Marcel Dufresne, associate professor of journalism, teaches investigative and computer -assisted reporting, journalism ethics and the professional seminar. A former reporter and editor at newspapers in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, his reporting has won awards for coverage of education, the environment and the defense industry.
In 2002, Dufresne received the "Distinguished Teaching in Journalism" award from the national Society of Professional Journalists. He was a 2004 Fellow at the American Society of Newspaper Editor's Institute for Journalism Excellence and worked with the investigative team at The Hartford Courant.
He is co-author of "Getting the Story: An Advanced Guide to Beats, Records and Sources," by Macmillan Publishing. Dufresne often writes about journalism ethics.
His articles have appeared in The Columbia Journalism Review, American Journalism Review, Quill, The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, Newsday, Connecticut magazine, The Providence Journal and The Day of New London, Conn.
Stories written by his student have been widely published in Connecticut newspapers. A class project entitled "Crime on Campus" won numerous prizes in 2002, including an SPJ "Mark of Excellence" award. Students in those projects presented their research at UConn's Frontiers of Undergraduate Education.