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Alan R. Freitag


Alan Freitag, Ph.D., (Ohio University, 1999) is a professor in the Communication Studies Department. He teaches and conducts research in public relations and has been with the Univeristy since August 1998. A Fulbright scholar, Freitag served in Poznan, Poland, for six months in 2012 and again for 10 months in 2015-16 as a distinguished chair. Freitag retired from the U.S.

Alexia Galati

Assistant Professor

Alexia Galati, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Psychological Science Department. She studies cognition in socially and environmentally situated contexts. Much of her work focuses on the constraints of how language users keep track of their conversational partners’ perspectives and how they adapt their linguistic and non-linguistic behavior to coordinate with one another.

Bianca C Reisdorf

Assistant Professor

Bianca C. Reisdorf is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte. Her research examines digital inequalities in highly technologized countries with a focus on marginalized communities, often comparing populations across various countries.

Christine Salkin Davis


Christine Davis, Ph.D., is a professor in the Communication Studies Department. Her research interests are in the intersection of family, culture and health communication. Davis publishes regularly on topics such as children’s health, end-of-life communication, family disability and qualitative research methods.