Jerry Renaud is a professor at UNL's College of Journalism and Mass Communications, specializing in documentary, depth reporting and Web journalism.
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 and contrasting the Sri Lanka tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. That documentary finished in the top seven in the Student Academy Awards competition.
Renaud received the University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005, was selected as a Seacrest Fellow in 2004 and was selected a person who inspires students by the UNL 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 UNL in 1988, Renaud worked in radio and television for 15 years in news, sports, production and sales. He earned a master's degree from UNL in 1989 and became head of the department/sequence in 1995.