Erika Schneider

Erika J. Schneider is a doctoral candidate at the Missouri School of Journalism. She specializes in strategic communication with an emphasis on crisis communication. Her research strives to optimize organizational responses that prioritize stakeholder and societal wellbeing. She often uses experimental design studies to investigate how organizations approach crisis responsibility and use communication to lessen … Continued

Lisa D. Lenoir

Lisa D. Lenoir received her B.A. in Journalism, with a minor in Graphic Design from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., and a M.S. in International Public Service from DePaul University, Chicago. She has worked in the field covering and editing everything from fire to fashion. Publications included: Marietta Times (Marietta, Ohio); The Peoria Journal Star, The … Continued

James Ndone

James Ndone is a doctoral candidate at the Missouri School of Journalism. He specializes in crisis communication, exploring the role of emotions and the timing of crisis communication messages and how that affects post-crisis reputation and organizational forgiveness. He is a quantitative researcher with an emphasis on experimental research designs to understand stakeholders’ emotions and … Continued

Shane Epping

Shane Epping is a first-year doctoral student emphasizing Visual Communication. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in American Culture Studies from Washington University, and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Before starting his Ph.D., he worked as a photographer and video producer for a marketing … Continued

Weilu Zhang

Weilu Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in strategic communication at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research focuses on exploring and validating a theoretical model for emerging technology (i.e. artificial intelligence, AI) in digital advertising by applying advertising and persuasion theories. Her research utilizes methods mainly from quantitative traditions. As a scholar, she is devoted … Continued

Iuliia Alieva

Iuliia Alieva is a doctoral student and graduate research assistant at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Her research focuses on media effects in data journalism and political communication. She received her bachelor’s degree at the Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University in Russia and her master’s degree at the MU School of Journalism with a … Continued