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Deanna Dee Sellnow University of Central Florida, USA, University of Kentucky, USA

Deanna Sellnow is currently a professor of strategic communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida.  She conducts research in two major areas.  The first focuses on strategic instructional communication in a variety of contexts (e.g., classrooms, risk and crisis, health).  The second focuses on rhetorical studies of popular culture. She has conducted funded research for the USGS, USDA, Department of Homeland Security, and CDC.  Her work is published in refereed national and international journals, as well several books.  She has presented her work across the U.S. and in many countries around the world including, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Vietnam.  She and her husband, Tim, have a daughter (Debbie), son (Rick), son-in-law (Scott), and grandson (Lincoln).