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Tom Kapsidelis

Visiting Assistant Professor
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    Thomas P. Kapsidelis has been a journalist since 1978, including 28 years at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where he served as state editor, website breaking news editor, and metro editor. In 2016 he became a fellow at Virginia Humanities, where he completed his book, After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings, published in 2019 by The University of Virginia Press. The book reports on the work of survivors, family members, and their supporters who advocated for reforms in the decade following the 2007 mass shootings at Tech. He has written for The Times-Dispatch, Richmond Free Press, and Virginia Mercury. Kapsidelis is a former bureau manager for United Press International in Richmond and covered local government for The State newspaper of Columbia, S.C. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction from Goucher College. In 2020, he was inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.