MA Illustration, Syracuse University
BA Journalism and Graphic Design, Wichita State University
the faculty of The Poynter Institute in 2003, Sara spent nearly 20 years
working in newspaper newsrooms, including The
Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida and her hometown newspaper, The Wichita Eagle in Kansas. Since January of 2014 she's been a digital
design strategist for Pixelbots, an information, interaction and visual design
Sara teaches and
researches in the areas of visual journalism, leadership and multimedia.
While at The
Poynter Institute, Sara directed the EyeTrack research of newspaper, tablet and
online reading habits. She also led Poynter’s college fellowship and its
partnerships with universities, and directed Poynter’s custom training for
university students and educators. Sara has been a board member, regional
director and secretary and treasurer of the Society for News Design. She is frequently on the road as a consultant, in newsrooms and
university campuses around the world.