Kerry Temple has been editor of Notre Dame Magazine, a quarterly publication of the University, since 1995. He joined the staff in 1981 and was managing editor for 10 years before becoming editor.
He has won numerous writing awards, including nine citations in the annual volume, Best American Essays. His work has appeared in various magazines and newspapers, and he is the author of Back to Earth: A Backpacker’s Journey into Self and Soul and the photo book, Celebrating Notre Dame.
A 1974 Notre Dame graduate, he earned a master’s in journalism in 1976 from Louisiana State University and has taught writing courses at Indiana University-South Bend, Saint Mary’s College, and the University of Notre Dame since 1984.