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Shari R. Veil, MBA, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Communication and the 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 1600 undergraduate students in five majors across the college. Dr. Veil formerly served as the Director of the Risk Sciences Division coordinating research, funding, education, and training programs specific to risk and crisis communication. Her research interests include organizational learning in high-risk environments, community preparedness, and communication strategies for crisis management and she teaches courses in risk and crisis, organizational, and mass communication. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation’s Natural Hazards Center, the United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Homeland Security’s National Center for Food Protection and Defense and National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events and published in venues such as the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Risk Analysis, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication Management, Journal of Business Communication, International Journal of Strategic Communication, Corporate Reputation Review, and Public Relations Review. Dr. Veil is Chair of the National Communication Association Public Relations Division and serves locally on the Lexington-Fayette County Local Emergency Planning Committee and Community Emergency Response Team.
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