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Michael Palenchar

Associate Professor

476 Communications
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Michael J. Palenchar (PhD, University of Florida), associate professor, has three decades of professional and academic public relations experience. Research interests include risk communication, issues management and crisis communication, with specific contextual and industry focus related to chemical and other manufacturing, national security, and community right-to-know issues.

Education:
Ph.D. University of Florida
M.A. University of Houston
B.J. University of Texas

Research Interests: 
Risk Communication
Crisis Communication
Issues Management
Community Right to Know & Front Groups
Public Relations
Social Media and Risk/Crisis Communication