Journalism & Public Relations


Susan Wiesinger

Susan McMahon Wiesinger, Ph.D.



Office: THMA 343
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
                            Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2-3 p.m.
Personal website(opens in new window)
Twitter: @SusanWiesinger


Ph.D. in Media, Culture & Technology, Purdue University
MA in Public Affairs and Issues Management, Purdue University
BA in Sociology, Southern Oregon University

Professional Experience

Newspaper reporter and editor for 12 years in Montana, Nevada and Indiana.

Recent publications

Digital Literacy: A Primer on Media, Identity and the Evolution of Technology(opens in new window) (Peter Lang, 2016)
Media Smackdown: Deconstructing the News and the Future of Journalism(opens in new window) (Peter Lang, 2013)
Editor, children's book – The Adventures of Terrible Tribble Ted(opens in new window) by Greg Tribble (2013)

Course Specialties

JOUR 255, Digital Literacy & Civic Engagement
JOUR 327, Media Editing, Proofreading & Entry-level Layout
JOUR 355, Online Presentation of News & PR
JOUR 411, Race & Diversity in Media

Professional Achievement & Development

Global digital literacy fellow, Département Information Communication at Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France, 2015
Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy fellow, 2013
AEJMC-Scripps Social Media Fellowship at The Oregonian, 2012
The Poynter Institute, "A New Curriculum for a New Journalism," 2011
Indiana University Teaching Fellow, 2008

Research Interests

Media, technology and culture, digital information literacy, community, diversity, gender studies

Life Interests

Hiking, camping and reading. Not necessarily in that order.


Los Alamos, N.M., and Winnemucca, Nevada