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Mark Neuzil


Emerging Media


Professor Neuzil currently teaches Media History, Environmental Journalism and Media Ethics.

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 TommieMedia.com.