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Name: Donna Flayhan
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Department: Communication

Expertise Keywords: Gulf War Syndrome, Media Ecology, Toxic Aftermath of 9/11, Toxic Disasters and Public Health Policy, Carbon Monoxide Health Education Campaign, Cell Phones and Sudden Death Post-9/11, Lower Manhattan Public Health Project, Media Studies, Peer-reviewed science 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers, Public Relations and Public Health, Social Media and Social Revolution, Tobacco Use and Prevention, West Nile Virus Spray Policy and Public Health

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: Public Health, Public Health Campaigns, Social Justice Campaigns, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Media Ecology

Currrent Research: Social Media and Social Revolution: Case Study of Egypt and Arab Spring

Social Media and Social Revolution: Occupy Movements

The Lower Manhattan Public Health Project: A Coordinated Effort to Understand Illnesses Emerging from 9/11

Public Health and Public Health Policy Related to Hydraulic Fracturing

Contact Information

E-mail Address:
Home Phone: 845-338-3870

Other Information

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Professor, Chair of Department, Goucher College, Baltimore
Director, Carbon Monoxide Awareness Campaign, Baltimore


University of Iowa 1990-1997 MA 1993 Communication Studies
University of Iowa 1990-1997 PhD 1997 Communication Studies
University of New Hampshire 1986-1990 BA 1990 Political Science and Communicat


Phi Beta Kappa 1989
Phi Kappa Phi 1989
Pi Gamma Mu 1989
Outstanding Dissertation Award 1998
Carbon Monoxide Research Grant Late 1990s
Gulf War Syndrome/Neurasthenia Research Grant Late 1990, early 2000s
Provost's Research Grant SUNY--New Paltz 2005-06
Jaques Ellul Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Activism for Lower Manhattan Public Health Work 2007

Organizational Memberships

Immediate Past President, New York State Communication Association, 2011

Editorial Board, Communication Quarterly, 2011

Eastern Communication Association

International Communication Association

Union of Concerned Scientists