About Andrew Matranga

Senior Brand Newsroom Journalist, Quad.com

Teaching Associate Professor, University of Denver

I’m a brand journalist and journalism professor.

I teach digital journalism and advise student media at the University of Denver. I teach editorial design, web design, data journalism, along with courses about Cannabis Journalism: Reporting on America’s New Normal and Studying Star Wars: Lessons From a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

My nights and weekends are focused on building a lifetime experiences with my wonderful wife, my two awesome sons and my amazing daughter. We’ve tagged both American coastlines, hiked many of the iconic mountain ranges and canyons in the National Parks of the Lower 48, and traveled to points around the country in search of lasting, adventure-filled experiences. I am a proud Star Wars geek, and we love building Legos and taking bike rides. We can’t wait for our next trip to Galaxy’s Edge as a family, and we’re trying to plan a big trip around the world some day.

I graduated with a degree in Television, Radio and Film from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. I earned my MA in Journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where I wrote my thesis The Folk Devil Goes Digital: Taping and Trading Live Music in the Digital Age. I am currently a doctoral student in the The Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver where I study educational leadership, higher education, and teaching and learning sciences. I am researching online education and the flipped classroom for my dissertation in practice.