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About Nancy J. Whitmore

Nancy J. Whitmore is a professor of journalism in the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism at Butler University. Her scholarly work focuses largely on First Amendment theory and includes published research on free speech issues and economic expression. Since joining the School of Journalism in 2001, she has taught a variety of journalism and public relations courses. Dr. Whitmore received her Ph.D in mass media from Michigan State University and her M.A. in communications and B.S. in journalism from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 


2013 Present Professor of Journalism, Butler University Pulliam School of Journalism
2008 Present Director, Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism, Butler University

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year, Butler University Chapter of the Mortar Board Honor Society (Apr. 20, 2005)
  • Excellence-in-Teaching Award, Michigan State University, 1999-2000 (Feb. 15, 2000)
  • Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award, Michigan State University Chapter of Mortar Board (Feb. 9, 2000)


  • Mass Communication Law
  • Media Economics and Regulation
  • History and Literature of Journalism
  • Mass Communication Ethics
  • News Writing and Reporting


19962001 Ph.D., Michigan State University
19921995 M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha

Contact Information

(317) 940-8080


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