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 was department chair from fall 2011 to spring 2020.

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.

I'm a virgo, which probably explains a lot. ♍

Random Facts

3400
Days of teaching college classes

Since 2000 – and counting

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Times I didn't have a cup of coffee

Fun fact: I don't drink coffee. Ever.

735
Song lyrics stuck in my head

And too many are from the 1970s

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Most steps hiked in one week

I 💗 Lassen Volcanic National Park

Professional Growth & Achievement

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Teaching

Courses I'm currently teaching at California State University, Chico

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Digital Literacy & Media Technology

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Writing for Mass Media

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Online Presentation of News & PR

Contact Dr. Wiesinger

Drop-in virtual office hours for current students:
11a.m. to noon Monday–Thursday, Zoom link in BBLearn

Or email for appointment: swiesinger@csuchico.edu

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