Student-faculty research starts in semester one

Studying crisis communication approaches in organizations

Hunter Simmons

Hunter Simmons, first year Comm Mgt & Design student

"From the moment I committed to Ithaca College I knew I wanted to be proactive in my academic community. By October of my first semester, I knew I wanted to become involved in some sort of research project. A particular area of interest to me was crisis communications— which is a very specific niche within the strategic communication field. I knew of Dr. Cory Young and her involvement in crisis communication, so one evening I decided to shoot her an email asking about potential research opportunities. The next day she replied and was happy to meet in her office. "

Cory Young

Cory Young (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2001) is an Associate Professor of Communication Management and Design, in the Department of Strategic Communication at Ithaca College in upstate New York. She is primarily responsible for teaching corporate and organizational communications, specializing in crisis communication and social media. She has been published in various communication journals (Case Studies in Strategic Communication, Journal of Visual Literacy, Prism, Journal of Communication Studies), books, and trade publications (PR News Media), and has presented her research at regional, national, and international academic conferences. She also holds a Master of Social Science in Culture Studies from the University of Birmingham, England.