Central Michigan University's newspaper, Central Michigan Life, reports that Simpson has been hired by the university's Journalism Department:
Simpson will receive his doctorate from Ohio University before joining CMU’s journalism staff in the fall. Simpson said he has prior experience teaching in Ohio, though this will be his first full-time position.
“This will be my first full-time role as an instructor,” Simpson said. “I’m extraordinarily excited about it.”
Simpson will most likely teach reporting and public affairs reporting next semester, and emphasized the importance of online journalism and covering public affairs.
“When you look at where journalism is heading, digital journalism is obviously extraordinarily important but what is often left out of discussion is the importance of public affairs reporting,” Simpson said.