Science and Health Communication Research Group members receive promotion, honors and recognition
The Science and Health Communication Research Group would like to recognize several of their members for outstanding achievements.
Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor
Dr. John C. Besley and Professor Karen Mallia have received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. Besley, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, teaches communication research methods, public opinion and persuasion, and science/risk communication. His research explores the relationships between media use, citizen engagement and risk perceptions.
Mallia, also a faculty member in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, focuses her research and teaching in the field of advertising. In the area of science and health communication, she is interested in cause communication campaigns.
“Both Professor Mallia and Dr. Besley demonstrate the variety of scholarship that can happen around health communications,” said Dr. Carol Pardun, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. “Both will be fantastic mentors to the next generation of health communication scholars.”
Excellence in Teaching Award
Dr. Daniela B. Friedman, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health, received the distinguished James A. Keith Excellence in Teaching Award during the 2011 doctoral hooding ceremony. Friedman describes her teaching philosophy as a combination of “relevance, application and interactivity.”
Dean Tom Chandler, who presented the award, commented that Friedman “brings current events into the classroom and fully engages all students to recognize how the material impacts their health and well-being.”
Korean American Communication Association Elects a New President
Dr. Sei-Hill Kim, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, was recently elected President of the Korean American Communication Association. Kim will serve as President for a two-year term. The Korean American Communication Association is an organization dedicated to serving the academic and social needs of 400+ Korean communication scholars and graduate students in North America and South Korea.
Congratulations to all the Research Group members for their tremendous accomplishments!