Office Location: OEC 418
Since joining the University of St. Thomas, professor Vandegrift has maintained contact with the profession through freelancing. He has done work for radio, TV and the Web. He’s also written for News Photographer magazine.
Prior to his arrival at the university, professor Vandegrift spent nearly a quarter century as a television news reporter. Most recently, he worked at KARE 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul for a dozen years. He also worked in Iowa's Quad Cities and in Joplin, Mo. He is the winner of two national Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as regional Murrow and Emmy awards. While at KARE 11, he won the Minnesota Associated Press Writing award four times.
Scholarship and service:
Professor Vandegrift has joined colleagues in developing multimedia curriculum and the student news organization TommieMedia.com. He has also continued teaching off campus. Professor Vandegrift has spent several years teaching professionals and students. He has been a faculty member of the National Press Photographers Association's annual workshop multiple times and has spoken to journalism students on several occasions at his alma mater, the University of Kansas.