Ann Reisner

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Associate Professor Emerita of Media & Cinema Studies
242 Gregory Hall
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mass Communications/Sociology minor, 1987
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Agricultural Journalism, 1979
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Microbiology and Public Health, 1974
Course Specialties
  • Environmental Communications
  • Agricultural Communications
  • Research Methods
  • Media Activism
  • Sociology of the Press

Dr. Ann Reisner is an Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Media & Cinema Studies, the Institute of Communications Research and an affiliate in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Her primary research interests are in the areas of environmental communications and the sociology of the press. She is currently developing a monograph on using media research to develop policy at the individual, group and national levels and a separate text on the role of environmental film in mobilization. Her current teaching is in Communication and Environmental Social Movements, Media and Society and Watching the Environment.