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Professor of Journalism, Franklin College

Hank Nuwer is a professor of journalism at Franklin College. The author of "Wrongs of Passage," "Broken Pledges," "High School Hazing," and "The Hazing Reader," he now has his upcoming "Hazing: Destroying Young Lives" for Indiana University Press listed at Amazon and elsewhere. Hank founded and helps maintain the Buffalo State Hazing Collection, the only special collection devoted entirely to hazing and bullying scholarship.'s "Hazing Hero" award was named in his honor. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He and his wife Malgorzata Wroblewska-Nuwer reside in Indiana and Warsaw, Poland. He has given lectures on the topic of hazing education at well over 100 colleges and universities, including Dartmouth, Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, and University of Oregon. His fictional "Sons of the Dawn: A Basque Odyssey" has a sub-theme of hazing and bullying in the old American West.


  • –present
    Professor of Journalism, Franklin College

Honours named its annual anti-hazing hero awards after Hank. He has an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the State University of New York. He was elected to the Ball State University Journalism Hall of Fame.