About Me

Dan Higgins
Buffalo, NY

 

Education
Goucher College, 2012
MFA in Creative Nonfiction
Thesis: Lost Boy

SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 1999
B.A., English

Kent State University, Kent, OH
Attended 1993-1994
Journalism major

Teaching Experience

The University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Adjunct Instructor
English 101, Fall 2014: Introduction to Writing
English 201, Spring 2011: Advanced Writing I
English 101, Fall 2010: Introduction to Writing

Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY
Adjunct Instructor
English 300, Fall 2014: Public Relations Writing

SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
Adjunct Instructor
Magazine Writing, Spring 2008
Interviewing for Journalists, Fall 2007

Professional Experience

Higgins & Parks Creative Services, 2011-2013
Editing and content marketing for businesses

Time Warner CableNews 2011-2012
Buffalo, NY
Producer for 24-hour local news channel.

Demand Media, 2010-2012
Freelance copy editor

Columnist, investigative reporter, business reporter, 2004-2009
The (Albany, NY) Times Union
Founding columnist of “The Advocate,” investigative and problem-solving consumer affairs column. Started blog that reached 50,000 monthly page views in its first year. Effective reporting with real-world impact (i.e., some people got arrested).

Business reporter, 2002-2004
The Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY)

Staff Writer 2000-2002
The Ithaca Journal

Interim News Director, 1999-2001
Eagle Broadcasting (Ithaca, NY)
Responsible for all news and sports programming for four commercial radio stations. Supervised news staff. Co-hosted morning programs.

News Director, 1996-1997
B&B Broadcasting (Canton, NY)

Intern, 1993
WGRZ-TV (NBC affiliate in Buffalo, NY)

Awards

New York State Associated Press, Features Writing, Third Place, 2005
New York State Associated Press, Business Writing, Third Place and Honorable Mention, 2004

Sylvia Angus Award for Creative Writing, 1999

 

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