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Dr. Lindsay Morris-Neuberger

Woodburn Professor, Department Chair

Curriculum Vitae
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Areas of Study
: Health Communication, Communication Campaigns, Persuasion, Risk Communication

Education:  BA, Wake Forest University; MA, Wake Forest University; PhD, Michigan State University

Dr. Lindsay Morris-Neuberger is Woodburn Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at West Virginia University. She earned her Ph.D. at Michigan State University and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wake Forest University. She previously served as Associate Director for Academic Programs and Student Services in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media and was a fellow in the College of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of the Provost at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Morris-Neuberger primarily conducts research in the areas of health campaigns, translational research, and risk communication and has worked on projects funded by groups including the National Science Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services, and the World Health Organization. Her work uses persuasion, formative research, information seeking, and program evaluation concepts, and has covered varied topics from the opioid crisis and breast cancer to risk assessment and environmental concerns. One recent research project helped guide policymakers and keep the public informed about COVID-19. Another is creating messages to encourage eligible citizens to claim the earned income tax credit. Though diverse in context, her research focuses on making effective messages that encourage people to make decisions that are good for themselves, their families, and society and interdisciplinary collaboration is core to her work.