Faculty member poses outdoors.

Donica Mensing

Vail M. Pittman Associate Dean and Professor She, her


Donica Mensing is the associate dean at the Reynolds School of Journalism, where she teaches courses in participatory journalism, social media, and basic reporting and writing; keeps an occasional blog and tweets at @donica. She is interested in the changing role of journalism in a networked society and how journalism schools can and should respond to these changes. She co-edited Journalism Education, Training, and Employment and led a complete curriculum redesign at the Nevada program.


  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.A. in  Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
  • M.S. in Science, Technology and Public Policy, George Washington University 
  • B.S. in Political Economy of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley