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Dominic McKenzie, M.A., ACB (he/him/his)

Assistant Professor of Digital Storytelling

  • Media, Journalism, Film & Communication
  • School of Communications

Biography

Dominic McKenzie is a tenure-track assistant professor of digital storytelling in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University. Before joining Howard, he was director of the Journalism program and on faculty at Oakwood University, an HBCU in Huntsville, Ala., the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and Northern Caribbean University. 

From the island of Jamaica, he is the chief architect of two undergraduate degree programs in Journalism at Oakwood -- the only Journalism degrees offered in North Alabama. Prior to that, he worked at Spectrum News as a reporter, covering stories on health, politics and the Caribbean diaspora. While there, his stories often aired across Spectrum News stations and CNN affiliates across the United States. 

McKenzie holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism and a Postgraduate Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. 

He takes special research interest in journalism curriculum development and assessment, international student populations at historically Black universities, cannabis regulation & research and politics.

Education & Expertise

Education

Entrepreneurial Journalism

Postgrad
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York

Journalism (emphases in Politics, Data & Broadcast Reporting)

Master of Arts
Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York
Class Speaker

Research

Research

Specialty

HBCU Journalism Curriculum Development, International Student Learning in U.S. Journalism Schools, Healthcare in Elderly LGBTQIA+ Populations, Cannabis Legislation, HBCU Choral Music