BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College will host the breaking news editor for USA Today who spent part of his career as a correspondent in Moscow on Tuesday, March 22, as part of its Bethany Connect Lecture Series.

Douglas Stanglin will deliver his lecture at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Stanglin spent 13 years at US News and World Report, where he was Moscow bureau chief during and after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was Newsweek’s Warsaw bureau chief for four years during the rise of Solidarity and the imposition of martial law.

He also worked as the Moscow correspondent for United Press International.

Stanglin received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Southern Methodist University and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

The Bethany Connect Speaker Series features faculty members, distinguished Bethany alumni from many fields of study, accomplished professionals in the community, and student researchers.


Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.