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Matthew C. Nisbet

Matthew C. Nisbet
Associate Professor, School of Communication
American University

Nisbet is a social scientist who studies strategic communication in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over science, the environment and public health. He is the author of more than 35 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and he serves on the editorial boards of Science Communication and theInternational Journal of Press/Politics. Nisbet’s current research examining the debates over climate change and energy policy is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. In 2011, Nisbet was named a Google Science Communication Fellow in recognition of his work on climate change. His research has appeared at high-impact disciplinary journals such as Public Opinion Quarterly,Public Understanding of Science and Communication Research as well as interdisciplinary outlets such as Scienc