Menachem Wecker Selected Accomplishments Published in more than 50 outlets, including: Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle

, U.S. News & World Report¸ Chronicle of Higher Education, Religion News Service, Yahoo! News, Canadian Art Magazine, Leader Post (Canada), NY Press, NY Arts Magazine, Arab American News, National Catholic Reporter, Mormon Times, Times of Israel, Jewish Daily Forward, Deseret News. Co-author with Brandon Withrow of Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education (forthcoming this summer from Cascade Books, Wipf and Stock). Chaired both the 2011 and 2012 Council for Advancement and Support of Education annual conferences for higher education media relations professionals, and spoke on panel at the 2012 College Media conference, all in Washington. Invited by the Washington Post to field readers’ questions on the Post website about higher education and social media; created a college’s Twitter handle, which Foreign Policy ranked one of the top international affairs Twitter handles. Guest lectured a Byzantine and Renaissance art and architecture course at Touro College (NY), and taught for three years in an art immersion program for bilingual students at N.Y.’s P.S. 173. Two reviews, “Graphic and Comic Torahs Are Fruitful, Multiply” and “An Update on Holocaust Restitution Cases,” appear in Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture (Brill, Vol. 6, No. 1 and 5, No. 1 respectively). Presented on art history at the Mid-America College Art Association Conference, at American University, and at George Washington University’s Brady Gallery. Member: National Press Club, Religion Newswriters Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Education Writers Association Professional Experience  Chronicle of Higher Education, Jewish Daily Forward, Deseret News, Religion News Service, Times of Israel, and others, freelance reporter (2013 – Present)  Houston Chronicle, freelance writer, blogger, faith and art (2010 – Present)  U.S. News & World Report, education reporter (2011 – 2012)  George Washington University, writer and editor (2009 – 2011), assistant director of public affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs (2006 – 2009)  The Jewish Press (N.Y.), arts columnist, (2003 – 2012)  B’nai B’rith Magazine, assistant editor (2005 – 2006) Education  University of St. Andrews (Scotland), St. Mary’s College (Divinity), accepted for Ph.D., 2012  The George Washington University, M.A., art history, May 2009  Yeshiva University, B.A., English, January 2006