G. Pascal Zachary is a journalist, author and teacher. He spent 13 years as a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal (1989 to 2001) and authored the Ping column on innovation for The New York Times (2007 to 2008). He is a member of the Board of Editors of In These Times and he edits a blog on Africa: http:/ / africaworksgpz.com/ . He also publishes often on technological change, globalization, and culture, race and identity. He consults on development issues for non-profits. His latest book is “Married to Africa,” a memoir about his marriage to a woman from Nigeria and their adventures in West Africa and the United States. In addition to writing, Zachary consults for various non-profits on development issues. He has taught journalism and writing at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.
Zachary is a fellow at the Insitute for Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and a fellow at the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. He’s taught writing and journalism at Stanford University and guest-lectured at many universities in the U.S. and abroad. He studied philosophy at the University of Albany in New York.
Zachary regularly contributes comments on current affairs to radio programs in the U.S., Britain and Africa. He has been interviewed by BBC, NPR’s Marketplace, and Pacifica’s KPFK (Los Angeles). He has research, written and directed television documentaries with the film-maker David Winton of San Francisco.