Internet and Social Media Experts

Michael Palenchar

Associate Professor of Public Relations, Managing Director of the Risk, Health, & Crisis Communication Research Unit, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Michael Palenchar’s research interests include risk and crisis communication, issues management, community awareness of emergency response protocols and manufacturing risks, community right-to-know issues, front groups, and social media during risk situations.


Nick Geidner

Assistant Professor of Journalism

Nick Geidner is an assistant professor of journalism whose interests include social media, including how it is used in television and influences politics; new technologies in journalism; and military reporting, focusing on the Medal of Honor.