Geri is the Hearst Professional in Residence at Stanford University, teaching multimedia courses in the Stanford Journalism Program. She has served as visiting faculty at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and is an instructor and advisory board member for the Stan Kalish Workshop. She has been faculty at the Missouri Photo Workshop, and has presented at workshops for the Society of Newspaper Design, the National Press Photographers Association [NPPA] and the regional chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences.
Geri was Director of Photography at the San Jose Mercury News from 1993 to 2009. Under Geri’s tenure, the Mercury News won major awards for photo editing and for multimedia, making the paper a destination for the leading talent in the photojournalism industry.
Geri was executive producer of a 2007 national News and Documentary Emmy Award-winning web documentary, Uprooted, for mercurynews.com. She was on the leadership team for the coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake that won a 1990 Pulitzer Prize in general news reporting for the Mercury News. She also edited the paper’s coverage of California’s recall election, a 2003 Pulitzer finalist in Feature Photography. Geri was a 2004-5 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, where she studied multimedia narratives. She is a 2013 inductee to the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame.
Geri is co-founder and executive editor of Story4, (www.story4.org) a multimedia production studio. Story4 is in production of a feature documentary project, “The Cannon and The Flower”, (thecannonandflowermovie.com).
She has a B.J. from the Missouri School of Journalism and did graduate studies in journalism at Ohio University.