Kathleen M. Rose

|Research Associate & Lecturer
Academic Appointments
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Science Communication

  • Lecturer

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I'm a postdoctoral fellow in science communication in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. My research focuses on science and risk communication, with an emphasis on public understanding of science and public engagement/outreach with respect to controversial scientific and environmental issues. Much of this works is interdisciplinary and encompasses several fields, which is reflected in both my research and educational background that includes mass communication, environmental science, quantitative research methods, and science and technology studies.


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Institute for Writing and Rhetoric


  • M.S. Ohio State University, 2014
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019

Selected Publications

  • Rose, K. M., Markowitz, E. M., & Brossard, D. (2020). Scientists’ incentives and attitudes toward public communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(3), 1274-1276. doi:10.1073/pnas.1916740117

  • Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2020). Of society, nature, and health: How perceptions of specific risks and benefits of genetically engineered foods shape public rejection. Environmental Communication. doi:10.1080/17524032.2019.1710227

  • Rose, K. M., Howell, E. L., Su, L. Y.-F., Xenos, M. A., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2019). Distinguishing scientific knowledge: The impact of different measures of knowledge on GM food attitudes. Public Understanding of Science, 28(4), 449-467. doi:10.1177/0963662518824837

  • Rose, K. M., Howell, E. L., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., Xenos, M. A., Shapira, P., Youtie, J., & Kwon, S. (2018). The values of synthetic biology: Researcher views of their field and participation in public engagement. BioScience, 68(10), 782-791. doi:10.1093/biosci/biy077

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