The Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media brings together a diverse and accomplished faculty from across the university, both established senior faculty and younger faculty in new areas. Some will teach the required core courses in the program, and some will teach electives and special topics courses within their own departments. All will be available to serve on advisory committees for students. There are two categories of faculty associated with the doctoral program, Program Faculty and Affiliated Faculty.
The Program Faculty are full and associate graduate faculty in the Departments of English and Communication who have an expressed interest, a record of research and scholarship in relevant areas, and the ability to teach core courses or courses in the disciplinary areas (see Curriculum). Program faculty will teach the core courses, direct dissertations, serve on advisory committees, and elect the Program Committee that governs the program.
- Berube, David, Christopher Cummings, Michael Cacciatore, Dietram Scheufele, and Jason Kalin. "Characteristics and Classification of Nanoparticles: Expert Delphi Survey." Nanotoxicology 30 Sep. 2010: 1-10. Early Online.
- Berube, David, Eileen M. Searson, Timothy S. Morton, and Christopher L. Cummings. "Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies - Consumer Product Inventory Evaluated." Nanotechnology Law and Business Journal 7.2 (2010): 152-163. Print.
- Berube, David. "Researching Social Media in the 21st Century." NSF SBE White Paper, 2010.
- Christopher Cummings (Chair)
- Jordan Frith (Member)
- Kinsella, W. J., Kelly, A. R., & Kittle Autry, M. (2013). Risk, regulation, and rhetorical boundary work: Claims and challenges surrounding a purported nuclear renaissance. Communication Monographs, 80(3), in press.
- Kinsella, W. J. (Ed.) (2012). Forum: Communicative action in response to a nuclear crisis—Representations of Fukushima across communication contexts. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 6(2), 250-284.
- Kinsella, W. J. (2012). Environments, risks, and the limits of representation: Examples from nuclear energy. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 6(2), 251-259.
- Kinsella, W. J. (Ed.) (2011). Special issue: Learning from the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Electronic Journal of Communication, 21(no. 3-4).
- Kinsella, W. J. (2011). Research on nuclear energy in an international context: Challenges for empirical research design and preliminary findings. Technikfolgenabschätzung: Theorie und Praxis (Technology Assessment: Theory and Practice), 20(2), 84-89.
- Kinsella, W. J. (2010). Risk communication, phenomenology, and the limits of representation. Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies, 2(2), 267-276.
- President, Environmental Communication Division, National Communiucation Association, 2009-2010
- Christian Casper (member)
- Nick Temple (member)
- David Gruber (member)
- Ashley Kelly (member)
- Meagan Kittle Autry (member)
- Melinda Leonardo (member)
- Kate Maddalena (chair)
- Brian Bulla (Forestry & Natural Resources, member)
- Autumn Thoyre (Geography, UNC-Chapel Hill, member)
- Berube, D. M., Cummings, C. L., Frith, J. H., Binder, A. R., & Oldendick, R. (in press). Comparing nanoparticle risk perceptions to other known EHS risks. Journal of Nanoparticle Research.
- Binder, A. R., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Shaw, B. R., & Corley, E. A. (in press). Measuring risk/benefit perceptions of emerging technologies and their potential impact on communication of public opinion toward science. Public Understanding of Science. doi: 10.1177/096366251039015
- Binder, A. R., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Gunther, A. C. (2011). Interpersonal amplification of risk? Citizen discussions and their influence on perceptions of risks and benefits of a biological research facility. Risk Analysis 31(2), 324-334.doi: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01516.x
Other graduate faculty in English, Communication, and other departments with allied interests may be appointed as Affiliated Faculty; they serve on advisory/dissertation committees and teach elective courses.
Agnes Bolonyai, Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Meredith Davis, Professor of Graphic Design, College of Design. [website]
Denis Gray, Professor of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Brad Mehlenbacher, Associate Professor of Training and Development, College of Education. [website]
Devin Orgeron, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Marsha Orgeron, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Maria Pramaggiore, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Michael Rappa, Alan T. Dickson Distinguished University Professor of Technology Management, College of Management. [website]
Robert St. Amant, Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Engineering. [website]
Eric Wiebe, Associate Professor of Graphic Communications, College of Education. [website]
Michael Wogalter, Professor of Psychology and Director, Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English and Linguistics, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. [website]
Michael Young, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, College of Engineering. [website]
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