What is Ann’s story?
Ann teaches courses in public relations, strategic communication, and philanthropy communication. She first came to SJMC as a student in the doctoral program, where she explored cultural and critical theory and the sociology of culture, especially the distinctions between high and popular culture that surround the book as mass communication.
After completing her PhD, Ann taught at Illinois State University and Middle Tennessee State University. She returned to Iowa in 2005. Ann holds a BA in history from Carleton College and an MA in political science from the University of Minnesota. Her professional experience includes positions at the University of Minnesota Press, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
- JMC:2200 Communication and Public Relations
- FPC:3185 Fundraising and Philanthropy Communication
- JMC:3412 Strategic Communication Writing
- “Opening the Gates: Print-on-Demand Publishing as Cultural Production,” Publishing Research Quarterly 22:3 (2006): 3-16
- “Book Propaganda: Edward L. Bernays’s 1930 Campaign Against Dollar Books,” Book History III(2000): 231-252.
- "Public Relations and Democratic Theory," Javnost-The Public III:4 (1996): 15-25.
- "Books as Culture/Books as Commerce: An Analysis of the Text and Format of the New York Times Book Review," Journalism Quarterly 71:4 (Winter 1994): 787-799.
- "Books and Radio: Culture and Technology in the 1920s and 30s," American Journalism IX: 3-4 (Summer/Fall 1992): 66-83.
- "The Crack in the Old Canon: Culture and Commerce in Children's Books," The Lion and the Unicorn: A Critical Journal of Children's Literature 18:1(June 1994):48-59.