Marti Maguire, M.A.

Associate Professor of Communication
Marti Maguire, WPU Professor

In her career as a journalist, Marti has written about everything from murders to carnivorous plants to political snafus and cutting edge research. Her stories have been read across the world but mainly in Raleigh, where she spent much of her career writing for The News & Observer, most recently penning close to 300 “Tar Heel of the Week” profiles of prominent North Carolinians. She also covered state government and other topics for the Reuters News Agency, where her stories could be seen in the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune and as far away as Dubai.

At WPU, she is adviser to The Peace Times and teaches media writing and other communication courses. Before earning her master’s degree from the UNC-Chapel Hill, she was a high school teacher and publications advisor in Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Florida, with a minor in Spanish.

“The best thing about WPU is the people, though its proximity to Krispy Kreme is a nice bonus.”


  • BA English, University of Florida
  • MA Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill