Hank Nuwer’s “beat” as an investigative and feature writer includes the U.S. Midwest, Poland, and Alaska. His academic specialty is education, particularly the history of hazing. Hank Nuwer holds a State University of New York honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and a Master’s from New Mexico Highlands University.
Nuwer in June 2020 to become a professional speaker for Greek University. He continues to write books, journal articles, magazine journalism and occasional book reviews as he has for five decades.
His academic specialty is hazing as an international social issue. His books on the topic of hazing in society including Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, Wrongs of Passage, High School Hazing, Broken Pledges, and The Hazing Reader.
He came out of a one-year retirement from hazing research in 2019 to embark on research for a book on hazing in all USA groups tent. titled “Hazing in American Culture.” (due 2021)
Nuwer’s essays and articles have appeared in the South Carolina Review, Ball State Forum, (forthcoming) The Limberlost Review, Idaho State Rendezvous, New York Times Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, Harper’s, The Nation, GQ, Outside, The Conversation, Rocky Mountain, Boston, Indianapolis Monthly, The Nation, Sport, Orlando Sentinel, Globe & Mail, Times of India, Denver Magazine, Inside Sports, Saturday Evening Post, Ozark airline magazine, various AARP publications, Men’s Fitness, Buffalo Courier Express, and Fireside Companion.
Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Sons of the American Legion. Formerly Sigma Tau Rho Fraternity, no longer in operation.
Charitable work: He contributes regularly to the Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award and to Buffalo State College Hank Nuwer Collection and BSC Hazing Collection under BSC archivist Daniel DiLandro.
Read “One Long Wild Conversation,” which contains 40 years of correspondence between author Hank Nuwer and Buffalo State Professor Fraser Drew
A founding board member of HazingPrevention.org, he contributes donations to its annual Hank Nuwer Antihazing Hero Awards for HazingPrevention.org
Hank graduated from Buffalo State College (B.S.) and New Mexico Highlands University (M.A.); he has an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York (Buffalo State, 2006) and taken additional graduate coursework at the University of Nevada and Hamline University.
Hank loved teaching magazine journalism at Ball State with students such as Beth Dalton, now a professor (See Video at 46-minute mark). Ball State University awarded him its doctoral equivalency for his research and publications in 1986. Later, he was elected in 2010 to the BSU Journalism Hall of Fame. Ball State feature on Hank Nuwer, 1989.
He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska-Nuwer, currently taking advanced taxation and other courses at Franklin while working online for an international Polish accounting firm.
The Antihazing Hero Awards are his pride and joy.
Award winners making a difference. Link to Antihazing Award winners 2007-2020 at HazingPrevention.Org Nominate someone deserving. Past recipients: Lianne Kowiak and Mr. and Mrs. Gruver below!