Southerners are born into a storytelling culture, and Judy lucked into that—and having parents who were naturals at telling tales. So, she has a dandy repertoire (best headline: “My mom said no to Elvis”). Judy brings that love of words and people, along with a finely honed sense of humor, to Ball State. At the university since July 2015, she looks forward to learning more about its people and communities as she edits and writes stories.
Judy has mentored collegiate and professional writers, and her ability to play well with others informs how she works to help make their stories clear, compelling, and complete. Of course, chocolate’s value as a negotiating tool isn’t lost on her.
In her previous life, Judy was an award-winning editor and a reporter at four daily newspapers, where she wrote editorials, covered an overnight SWAT situation, and was the content editor for two national award-winning investigative series.
After work, Judy sings with The Indianapolis Women’s Chorus, loves board game nights with friends, does freelance book and magazine editing, and dotes on her dog(s). Currently, that’s Bella the mazik (Yiddish for beloved mischief-maker).