Hub Brown became dean of the College of Journalism and Communications on July 1, 2021.
Brown previously served as Associate Dean for Research, Creativity, International Initiatives and Diversity, and an Associate Professor of Broadcast and Digital Journalism, at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
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.
Brown had been a member of the Syracuse faculty since 1996. He taught broadcast reporting, newscast production and performance, mass media ethics, and media and diversity.
He has been active nationally in issues of journalism and mass communications education. He is a member of the Hearst Journalism Awards Steering Committee. He has served as head of the Electronic News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He’s also a former member of the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and has taken part in accreditation site visits at JMC programs all over the country. Brown is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Broadcast Education Association.
Brown has more than 15 years experience in reporting, producing and anchoring, for commercial local television news and in public television. His experience ranges from political and state government reporting to producing public affairs documentaries.
Brown is a native of Omaha, Nebraska, and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He and his wife, Nicci, have two children, Maddi and Haley. In addition, Brown has a daughter, Sacheen Winston, who lives in Seattle with her daughter, Olukumi Ashe’.