Interim Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Greg Luft recently completed 15 years as chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Communication, and has been teaching at Colorado State University since 1988. He received his B.A. in the same department at CSU, and completed his graduate work at American University in Washington, D.C. Greg’s professional work before and during his academic career includes television news reporting and anchoring, documentary, educational and corporate video production, and freelance video journalism. Luft worked as a general assignment and investigative reporter at television stations in Wyoming, Florida, Oklahoma and Colorado. His independent documentaries, and educational productions focus on television writing and production, and the behavior of journalists.
Luft is a Colorado native from Weld County. Outside of CSU, he teaches multimedia journalism study abroad courses in Urbino, Italy, during the summer, and is active as an elected member of the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. He was named a CSU Alumni Association Best Teacher in 2013, served as President of the Broadcast Education Association form 2018-2019, and sailed with Semester at Sea as academic dean in 2019.