Howard Schneider is the founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University.
Before joining the university, Schneider was a reporter and editor at Newsday for more than 35 years. For nearly of 18 of those years, he was managing editor and then editor.
Under his tenure, Newsday won eight Pulitzer Prizes in categories including investigative reporting deadline reporting, arts criticism, specialized beat reporting and foreign affairs reporting. Under his leadership, Newsday was among the first newspapers in the country to create news Web sites; he also led efforts to introduce TV and radio into what had been an all-print newsroom.
Schneider began his teaching career at Stony Brook as an adjunct professor of journalism from 1980-1982. Previously, he had been an adjunct professor of journalism at Queens College in 1979. In 2003 Schneider was the recipient of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Alumnus Award (M.S. 1967). He earned his bachelor's degree at Syracuse University in psychology and journalism (1966). He has been a member of the Pulitzer Prize judging panel three times. He also serves on the Science Journalism Advisory Board of the Woods Hole Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.