RESUME

William McKeen
640 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Office: 617.353.3484
Mobile: 617.595.7548
E-mail : wmckeen@bu.edu
Web: williammckeen.com

 


I. Academic Employment

Boston University 
College of Communication / Interim Associate Dean, 2016-2017; Chair, Department of Journalism, August 2010–; Professor, August 2010–

University of Florida 
College of Journalism and Communications / Chair, Department of Journalism, July 1998 – August 2010 ; Professor, June 1994 – August 2010 ; Associate Professor, August 1990-June 1994; Assistant Professor, August 1986-August 1990

University of Oklahoma
 H.H. Herbert School of Journalism and Mass Communication / Assistant Professor, August 1982-August 1986; Assistant Director, June 1984-August 1986

Western Kentucky University
 Department of Journalism / Assistant Professor, May 1981-August 1982; Instructor, August 1977-May 1981

 

II. Education

University of Oklahoma
 Ph.D., higher education administration, 1986 / Dissertation adviser: Paul Sharp, president emeritus

Indiana University
 M.A., journalism, 1977 / G. Cleveland Wilhoit, thesis adviser
 B.A., history, 1975


III. Books
[as author or editor]

Everybody Had an Ocean, a nonfiction narrative  / Music and Mayhem  in Los Angeles / Chicago Review Press, 2017.

Too Old to Die Young, a
 collection / Thoughts on Rock’n’Roll, Sex, Gonzo, Road-Tripping, Parenthood and Other Things and Other Places / Dredger’s Lane, LLC. [Digital book]

Homegrown in Florida
, an anthology / Stories of growing up in Florida / University Press of Florida, 2012

Mile Marker Zero, a nonfiction narrative / The Moveable Feast of Key West / Crown Publishers, 2011

Outlaw Journalist
, a biography / The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson / W.W. Norton and Company, 2008; Published in the UK by Aurum in 2008 and in France by Tristram in 2010

Highway 61, a 
memoir / A Father-and-Son Journey Through the Middle of America / W.W. Norton and Company, 2003

Rock and Roll is Here to Stay, an anthology / W.W. Norton and Company, 2000

Literary Journalism
: A Reader  / Edited with Jean C. Chance / Wadsworth, 2000

Tom Wolfe
, a critical biography / Twayne, 1995

Bob Dylan: A Bio-Bibliography
 Greenwood, 1993

Hunter S. Thompson

, a critical biography / Twayne, 1991

The Beatles: A Bio-Bibliography
 Twayne, 1989

The American Story, a
n anthology / Assistant editor; edited by Starkey Flythe, Jr. / Curtis, 1975

 

IV. Books [as contributor]

Dylan Disc-By-Disc, 
an anthology / Edited by Jon Bream / Contributed two essays / Voyageur Press, 2015

Hunter’s Gonzoville, a
 collection / Edited by Kelly Cook and Ron Whitehead / Contributed one essay / Cook, 2014

Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators, an anthology / by Jeff Klinkenberg / Wrote the introduction / University Press of Florida, 2008

Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin
, a history / by Jon Bream / Contributed one essay / Voyageur Press, 2008

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, a yearbook / Edited by Arnold Markoe / Contributed one essay / Thomson, 2006

Orange Journalism
, a history / Edited by Julian Pleasants / Contributed one essay / University Press of Florida, 2003

Kingdom of Fear, a memoir / by Hunter S. Thompson / Contributed one interview / Simon and Schuster, 2003

The World Book Encyclopedia / 
I’m a member of the board of advisers and have served as a contributing editor for popular culture, rock music, country music and journalism. My contributions include the extensive entry on rock’n’roll music as well as shorter articles on Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy, Michael Jackson, rap and hip-hop music, Art Buchwald, Richard Harding Davis, Ann Landers, Don Marquis, Adolph S. Ochs and Ernie Pyle. / World Book, 2003 —

The Encyclopedia of U.S. Popular Culture, edited by Ray and Pat Browne / Contributed two essays / Popular Press, 2001

The Biographical Dictionary of American Journalism
, edited by Joseph McKerns / Contributed five essays / Greenwood, 1989

The Encyclopedia of American Humorists
, edited by Steven Gale / Contributed four essays / Garland, 1988

Springboard to Journalism
, edited by James F. Paschal / Wrote one chapter / Columbia University, 1985

