University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

April 18 colloquium focuses on crisis communication

The Communication Program will host the final colloquium of its series with internationally renowned crisis communication scholar Shari Veil. Her presentation on social media and crisis communication will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Swanson Hall, room 16-18.

Veil is the director of the Division of Risk Sciences and associate professor of communication at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information where she coordinates research, funding, education, and training programs specific to risk and crisis communication and teaches courses in risk and crisis, organizational, and mass communication.

Her work has been funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Homeland Security’s National Center for Food Protection and Defense, and National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events.  She has published in venues such as the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Communication Quarterly, International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Journal of Communication Management, Journal of Business Communication, International Journal of Strategic Communication, Communication Studies, and Public Relations Review, among others. Veil also serves on the executive board of the Lexington-Fayette County Local Emergency Planning Committee and is a member of the Community Emergency Response Team.

-- Joyce Muz, Communication Program, 777.2659,

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