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Professor of Communication and Journalism, University of St. Thomas

B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., Ph. D., University of Minnesota

Professor Neuzil currently teaches Multimedia Reporting, Communication History, Communication Ethics and Environmental Communication.

Professional experience:
Newspaper and wire service reporter and editor with 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.

Biodiversity, Conservation and Environmental Management in the Great Lakes Region (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). 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). Minnesota Book Award;

Mass Media and Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades (Sage 1996). co-authored with William Kovarik.

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.


  • –present
    Professor of Communication and Journalism, University of St. Thomas