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School of Journalism and New Media
University of Mississippi

Kathleen Woodruff Wickham

Posted on: July 19th, 2010 by No Comments

Title: Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator

Dr. Wickham will be teaching in the Honors College this year and continue as a faculty fellow of the first Residential College. She is also the primary adviser for Honors College journalism majors. She is a former newspaper reporter from New Jersey who teaches many of the reporting classes in the School.  In 2008 the Society of Professional Journalists named her the national Outstanding Faculty Adviser for her work with the campus SPJ chapter. Dr. Wickham also serves on the School’s Executive Committee and is coordinating the School’s accreditation self-study.  She has previously published four books and numerous academic articles and is currently researching the lives of the reporters present on campus during the 1962 integration crisis. She was instrumental in having the Ole Miss cam[pus named a national historic site in journalism in honor of those reporters. Dr. Wickham earned her graduate degrees from the University of Memphis where she taught for more than 15 years. Dr. Wickham has also served as chair of the Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and currently serves on the editorial board of Newspaper Research Journal. Last year she helped judge the newspaper entries for the National Headliner Awards.