Profile: John Maxwell Hamilton
Professor, journalist, author.
Jack Hamilton, a long-time journalist, author, and public servant, is the Hopkins P. Breazeale Professor in LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
In his twenty years as an LSU administrator, Hamilton was founding dean of the Manship School and executive vice-chancellor and provost. Throughout that time he enthusiastically taught students and guided graduates students’ research, a pursuit to which he remains dedicated as a journalism professor.
As a journalist, Hamilton reported for the Milwaukee Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and ABC radio. He was a longtime commentator for MarketPlace, broadcast nationally by Public Radio International. His work also has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and The Nation, among other publications.