Pamela Hill Nettleton is a professor, writer, and editor. She teaches media studies and journalism and researches domestic violence coverage in media as well as masculinity and gender in media, and has taught at the University of Minnesota and at Marquette University.

Her award-winning essays and articles appears in RedbookFamilyFunSports Illustrated for KidsBetter Homes & GardensU.S. Catholic, Reader’s Digest magazines, the StarTribune, the Pioneer PressFine GardeningMilwaukee Magazine, Live MusicMEL, The LutheranBride AgainMpls./St Paul MagazineTwin Cities Business MonthlyMinnesota BrideMidwest Home & DesignAmerican HockeyMinnesota Monthly magazine, and other web and print publications.

She has been Editorial Director of several magazines, including Minnesota Public Radio’s Minnesota Monthly. Her scripts for symphonic concerts for young people been performed with orchestras around the country, including the Minnesota Orchestra and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Her children’s video, “Nutcracker: The Untold Story,” has won several prestigious awards, including Top Video of the Year from Child magazine and Best Video from Sesame Street. She donates a regular column to her neighborhood newspaper, the Southwest Journal.

She is the author of 22 books—five adult non-fiction and three series of children’s books—which have been reviewed and mentioned in many publications and websites, including The New York Times, USA Today, and the nationally syndicated column Ask Amy. Her books include a biography of William Shakespeare and a guide to second (or third, or fourth) weddings. She has written six nonfiction books for adults and 18 children’s books, which have been translated into Spanish.

She was a magazine writer and editor for 25 years before returning to the University of Minnesota to earn her undergraduate degree in journalism, her master’s degree in Mass Communication, and her doctorate degree in Communication Studies. Her dissertation on post-9/11 television masculinity won the 2010 Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Broadcast Education Association.

She lives in the Midwest.



58 Individual Awards for Excellence in Writing and Editing
Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Awards
1995 – 2004

Award for Feature Writing in Minnesota Monthlymagazine
Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Gold Award

Nutcracker: The Untold Story
Critical Awards for Scriptwriting Children’s Video

Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence, 1999

Parent’s Choice Gold Award, 1998

National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award, 1998

The Dove Foundation Family Approved Seal, 1998

Parenting Magazine
‘s Video Magic Award, 1998

 magazine’s Top Videos of the Year, 1998

Crayola Kids 
Holiday Videos, 1998

Sesame Street Parents Best Videos, 1998

Kid’s First!
 Coalition for Quality Children’s Media Award, 1997


Selected as Kopenhaver Center Fellow
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) – 2014 Montreal Convention

Awarded Grant from the Diederich College Initiative
For the study of Communication, Values, Ethics, and Social Justice – Marquette University, 2014

Way Klinger Teaching Advancement Award
2014 – 2015

Teaching Excellence Award
Diederich College of Communication, 2012

Gender Resource Center Summer Faculty Fellowship
Marquette University, 2012

Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award
Broadcast Education Association, 2012