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Timothy L. Sellnow

University of Central Florida
Professor of Communication

Expertise: Risk and Crisis Communication
About Me Publications
Timothy L. Sellnow is a professor of strategic communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Sellnow’s research focuses on pre-crisis planning, and strategic communication for risk management and mitigation in community, organizational and public health settings. He has conducted funded research for the United States Geological Survey, Department of Homeland Security, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization. He has also served in an advisory role for the National Academy of Sciences. He has published numerous refereed journal articles on risk and crisis communication and has co-authored five books on risk and crisis communication. Dr. Sellnow’s most recent book is entitled, Theorizing Crisis Communication. Dr. Sellnow is a recipient of the National Communication Association’s Gerald M. Phillips award for Distinguished Applied Communication Research.

SCEC Participation

SCEC CEO Planning Committee, Chair (2015 - 2019)
SCEC Advisory Council, Member (2014 - 2019)