DeWayne Wickham

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

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

Education:

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

DeWayne Wickham is the founding dean of the School of Global Journalism & Communication. Prior to coming to Morgan State University, he served as interim chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at North Carolina A&T State University (2010 - 2012). He has 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).

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

Additionally, Dean Wickham has written articles for the online publications The Root and The Undefeated, and for the Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy. He is 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". He is a founding member and former president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), which gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2016, he was inducted into the NABJ Hall of Fame. He is the 2012 recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists highest honor, Fellow of the Society, for extraordinary contribution to the profession.

Research Interests: Political Journalism

Teaching Interests: Media Ethics and Political Reporting