 

V. Recordings

Rock’n’Roll and American Society
 / Writer and performer of a 14-lecture course for the Modern Scholar Series of Recorded Books, Inc., 2011

Outlaw Journalist
 / Author of biography performed by Fred Berman, Recorded Books, Inc., 2011

Stranger than Fiction
 / Writer and performer of a 14-lecture course for the Modern Scholar Series of Recorded Books, Inc., 2010

 

VI. Newspaper and Magazine Employment

The Tampa Bay Times (
Formerly the St. Petersburg Times)   Copy Editor, Regional Desk, May-June 1991; Copy Editor, Sports Desk, May-June 1992

The Courier-Journal
 (Louisville, Kentucky)  Copy Editor, May-August 1990 *



The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun 
 / Copy Editor, April-December 1987; June- July 1991; August 1992-June 1993 *

The Norman (Okla.) Transcript 
/ Reporter, May 1983-September 1983 *

The Saturday Evening Post
 Assistant Editor / January 1975-June 1976

The American Spectator
 Production Editor, August 1974-December 1974

The Palm Beach Post
 (West Palm Beach, Florida) / Copy Editor, Columnist, May 1974-July 1974

The Courier-Tribune
 (Bloomington, Indiana) / Reporter, Weekend Editor, Copy Editor, September 1971-December 1973

* Since I began my teaching career, I’ve taken several short-term jobs. Some of these were supported by university or private grants.

 

VII. Newspaper and Magazine Employment [part-time]

The Boston Globe / Book critic, 2010 —

Creative Loafing
 (Tampa, Florida) / Book editor and critic, October 2008-February 2013

The Tampa Bay Times
  / Contributing writer and book critic, November 2003 —

The Satellite
 (Gainesville, Florida ) / Contributing writer, critic , June 2002-August 2009

Moon Magazine
 (Gainesville, Florida) / Book critic, May 1997 – February 2002

The Orlando Sentinel
   Book critic, June 1989-August 2010

Capitol News Bureau
 (Oklahoma City) / Bureau manager, legislative and political reporter, January 1983-May 1986



Indiana University
 / Associate instructor, School of Journalism, August 1976-May 1977

The Examiner
 (Bloomington, Indiana) / Contributing Editor, August 1976-February 1977

The Courier-Tribune
 (Bloomington, Indiana ) / Reporter, September 1969- September 1971

 

VIII. Awards

Gold Medal
 For Nonfiction  / Florida Book Awards, 2012

Sustained Performance Award / 
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 2009



Gold Medallion
 for contributions to scholastic journalism, the Florida Scholastic Press Association, 2008

World Technology Fellow
 / So named by the World Technology Summit, 2006

Hunter S. Thompson’s Honor Roll
 / So named to the honor roll, along with Bob Dylan, Jack Nicholson and Marilyn Chambers, 2003

Sustained Performance Award
 / The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 2002



Research Supplement Grant
 / The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 2002

Playboy’s Eight Most-Fun Professors / 
Identified in the magazine’s college issue, 1994

Research Supplement Grant
 / The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 1994

Teaching Improvement Program Award
 / Legislature of the State of Florida, 1993

Research Supplement Grant
 / The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 1993

Teacher of the Year / 
The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 1990

Professional Development Grant
 / The University of Florida, 1990

Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing
 / The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 1987

Teacher of the Year
/ The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, 1987

Outstanding Faculty Member
 / The University of Oklahoma Student Press Association, 1986

Outstanding Faculty Member
 / The University of Oklahoma Student Press Association, 1984

Gridiron Foundation Professor-in-Residence Grant
 / The Gridiron Club of Oklahoma City, 1983

Gannett Teaching Fellowship 
/ The Gannett Foundation, 1979



Mark of Excellence
 / The Society of Professional Journalists, second place in the regional magazine writing competition, 1978

Mark of Excellence
 / The Society of Professional Journalists, second place in the regional magazine writing competition, 1977

 

IX. Personal

Separated. Father of seven children: Sarah, 37, New York; Graham, 34, Bloomington, Indiana; Mary Grace, 30, Chicago; Savannah, 20, Gainesville, Florida; and Jack, 14; Travis, 13; and Charley, 11, all of Cohasset, Massachusetts.