Department of Human & Community Development | Illinois



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Ann Reisner

Barbara Fiese

Associate Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Communications and Affiliate in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and the Institute of Environmental Sciences

Phone: (217) 333-4787 | Fax: (217) 244-7877

143 Bevier Hall, MC-180
905 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801


Ph.D. 1987, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Mass Communication (Sociology Emphasis)

M.A. 1978, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Agricultural Communications

B.S. 1974, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, Microbiology and Public Health

Awards and Honors

2001-2002 Visiting Scholar, School of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

2000 Guest Professor, The Royal Agricultural and Veterinary University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics and Natural Resources

1992 Senior Guest Editor, Special Edition on Agriculture, Communications and Values, Agriculture and Human Values

1991-1992 Fellow, Program for the Study of Cultural Values and Ethics, University of Illinois, competitive award

1989 Arnold O. Beckman Award, Campus Research Board, University of Illinois


2001-2002 Membership chair, Rural Sociological Society

1995-1996 ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program, Selected Participant

1995 Rural Studies National Leadership Program, Invited Participant


Fact sheet editor for a series for the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, on Large-Scale Swine Facilities. This is the applied segment of a three-year research study on community reaction to large-scale swine facilities in Illinois.