Dustin Carnahan Ph.D.

Dustin Carnahan

Assistant Professor

  • Communication


Dustin Carnahan is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Ohio State University. His research focuses on political information-seeking behavior (with an emphasis on selective exposure), the role of communication processes in propagating and correcting misinformation on political and health-related issues, the influence of cognitive and affective factors on information-processing strategies, and innovative approaches in experimentation. His work has been featured in Human Communication Research, Political Communication, and Political Behavior.

Research and Teaching

Political communication, public opinion, selective exposure, misinformation and corrective messages, mass media and political behavior

Research Centers and Labs

Health and Risk Communication Center

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room 
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824