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Catawba Alumnus and Salisbury Native New Dean at Northwestern

May 4, 2012

Category: Alumni, Athletics

Bradley J. Hamm, dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism, has been named dean of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern Provost Daniel I. Linzer announced today. Hamm will join the faculty as dean-designate on July 1 and assume the deanship on Sept. 1.

Hamm, 47, is a native of Salisbury, N.C., the son of Alice Owens and Bud Hamm. He graduated from East Rowan High School and Catawba College and worked at the Salisbury Post.

He has served as dean and professor of IU's School of Journalism since 2005, where he has led the school's undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. programs on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. As dean, he led the creation of several distinctive academic programs, substantially increased financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students and significantly increased enrollment. Read more...


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