Greg Vandegrift portrait

Greg Vandegrift

Clinical Professor
B.S., University of Kansas
OEC 123C
(651) 962-5275
Mail 5013
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

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   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.

Professor Vandegrift has also produced multiple videos for the university.  His video about the move and restoration of the Winton Guest House, which was designed by Frank O. Gehry, has been part of exhibits at Rome’s MAXXI Museum and the Pierresvives Cultural Centre of Montpellier in France.

 At UST:

 Professor Vandegrift joined UST full time in 2008.  In 2012, he became lead adviser for

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 476 - 02 Experiential Learning - - - - - -
CRN: 30683 2 Credit Hours

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 111 - 01 Intro to COJO-I M - W - F 0935 - 1040 OEC 303
CRN: 40776 4 Credit Hours This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --
COJO 451 - 01 Advanced Multimedia M - W - F 1055 - 1200 OEC 312
CRN: 41360 4 Credit Hours This course concentrates on refining skills in interviewing, storytelling, use of documents, choice of media format, and creation of multi-part news stories. Students report news for a variety of media platforms, preparing text, audio and video versions of stories for the web, television, print and radio. Prerequisite: COJO 251

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location