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Mark R. Neuzil

Professor and Department Chair
B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., Ph. D., University of Minnesota
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University of St. Thomas
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St. Paul, MN 55105

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:

Biodiversity, Conservation, and Environmental Management in the Great Lakes Basin (Routledge, 2018, edited with Eric Freedman);

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.

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

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
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COJO 372 - W01 Environmental Communication M - W - - - - 1730 - 1915 OEC 203

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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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