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Dan O'Hair

Phone: 859-218-0290
Fax: 859-323-9879
Office Address: 308B Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library

Dan O’Hair is Dean of the College of Communication and Information and Professor of Communication at The University of Kentucky. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from The University of Oklahoma in communication. In 2006, he served as the President of the National Communication Association, the world’s largest and oldest professional association devoted to the study of communication.

He has published over 90 research articles and scholarly chapters in risk and health communication, public relations, business communication, media management, and psychology journals and volumes, and has authored and edited 20 books in the areas of communication, risk management, health, and terrorism. His latest book will be published in 2018 titled Risk and Health Communication in an Evolving Media Environment (Routledge) for which he served as editor and contributor.

O’Hair has directed over 20 doctoral dissertations and served on over 90 doctoral and masters committees. He has been the principal investigator or Co-PI for several grants from business, non-profit, and government institutions totaling more than $12 million.

O’Hair has served on the editorial boards of 270 research journals and is a past editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research, published by the National Communication Association. Articles published in JACR have been referenced or reviewed by such publications as the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Communication Letter. He has served as an education and training consultant to dozens of private, non-profit and government organizations.

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