John Hessinger, MA

John Hessinger Instructor
Northern Arizona University
Electronic Media & Film, Photography, Strategic Communication and NAZ Today Faculty Advisor
Blg COM 16 Rm #358
Phone: 928-523-0127

Research & educational interests

An award-winning educator with Northern Arizona University, John has taught within the degree programs of Communication Studies, Journalism, Photography, and Strategic Communication. A journalist since 2001 and  photographer since 2008, John has devoted his educational and professional experiences to the critical study of communication and the mediums with which symbolic reality is created, maintained, and transformed. Hobbies and interests include enjoying nature, athletics, photography, and film studies.

Representative research & creative activity

Hessinger, J. M., (2011). Lost In The Wild: The Crisis In Masculinity And The Redemptive "Power" Of Nature. Flagstaff, AZ: University Press.


  • A.A., Journalism & Broadcasting, Arizona Western College, 2006
  • B.S., Journalism & Photography, Northern Arizona University, 2009
  • M.A., Applied Communication, Northern Arizona University, 2011