David T.Z. Mindich is the chair of the journalism department at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University; before that, he was a journalism professor at Saint Michael's College in Vermont, where he served nearly a decade as chair. The author of two books and numerous articles, including ones in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Mindich was named Vermont Professor of the Year in 2006. For the 2015-2016 academic year, he was on sabbatical, living in New York City and working as a visiting scholar at New York University.
Before becoming a professor, Mindich worked as an assignment editor for CNN and earned a doctorate in American Studies from New York University.