I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising & Public Relations, Faculty Lead for the Alabama Science Communication Initiative, and a Faculty Fellow with the Alabama Water Institute at The University of Alabama.
Office Hours: By appointment
Office: 2630 Capital Hall
Ph.D. Media and Communication (Texas Tech University)
M.A. Communication (Virginia Tech)
B.A. Communication (Virginia Tech)
My research examines processes, effects, and problems associated with the public communication of science and environmental risk information. Currently, I’m investigating how public relations operates in science and environmental risk contexts, and opportunities to build theory and enhance practice using public relations, science communication, environmental communication, risk communication, and media psychology concepts and theories. Broad, interrelated questions I’m currently studying include: