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Roger Boye

Roger Boye (MSJ71) was inducted into the Medill Hall of Achievement in 2007. He is an associate professor emeritus-in-service at Northwestern University. He has taught at Medill, either full-time or part-time, since he received a master’s degree with highest distinction. He was the school’s assistant dean and director of undergraduate studies for nearly 18 years. He has directed the Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute since 1985 and has taught in the Institute (Medill "Cherub" Program) since 1971. He also is faculty chair of Northwestern’s Communications Residential College. He has served on many academic committees and has chaired Northwestern’s Graduate Fellowship Committee as well as Medill’s Curriculum Committee and Academic Standards Committee.

Boye joined the full-time faculty in 1986.  Before, he worked as an editor and general manager of Quill magazine, published by the Society of Professional Journalists. For nearly two decades he wrote a weekly Chicago Tribune column on numismatics and articles on that subject for the Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year. He continues to judge writing competitions and to serve as a contributing editor of The Numismatist magazine.

His undergraduate degree is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and while there he was editor of the Daily Nebraskan and wrote for the Lincoln Journal and Omaha World-Herald. In 2009 he received the Medill Merit Award from the Northwestern Alumni Association, which is given to a Medill graduate for lifetime professional achievement.