Lucinda Austin, Ph.D.

Photo of Lucinda Austin, Ph.D. Austin, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she researches social media, health and crisis communication, and publics’ perspectives in CSR and relationship building. Austin has published in journals including Communication Research, the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Health Communication, the Journal of Public Relations Research, and PR Review. She has been awarded AEJMC’s Promising Professors and PR Division SuPRstar Awards, the Arthur W. Page Center’s Legacy Educator and Scholar Awards, and NCA’s PRIDE Award. She currently serves as chair of the AEJMC Public Relations Division’s Teaching Committee.