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School of Journalism and Mass Communications picks new director

USC has selected Andrea Hickerson to serve as the new director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

Hickerson has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international relations from Syracuse University, a master’s degree in journalism and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate degree in communications from the University of Washington. 

Hickerson has served as the Department Chair in the School of Communication and an Associate Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology since 2009. 

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications has been looking for new director since Andrea Tanner’s departure was announced last November. 

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