Deborah Douglas

A Chicago-based journalist and professor

Deborah Douglas is an award-winning journalist who teaches at Northwestern University. Her tenure as a Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member and columnist paved the way for new adventures in thought-leadership. She is a senior leader with The OpEd Project, a global thought-leadership initiative, and has led programs and fellowships at Dartmouth College, the University of Texas at Austin, Yale University, Urgent Action Fund in South Africa and Kenya, the Center for Global Policy Solutions Greenhouse, and Youth Narrating Our World (YNOW). Douglas’ award-winning special projects include the Chicago Sun-Times' “The New Downtown” and “The Baby Ceiling,” which coincided with an appearance on “Oprah.” Douglas is a NABJ/Kaiser Family Foundation fellow, which allowed her to study malaria and HIV/AIDS prevention in Tanzania.