Mark R. Neuzil portrait

Mark R. Neuzil

Professor
Degree
B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., Ph. D., University of Minnesota
Office
OEC 119E
Phone
(651) 962-5267
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5267
Mail
Mail 4249
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Courses: 
Professor Neuzil currently teaches Multimedia Reporting, Communication History, Communication Ethics and Environmental Communication.

Professional experience:
Fifteen years as a newspaper and wire service reporter and editor with such organizations as the Associated Press, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Quad-City Times, the Ames Daily Tribune and the New Ulm (Minn.) Journal; freelance writer for magazines on environmental subjects.

Scholarship and service:
Professor Neuzil's books include: Mass Media and Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades (Sage, 1996) co-authored with William Kovarik; Views of the Mississippi: The Photographs of Henry Bosse (Minnesota, 2001), which won a Minnesota Book Award; A Spiritual Field Guide; Meditations for the Outdoors (Brazos Press, 2005), co-authored with Bernard Brady, and The Environment and the Press: From Adventure Writing to Advocacy (Northwestern University Press, 2008).  He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

At UST:
Professor Neuzil joined UST in 1993. In 2013, his faculty colleagues across the University voted him “Professor of the Year.” He is one of the advisers to TommieMedia.com.

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 372 - 01 Environmental Communication M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 113
CRN: 22499 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark R. Neuzil This course focuses on the communication of mediated information about the environment. Students will examine what makes (and what has made) the environmental stories we tell about ourselves, from writing about agriculture, nature and spirituality to green advertising, the rhetoric of the environmental movement, and environmental movies and music. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

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COJO 480 - 01 Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC 113
CRN: 21110 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark R. Neuzil This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront communication professionals and audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on communication ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues in communication, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills, and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair

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COJO 480 - 02 Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 113
CRN: 20640 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark R. Neuzil This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront communication professionals and audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on communication ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues in communication, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills, and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair

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Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 330 - 01 Communication History M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 206
CRN: 42599 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark R. Neuzil Early forms of communication, including art and symbols of ancient humans, civilizations without writing, the idea of an alphabet, medieval libraries, European background of the American news media system, development of American journalism, photography, film and telegraphy, and the mass media as a cultural institution. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor

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COJO 480 - 01 Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 BEC 114
CRN: 40667 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark R. Neuzil This capstone seminar for graduating seniors explores ethical issues that confront communication professionals and audiences. Students explore theoretical perspectives on communication ethics, work from case studies to understand professional ethical standards, discuss current ethical issues in communication, work in teams to perfect oral and written ethical analysis skills, and write an individual thesis paper. Prerequisites: graduating seniors only and permission of department chair

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