Professor of the Practice



  • MA Wake Forest University
  • BA Penn State

Areas of Interest

  • Reporting, writing and editing
  • Regional economic development and commentary
  • Travel writing

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

  • Jou 272 Editing
  • Jou 282 Investigative reporting
  • Jou 284 Magazine writing
  • Eng 110 Composition

Selected Publications

  • My Cousin the Saint, A Search for Faith, Family, and Miracles (William Morrow/HarperCollins). North American release May 2008; paperback release through Harper Perennial, June 2009.
  • “Last Dive on Steel Pier,” The New York Times, commentary, Oct. 15, 2006.
  • A Saint in the Family” Ambassador, a quarterly publication of the National Italian American Foundation, Spring 2006.
  • “Our cousin, the saint,” National Public Radio commentary, Morning Edition, Oct. 21, 2005
  • “A Saint in our Family,” Catholic Digest, November 2005.
  • Miracles Happen: A writer finds he’s blessed in more ways than one when he meets his family in Italy,” Attaché magazine, June 2004

Additional Resources

Mr. Catanoso’s website