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About Dr. John J. Pauly

I want people, particularly civic and educational leaders, to recognize the outstanding research being conducted at Marquette, to appreciate the quality of students we graduate with their commitment to the greater good and to understand the fiscal realities of higher education.
Universities are financial entities, but they are not driven solely by financial considerations. The entire purpose of a university is to embrace the range of human experience and understanding, both contemporary and historical. No other institution in the society accepts that role (save libraries, in a limited way), let alone pursues it with such vigor despite all its economic challenges. Our goal should be to offer the fullest and best education we can in a way that is economically plausible and sustainable.


Present University Provost, Marquette University


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Excellence Award, Saint Louis University, 2006, 2002.
  • Fellowship of College Teachers, NEH, 1985-86.
  • Research Fellow, Center for 20th Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee, 1983-84.


  • JOUR 163: History of American News Media
  • JOUR 206: Journalism as Literature
  • CMST 165: Ethics in Human Communication

Contact Information

Marquette University
Office of the Provost
O'Hara Hall, 106
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7511
FAX: (414) 288-6400