Peter Chen, visiting instructor, received his bachelor's degree from California State University, Fullerton. Before coming to USM, he spent 18 years working as a photographer, reporter, photo editor and multimedia journalist at The Post-Standard in Syracuse, NY. He led the newspaper's transition to multimedia storytelling. He has been on a four-month expedition to Tibet, a weeklong expedition to the backcountry of Baja, Mexico, and spent a week in Puerto Rico, covering stories for the newspaper and other organizations. He has extensive experience covering Division I intercollegiate sports, including traveling with Syracuse University's men's basketball team. He grew up in Taiwan and southern California.