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Wendy Wyatt

Professor of Communication and Journalism / Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Colorado State University
M.A., University of Montana
Ph.D., University of Oregon
AQU 110D
(651) 962-5253
AQU 110
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Professor Wyatt's specialty is COJO 480: Communication Ethics. While serving as Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, she is not teaching.

Professional experience:  
Capitol news coordinator, Colorado State University
Account specialist, Public Relations Services, Eugene, Oregon 
Associate director of admissions, University of Montana 
English teacher, TOZA Language Academy, Kyoto, Japan 
Event and tourism coordinator, Larimer Square, Denver, Colorado

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 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, in leadership roles for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and as book review editor for the Journal of Media Ethics. Recently, Wyatt was part of the five-person editorial team that guided development of the Online News Association’s Build Your Own Ethics Code platform. This crowd-sourced tool, funded by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, allows journalists to easily customize and publish a digital ethics code. 

Professor Wyatt joined UST in 2003.  In addition to COJO 480, she has taught several courses in the Communication and Journalism department, including a London study abroad course: Gender, Race, Class and Mass Media. She is also a collaborating faculty member for the American Culture & Difference program and has partnered with a sociology professor to teach an Aquinas Honors seminar that explores the HBO TV series "The Wire."


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