Kevin Lerner is a doctoral candidate in journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, where he is completing a dissertation entitled “A Ringing Declaration of Purpose: More Magazine and the A.J. Liebling Counter Conventions, 1971-1978,” chronicling an influential journalism review and its role in countering anti-intellectualism in the American press. Lerner served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of journalism at Marist College for 2009–2011, and is now an Affiliate Assistant Professor there. He teaches American press history, media law, narrative journalism, news editing, and reporting and writing. Previously, he taught journalism at Seton Hall University and LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York.
He has published journalism in Slate, The New York Times, New York magazine and other publications. He worked at Architectural Record, where he served as the magazine’s first web editor and as the editor of the print magazine’s department for young architects.
Lerner specializes in American journalism history, press criticism, journalistic professionalism, including law and ethics, and journalism in higher education. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in St. Paul, MN and Arlington, TX.