Simran Sethi, an award-winning journalist, educator and environmentalist, has left her job as an associate professor at the Kansas University School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Sethi notified KU this summer that she didn’t want to come back to teach for the fall semester, said Barbara Barnett, the associate dean for undergraduate studies at KU’s School of Journalism.
Barnett said she didn’t know Sethi’s reason for not returning. Emails sent to Sethi by the Journal-World weren’t immediately returned.
Over the past several years, Sethi has taught a variety of courses at KU, including multimedia reporting, diversity in the media, and environmental journalism, Barnett said.
Sethi has contributed numerous segments to NBC Nightly News, CNBC, PBS, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “The Today Show.” She was named one of the top 10 “eco-heroes” of the planet by the UK’s Independent and lauded as the “environmental messenger” by Vanity Fair and an “environmental woman of impact” by Daily Variety.