Sidney Balman

Writer In Residence


Curriculum Vitæ

Fine Arts & Communication
FAB 106   C-43
202.368.4545
sid.balman@sulross.edu

Writer In Residence at Sul Ross State University and a Pulitzer-nominated national security correspondent, Sid Balman Jr. has covered wars in the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo, and has traveled extensively with two American presidents and four secretaries of state on overseas diplomatic missions. With the emergence of the web and the commoditizing of content, Balman moved into the business side of communications. In that role, over two decades, he helped found a news syndicate focused on the interests of women and girls, served as communications chief for the largest consortium of U.S. international development organizations, led two successful progressive campaigning companies, and launched a new division at a large international development firm centered on violent radicalism and other security issues on behalf of governments and nonprofits. A fourth-generation Texan, as well as a climber, surfer, paddler, and benefactor to Smith College, Balman has three kids, and two dogs.





Spring 2022

COMM 1315 001   Public Speaking        
ENG 3322 001   Creatve Writing:Nonfiction        
 | Student Evaluation
ENG 3322 Z01   Creatve Writing:Nonfiction        



Fall 2021

COMM 1315 001   Public Speaking        
ENG 3322 001   Creatve Writing:Nonfiction        
 | Student Evaluation
JOUR 2311 001   News Gathering and Writing I        
 | Student Evaluation
JOUR 3301 001   Student Publications Workshop        
 | Student Evaluation



Spring 2021

COMM 4315 001   PR Campaigns        
JOUR 2302 001   Feature and Editorial Writing        
JOUR 3301 Z01   Student Publications Workshop        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation



Fall 2020

JOUR 2101 001   Journalism Laboratory        
 | Student Evaluation
JOUR 2101 Z01   Journalism Laboratory        
N/A
 | Student Evaluation
JOUR 2311 001   News Gathering and Writing I        
JOUR 2311 Z01   News Gathering and Writing I        
 | Student Evaluation