The new health and risk communication program developed at AU has been featured in a number of publications as well as on WMFD-TV in Mansfield. The new program is the only one of its kind in the nation.
”What we’re doing here at Ashland is truly unique because it is the only undergraduate health and risk communication program in the U.S.,” said Dr. Theodore Avtgis, chair and professor in the Department of Communication Studies. “People interested in health and safety careers will gain the necessary skills to effectively message to publics who are vulnerable, at risk or in crisis situations. These skills sets are critical in modern day society and as natural and man-made crises will continue to occur, effective messaging is critical to keeping the public and organizations safe.”
The article also was printed in the Journal of Risk and Crisis Communication --