Jay Seidel isa journalism professor and media adviser at Fullerton College. He advises the student publications The Hornet and Antorcha del Sur. The California Journalism Education Coalition named him Journalism Educator of the Year in 2011 and he has been a finalist for Fullerton College Teacher of the Year three times.He also oversees Fullerton College’s Drone Technology program and the Journalism Department’s virtual reality and augmented reality courses.
Prior to becoming a teacher in 2005, he worked for 12 years as a writer and editor for various publications, including the Los Angeles Times and Popular Hot Rodding.
He earned his master’s degree in communications from Cal State University, Fullerton, his bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach and his Associate of Arts degree in journalism from Fullerton College.
He served 11 years in the U.S. Army and California Army National Guard where he worked as an engineer and photojournalist. The Orange County native enjoys spending time with his family, sports, hiking, traveling and playing with all things tech.