Stephen Kurkjian, one of the nation’s leading investigative reporters and editors, will teach the Investigative Reporting Seminar during the spring semester while Prof. Walter Robinson is on leave. Kurkjian was recently a senior investigative fellow for the Investigative Reporting Initiative at Northeastern, a year-long program to encourage investigative reporting services to community newspapers. He retired from The Boston Globe in 2007 after nearly 40 years as a reporter and editor at the paper. During his career at the Globe, he shared three Pulitzer Prize awards, in 1972, 1980 and 2003. He also won more than 25 regional and national awards and in 2003 was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the New England Society of Professional Journalists. A founding member of The Globe’s investigative Spotlight Team as well as its editor between 1979-1986, Kurkjian was chief of The Globe’s Washington Bureau between 1986 and 1991, and then senior assistant metropolitan editor until his retirement. Kurkjian received his Bachelor of Arts from Boston University and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He is a non-practicing member of the Massachusetts Bar. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.