Marilyn Chase

Lecturer

Alumni

Office: B42-A

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,” is the life story of teenaged WW2 detention camp survivor, who became a groundbreaking sculptor, fierce advocate for public school arts, and San Francisco’s beloved “fountain lady.” (Chronicle Books, 2020).

EDUCATION

  • Stanford, BA English Lit./Departmental Honors

  • University Of California, Berkeley, MA Journalism

EMPLOYERS

  • Wall Street Journal (1978 - 2008) Sr. Special Writer.

  • UC Berkeley (2009-Current) Continuing Lecturer

  • Stanford University (January 2018) Visiting Lecturer.

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

TEACHING SCHEDULE:

Sec. Title Time Location
010 J298 – Intro. to Narrative Writing
Spring 2020
Tu 9:00 - 12:00 108 North Gate (Lower News) — 108 North Gate (Lower News)
019 J298 – Telling Life Stories
Spring 2021
Th 9:30 - 12:30

REPORTING INTERESTS

Arts, Business, Health, Science, Technology

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Narrative Writing