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08 August, 2017: Jim Sheeler

Jim Sheeler is the Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism and Media Writing at Case Western Reserve University. He won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for his story “Final Salute” and has won numerous other local and national writing awards. Born in Houston, Texas, Sheeler graduated with a degree in journalism from Colorado State University in 1990 and earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado in 2007. His book of collected obituaries, Obit: Inspirational Stories of Everyday People Who Led Extraordinary Lives , was published in June 2007.

1. From The Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives (Penguin Press, 2008)