J o e  R a d a
writer & editor
EDUCATION

Master of Arts
English literature, 1987
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Bachelor of Arts
English composition, 1981
Davis & Elkins College
Elkins, West Virginia

Associate in Science
Business administration, 1980
Davis & Elkins College
Elkins, West Virginia

AWARDS

SATW Lowell Thomas Award
Society of American Travel Writers 1992 Bronze for a piece on eagle-watching at Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake

Henry Award
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 1992 Media Support Award for coverage of Arkansas destinations

Silver Cup Award
Ozark Mountain Region 1993 for coverage of travel destination and activities in the Ozarks

Ernie Pyle Award
Nominated 1983 for a first-person series in the Charleston Daily Mail about a summer of rail travel and backpacking in Europe (photo below)
Sidewalk chalk artist in Cologne, Germany  Photo by Joe Rada