Faculty / Staff

Journalism Program

Full-Time Faculty

Hughes, William
Assistant Professor
O: AC-2A11

William J. Hughes is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department’s Journalism Program hired in the Fall of 2007 to assist with the start-up of York College’s four-year B.A. degree program in journalism. During a nearly ten-year career as an investigative reporter covering crime and corruption in municipal governments and police departments in Westchester and Passaic Counties, Professor Hughes also taught journalism courses at night at Kingsborough College and Brooklyn College, both alma maters.

During his career as a full-time professional reporter he won numerous awards for exposing fraud, waste and corruption. In 2010 he won an award from The National Council on Crime and Delinquency for an article about a man who has served 22 years in prison for a crime he claims he did not commit. He is currently working on a book about wrongful convictions.

Lewis, Glenn
O: AC-2A11

Glenn Lewis is the Director of Journalism at York College and teaches Feature Writing and Narrative Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is a veteran magazine, newspaper and book journalist - with some work in television and radio. He was co-founder and Creative Director for Book Smart, Inc. - a book production company working with major publishers. He has published non-fiction and fiction with major book publishers. He is currently an on-air Journalism and Media expert for Fox TV-News -- and Fox Online and Radio. He was the Editor, and sole writer, of the Key Documents Volume of the Encyclopedia of Journalism for Sage Publications. The encyclopedia won the Dartmouth Medal (Honorable Mention) as one of the three most prestigious reference publications of 2009.

Moore, Thomas
Assistant Professor
O: AC-2A11
Tom Moore, a broadcast journalist with twenty-five years of experience, worked as an on-air reporter, anchor and producer at Bloomberg Radio & TV in New York. He covered general news as well as business stories and was part of the staff that launched the broadcast news operation. Moore also worked at The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on PBS and was part of the Decision ’88 team at the NBC News Election Unit. He studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where he earned his Master’s in 1992. Moore reported for the New York Times and WBAI-Pacifica Radio and he still works as a news writer at the CBS News Radio Network, part-time. Moore wrote an essay in a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism collection of alumni stories about the digital journalism world. He served as an editor of that collection titled, ''Ink Stains, Stories From 20 Years of Journalism and Life." For over a decade he's edited the Park Slope Food Coop Gazette in Brooklyn.

Serant, Claire
O: AC-2A13B
Claire Serant is a lecturer in the English department’s journalism program. Prior to York College, Ms. Serant worked as a general assignment reporter at the New York Daily News for 14 years. She has freelanced for Black Enterprise and Essence magazines, New York Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Star Ledger (Newark). Ms. Serant worked as a senior editor at CMP Media LLC where she wrote business articles for Electronic Buyers’ News. She taught journalism at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Ms. Serant has a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.