Sol Hart

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Sol Hart

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies and Program in the Environment (PitE)

Office Location(s): 5417 North Quad
Phone: 734.764.0420

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Program in the Environment
  • Fields of Study
    • Heath and the Media
    • Media and the Environment
    • The News Media
  • About

    Sol Hart is an Assistant Professor in both Communication Studies and the Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. He specializes in risk communication related to environmental, science, and risk issues. Professor Hart’s research investigates the psychological processes underlying effective risk communication. This research area includes understanding the role of the media in motivating and engaging the public around a variety of issues and how to create effective messages that can cross ideological divides and resonate with broad sections of the public. Professor Hart’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His research has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals, including Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, Science Communication, Public Understanding of Science, Medical Decision Making, Society and Natural Resources, and Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture.

  • Teaching Fall 2015
    • Environ 413- Environmental Communication
  • Teaching Winter 2016
    • Environ 304- Topics in Culture and Environment