Throughout his career as a distinguished scholar, author and academician, Mr. Locke has taken the pulse of American society, offering keen insight into complex issues. His words clarify, unite and motivate. His actions embolden and inspire. With an eye towards the future, he challenges all to look deeper, to understand, and to act for the good of humanity.
--University of Nebraska at Omaha Statement
of award to
Hubert G. Locke, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.
Locke, who joined the UW faculty in 1976, served as dean of the UW Graduate School of Public Affairs from 1982 to 1987, and prior to that, as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
"The Great Injustice--the destruction of the European Jews; justice in American society; research and writing on the criminal justice system: these are the main themes that I have explored throughout my career," he explains. Locke has published widely on these topics; his essays, for example, have appeared in The New York Times, the Journal of Criminology and Police Science, and the Journal of Urban Law.
In addition to serving as professor in the UW Graduate School of Public Affairs, Locke is the John and Marguerite Corbally Professor of Public Service. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the UW sociology department and a joint appointment in the UW Programs in Comparative Religion and Jewish Studies.
With funding from the National Science Foundation, Locke has conducted research on "Human Values, Technology, and Law Enforcement." And under a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, he has explored "The Police, Institutional Racism, and Change."
Locke has a long and distinguished record of community involvement and public speaking. He has served on the boards of many prominent organizations and foundations, including Common Cause, Group Health Foundation, the UW Edward Carlson Leadership and Public Service Office, and Lakeside School. Locke is vice chair of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Education Committee and Church Relations Committee.
Prior to coming to the UW, Locke served on the faculty of the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where he was the first dean of the school's College of Public Affairs and Community Service.