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:

Canoes: A Natural History in North America (Minnesota 2016, co-authored with Norman Sims)

Environmental Crises in Central Asia: From Steppes to Seas, From Deserts to Glaciers (Routledge 2016, edited with Eric Freedman);

The Environment and the Press: From Adventure Writing to Advocacy (Northwestern University, 2008), which won the James A. Tankard Award from AEJMC;

A Spiritual Field Guide; Meditations for the Outdoors (Brazos Press 2005, with Bernard Brady);

Views of the Mississippi: The Photographs of Henry Bosse (Minnesota 2001), which won a Minnesota Book Award;

Mass Media and Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades (Sage 1996, with William Kovarik).

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.

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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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 372 - 01 Environmental Communication - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 OEC 312
CRN: 10271 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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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 111 - 01 Intro to COJO-I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC 114
CRN: 20573 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Mark R. Neuzil This is the first of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. Students will develop skills to communicate thoughtfully, professionally and ethically with a variety of public audiences. Essential writing and public speaking skills are paired so that students master a writing style and then convert that writing to an oral presentation, or vice versa. Students learn how to appropriately and effectively speak and write to academic, professional and citizen audiences. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this course and COJO 112 before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses. -- --

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COJO 372 - 01 Environmental Communication M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 BEC 113
CRN: 21657 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 - 04 Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 309
CRN: 20593 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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