Pamela Hill Nettleton is a professor, writer, and editor. She teaches media studies and journalism and researches masculinity and domestic violence coverage in media. She teaches at the University of St. Thomas and has taught at the University of Minnesota and Marquette University. She also writes for digital and print magazines, and her award-winning essays and articles appear in MEL Magazine, Redbook, FamilyFun, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Better Homes & Gardens, U.S. Catholic, Reader’s Digest magazines, the StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, Fine Gardening, Milwaukee Magazine, Live Music, The Lutheran, Bride Again, Mpls./St Paul Magazine, Twin Cities Business Monthly, Minnesota Bride, Midwest Home & Design, American Hockey, Minnesota Monthly magazine, Southwest Journal, and other web and print publications. She writes a regular column on media for the national magazine, US Catholic.
She has been Editorial Director of several magazines, including Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home & Design, TCTaste, and Spaces magazines. Her scripts for symphonic concerts for young people been performed by 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. Her play, The Labor Room, has received equity performances at theaters in Denver, St. Paul, and Rochester.
She is the author of 25 books—seven adult non-fiction and three series of children’s books—which have been reviewed and referenced in publications and websites, including The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and the nationally syndicated column Ask Amy.
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.