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Carlene Hempel

Professor, Northeastern University School of Journalism
HRLI Grantee

Carlene Hempel has been a professor at the School of Journalism at Northeastern University for more than twenty years. She specializes in teaching advanced reporting and writing, long-form narrative, and international reporting. Dr. Hempel started her journalism career working for the Middlesex News (now the MetroWest Daily News) in Framingham, Massachusetts, and for the Boston Globe. She then moved to North Carolina, where she worked for MSNBC in the NBC affiliate in Raleigh and later as a technology and culture reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer.  Dr. Hempel is the recipient of the Northeastern University College of Arts, Media, and Design Excellence in Teaching and Distinguished Service awards as well as a university-wide Excellence in Teaching award.  Since 2009, she has been leading students on trips abroad to work as part of a traveling press corps. She’s taken groups to countries including Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Spain, Greece, Cuba and Panama.