Wendy N. Wyatt portrait

Wendy N. Wyatt

Professor and Department Chair
B.A., Colorado State University
M.A., University of Montana
Ph.D., University of Oregon
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University of St. Thomas
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St. Paul, MN 55105

Professor Wyatt currently teaches Communication & Citizenship and Communication Ethics.

Professional experience:
Associate, Public Relations Services in Eugene, Ore.; associate director of admissions at the University of Montana; English teacher, TOZA Language Academy in Kyoto, Japan; event and tourism coordinator at Larimer Square in Denver, Colo.; capitol news coordinator for Colorado State University.

Scholarship and service:
Much of Professor Wyatt's research focuses on issues of media and democracy, and she has particular interests in journalism ethics, citizen responsibilities to the media, and media literacy. Wyatt is the author or editor of three books: Critical Conversations: A Theory of Press Criticism (Hampton, 2007), The Ethics of Reality TV: A Philosophical Examination (Continuum, 2012), and The Ethics of Journalism: Individual, Cultural and Institutional Influences (I.B. Tauris, 2014). Her work has also appeared in such journals as the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Journalism and Communication Monographs, and the International Journal of Applied Philosophy, as well as in several edited volumes. Wyatt has served on the Minnesota News Council, as research chair for the Media Ethics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and as book review editor for the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

Professor Wyatt joined UST in 2003.  She is part of the team that teaches COJO 111: Communication and Citizenship. She also teaches COJO 480: Communication Ethics and co-teaches the London study abroad course: Gender, Race, Class and Mass Media. She has also partnered with a sociology professor to teach an Aquinas Honors Seminar on the HBO TV series "The Wire."

Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
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COJO 480 - 01 Communication Ethics - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 OEC 308
CRN: 40737 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Wendy N. Wyatt 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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