Steve Posner

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Teaching) of Writing
Professor Posner
Email Office JEF 225B


  • M.Ed Education, Harvard University, 2002
  • M.P.W. Professional Writing, University of Southern California, 1984
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 2023-2024

    Visiting and Temporary Appointments

    • Visiting Scholar, University of Southern Califoria, 2022-2023

    Other Employment

    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 2002-2023
    • Teaching Faculty, University of Southern California, 1982-1984
  • Contracts and Grants Awarded

    • Teaching for Technology: Continuity in Crisis, USC Center for Scholarly Technology, Steve Posner, $5,000, 2011-2012
    • Teaching forTechnology: Continuity in Crisis, USC Center for Scholarly Technology, Steve Posner, $10,000, 2010-2011
    • (Spring 2023) MDA 250. Internship for Liberal Arts: Work and Career — Theory and Practice, TBA – TBA,
  • Book

    • Posner, S. (2013). Billy Graham & Me. Simon & Schuster.
    • Posner, S. (2008). Spiritual Delights and Delusions. John Wiley & Sons.
    • Posner, S. (1997). The Big Book of Big Little Books. Chronicle Books.
    • Posner, S. (1987). Israel Undercover: Secret Warfare and Hidden Diplomacy in the Middle East. Syracuse University Press.
    • Posner, S. (1981). In Front of the Camera. E.P. Dutton.

    Book Chapters

    • Posner, S. (1996). What Would Jefferson Say? Participation in Government: Making a Difference. Copley Publishing.

    Magazine/Trade Publication

    • Posner, S.College Students Struggling to Identify News Fakery. Medium.
    • Posner, S.The Purple State Preacher. National Review.
    • Posner, S.The Judge Happens to be Spanish, the Candidate Claims to be White. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Carly: Before There Was Ted, There Was Vladimir. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Why Do Liberals Love Billy Graham?. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Obama: Hope Amid the Hopeless. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Meditation, Enlightenment, and Haiti. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Ode to Gaza. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Why Are Israeli Spies Defending An Arab President?. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Shall We Abandon the Audacity of Hope?. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Israel’s Exchange and Obama’s Enemies. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Obama’s Faith-Based Program for Muslims. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Obama the Zionist Journeys to Palestine. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Obama, Patriotism, and Enlightenment. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.The China Question: To Beg or to Blog?. The Huffington Post.
    • Posner, S.Hiding Behind Bush: It’s Time to Face the Real Enemy. Huffington Post.


    • Posner, S. (2005). Equal Time for European Conspirators. The Washington Examiner.
    • Posner, S. (1999). King Hussein’s Secret Legacy. The Arizona Republic.
    • Posner, S. (1999). Israel Is Not Alone In Search For Peace. North County Times.
    • Posner, S. (1999). U.S. Shares Bloody Legacy With Israel’s New Foreign Minister. North County Times.
    • Posner, S. (1998). The Spy At Wye. The Washington Post.
    • Posner, S. (1998). Primakov’s Anatomy. The Arizona Republic.
    • Posner, S. (1998). The CIA’s Relationship With The PLO. The Boston Globe.
    • Posner, S. (1998). The CIA Tries Open Diplomacy. The International Herald Tribune.
    • Posner, S. (1992). U.S. Alliances Can Earn Horrendous Dividends In Middle East. Times Advocate.
    • Posner, S. (1992). Begin’s Secret Tip To Sadat Paved Way To Peace Accord. Times Advocate.


    • Posner, S. (2011). Teaching with Technology. Teaching with Technology.
    • Posner, S. (2011). Course Continuity in a Crisis. Course Continuity in a Crisis.

    Broadcast Media

    • Posner, S. (1997).Night Talk. Night Talk. .
    • Posner, S. (1991).Today Show. Today Show. .
    • Posner, S. (1991).Inside San Diego. Inside San Diego. .
    • Posner, S. (1981).Beyond the Universe. Beyond the Universe. .
    • Posner, S. (1980).Psi Factor. Psi Factor. .
    • Posner, S. (1979).The Merv Griffin Show. The Merv Griffin Show. .

    Study Guide

    • Posner, S. (2001). iAmericanSpirit.
    • Posner, S. (1999). Hi-Tech Living ESL.
    • Posner, S. (1998). At the Cutting Edge.
    • Posner, S. (1995). Nixon.
    • Posner, S. (1994). Technology.
    • Posner, S. (1993). Fast Times ESL.
    • Posner, S. (1992). Malcolm X.
    • Posner, S. (1984). Fast Times.
    • Posner, S. (1978). Performance.
    • Advanced Writing for International Relations & Global Economics, Writing Program, 2010-2011
    • Managing Media: Publishing an Online Journal, Marshall School of Business, 2004-2005
    • Democracy & the News, 2021-2022
    • USC Online Writing Center, 2013-2014
    • Internship for Liberal Arts: Work and Career — Theory and Practice, 2011-2012
    • Insight Business, Marshall School of Business, 2005-2006
    • Best Practices, Writing Program, 2017-2018
    • Outstanding Merit, Writing Program, 2010/08/23-2015/05/13
  • Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students

    • Advisor, Lighthouse Magazine, 2016-2017
    • Editor, The Impaired Visions of Hispanic Rural America, The Huffington Post, 2015-2016
    • Advisor, Mental Health First Aid Peer Counselors, Engeman Student Health Center, 2014-2015
    • Editor, U.S. Self-Perception and Foreign Policy, Research on Security and Transnational Governance, Madrid, 2013-2014
    • Editor, B.C.’s Young Athletes Need Protection from Abusive Coaches, Vancouver Sun, 2013-2014
    • Editor, Don’t Free Willy: The Case for Captive Orcas, Undergraduate Writers Conference, 2013-2014
    • Contributor, Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse: The Biggest Lesson, Twofold Magazine, Fall 2013
    • Guest, Norman Topping Student Aid Fund, Fall 2011
    • Presentation, Arguing Your Way to Spiritual Enlightenment, Philosophy Club, Fall 2011
    • Judge, MBA Case Competition, Marshall School of Business, 2010-2011
    • Interview, Attachment And, documentary film, Spring 2011
    • Faculty Participant, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
      , Spring 2010
  • Committees

    • Member, Student Mental Health, Writing Program, 2016-2017
    • Member, Mentoring Committee, Writing Program, 2013 – 2016

    Other Service to the University

    • Member, Trojan Football Faculty, 2015-2016
    • Developer, Online Writing Center, The Writing Program, 2012-2013
  • Media, Alumni, and Community Relations

    • News Assignments for College Voters: “Democracy & the News”, 08/01/2023 –
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