Edited By Do Kyun Kim and James W. Dearing
Do Kyun Kim (PhD, Ohio University) is an associate professor and Richard D’Aquin / BORSF Professor of Communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His main areas of expertise include diffusion of information and innovations, social network analysis, communication campaign and intervention, and communicative social change. He has also been involved in climate change communication research projects as an affiliate researcher of the Center for Climate Change Communication. In addition to a PhD degree in Communication, he has several academic degrees in different fields of social science, such as political science and economics. Dr. Kim has been involved in many domestic and international projects for health promotion and social change, dealing with cases in the United States, Botswana, South Africa, India, and South Korea. He has also applied this knowledge to several community, state, and national projects on health promotion and organizational/community change. He is the founder and executive director of Acadiana Community Education Center, which provides educationally marginalized people with diverse educational opportunities, such as computer skills and literacy education.
James W. Dearing (PhD, University of Southern California) is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. Dr. Dearing was Principal Investigator of the Cancer Communication Research Center, a U.S. National Cancer Institute Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research, and Senior Scientist with Kaiser Permanente. Jim specializes in the diffusion of innovations, and the use of diffusion principles to disseminate and effectively implement and sustain worthy...
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