Northwestern has promoted two NU-Q faculty members: Craig LaMay was recently promoted from associate professor to the rank of tenured full professor in the Medill School and professor in residence at NU-Q; Susan Dun was promoted from assistant professor in residence to associate professor in residence.  

LaMay joined NU-Q in 2017 from Northwestern’s Medill School where he taught courses on media law and ethics, global journalism, international media development, and media and sport, among others. These courses mirror his research output that has produced books, monographs, reports, and articles in several related areas, including Presidential debates, media development, and freedom of expression, as well as sport, media and society. With former FCC Chairman Newton Minow, he co-authored two pathbreaking books—one on children’s television and the First Amendment and another on Presidential debates. These efforts have made him a well-known figure in international media circles.

Dun, who is the longest-serving faculty member at NU-Q, came to the school a year before it opened in 2007 as associate dean for admissions and student affairs, playing a singular role in recruiting the first classes and setting up operations with a small start-up team. Since joining the faculty in the Communication Program in 2010, Dun has taught courses in Theories of Persuasion, Health and Sport Communication, Social Support and Academic Success. In particular, her course in Research Methods has influenced many students to pursue graduate studies at some of the world’s top institutions. For these efforts, she has been recognized by students—most recently with the Last Lecture Honor in 2018 and the Alumni Award for Best Teacher in 2019.

Since joining NU-Q, both faculty members have proven to be highly productive scholars with a strong record of service and thought leadership. Their promotion recognizes them as master teachers who are generous in their institutional and public service.