Wayne State University

Deborah D. Sellnow-Richmond



Debbie Sellnow-Richmond's research focuses on the relationships that clients develop with nonprofit organizations, as well as the efficacy and/or unforeseen effects of public relations messages in health/organizational crisis contexts. Her research in public relations has appeared in Journal of Applied Communication Research and received top paper in the Public Relations Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association conference. Debbie has experience teaching courses in public relations, organizational communication and health communication. She has professional experiences in community-centered campaigns at the state, national and international-level.

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Degrees and Certifications

M.P.S., Public Service, University of Arkansas Clinton School, 2011

B.A., Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies, Political Science, University of Minnesota, 2008

Recent Publications

Spence, P., Lachlan, K., Sellnow-Richmond, D. D., Sellnow, T. L. & Lin, X. (in press). The problem with remaining silent: Exemplification effects and public image. Communication Studies.

Sellnow, D. D., & Sellnow, T. L. (2014). The challenge of exemplification in organizational crisis communication. Journal of Applied Communication, 98(2), 53-64.