Dean Hub Brown

On July 1, 2021, Hub Brown became the seventh dean of the UF College of Journalism and Communications. Dean Brown has had a distinguished career in both academia and industry and is poised to make a great program even greater.


Hub Brown

Hubert “Hub” Brown previously served as associate dean for research, creativity, international initiatives and diversity, and an associate professor of broadcast and digital journalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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.


Q&A with Dean Brown

Why did you decide to pursue the dean position at CJC?

What do you think are the College’s greatest strengths and assets?

What are the College’s greatest opportunities going forward?

How will you address increasing the diversity of CJC faculty and staff?

How will you balance the needs of both a professional and research programs?

How can CJC alumni and friends help you achieve your mission?

How has journalism and communications education changed over the past 18 months?

How does journalism and communication education need to further evolve?

How will you measure your success after your first year?

Tell us about some defining moments in your own career.