Dean Brown’s Bio
Hubert “Hub” Brown previously served as associate dean for research, creativity, international initiatives and diversity, and an associate professor of broadcast and digital journalism.
As associate dean, Brown managed the Newhouse School’s incentives to facilitate research and creative activity, aided department chairs, the School’s Diversity Committee, and individual faculty members in promoting diversity in curriculum, faculty hiring and student recruitment, and promoted international engagement among faculty and students, including student/faculty exchange, memoranda of understanding and promotion of the Newhouse School abroad.
A Q&A With Dean Brown
What was your impression of CJC before applying for the dean’s position?
From the beginning of my teaching at Newhouse School, I’ve known CJC to be a tremendously strong program filled with great people. I’ve always seen the College as one of the nation’s top journalism and communications programs. It’s long had the well-deserved reputation of graduating emerging professionals who were ready to contribute on their first day on the job, and scholars who emerged ready to make a significant impact on the disciplines of mass communication.
What are your plans for your first 100 days?
Dean McFarlin left the College in a position where it is literally moving from strength to strength. In my first 100 days, I’m going to be listening to faculty, staff, students, and alumni about their hopes for the College and its next steps. I also want to talk about my ideas to strengthen inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility — to make it something the College will be known for. That’s a lot, but there is great positive momentum in the College, and I will be looking to keep that going.