Biography, Hank Nuwer


Hank Nuwer is a  journalist who writes on education, books and authors, sports, health and the environment.  He maintains the Hazing Deaths database.   He is a professor emeritus at Franklin College.

Hank Nuwer and Malgorzata Wroblewska-Nuwer, 2021


He has written books on the topic of hazing in society including Hazing: Destroying Young LivesWrongs of Passage, High School Hazing, Broken Pledges, and The Hazing Reader.

His book, Rendezvousing with Contemporary Authors, has interviews with David Mamet, William Least Heat Moon, Kurt Vonnegut, Rosemary Rogers, James Dickey, John Jakes, Maurice Sendak and many other writers.  

He has written books suitable for teens including Sons of the Dawn, High School Hazing, The Legend of Jesse Owens, Steroids and To the Young Writer.

Hank graduated from Buffalo State College (B.S.) and New Mexico Highlands University (M.A.);


Hank Nuwer graduation picture, 1968(left); right, Hank Nuwer receives SUNY honorary doctorate from BSC President Dr. Muriel Howard, 2006

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.

Ball State University awarded him its doctoral equivalency for his research and publications in 1986 and elected him in 2010 to the BSU Journalism Hall of Fame.

He is married to Malgorzata (Gosia) Wroblewska-Nuwer. He has two grown sons and two grandchildren. Gosia has one grown daughter, a Ph.D. in biology from Cambridge.

The couple lives in Indiana and Warsaw, Poland–with infrequent visits to their Alaska properties in Tok and Alexander Creek, AK.

Charitable work: He contributes regularly to the Buffalo State College Hank Nuwer Collection and BSC Hazing Collection under BSC archivist Daniel DiLandro

Link to the Buffalo State (SUNY) Hank Nuwer Hazing Collection


Hank Nuwer on CBS Sunday Morning

His interests include travel with his wife Malgorzata, collecting tropical fish and authors on international stamps, flyfishing, riding horses, and reading quality literature and novels about the American West.