Faculty Spotlight

Five Questions with Xiaoquan Zhao

Five Questions with Xiaoquan Zhao

Xiaoquan Zhao is a Professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. Zhao researches health message design and effects, evaluation of public communication campaigns, health information seeking, health information disparities, news effects on health and risk perceptions, and the role of the self in health behavior and persuasive communication.

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Colonel Michael A. Dickerson Scholarship

Colonel Michael A. Dickerson Scholarship

Prof. Michael A. Dickerson was a beloved faculty member who passed away in March 2021. Everyone who knew him knew of his love for Public Relations and for his students. His dedication to helping students reach the next level of understanding and application of PR to their future internship or careers is now honored through the Colonel Michael A. Dickerson Endowed Scholarship.

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Lance E. Schmeidler, #MasonCOMM Alum and Faculty, Looks Back on the past 20 Years

Lance E. Schmeidler, #MasonCOMM Alum and Faculty, Looks Back on the past 20 Years

Over the past two decades, #MasonCOMM alumnus and currently faculty member, Lance E. Schmeidler, has seen a lot of change. Over his time, he has watched the campus grow and expand from a small commuter school to one of the largest residential schools in the state; yet, he says he has always “appreciated how walking paths and nature are incorporated throughout campus.” This week we’ll learn more about a faculty member who does so much for the department and university.

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