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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: August 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 writing and reporting courses across the curriculum. She spent Spring 2019 as chair of the Americas lecturing at Rennes University, Brittany, France, and guest-lectured at the Sorbonne. Dr. Wickham has written four books, most recently, We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss and has published articles in Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism History and American Journalism. She also produced the documentary: Thinking of Home: Rowan Oak & Falkner House, which was shown on PBS stations in MS and TN. Before entering academia, she worked as a daily newspaper reporter in New Jersey for the state-wide newspaper. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Dr. Wickham its national faculty adviser. She has been a judge for the National Headliner Journalism Awards, the SouthEast Emmys and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Dr. Wickham served as chair for the Newspaper Division of AEJMC. She has chaired the school's executive committee, served as graduate program coordinator and taught in the Honors College.

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

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