B.A., English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University
M.A., Journalism & Mass Communications, University of South Carolina
David Weintraub's research interests include visual storytelling across media platforms,
modernism in visual communications, music and literature, entrepreneurship for creative
professionals and media coverage of climate change.
Weintraub mentored a Magellan Scholar (2014) who examined the effects of catastrophic
events, such as fires and floods, on U.S. national parks and their possible link to
climate change. Magellan Scholars can earn up to $3,000 for their research.
Summer-stipend grant in 2016 from the Center for Teaching Excellence to add an integrative-learning
component to the Freelancing for Creative Professionals course.
Weintraub's 30-year career as a photographer, writer, and editor informs his teaching
practice, but he is constantly retooling and adding new skills and methods to best
serve his students. He teaches in all areas of the Visual Communications sequence,
including photography, video, portfolio development, web design, and entrepreneurship.
Weintraub, D. (2012). The law. In Videojournalism: Multimedia Storytelling. (pp. 215–235). (Kenneth Kobré, Ed.) Waltham, Mass.: Focal Press, 2012.
Weintraub, D. (2009). Everything you wanted to know, but were powerless to ask. In
Visual Communication Research Designs. (pp. 298-220). (Keith Kenney, Ed.) N.Y.: Routledge.
Weintraub, D. (2008). So you want to freelance. In Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach. (6th ed.). (pp. 456-467). (Ken Kobré, Ed.). Burlington, Mass.: Focal Press.
Member, Faculty Development Committee
Member, accreditation and curriculum revision committees
Photography and video workshop presenter
Honors student advisor