The International Risk and Crisis Communication Conference was hosted by our very own Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the downtown campus from March 11-13. The ICRC Conference was designed to facilitate interaction and discussion about crisis and risk communication among members of both the professional and academic research communities in interrelated fields. Doctoral students and alumni from NSCM also had the opportunity to present their research at the conference and spoke about their experiences.


Dr. Lakelyn Taylor, PhD:

“My experience at ICRCC was incredible. The conference ran smoothly and was full of top-tier research. I enjoyed hearing about what my colleagues and friends have been working on over the past year. It was also just a nice time to re-connect with everyone, touch base with them all, and meet new friends along the way. Plus, the food was amazing and you can never beat that!

My project was about hurricane warning messages. It was the second study in a series of projects that analyzes the effectiveness of different hurricane warning messages. The study we presented this year compared data we had collected from college students and adults. We found very similar results from both populations which is encouraging news to us. Our next study will be a qualitative project investigating information seeking behaviors.”

Taleb Al-Adbah, Doctoral Student:
“The ICRC conference was truly unforgettable! What set it apart was the diverse range of experiences, backgrounds, and theoretical applications in crisis and risk communication.”

Xin Sheng, Doctoral Student

Graduate Teaching Assistants Sofia Salazar Carballo and Rebecca Freihaut.

Doctoral Student Katelyn Lambert and Dr. Timothy Sellnow.


Alex Colon, Shalewa Babatayo, Jessica Hoffman, Chizorom Okoronkwo, & Rebecca Freihaut.

Katelyn Lambert, Shalewa Babatayo, Jessica Hoffman, and Walter Washika.

Walter Washika, Carson Mann, Jessica Hoffman, Katelyn Lambert, Shalewa Babatayo, Dr. Deanna Sellnow, Chizorom Okoronkwo, Alex Colon, and Dr. Timothy Sellnow.

Strategic Communication Doctoral Students, Katelyn Lambert and Shalewa Babatayo.


By Majdulina Hamed.

Published to Nicholson News on April 4th, 2024.

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