Susan Youngblood

Susan Youngblood Associate Professor
8074 Haley Center
(334) 844-9075
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Office Hours

  • Monday 9:00-10:45
  • Wednesday 9:00-10:45


Susan Youngblood received her PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric from Texas Tech University and her BA in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her background also includes graduate studies in anthropology.

Her work as an environmental consultant and regulator helped inspire her research in risk communication. Currently, she is studying how Local Emergency Planning Committees communicate about risk with the public. She is also interested in the rhetoric of science, environmental rhetoric, and communication via the Web, particularly as each relates to risk communication.

Recent Publications

  • Costello, V., Youngblood, S.A., and Youngblood, N.E. (2012). Multimedia Foundations: Core Concepts for Digital Design. Focal Press.
  • Youngblood, S.A. (2012). Circularity, analogy, and gestalt in the ancestral Puebloan cannibalism debate. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 42(2), 105-122.
  • Youngblood, S.A. (2012). Balancing the rhetorical tension between right-to-know and security in risk communication: Ambiguity and avoidance. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 26(1), 33-62.

Last Updated: September 11, 2012