krull_headshotRyan Krull is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication and Media in the College of Arts and Sciences at UMSL. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing (2014) and a BA in Communication (2010) from UMSL. He teaches Introduction to News Writing, Feature Writing, and a variety of other courses. He also serves as faculty advisor to UMSL’s independent student newspaper, The Current

As a journalist he has reported for The Riverfront Times on voter ID laws, policing, addiction and homelessness as well as other issues of local interest. Thanks to a 2018 Chinese Academy of Social Sciences fellowship he was able to file a series of reports from Beijing and Shanghai. He is the Interviews Editor for Boulevard magazine.

Selected courses taught

  • Media Studies 2180: Intro to News Writing*
  • Media Studies 3150: Feature Writing*
  • Media Studies 3201: Narratives from the Forever Wars^
  • Communication 1050: Introduction to Mass Communication 

*cross-listed with English

^cross-listed with English and Military and Veterans Studies


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Contact Ryan
585 Lucas Hall

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