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Dr. Timothy L. Sellnow

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Professor and Associate Dean for ...


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree
    St. Cloud State University
  • master's degree
    North Dakota State University
  • doctorate
    Wayne State University , Detroit
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Advisory Council, 14 May 2015 [cached]
Dr. Timothy L. Sellnow Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
The National Communication Association, 9 June 2010 [cached]
Sellnow advises families to take into account any family pets, or family members with special needs that might make evacuation difficult.
Tim Sellnow, Ph.D., is a Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the University of Kentucky. His primary research and teaching focus on risk and crisis communication. Much of his recent research focuses on strategic communication for mitigating the impact of and maintaining resilience in response to crises. His work spans corporate crises, natural disasters, epidemics, and potential terrorist attacks on the United States. He has co-authored four books and published many refereed journal articles focusing on strategies for effective risk and crisis communication. He currently serves as theme leader for the risk communication research team at the National Center for Food Protection and Defense, a Center of Excellence sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. He has also served as a risk and crisis communication consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Timothy L. Sellnow, ..., 13 Aug 2015 [cached]
Timothy L. Sellnow, North Dakota State University
"Simply telling the American public that ..., 12 Oct 2014 [cached]
"Simply telling the American public that Ebola won't infect them is reassuring but insufficient," said Timothy L. Sellnow, who advises the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on how to communicate during crises.
"Whenever a threat like this exists, citizens are not comforted by simply remaining passive and trusting that the virus won't reach them," said Sellnow, a communications professor at the University of Kentucky.
"A paradox exists with crisis communication," said Sellnow, the Kentucky professor. Health authorities can refute ridiculous claims, he said, but at a price.
News, 9 Nov 2002 [cached]
Sellnow Named NDSU Faculty Athletic Representative
FARGO, ND--President Joseph A. Chapman has appointed Tim Sellnow, professor of communication, as the faculty athletic representative for Bison Athletics.
Sellnow succeeds Velmer Burton, dean of the Graduate School and professor of sociology, who is leaving campus to become chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
"Dr. Sellnow will play a significant role as the NDSU athletics department moves to NCAA Division I," Chapman said.
Dr. Sellnow will do a fine job as NDSU's faculty representative."
"I can't think of a more exciting time to have this position," Sellnow said, referring to the university's transition to Division I. "As a professor of organizational communication, I clearly understand that change is always difficult.But, we have such an outstanding program that NDSU's transition will be smoother and more productive than you might expect with a major change like this."
The position's duties include being as a liaison between faculty, administration and athletics; serving on the University Athletics Committee; assisting in institutional certification processes; participating in compliance reviews; administering NCAA coaches' exams regarding recruiting and compliance; and attending conference and NCAA meetings.
"We're very excited that Tim has accepted the position," said Gene Taylor, director of intercollegiate athletics.
Sellnow, who joined the NDSU faculty in 1988, earned his bachelor's degree at St. Cloud State University, his master's degree from NDSU and his doctorate at Wayne State University, Detroit.
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