1994 Kansas State University, M.S.
1988 University of Topeka, B.A.
News Reporting and Writing
Career SpecialtiesSpeere specializes in teaching digital and multimedia
journalism, and is a longtime faculty adviser to student media operations, including
a term as national president of College Media Advisers, Inc. His primary
research interest involves the study of newspaper women’s page editors between
Professional and Community Activities:
Along with his research partner and wife,
a tenured professor at the University of Central Florida, he's presented at
national conferences and published several articles on the subject of women’s
page editors and food journalists at newspapers in the decades before those
sections were converted to lifestyles or features sections. Many of the women they study were prominent in the state of Florida.
Recent publications include
articles in the Tampa Bay History Journal
and Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and
Culture. Another article is currently under revision for Journalism Quarterly.
He also recently assisted The New York Times as a freelance court
reporter with coverage of the George Zimmerman murder trial in Sanford,
Honors and AwardsTop Four Paper in the Division, National Communication
Association Conference, November 2012.