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Jennifer Scarduzio (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research examines the intersections of organizational, health, and interpersonal communication. She focuses on experiences of violence, identity, and wellness. Currently, she is working on multiple projects related to intimate partner violence (IPV), including: 1) perceptions of male and female perpetrators, 2) services offered for male and female perpetrators, 3) health concerns of IPV survivors, and 4) survivors' experiences navigating through the criminal justice system. Additionally, she studies the perpetration of employee sexual harassment across multiple settings, such as on social networking sites. She has published in journals and books such as Communication Monographs, Management Communication Quarterly, Health Communication, Violence Against Women, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Handbook of Health Communication, among others.

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Andrew Pilny (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky. His main research areas concerns the develop of effective organizing social systems and structures. His research has been applied to nonprofit organizations, social movement groups, work teams, and dark organizations. Andy also specializes in social network analysis. His work has been featured in Information, Communication, & Society, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, Communication Yearbook, Western Journal of Communication, and Social Psychology Quarterly. 

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Shari R. Veil, MBA, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky where she oversees the recruitment, advisement, and retention of over 2000 undergraduate students in five majors, four minors, and two undergraduate certificates and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in risk and crisis, organizational, and mass communication. Dr. Veil formerly served as the Director of the Risk Sciences Division (now the Risk and Disaster Communication Center) coordinating research, funding, graduate education, and training programs specific to risk and crisis communication. Her academic program development and research on organizational learning in high-risk environments, community preparedness, and communication strategies for crisis management has been supported by over $1.9 million in grants and contracts and resulted in over 80 scholarly publications. Dr. Veil is research chair of the National Communication Association Public Relations Division and serves locally on the Lexington-Fayette Emergency Planning Committee and Community Emergency Response Team.


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