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Marilyn Chase

Marilyn Chase

Continuing Lecturer


Office: B42-A

Office Hours: Fall 2019: Mon., Wed., Thurs. from 12 noon on.

Marilyn Chase is a graduate of Stanford University with honors in English, and UC Berkeley with a Master of Journalism. As a reporter, columnist and senior special writer at the The Wall Street Journal, Chase covered tech and medical science for 30 years. She is the author of The Barbary Plague: the Black Death in Victorian San Francisco, (Random House, 2003). She was a visiting lecturer teaching Narrative Writing at Stanford’s Journalism Program in Winter 2018. Chase’s second book, “Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa,” a biography of a WW2 detention camp survivor, sculptor, and San Francisco’s beloved “fountain lady,” is due out from Chronicle Books in Spring 2020.


  • Stanford, BA English Lit./Departmental Honors
    University Of California, Berkeley, MA Journalism


  • Wall Street Journal (1978 - 2008) Sr. Special Writer.
    UC Berkeley (2009-Current) Continuing Lecturer.
    Stanford University (January 2018) Visiting Lecturer.


  • Reflections on Using Japanese-American Internment in WW2 as Basis for Muslim Travel Ban.

  • How a Wall Street Banker turned AIDS Activist in China


Sec. Title Time Location
010 J298 – Intro. to Narrative Writing
Spring 2020
Tu 9:00 - 12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News)
031 J298 Reading and Review: Richmond Confidential – section 31
Fall 2019
TH 3:00 - 5:00 106 North Gate (Upper News)
004 J211 Reporting the News Lab: Richmond Confidential-Section 004
Fall 2019
W 9:00-12:00 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)
004 J200 Reporting the News: Richmond Confidential – Section 004
Fall 2019
M 9:00 - 12:00 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)
1 J230 Business Reporting: Follow the Money
Spring 2019
Tu 1:00 - 4:00 142 North Gate (Library)
5 J219 Mini: Follow the Money
Spring 2018
F 9:00am - 11:00am 209 North Gate (Greenhouse)


Arts, Business, Health, Science, Technology


Narrative Writing