Faculty and Staff

Straumanis, Andris

Andris Straumanis

Associate Professor

Communication and Media Studies
Office: 310b North Hall
Phone: 715-425-4645


Andris Straumanis teaches classes in print and online journalism and advises the campus newspaper, the Student Voice.

Straumanis brings a wealth of practical and academic experience to UW-RF. His professional experience includes more than a dozen years as a reporter, editor, photographer and graphic designer for weekly and business newspapers in Illinois and Minnesota. From 1998-2005 Straumanis was a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

He continues to work as a freelance writer and Web communicator. Among other activities is editing Latvians Online, an English-language Web site offering news, features, reviews, opinion and other material of interest to Latvians living abroad.

Besides teaching and professional activities, Straumanis is a doctoral candidate in mass communication in the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.