Jay Hmielowski Joins CJC as a Public Relations Assistant Professor
Jay Hmielowski will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UF CJC) this fall as assistant professor in the Public Relations Department. He will be teaching public relations research.
Hmielowski is currently an associate professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (WSU). Prior to his time at WSU, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona and a postdoctoral associate in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.
His research interests include environmental, science, and political communication. He is interested in understanding why different messages are effective or ineffective at changing people’s attitudes and beliefs associated with various environmental, science, and political issues. He is also interested in how people’s attitudes and beliefs affect their information seeking behaviors.
Hmielowski has over 40 publications in a range of outlets that includes top-tier communication journals such as the Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Communication Monographs, and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. He is currently the Head of the Mass Communication & Society Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and serves on the editorial board of four academic journals.
He received his Ph.D. from the School of Communication at The Ohio State University, his M.A. from Washington State University, and his B.A. in communication from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.