR 255W, Digital Media Literacy & Civic Engagement
JOUR 325, Magazine Writing
JOUR 398, Special Topics: Participatory Journalism

Professional Achievement & Development

CCLC Diversity Summit, 2018
AeL 9.2: "Best Practices for Working with Student Writing," 2017
The Poynter Institute, Teachapalooza Class of 2017

Research Interests

Literary journalism, creative nonfiction & true story telling, participatory/immersion journalism, digital storytelling, freshman composition, first-year experience/first-generation student support, inclusive pedagogy, arts & culture criticism, digital media literacy

Life Interests

Hiking, gardening, cooking, camping, painting, writing, road tripping, etc.


Westfield, Mass.