John Hanc is a longtime contributing writer to Newsday as well as The New York Times and Smithsonian magazine’s website. He is also a contributing editor to Runner’s World magazine. Hanc is the author/co-author of 14 books, including his award-winning memoir on running the 2005 Antarctica Marathon, The Coolest Race on Earth, and an acclaimed local history on a popular Long Island landmark, Jones Beach: An Illustrated History. He is also a partner in a writing and communications consulting firm for physicians and health care professionals, BrandMDs.
As an educator, Hanc is one of the faculty advisors to NYIT’s student-run publication, The Campus Slate, and the Carleton Group, NYIT’s student-run advertising and PR agency. He is also a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.