Dr. Jeffrey Timmermans is the Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism and director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. He has more than two decades of experience as a financial journalist and journalism educator, having worked as a reporter in Tokyo for The Wall Street Journal and as a managing editor for Dow Jones Newswires in Hong Kong and Singapore. He also worked for Bain & Company, leading the global strategy consulting firm's public-relations efforts in Asia. Timmermans joined ASU Cronkite in 2021 from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he served for more than 10 years as the director of HKU’s undergraduate journalism program and was an elected member of HKU Senate. In that time, Timmermans developed a comprehensive postgraduate business-journalism curriculum widely considered the best in Asia and taught news reporting and economics to undergraduates. He also founded a successful media consulting firm with multinational clients including JPMorganChase, Credit Suisse, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx), CBRE, and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. A former governor of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong, Timmermans served from 2014 to 2021 as Head of Judges for the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Awards, the region’s preeminent awards for journalism. He has a B.A. from Colgate University, a M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Ph.D. from The University of Hong Kong. He is married with one exceptionally precocious daughter and is proud to be a Sun Devil with Lion Rock spirit.
Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong
M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism