Carolyn A. Lin
Department of Communication
Expertise: environmental science, health, risk, crisis, marketing, cross-cultural and computer-mediated communication
Professor Lin received her Ph.D. in Media and Information from Michigan State University. Her research and teaching interests focus on environmental, science, health, risk, crisis, marketing, cross-cultural and computer-mediated communication at an individual, community and societal level. As the recipient of a University Distinguished Research Faculty award, she is also the founder of the Communication Technology Division at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. Her recent research covers such topics as environmental crises, public health risks, digital sensor systems, artificial intelligence, mobile applications, augmented reality, digital and social media marketing, and multicultural marketing communication. She has developed or co-developed a commercialized bioinformatics system and two interactive health video games as well as a health promotion and storm preparedness mobile applications. Her interests in climate-change related communication research addresses the dynamics of coupled natural and human systems via integrated socio-environmental systems to generate solutions for building social resiliency as well as enhancing environmental literacy, health and sustainability.
CIRCA projects: Scoping of Dredge Materials Islands and Wetlands for Green Infrastructure Resiliency Projects, Connecticut Department of Housing; Developing Location-Based Communication and Public Engagement Strategies to Build Resilient Coastal Communities, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.