Peter Annin

Director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation

Peter Annin faculty headshot
Office:Center for Science and the Environment 248
Email:Send a message...
Telephone:715-682-1360

Biography

Earned and Honorary Degrees

BA Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MIA Columbia University, New York
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Northland College

Background

Peter Annin is the director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation and the author of The Great Lakes Water Wars, the definitive work on the Great Lakes water diversion controversy. Before coming to Northland College in 2015, Peter served as a reporter at Newsweek, the associate director of the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, and the managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative. He continues to report on the Great Lakes water diversion issue and published the second edition of the Great Lakes Water Wars in the fall of 2018.

Courses

The Great Lakes Water Wars, IDS-248 (winter term)
News Writing and Reporting, WRI-224 (winter term)

Personal Interests

Since 2004 Annin has served as the volunteer executive director of Gull Rock Lightkeepers, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring Gull Rock Lighthouse, a storied Lake Superior light two and a half miles off Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula.

Annin in the News