Joel Beers

Joel Beers

Joel Beers

Lecturer and Faculty Advisor, CSUDH Bulletin

M.A. California State University, Fullerton (Communications, expected 2022)
B.A. California State University, Fullerton (Political Science)

Contact Information
Virtual Office Hours for Fall 2021
Monday & Thursday: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Joel Beers is a lecturer in the Communications Department and adviser of the CSUDH Bulletin, the student newspaper for California State University, Dominguez Hills. A professional journalist for nearly 30 years, Beers has worked at daily newspapers including the Press-Enterprise in Riverside and the Daily Pilot, as well as freelanced or contributed to publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times, Voice of OC and American Theatre Magazine. Most recently, Beers was theater critic and contributor to OC Weekly, where he earned first place in entertainment reviews from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2008, second place for arts criticism in the national Association of Alternative Weekly award in 2012, second place in sports writing from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2013 and,and in 2014, earned the Real OC award from the OC Press Club for a cover story on the Santa Ana River. Beers is also a produced playwright, with more than a dozen full-length and one-act plays staged in Los Angeles and Orange counties. He has taught at CSUDH since 2012 and his courses include Introduction to Media Writing, Mass Media Law, Sportswriting, Entertainment and Lifestyle Writing and Newspaper Production. He is currently working on finishing his master’s in communications from California State University, Fullerton.