DeWayne Wickham

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Title: 
Dean and Distinguished Professor of Journalism
Office Location: 
Communications Center 366
Phone: 
(443) 885-3330
Email: 
dewayne.wickham@morgan.edu
Education:

BS - journalism, University of Maryland - College Park
Certificate - Afro-American Studies, University of Maryland College Park
MPA - University of Baltimore

Education:

BS - journalism, University of Maryland - College Park
Certificate - Afro-American Studies, University of Maryland College Park
MPA - University of Baltimore

I am the founding dean of the School of Global Journalism & Communication. Prior to coming to Morgan State University, I served as interim chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at North Carolina A&T State University (2010 - 2012). I've also served as a distinguished professor of journalism at Delaware State University (2000 - 2005) and a visiting distinguished professor at the University of Pennsylvania (2008).

I began my journalism career in the summer of 1973 as a copyediting intern with the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch. Over the next 42 years, I worked for the Baltimore Sun, U.S. News & World Report, Black Enterprise magazine, CBS News, BET News and USA TODAY, where I wrote a nationally-syndicated opinion column for 30 years.

Additionally, I've written articles for the online publications The Root and The Undefeated, and for the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy (Volume X, Summer 2004). I'm the author of three books - "Woodholme, A Black Man's Story of Growing Up Alone"; "Bill Clinton and Black America" and "Fire At Will"; and the editor of "Thinking Black: Some of the Nation's Best Black Columnists Speak their Mind". I'm a founding member and former president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), which gave me its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2016, I was inducted into the NABJ Hall of Fame.

I am the 2012 recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists highest honor, the Fellow of the Society award, for extraordinary contribution to the profession.

Research Interests: Political Journalism

Teaching Interests: Media Ethics and Political Reporting