John Berdell is an associate professor of Economics at DePaul University. Berdell's research interests are in the history of economics and international economics.
Berdell has published in the Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the International Trade Journal and the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. He is the author of "International Trade and Economic Growth in Open Economies: The Classical Dynamics of Hume, Smith, Ricardo and Malthus".
Berdell is a recipient of the Hellen Potter Award of Special Recognition from the Association for Social Economics for the best article appearing in the Review of Social Economy. He was also awarded the Isaac Sherman Post-Graduate Fellowship by the Rochester Economics Faculty.
Berdell teaches courses in macroeconomics, the history of economic thought and international trade. He has been teaching at DePaul since 1991.
Wicklander Fellowship Project:
"The Transformation of Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments"
Jason Martin is an associate professor, program director and chair of Journalism in the College of Communication. He joined the faculty in 2011.
Martin teaches courses in media law and ethics; First Amendment law; political communication; entrepreneurial journalism; reporting, writing and editing skills; and advanced specialty reporting at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas such as data journalism, public records reporting and statistics for journalists.
His research focuses on the intersection of journalism, technology and democracy, including a focus on political communication outcomes and First Amendment implications of public affairs journalism.
His work has been published in journals such as Journalism, Communication Law & Policy, North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, Journal of Mass Media Law & Ethics, Journalism Studies, Newspaper Research Journal, Mass Communication and Society, Journal of Communication Inquiry, International Journal of Public Opinion, Mobile Media and Communication, International Journal of Mobile Communications and Electronic News.
He also has authored book chapters on political communication in News Agendas in Communication, The Global Journalist in the 21st Century, and The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media, all published by Routledge, and Social Media, Culture, and Politics in Asia, published by Peter Lang.
In 2016, Dr. Martin was honored with the College of Communication’s Excellence in Teaching Award from the DePaul Quality of Instruction Council.
In 2015, he and his colleagues were awarded a $10,000 grant by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Communication and Society Division, to study the political and health communication effects of journalists’ coverage of the Affordable Care Act.
Martin is the vice head and programming chair of the AEJMC Law and Policy Division for 2016-17, and served previously as the research chair (2015-16), clerk/newsletter editor (2014-15) and teaching chair (2013-14) of the division.
He served part of 2014-15 as interim advisor for the DePaul SPJ/ONA Student Chapter and his classes routinely deliver final projects to be published and broadcast in DePaul’s student media.
Martin was a professional journalist for about a decade at daily newspapers and wire services in West Virginia and Indiana, primarily covering sports. His last job in journalism was beat coverage of the Indianapolis Colts and the Indianapolis 500 for the Daily Journal in Franklin, Ind. His coverage of the politics and business developments surrounding the building of Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis sparked his interest in research about the influence and effects of media and government communications. Across his journalism career, he won numerous reporting awards including best sports news coverage; best sports feature writing; and best sports opinion column writing.
Wicklander Fellowship Project:
"Professional Journalism Ethics in the Age of Mobile Media"