Shavelson came to New York in 2004 to lead the team that reconceived and relaunched Columbia magazine. He is the former editor of Boston University’s Bostonia magazine, and before that was the managing editor of a trade travel magazine. He has worked in publishing for more than 30 years and has degrees in French and journalism.
Rebecca Shapiro, Managing Editor
Shapiro joined Columbia Magazine in 2011, after spending five years as an editor in the Random House Publishing Group. She has also worked as a high school writing instructor and college counselor, and has published over 300 articles and book reviews. She holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and an M.Ed in Higher Education from Harvard University.
David J. Craig, Senior Editor
Craig edits the News, Newsmakers, and Explorations sections of Columbia Magazine and writes mainly about social science and the natural sciences. Recently, he wrote articles for Columbia Magazine about H1N1 influenza, celiac disease, and population control. He received degrees from the University of Connecticut in sociology and English and has worked as a journalist for 15 years.
Paul Hond, Associate Editor
Hond joined Columbia Magazine in 2005. He has published two novels and won several CASE awards for his magazine articles.
Joshua J. Friedman, Copy Chief
Friedman ’08JRN, a former editor at the Atlantic and Boston Review, is a writer in New York City.
Eson Chan, Art Director
Chan has designed Columbia Magazine on a freelance basis since 2005. He previously worked as an art director at Hearst Corporation in New York City and as a design director at Northeastern University in Boston, where he oversaw the design of Northeastern University Magazine and the university Web site. He has won more than 70 national design awards. He lectures at professional conferences and at Massachusetts College of Art.