Chris Harvey is Director of Assessments; Director of the Graduate Multimedia Certificate Program; Multimedia and Health Lecturer

Director of Assessments; Director of the Graduate Multimedia Certificate Program; Lecturer

College/University: B.S. University of Maryland, College Park

301-405-2796 2200A Knight Hall

Chris Harvey has worked as an online editor, a magazine editor, a political reporter and a journalism teacher. In her earliest positions at the college, she directed the student-staffed Capital News Service bureaus in Washington and Annapolis. But she has been immersed in multimedia storytelling since 1996, when she went to work part time (and later full time) as an associate editor at The Washington Post’s website.

She returned to the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland to serve as the managing editor of American Journalism Review in 1998. But since the summer of 2000, Harvey has been teaching multimedia journalism at the college. She built a multimedia newsroom; built and launched an award-winning converged website for student work (Maryland Newsline), which she edited and directed for 10 years as part of the Capital News Service program; and created several courses in Web production and multimedia storytelling, for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For two recent summers, Harvey worked as managing editor of the award-winning News21 multimedia projects at the University of Maryland: Bay on the Brink and The New Voters. She currently serves as director of assessments (helping to oversee curriculum development), serves as lead instructor for a number of reporting and multimedia courses, and oversees part-time faculty teaching multimedia and reporting and writing. In addition, she oversees a weekend multimedia certificate program for master’s students — recruiting faculty and students, purchasing equipment and marketing the program. She chaired the graduate curriculum subcommittee which crafted a curriculum overhaul approved by the faculty in 2011.

Harvey has held reporting and editing jobs at several newspapers, including The Washington Post website and The Washington Times print edition, and has free-lanced for Congressional Quarterly’s “Politics in America.”

For more information, see her resume.


Reporting and editing for websites, social media, magazines and newspapers.


Member of the Online News Association