Susan Wiesinger

Professor | Chico State Journalism & PR

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Professor, California State University, Chico

Journalism & Public Relations
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Ph.D., Purdue University

Media, Technology & Culture
Minor: Rhetoric & Kenneth Burke
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MA, Purdue University

Public Affairs & Issues Management (Public Relations)

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BA, Southern Oregon University

Major: Sociology / Minor: English

About me

I have been on faculty in Chico State's Department of Journalism & Public Relations since 2005 and department chair since 2011.

I am the third generation in a newspaper family and worked for newspapers in New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Montana, Nevada and Indiana.

My academic research focuses on media; application and social impact of emerging technologies; corporate media ownership; and race, diversity and gender representations in the media.

My personal interests include hiking, music, books, Boxers and yoga (not necessarily in that order). And naps. I like naps.

Random Facts

Days of teaching college classes

Since 2000 – and counting

Times I didn't have a cup of coffee

Truth: I have never finished a cup of coffee

Megabytes of music on my phone

And too many song lyrics in my head


Steps per week

My Fitbit gives me credit for waking up and getting moving

Professional Growth & Achievement

Show up!


Courses I've taught at California State University, Chico
(current classes are linked to course sites)

JOUR 211

Women, Men & the Media

JOUR 244

Intro to Public Relations

JOUR 255 icon JOUR 255

Digital Media Literacy
& Civic Engagement

JOUR 260

Writing for Mass Media

JOUR 321

Public Affairs Reporting

JOUR 325

Magazine Writing

JOUR 327

Media Editing, Proofreading
& Entry-level Layout

JOUR 355 icon JOUR 355

Online Presentation of News & PR

JOUR 398

Augmented & Virtual Reality for Media & Entertainment

JOUR 411

Race & Diversity in Media

Contact Dr. Wiesinger

Office Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. MW, Tehama Hall 207


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