Jerry Renaud is a professor at University of Nebraska–Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications, specializing in sports reporting, documentary and depth reporting.
His students have produced documentaries about the U.S. relationship with Cuba, winning third place at the Student Academy Awards in 2001, and the U.S. relationship with France. In addition, he took students to Colombo, Sri Lanka, and New Orleans, La., in 2006 to produce a documentary comparing the Sri Lanka tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. That documentary finished in the top seven in the Student Academy Awards competition. He has also helped produce two magazines and documentaries about Native American women.
Renaud received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005, was selected as a Seacrest Fellow in 2004 and was selected aa a person who inspires students by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Black Masque Chapter of Mortar Board in 1998 and 2004. He has also served as president of the Nebraska Associated Press Broadcasters Association and president of the Northwest Broadcast News Association.
Before coming to University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1988, Renaud worked in radio and television for 15 years in news, sports, production and sales. He earned a master's degree from University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1989, served as chair of the broadcasting department/sequence and journalism sequence for more than 20 years and served as interim associate dean.