Timothy L. Sellnow is a Luminary Research Professor of Strategic Communication and Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Research and Creative Activity in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Sellnow’s research focuses on bioterrorism, pre-crisis planning, and strategic communication for risk management and mitigation in organizational and health settings.

He has conducted funded research for the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Geological Survey. He has also served in an advisory role for the National Academy of Sciences and the World Health Organization.

He has published numerous refereed journal articles on risk and crisis communication and has co-authored six books on risk and crisis communication. Dr. Sellnow’s most recent book is entitled, Theorizing Crisis Communication.