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Mr. Wayne J. Dawkins Mr. Wayne J. Dawkins Professor, School of Journalism and Communications Location:Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications114 Phone:757-727-5437 Expertise:journalism, mass communications, history

Dawkins teaches Advanced News Reporting and Writing, News Editing, Senior Capstone, American Media History and Honors College seminars.

He is author of "City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn," [2012, University Press of Mississippi], "Black Journalists: The NABJ Story," [1997, August Press], "Rugged Waters: Black Journalists Swim the Mainstream," [2003, August Press], and editor of "Black Voices in Commentary: The Trotter Group" [2006, August Press].

Dawkins has written 37 entries for six encyclopedias about journalism, sports and popular culture.

He is winner of the 2015 Dean's Medal for Public Service from  Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the 2015 Provost's Award for Academic Excellence," and the 2011 Edward L. Hamm Award for Teaching Excellence.

Dawkins was a reporter, editorial writer, columnist and assignment editor with daily newspapers in New York, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. He was managing editor/news of BlackAmericaWeb.com 

Dawkins was P.I. and producer of "Voting Rights Northern Style" a 2007 public broadcasting digital media project, and in 2015 was co-P.I. of the HU Ministers Conference multimedia project with the Minority Mens Health Initiative.

Dawkins reviews books for American Journalism, published by the American Journalism Historians Association, Journalism Studies [UK], and he was co-author of "The Black Ivy Influencer," published in 2016 by the Journal of Pan African Studies.