Credentials: Retirement Date: 1982
Position title: Professor Emeritus
Burnett (Deceased) held a joint appointment at the Department of Agricultural Journalism (now LSC) and the UW-Extension. Joining the department’s faculty in 1955, he taught courses in news writing, feature writing, publicity, educational exhibits, and agricultural publications. Burnett co-authored a college textbook, “Agricultural News Writing”, that was used for more than 25 years. He was an extension visual aids specialist and during his career, he worked to build up the department’s slide files from roughly 300 to several thousand.