North Dakota State University
Steven Venette (PhD, 2003, North Dakota State University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has completed risk and crisis communication projects for the USDA, DHS, CDC, the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Diseases and many other public and private organizations. Much of his research focuses on information processing and construal. Topic areas of his research include risk communication, crisis communication, education, persuasion, public relations, organizational communication, terrorism, and argumentation. He has been recognized by CIOS as a leading scholar in the areas of communication education and persuasion.