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Faculty Profile

KATHLEEN W WICKHAM

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Journalism Instruction
PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM
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131 FARLEY HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5501
Joined UM: 08/10/1999

Areas of Expertise

  • CIVIL RIGHTS
  • COMPUTER-ASSISTED REPORTING
  • JOURNALISM
  • JOURNALISM, NEWSPAPERS
  • MEDIA ETHICS
  • NEWSROOM TRAINING
  • ONLINE JOURNALISM

Brief Bio

Dr. Kathleen Woodruff Wickham, professor of journalism, teaches Advanced Reporting, Media Ethics, Magazine Writing and The Press and the South. She has lectured in France at Rennes University and the Sorbonne. She has chaired the school's executive committee, served as graduate program coordinator and taugh in the Honors College. She has written four books: We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss The role of the Clarion-Ledger in the adoption of the Mississippi Education Reform Act of 1982: Winning the Pulitzer Prize (2007) Math Tools for Journalists (2001) and Perspectives: Online Journalism (1997) and published articles in Newspaper Research Journal and Journalism History. Before entering academia, she worked as a daily newspaper reporter for 10 years in New Jersey (the Newark Star-Ledger and the Atlantic City Press). The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Dr. Wickham its national faculty adviser awar for her work with the university chapter. She was also responsible for SPJ's naming campus as a National Historical Site in Journalism and the memorial in memory of Paul Guihard, the French reporter murdered on campus during the 1962 integration riots. She is a judge for the National Headliner Journalism Awards

Degrees

BA
LANGUAGE
ROWAN UNIVERSITY /GLASSBORO, NJ 08028 (1971)
MA
JOURNALISM
THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS/MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (1987)
EDD
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS/MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (1999)

Committee Memberships

Grad School - Minimum Stipend
Ad Hoc Committee
Graduate Faculty - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee
Tenure & Promotion - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
Undergrad Curriculum - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee