Phoebe Zerwick


I came to teaching after a career in journalism, which means that I value clear and concise writing, great stories and the pressure of a deadline. I have written for magazines and websites, but I spent most of my working life at the Winston-Salem Journal, where I was a beat reporter, a columnist, an investigative reporter and finally state editor. I love digging into a complex story and telling it in human terms. I’ve never specialized because so many things about the world hold my attention, but over the years I developed expertise in reporting and writing on criminal justice, education and healthcare. I have a particular interest in narrative and have recently begun working in multimedia documentary, telling stories with images and written and spoken word.  I believe that all of us can learn to express ourselves in writing with clarity and in a voice that is our own. I teach writing and journalism.

English and Writing Program

What will you build?

A digital map? A web exhibit? A course blog anthologized at the end of the semester? A collaboratively annotated critical edition of primary sources? Paintings or art prints digitized to support deep zoom? Or something else?

Whatever you imagine, we can build with you.

  • Digital Humanities Research Designer

    Carrie consults on the development of digitally-inflected scholarly projects. She assists faculty and faculty-student research teams in deciding the best platforms for showcasing their work and for visualizing their data. Recently Carrie has collaborated with faculty to design digital exhibits of rare materials using Omeka and has assisted with integrating technology into class projects.

  • Scholarly Communication Librarian

    Molly consults on copyright and author rights management issues for scholarly projects and products. She assists faculty in understanding their intellectual property rights as content creators, and in assessing rights and permissions when projects incorporate others’ copyrighted works.