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Hughes, William


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    Degree Institution Field Dates
    MS  Columbia University School  Journalism  1997 
    BA  Brooklyn College  Journalism and Philosophy  1994 
    AAS  Kingsborough Community College  Journalism  1988 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College  Assistant Professor  Journalism  2007-present 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Brooklyn College  Adjunct Lecturer  Journalism  2003-2007 
    Columbia University School of Journalism  Teaching Assistant  Journalism  2002-2003 
    Kingsborough Community College  Adjunct Professor  Journalism  1999-2003 
  4. Non Academic Experience

    Place of Employment Title Date
    The Journal News  General assignment staff writer, Justice Beat  Jan. 2001- Aug. 2007 
    The Herald News  Paterson municipal government reporter and general assignment reporter  May 1998 – Jan. 2001 
    Self-Employed Research Assistant  research assistant  1992-1998 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Assistant Professor  2007-present 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Bill Hughes. "A Theater Treasure of St. Marks Place Faces Closure." The New York Times. December 31, 2021: .

        Bill Hughes. "Justice System Failed in Case of Child Molesteing Music Teacher." The Jersey Journal. February 19, 2016: .

        Bill Hughes. "Even Model NYS Inmates Face Steep Barriers to Parole." City Limits Magazine. September 18, 2014: .

        Bill Hughes. "Push to Address Possible Danger in Smoke Detectors."." City Limits Magazine. March 27, 2013: .

        Bill Hughes. "Fiscal Woes, Long-Held fears Spur Waste-to-Energy Debate." City Limits Magazine. October 10, 2012: .

        Bill Hughes. "Ramping Up: Fort Monmouth’s closure forces the revamping of a Garden State Parkway exit, but the old fort’s fate remains unknown.." New Jersey & Company Magazine. July 2011: .

        Bill Hughes and Susan Piperato. "2011: What's in Store?." New Jersey & Company Magazine. December 2010: .

        Maxim Alter, Anne Pyburn Craig, Bill Hughes Justin McCarthy, and Meghan Zanetich. "Multi-Pointed Stars." New Jersey & Company Magazine. December 2010: .

        Bill Hughes. "The Murder that Changed New York City: Johnny Hincapie has done 20 years for his role in an infamous killing. Was he even there?." City Limits Magazine. November, 2010: .

        Bill Hughes. "Red-Tape Review Gov. Chris Christie’s overhaul of New Jersey’s administrative rules and regulations created a media and real estate industry sensation. But will it really help development?." New Jersey & Company Magazine. October, 2010: .

        Bill Hughes. "25 years to life added to 30 year sentence of Yonkers man's killer." The Journal News. September 13, 2007: .

        Bill Hughes. "Published approximately 1,035 news articles.." The Journal News. 2001-2007: .

        Bill Hughes. "Published approximately 150 news articles." The Herald News. 1998-2000: .

        Bill Hughes. "Broadway Bound? Check out the fastest, cheapest, most scenic routes into New York City." Times Herald Record, Middletown, N.Y.. August 28, 1997: .

        Bill Hughes. "Profit and the hard cell: More Concerned with Locking in Profits than Rehabilitating Prison Inmates, Private Prisons Guarantee a Steady Supply of Customers." The Age newspaper, Sydney Austrailia. January, 17, 1996: .

        Bill Hughes. "The Poet Laureate of 12 West 96th Street." Visions: Columbia University School of Journalism. Spring 1997: .

        Bill Hughes. "Profile of Joe Palmer, former sports writer for the New York Herald Tribune." The Dictionary of American Biography. 1997: .

        Bill Hughes. "Profile of radio and television actress Marie Wilson." The Dictionary of American Biography. 1996: .

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Feautured investigative reporter in Dateline NBC episode "Tipping Point."" October 23, 2015: National.

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    National Council on Crime and Delinquency: Pass Award (Prevention for a Safer Society): April, 2011.

    National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: Stamping out Stigma Award: 2005.

    Finalist NY SPJ Deadline Club – James Wright Brown Public Service Award: 2005.

    Gannett Mighty Pen Awards (Multiple): 2001-2006.

    New Jersey Press Association - First Amendment Award: 1st Place: 2000.

    New Jersey Press Association - Responsible Journalism Enterprise: 3rd Place: 2000.

    New Jersey Press Association - Feature Writing Portfolio: 3rd Place: 1999.

    New Jersey Press Association - Community Impact: 1st Place: 1998.

    Robert P. Kelley Memorial Award - Best Writing by a First-Year Reporter: 1998.

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  12. Grants-In-Aid

    Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, Sizzle reel for proposed T.V. project. Summer 2018: $5,000.

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  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Interim Program Director, Journalism: Fall 2021 to present.

      Search Committee member: Fall 2021.

      Assessment Committee, Journalism Program Representative: Fall 2015 to present.

      Scholarship Screening Committee, Journalism Program: Fall 2012.

      Department Open House Committee: 2010-2012.

      Academic Integrity Officer: 2007-2010.

      Search Committee Member: 2010.

      Department Representative, College Senate: Fall 2013 to 2015.

    2. Service to the School

      Mentor in Honors Program: 2008-2009.

    3. Service to the College

      Resources Committee Chair: 2021-present.

      Resources Committee Secretary: 2015 - 2017.

      College Senate: Fall 2013 - 2015.

      Student Faculty Disciplinay Committee: Summer 2013 - present.

      Election Committee Chairman: 2010-2012.

      Elections Committee member: 2007-2009, 2010-2013.

      Election Committee member/secretary: 2007-2009.

      Honors Program Steering Council member: 2010-2012.

      Admissions Committee Secretary: 2010-2011.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      University Faculty Senator: 2010-2012.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Principal Investigator/Board Member, The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice: 2016-Present.

    Member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors): 2000-2012.

    Member of CMA (College Media Advisers): 2011-2012.

    US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 06-07: 2002-2006.

    Facilities Committee Member, Learning Community Charter School: 2010-2012.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      JOUR 280  Introduction to Journalism 
      JOUR 281  Introduction to Feature Writing 
      JOUR 285  Basics of Online Journalism 
      JOUR 321  Editorial Writing, Commentary and Criticism 
      JOUR 381  Investigative Journalism and In-Depth Reporting 
      JOUR 383  Beat Reporting and Community News Coverage 
      JOUR 385  Essentials of Editing 
      JOUR 387  Journalism Ethics and Legal Issues 
      JOUR 399  Special Topics 
      JOUR 481  Journalism Fieldwork I 
      JOUR 483  Journalism Fieldwork II 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

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      JOUR 399, Social Justice Journalism-Spring 2011.

      JOUR 285, Basics of Online Journalism-Hybrid-Spring 2013.

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