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David Tschida

David Tschida portrait
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Liberal Studies
  • Communication + Journalism
  • Liberal Studies
  • Watershed Institute

I grew up in Minnesota on the edge of a wildlife management area. From childhood, I was exposed to experiences in nature that were part of the inspiration for my interest in environmental communication (the study of how we communicate about environmental issues, concerns, and needs in social movements, in the law, in the media, etc.). I enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing and exploring our national and state parks and forest lands. 

Teaching Interests
  • Environmental Communication
  • Communication and Advocacy
  • Rhetoric and the Public Sphere
  • Communication Literacy
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Rhetoric of Popular Culture
  • Liberal Studies Introduction & Capstone
  • Director of Liberal Studies
  • Chair, Communication and Journalism Department Personnel Committee
  • Affiliate Faculty Member, Public Health and Environmental Studies 
Research and Creative Activities
  • Environmental Communication
  • Communication and Advocacy
  • Environmental Racism & Environmental Justice
  • Rhetoric and the Public Sphere
  • Environment and Tourism
  • Ph.D. University of Missouri (Communication)
  • M.A. University of Nebraska (Communication Studies)
  • B.A. St. Cloud State University (Communication Studies)
Professional Memberships

International Environmental Communication Association, Lifetime Member