Dominique Brossard is a professor in and chair of the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). She is an affiliate of UW-Madison Robert and Jean Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, the UW-Madison Center for Global Studies and the Morgridge Institute for Research. Dr. Brossard teaches courses in strategic communication theory and research with a focus on science and risk communication. Her research program concentrates on the intersections between science, media, and policy. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a former board member of the International Network of Public Communication of Science and Technology, Dr. Brossard is an internationally known expert in public-opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues, such as genetically engineering crops. She has published numerous research articles on the topic in such outlets as Science, Science Communication, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Public Understanding of Science, and Communication Research and was coeditor of the book The Media, the Public, and Agricultural Biotechnology (2007). Dr. Brossard has a varied professional background, including experience in the laboratory and in the corporate world. She spent 5 years at Accenture in its Change Management Services Division. She was also the communication coordinator for the Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II (ABSPII), a position that combined public relations with marketing communication and strategic communication. Dr. Brossard earned her MS in plant biotechnology from the Ecole Nationale d’Agronomie de Toulouse and her MPS and PhD in communication from Cornell University.

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