Michigan State University School of Journalism Associate Director and Professor of Practice Judy  Walgren is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, photo editor, executive producer, curator and visual artist.

She joined the faculty at Michigan State in 2018. Over the course of her career, Walgren has worked on visual staffs at the Dallas Morning News, the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post as a photojournalist and photo editor. She also served as the Director of Photography for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she led a team of award-winning photojournalists and filmmakers. In 2016, she received an MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and began her exploration into the relationship between photography, historic archives and power structures, as well as how community engaged visual storytelling and photography can be incorporated into journalistic practice. Walgren recently co-edited, “Art as Social Practice: Technology for Change,” with her colleague xtine burrough, professor at the University of Texas at Dallas which Routledge published in early 2022. She is presently working on a new book, also for Routledge, on the decolonization of photojournalism with colleague Tara Pixley, an associate professor at Loyola Marymount.