I’m an assistant professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. I received my Ph.D. in Media & Information from Michigan State University in 2018 with a Doctoral Specialization in Environmental Science and Policy. My primary research interests include environmental communication, science communication, and visual communication. My current work particularly focuses on the uses and effects of animation in environmental news, visual communication of natural disasters, risk perception, and the implications of these areas for public policy and journalism practice.
I have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Climatic Change, Environmental Communication, Environment and Behavior, Human Ecology Review, Social Science Quarterly, and International Communication Gazette. My research has been supported by national and local funding agencies such as the National Geographic Society, Michigan State University’s Environmental Science and Policy Program and University of Nevada Reno’s Center for Advanced Media Studies. I routinely present papers at AEJMC, ICA, AESS, NCA annual conferences and serve as the reviewer for top peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
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