MA Northern Arizona University, 1982
Office Hours: 1 to 3 M 3:30-4:30 T 11:30-12:30 Th
|Classes Taught: (JOUR 2300) Principles of Journalism; (JOUR 2310) News Writing
Research: "Reading to Write," Journalism 2001. Boulder, Colo.: CourseWise Publishing, Inc., 1998, a journalism text created by Freedom Forum workshop participants; ISBN: 0-395-902274 "Administrators as News Sources," with Dr. Liz Watts, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, vol. 52/1 (Spring, 1997): pp. 34-44
Experience:Nearly 16 years in award-winning journalism as a newspaper owner, publisher, editor and reporter; seven years of higher education public relations and administration. Wernsman was the editor and then publisher of the Big Spring Herald for several years; he was editor of the Huntsville Item for three years. He began teaching at Texas Tech in 1994. In addition, he is the administrator of the grammar-spelling-punctuation test and coordinates the News Writing lectures and writing labs. He was coordinator for the Tech Honors Program for two years.
Leadership / awards: L.U. Kiser Award for Innovative Teaching, 2001 Texas Tech Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 1996 Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, "Friend of ACT," 1995-96 Numerous recognitions in The University Daily "Readers' Awards"