Ex-NPR reporter Larry Abramson is named dean of University of Montana’s School of Journalism

Longtime NPR correspondent Larry Abramson has been selected to lead the University of Montana School of Journalism. (He left the network in December.) The provost’s memo:

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:58 PM
Subject: Announcement of new dean of the School of Journalism

To all UM Faculty, Administrators and Staff:

Larry Abramson

Larry Abramson

I am pleased to announce that Larry Abramson, National Security Correspondent for National Public Radio, has accepted the position of Dean of the School of Journalism at the University of Montana. Mr. Abramson has held a number of positions at National Public Radio since 1990, including Education Correspondent (2006-2011). He earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, and attended Free University in Berlin and Trinity College in Dublin.

Mr. Abramson will join us full time on July 1, 2014. Given his range of experience in journalism, I am confident that he will successfully lead UM’s J-School into the future. I would like to recognize the excellent work of Denise Dowling, who has served as interim dean for almost two years and will continue to do so until Mr. Abramson’s arrival. I also extend my thanks to the search committee, led by Dean Stephen Kalm, for its outstanding work.

Perry Brown
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs