About the editor

Jane P. Marshall used to claim she was probably the only features editor in the country who could take a chicken from the coop to the table. However, she prefers not to.

Marshall teaches Food Writing and Development of American Cuisine in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics at K-State.

University work is her second career. For more than 25 years, the K-State instructor was a newspaper editor.

She was an award-winning features editor at the Denver Post, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Houston Chronicle, the nation’s 7th largest newspaper at the time, where she was responsible for coverage as diverse as food, books, lifestyle, travel and entertainment. She has worked as a reporter, a co-managing editor and a food editor.

Several years ago Marshall returned to Kansas where she was raised and to K-State where she got an undergraduate degree in Home Economics (specializing in nutrition) and Journalism.

She served as national president of the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors and was the founding president of the international Journalism and Women’s Symposium.