Before teaching at Ithaca College, Loop was the managing editor of the Ithaca Times (www.ithaca.com), a weekly alternative newspaper in Ithaca, N.Y. She also served for five years as student newspaper adviser for Cornell University's Summer College program. Previously, she served as Assistant to the Director of the Innocence Institute of Point Park University (formerly the Innocence Institute of Western Pennsylvania, http://innocenceinstitute.org/). The Innocence Institute is a journalism-based organization dedicated to exposing wrongful convictions.
Loop holds a master's of education degree and is a certified elementary school teacher. She worked in the Candor Central School District for three years as a technology teacher. During that time, Loop helped to organize professional development programming related to curriculum mapping at the elementary level.
Loop's passion in journalism is editing and coaching. She teaches News Editing with a scope that goes beyond the AP Stylebook into interpersonal relationships in the newsroom and the editor as writing coach. Loop has also taught Journalism Research with a focus on database research, background studies and the art of the interview.