Susan K. Opt Salem College, USA
Susan Opt (Ph.D. & M.A., The Ohio State University; B.F.A., Wright State University) is chair and associate professor in the Communication Department at Salem College. She has experience teaching a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including communication theory, communication research, intercultural communication, public relations, public speaking, organizational communication, journalism, and special topics such as the rhetoric of social intervention. Opt has three main areas of research: social/cultural change from a rhetorical perspective, college students’ perceptions of HIV/AIDS, and the relationship of Myers-Briggs personality types to communication variables. Her work has been published in journals such as Communication Quarterly, Journal of Radio Studies, Journal of Psychology, and the New Jersey Journal of Communication. She has also authored or co-authored four book chapters. Prior to becoming a full-time academic, Opt worked in the publishing industry as a journalist, typesetter, and book production editor.