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Mark Tolstedt

Media Studies
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

CAC 228


  • B.A. Degree: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
    • Psychology/Communication Arts
  • M.A. Degree: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
    • Radio/TV/Film
  • Ph.D. Degree: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
    • Radio/TV/Film
  • Ph.D. Dissertation: Micronesian Broadcasting and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Evolution of A Dependency.
  • Major Area of Concentration: International Communication, Radio/TV Production & Criticism, Political Economy and Technology

Courses Taught

  • Comm 190: Evolution of Mass Media
  • Comm 252: Audio Production 1
  • Comm 325: Media Law
  • Comm 352: Audio Production 2
  • Comm 359: Technologies of Mass Communication
  • Comm 390: International Communication
  • Comm 720: Political Economy of Media
  • Comm 720: Cultural Studies and the Media


Mark Tolstedt is a professor in media studies in the Division of Communication at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. He received his doctorate from Northwestern University and has also taught at the University of Missouri - Kansas City and George Washington University.


  • 2003 UWSP Teaching Excellence Award
  • Broadcast Education Association Board of Directors 2004-present
  • Broadcast Education Association Vice President for Academic Relations 2007-present
  • 2006, Chair of UWSP University Awards Committee

Recent Publications

"The Cat and the Boyfriend," creative audio piece submitted to the Third Coast Festival 99 Ways to Tell A Story competition and to the 2007 BEA Festival of Media Arts Faculty Audio competition.
Trivia 2005: The World's Largest Trivia Contest: "A Model for Fundraising and Promoting College Radio," Feedback, 47 (2), 2005.
"Teaching the Introductory Audio Course," Feedback, 44 (1), February 2003.


Interests and Specialties

  • Audio Theater
  • Critical Communications and Political Economy
  • College Radio
  • Media and Cultural Studies
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