Faculty member poses outdoors.

Alan Deutschman

Professor and Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism


In his 35-year career as a journalist, Alan Deutschman has been the Silicon Valley correspondent for Fortune, a senior writer at Fast Company, the “Profit Motive” columnist for GQ and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. Since joining the Reynolds School in 2011, he has taught magazine writing and created new courses on business journalism, data journalism and "Narrative: The Art of Storytelling." He has also taught food writing in Italy and the Spanish Basque country for the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC).

Deutschman is the author of The Second Coming of Steve Jobs (Broadway Books, 2000), A Tale of Two Valleys (Broadway Books, 2003), Change or Die (Harper, 2007), Walk the Walk (Penguin Portfolio, 2009) and How Steve Jobs Changed Our World (St. Martin's Press, 2011). His books have been translated into eight languages.

His articles have also been published in the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Conde Nast Traveler, Newsweek, Salon.com, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Boston Globe. He has appeared as a commentator for NBC’s “Today Show,” CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg West” and documentaries on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and the Discovery Channel.


  • A.B. in Politics, Princeton University

Professional certifications

  • Board of Governors of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW)