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Laura Lindenfeld

Dean, School of Communication and Journalism; Executive Director, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Stony Brook University
Work Phone: (631) 632-2130 Website: Stony Brook University School of Communication & Journalism
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As dean of the School of Communication and Journalism, Laura Lindenfeld oversees a team of dedicated faculty and staff, including a Pulitzer Prize winner, to educate and train the next generation of multimedia journalists and communication professionals.

As the Alda Center director, Dr. Lindenfeld oversees a dynamic organization that has trained more than 18,000 scientists from around the world. The Center provides international leadership in conducting and connecting research to practice to advance effective science communication.

A communication researcher, Dr. Lindenfeld’s work draws inspiration from the idea that we can make better, more informed decisions about how we shape our collective future. She is passionate about supporting scientists to share their work in more direct and engaging ways. Her research focuses on how we can advance meaningful, productive interactions with communities, shareholders, and decision-makers by strengthening linkages between knowledge and action. Much of Dr. Lindenfeld’s research focuses on environmental sustainability communication. Her work seeks to understand how we can support effective stakeholder engagement and communicate science more effectively and persuasively.

Categories: Community Engagement, Organizational Change, Science Communication
Updated 4 months ago.
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