Journalism Professor Yvonne Daley Earns Fond Farewell

Thursday, May 21, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Daley has developed an extensive resume, including five nonfiction novels and more than 5,000 articles appearing in major publications like Time, People, Life, the Boston Globe and Washington Post. She has earned more than 40 awards in feature writing and investigative journalism. She splits her time between Vermont, where she directs the Green Mountain Writers Conference, and San Francisco, where she has embedded herself into local communities like Hayes Valley, Noe Valley and SF State. “The second I came here, I knew it was the right place for me,” Daley said. “When I came from Vermont and walked on this campus and was hearing 12 languages and seeing people in all colors and clothing, genders and piercings and tattooing. I was like ‘I love you.’” During her 30 semesters of teaching, Daley has inspired students as well as instructors, who recently contributed personal stories for a special edition in Xpress magazine that highlights Daley’s SF State career.