Nicholson School of Communication, University of Central Florida
Dr. Steve J. Collins is an assisociate professor who regularly teaches international media, news reporting, communication law, and research methods. He’s been published in such journals as Mass Communication & Society, Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, and College Media Review. In 2010, UCF gave Collins a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. He has approximately nine years of experience as a journalist, including four years of fulltime reporter. He was twice named one of the top five sports columnists in Missouri, and the Kansas Press Association honored him for his work as a business journalist. Collins is the director of the Institute for African Communication Studies at the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication. He spent the 2011-2012 academic year conducting research in Uganda and Kenya as a Fulbright Scholar. His research interests include African news and production, journalism education, journalism and technology, and mass media audiences. He earned a doctoral degree in Communication from Syracuse University after earning a master of arts in mass communication and a bachelor of arts in journalism at the University of Iowa.
Research Presentation: Risk Perception and Hurricane Preparedness