Fogarty, Mignon


Fogarty, Mignon

Professor, Reynolds Chair in Media Entrepreneurship

Office Location: RSJ 215C

Office Phone Number: (775) 784-6946

Mignon Fogarty assumed the position as Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Media Entrepreneurship in 2014.

Fogarty, also known as Grammar Girl, has extensive professional entrepreneurial experience, expertise teaching writing to a diverse audience and a passion for helping students realize and achieve their educational goals.

Fogarty has written seven books on language, including a New York Times bestseller, is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips network – one of the earliest, largest and most successful podcasting networks, and has amassed and maintained a significant social media following, including 260,000 Twitter followers and 520,000 Facebook fans. Additionally, Fogarty has 980,000 followers in her Google+ circles.

Additionally, she has given 25 to 50 interviews per year to the media about language topics and entrepreneurship. She’s been interviewed or profiled on, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today Show, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Businessweek, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, Minnesota Public Radio, KPCC, the CBC and many other media outlets.

Fogarty holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a master of science degree from Stanford University.


ID Event Name Duration Start Date
4th Annual Media Shift Journalism School Hackathon 2 Days February 24, 2017