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Zeynep Altinay, Ph.D.

Zeynep AltinayAssistant Professor
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
MA/ MS, Indiana University
BA, Binghamton University

Office: Murphy Center, 2nd Floor, Room 219
Phone: (914) 633-2364
See Personal Website.
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.

Zeynep Altinay is teaching undergraduate courses in digital literacy and graduate courses in technology for public relations. Her research focuses on social and political implications of environmental communication. She studies the strategic use of communication processes to foster environmental sustainability. She is currently investigating how different images engage diverse audiences and shape public perceptions on rising sea levels, coastal land loss and climate change in coastal landscapes. Because the investigation of environmental issues needs to address the underlying scientific causes and associated risks, her work often features science and risk communication. She worked as a science journalist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Currant Research & Distinctions

Jerrau, P. Altinay, Z., Reynolds, A. (2015). “Best Practices in Environmental Communication: A Case Study of Louisiana’s Coastal Crisis.” Environmental Communication


2014: National Association of Science Writers Idea Grant Program (Co-PI)
Workshop: “Telling Stories and Using Visuals for Coastal Environmental Communication”

2013 & 2014: LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, New Projects Fund (Co-PI)