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Ron Feemster

Ron Feemster is a journalism professor at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. His byline has appeared in more than 30 publications in 30 years, from specialized education and housing quarterlies to the New York Times. He has covered topics ranging from public housing to country music, from the pharmaceutical industry to an Indian reservation. Before joining ESU, he taught journalism in New York City, Wyoming and India.

Recent Stories

Atsa works on a problem set by Cheryl Williams, the math recovery specialist at Wyoming Indian Elementary School. Williams videotapes her sessions with Atsa. When she reviews the tape, she will look closely at his hands to see if he is counting on his fingers.

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