Meet the

Reynolds Center Staff

At the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, our staff is instrumental in accomplishing our mission of providing journalists with training in order to improve the quality of media coverage on business and the economy. We seek out talented individuals with new and fresh perspectives and are always striving to be a better center and put out the best content for other journalists to learn from.

Jeffrey Timmermans

Jeffrey Timmermans

Director

Jeffrey Timmermans has more than two decades of experience as a financial journalist and journalism educator.

He has worked as a reporter in Tokyo for The Wall Street Journal and as a managing editor for Dow Jones Newswires in Hong Kong and Singapore. He also worked for Bain & Company, leading the global strategy consulting firm’s public-relations efforts in Asia.

Timmermans joined ASU Cronkite in 2021 from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he served for more than 10 years as the director of HKU’s undergraduate journalism program and was an elected member of HKU Senate. In that time, Timmermans developed a comprehensive postgraduate business-journalism curriculum widely considered the best in Asia and taught news reporting and economics to undergraduates. He also founded a successful media consulting firm with multinational clients including JPMorganChase, Credit Suisse, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx), CBRE, and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch.

He is married with one exceptionally precocious daughter and is proud to be a Sun Devil with Lion Rock spirit.

Julianne Culey

Julianne Culey

Editor

Originally from Michigan, Julianne received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Marketing with a minor in Women’s Studies from Central Michigan University and promptly moved to Phoenix upon graduation to get out of the cold.

Julianne then completed her Master’s of Arts in Sociology at Arizona State University with an emphasis in feminist theory and studies. She credits her drive and determination to her mother who always insisted she could do anything her brother could and has focused her efforts on women’s rights, inclusion, and representation.

This led her to become the Marketing Coordinator at ASU’s Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology where she was able to assist the center promote its research and programming initiatives through the state. After 8 years of living in Phoenix, Julianne considers Arizona to be her home and wants to do her part in creating a more inclusive environment for other girls and women in the state that continuously encourages them to help shape their future and looks forward to continuing that work with the Reynolds Center.

Alicia Barrón

Alicia Barrón

Digital Producer

Alicia has worked as a reporter, digital producer, viral video curator, and most recently as a writer during her 20 years as a journalist. She loves the ever-evolving world of news and thrives on learning about digital media and how it influences our day-to-day lives.

Angeline Taylor

Angeline Taylor

Graduate Research Assistant

Angeline (Angie) Taylor is a graduate student with 20 years experience in the news industry. She began her career as a management trainee with The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group, after which she worked as a marketing executive, customer service manager and promotions manager. 

After a few years on the business side of the industry, she returned to her first love of writing. She worked as a kindergarten-12th grade education reporter, business reporter, higher education reporter and executive editor. Throughout her career, Taylor won local and state awards for her work including “A Day in the Life of a Sex Offender” and “Fight to Ban Books Brings in Author.” She is also the recipient of several fellowships including: The Maynard Institute’s Management Training Center at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and The Maynard Institute’s Multimedia Training Fellowship with the University of Nevada’s Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism. 

Today, Taylor is a Ph.D. student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her research interests focus on how journalism and mass communications intersect with marginalized communities and how those experiences can lead to opportunities for growth in media literacy.