Distinguished Speaker Series

Janus Adams ’67 ’18 HON

Janus Adams is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian, publisher.Janus Adams is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian, publisher. She is also the producer and host of public radio’s “The Janus Adams Show” and podcast. Janus authored eleven books and created BackPax children’s media. Janus has appeared frequently on ABC, CBS, CNN, FoxNews, NBC, and NPR. Her bylined syndicated column ran for 16 years.

With 500 columns and articles to her credit, her work has been featured in Essence and Ms. Magazines. Her book, Glory Days, was licensed for “McDonald’s Presents Glory Days” Black History Month campaigns, reaching 3.1 million readers.

A Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Janus has been awarded honorary doctorates from Shaw University and SUNY New Paltz. Tapped by the Ford Foundation to train and mentor scholars to write for nonacademic venues, Janus traveled the United States for seven years. Now, with The Writers Retreat in the Catskills, she is sharing her experience, proven strategies, and coaching expertise with fellow writers.