Dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
Wayne State University
Matthew W. Seeger, (Ph.D., 1982, Indiana University) has been a faculty member and administrator at Wayne State University for 32 years and is currently the Dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. His research concerns crisis and risk communication, health promotion and communication, crisis response and agency coordination, the role of media, including new media, crisis and communication ethics, failure of complex systems and post-crisis renewal. His work has appeared in over 100 journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings and has been supported by the CDC, NCFPD, NSF, NIH and the State of Michigan.
Informational Sources and Media Uses: Examining Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Flint’s Water Crisis
Our study investigates the relationship between race and ethnicity and media uses and informational sources during an ongoing water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. This study employs an instrumental view of communication and uses and gratification theory. Results suggest differences between race and ethnicity and media uses and informational sources.