Lawrence Wenner is a Professor of Communication arts. His earlier notable appointments include serving as the William Evans Fellow at the University of Otago, the Diederich Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Marquette University, the Louise Davies Professor of Contemporary Values in America at the University of San Francisco, and as a University Fellow at the University of Iowa. He has served as Professor of Communication and Media Studies, Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Sports and Fitness Management, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco.
Wenner was honored in 2018 with the International Communication Association, Sport Communication Interest Group’s inaugural Legacy Award. This award honors a scholar who has significantly shaped the field of sports communication for the better, and is awarded only when the committee believes a nomination is warranted. Also in 2018, the Wenner-founded and edited journal Communication and Sport won a 2018 PROSE award for “Best New Journal in Social Sciences” from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.
Dr. Wenner’s research includes seven books and nearly 100 journal articles and book chapters. He has lectured in more than a dozen countries on research focusing on critical assessments of media content, ethical dimensions of race and gender portrayals in advertising, audience experiences with television in the family context, and the values and consumption of mediated sports.
University of Iowa: Ph.D., Postgraduate Studies 1977
Areas of Expertise (3)
Film and Television Production
Communication and Ethics
Industry Expertise (3)
Training and Development
- School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University
- College of Communication and Fine Arts
- Forum on Media Ethics and Social Responsibility