Gayle Golden is a senior lecturer and a Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Teacher at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her teaching interests include literary journalism, magazine writing and in-depth news reporting on issues of relevance to community and health.

She has been a longtime freelancer on topics of health and medicine and has served on university committees on educational policy and student mental health. She is currently serving as a coordinator for instructional and professional development for professional adjuncts who teach the journalism and strategic communication courses.

She joined the university in 1998 as a part-time instructor and was hired as a full-time lecturer in 2004. Golden continues to work as a freelancer with work published in regional and national publications, including the New York Times.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • M.A.: English literature, University of Southern California, 1982
  • B.A. (magna cum laude): journalism and humanities, University of Southern California, 1979


  • News writing
  • Feature and magazine writing
  • Interactive journalism
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Curriculum development
  • Educational policy
  • Student mental health