Joe Starita is a professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications, where he long taught many of the college's depth reporting classes. Before joining the journalism faculty in 2000, Starita spent 13 years at the Miami Herald and served as the paper's New York bureau chief from 1983-1987. He spent four years on the Herald's Investigations Team and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in local reporting. He returned to his native Nebraska in 1992 and has since written three award-winning books about Native history and culture. "I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice" was the One Book One Nebraska pick for 2012.