Position title: Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer
214 Hiram Smith Hall
Virtual Office Hours: M-F 8:30-9:30 am; or by appointment.
Larry Meiller is a professor emeritus in the Department of Life Sciences Communication and host of “The Larry Meiller Show,” a 90-minute, call-in talk show heard each weekday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Radio. Meiller teaches broadcast classes and has received the Outstanding Advisor Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, as well as an outstanding teaching award from the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
He and his radio guests talk about a variety of topics, including the environment, health, consumer issues, finance, agriculture, gardening, and many others. The program airs on 18 stations across the state. He has received several awards for his radio work, including the Distinguished Service Award from CALS, the Joyce Kilmer Award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Foundation’s Tree Legacy Fund, the Leadership in Nutrition Awareness Award from the Wisconsin Dietetics Association, and the Friends of Conservation Media Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Meiller was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Broadcast Hall of Fame, in 2017.
He has served as advisor and committee member to approximately 250 master’s and doctoral students. He was also a long-time board member of the UW’s student radio station, WSUM, and played a key role in launching the station on-air and in developing its organizational structure.
Meiller has been heavily involved in college and campus committees, serving on as many as 30 at one time and chairing many of them. He is particularly sought after for committees that impact student affairs and UW international activities.