Pamela Hill Nettleton portrait

Pamela Hill Nettleton

Adjunct Professor
Degree
B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Ph.D. University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Office
OEC 119A
Mail
Mail 5011
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Pamela Hill Nettleton teaches journalism, communication, and media studies courses. She taught at the University of Minnesota and Marquette University before teaching at St. Thomas. Her academic research focuses on masculinity in media and the ways in which domestic violence is covered in magazines and other media.

Her research won the Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Broadcast Education Association, a Faculty fellowship at Marquette University’s Gender Resource Center, and two annual awards from the Diederich College Initiative for the Study of Communication, Values, Ethics, and Justice, and appears in academic journals including Television & New Media, Journal of Magazine Media, Women in Communication, and Communication Review. Book chapters of her academic work appear in Race, Gender, Class, and Media, 4th Edition, The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies, Screening Images of Masculinity in the Age of Post-Feminism, and Dangerous Discourses: Gender, Women, and Gun Violence, which was nominated for both the Tankard and the Ritter academic book awards. 

She is an award-winning teacher, winning the Diederich College of Communication Teaching Excellence Award as well as the prestigious Way-Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award for developing a cross-disciplinary, research-intensive, bilingual undergraduate learning module involving Spanish Literature, Journalism Writing About the Arts, and the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee.

She writes a regular column on media for U.S. Catholic Magazine and more than 200 of her op/ed pieces, features, arts reviews, and essays have appeared in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Better Homes & Gardens,  Milwaukee Magazine, Minnesota Monthly Magazine, Redbook, MEL Magazine, FamilyFun, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Reader’s Digest magazines, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, Southwest Journal, Fine Gardening, Showcase, and others.

Her writing has won more than 30 professional awards and honors, including numerous Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Awards, the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence, the Dove Foundation Family Approved Seal, and awards from USA Today, Parenting Magazine, Child magazine, Crayola Kids, Sesame Street, and Kids First!

She has 24 books in publication in the popular press, including a biography of William Shakespeare and three series of children’s books. Her classical music libretti and scripts have been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra and other symphony orchestras, and her plays have received eight professional and equity productions.

She has served as Editorial Director of a number of magazines, including Minnesota Monthly, TC Taste, Midwest Home & Design, Allina Today, Spaces Magazine, and Reader’s Digest Solutions. She has worked in marketing, advertising, public relations, and media relations for health care-related organizations and corporations, developing magazines and communications for internal and external audiences.

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 100 - 03 Public Speaking M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

20453 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Pamela H. Nettleton

Preparation, presentation, and evaluation of original speeches by each student throughout the semester; special emphasis given to selecting and researching topics, organizing evidence, analyzing audiences, sharpening style and tone, communicating ethically and listening critically. This course is designed for students who are not pursuing a Communication and Journalism major. COJO majors may only take this course with permission from the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 342 - D01 Media, Culture and Society M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

21664 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Pamela H. Nettleton

Media, Culture and Society examines the role media play in social and cultural formations. This course looks beyond the media as transmitters of information to their broadest social and cultural effects. Students study media as agents of enlightened social modernism, as political and economic institutions, as purveyors of popular culture, and as aspects of cultural and sub-cultural rituals. History, political economy, critical studies, cultural anthropology, semiotics and sociology are among the areas from which approaches for studying the media are considered in the course. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 342 - D02 Media, Culture and Society M - W - - - - 1730 - 1915 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1915

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

23264 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Pamela H. Nettleton

Media, Culture and Society examines the role media play in social and cultural formations. This course looks beyond the media as transmitters of information to their broadest social and cultural effects. Students study media as agents of enlightened social modernism, as political and economic institutions, as purveyors of popular culture, and as aspects of cultural and sub-cultural rituals. History, political economy, critical studies, cultural anthropology, semiotics and sociology are among the areas from which approaches for studying the media are considered in the course. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 480 - 01 Communication Ethics M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 BEC LL07

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

BEC LL07

Course Registration Number:

20778 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Pamela H. Nettleton

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 105 - 01 Communication in the Workplace M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

44288 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Pamela H. Nettleton

Introduction to basic communication theories and skills as they pertain to the business setting. Text, lecture, class discussion and exercises, and individual and group presentations will better prepare students to become more effective communicators at work. The course will focus on presentational skills, dyadic communication and interviewing, and group communication. This class may be taken by Communication and Journalism majors only with the permission of the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 105 - 02 Communication in the Workplace M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 BEC 113

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

BEC 113

Course Registration Number:

44289 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Pamela H. Nettleton

Introduction to basic communication theories and skills as they pertain to the business setting. Text, lecture, class discussion and exercises, and individual and group presentations will better prepare students to become more effective communicators at work. The course will focus on presentational skills, dyadic communication and interviewing, and group communication. This class may be taken by Communication and Journalism majors only with the permission of the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)