Dr. Trevor Bell
Dr. Trevor Bell’s teaching focuses on research methodology – looking at how research can inform campaigns and promote meaningful change – and strategic communication, with a primarily emphasis on how organizations can adapt to an ever-changing environment by adopting new strategies and learning from past practices.
Dr. Bell’s research is based around health communication, with a particular interest in using communication to improve the management of children, adolescents, and young adults with type 1 diabetes and their parents’ attitudes toward the disease. His work has been published notably journals such as Health Communication and Communication Methods & Measures, and he’s had multiple presentation opportunities at esteemed communication conferences such as the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Annual Conference, and the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication. Dr. Bell’s research experience also serves as a catalyst for his teaching.
Dr. Bell earned his Ph.D. in mass communication, with an emphasis in health communication, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to earning his doctorate, he earned both his master’s degree in mass communication and his bachelor’s degree in public relations from Texas Tech University.