Environmental communication, informal science education, science communication
Connie Roser-Renouf is an Associate Research Professor at George Mason University. She has been with the Center for Climate Change Communication at Mason since its inception in 2007, and received her PhD in Communication Research from Stanford University in 1986.
Her current primary research interest is in the application of information processing theories to the design of strategic communication on climate change, with the objective of increasing public awareness of its threat, urgency and solvability. Previously, she conducted communication research on a range of other social issues, including Third World development, heart disease prevention, and the health risks of environmental contamination. Now Dr. Roser-Renouf focuses on the identification of effective communication strategies for audiences with diverse and polarized views on climate change, seeking methods to depolarize the issue and build public support for action to reduce the threat. Roser-Renouf joins the George Mason team all the way from Northern California.