Dr. Morgan Getchell, PhD is an assistant professor in the School of English, Communication, Media and Languages at Morehead State University. Dr. Getchell completed PhD at the University of Kentucky in 2016, and she focused her scholarship on the areas of risk and crisis communication. Her dissertation, which examined emergent organizations in the 2014 West Virginia water contamination crisis, was funded by a grant from the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, a Department of Homeland Security center of excellence. She has also worked on funded projects through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Department of Agriculture. Her research is published in several refereed journals and has been presented at regional, national, and international conferences.