Mark R. Neuzil portrait

Mark R. Neuzil

B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., Ph. D., University of Minnesota
OEC 119E
(651) 962-5267
Mail 4249
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Spring 2014 Courses

Spring 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 372 - 01 Environmental Communication - T - R - 0955 - 1135 BEC 113
CRN: 22529 4 Credit Hours 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
COJO 480 - 04 Communication Ethics - T - R - 0800 - 0940 BEC 113
CRN: 20741 4 Credit Hours 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

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
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Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
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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.

Professor Neuzil joined UST in 1993.  He also serves as director of UST's Office of Mission and is an advisor to