Faculty in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences recognize we live in a global society where sensitivity to cultural factors is essential for positive affective, cognitive, social and health outcomes. Our scholars take their work across the world from the U.S. to Africa, Peru and more. Whether we're working with individuals on human-centered design to improve local farming practices, helping train journalists and scientists to understand each other and work together, or connecting with international partners to deliver education and training - our researchers are dedicated to improving our diverse and complex world.
We are committed to research that helps us understand similarities and differences within, between and across cultures.
Ongoing studies by a researcher and journalism educator at Michigan State University reveal that public support and perception of the Black Lives Matter movement is affected by the way reporters cover BLM protests.Read more
Eric Freedman is Professor of Journalism and former Associate Dean of International Studies and Programs. During his 20-year newspaper career, he covered public affairs, environmental issues and legal affairs for newspapers in New York and Michigan, winning a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a legislative corruption scandal.
Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., is a tenured professor in MSU’s School of Journalism and the Faculty Excellence Advocate for the College of Communication Arts & Sciences. Her anthology includes journal articles, documentary films, radio documentaries, book chapters and a comic book - many works recognized by international communication associations such as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Broadcast Education Association.