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.
The director of a planetarium before turning to academia, Mark Littmann is a journalism professor whose expertise is in science writing and astronomy.
Rob Heller, professor of journalism and electronic media, is an expert in photography and graphic design.
John Haas is an associate professor of communications studies whose areas of expertise include hate speech, public speaking, organizational communication, and interpersonal communication.
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.
Courtney Childers is an associate professor of advertising with expertise in social media, food and beverage marketing to youth, and sexual imagery and gender roles in advertising.
Dania Bilal is a professor of information science whose research focuses on how children seek and use information in information retrieval systems.
Elizabeth Avery Foster, an associate professor of public relations, focuses on political and public health campaigns and crisis communications.
Suzie Allard is a professor of information science whose research focuses on how scientists and engineers use and communicate information.