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Kurt Braddock

Lecturer in Communication Arts and Sciences


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Education:

  1. B.A., The College of New Jersey, 2004
  2. M.A., University of Delaware, 2006
  3. Ph.D., Penn State University, 2012

Biography:

Kurt Braddock researches the effects of specific types of communication in the processes surrounding the use of terrorism. Specifically, Dr. Braddock’s work focuses on (a) how terrorist groups use different persuasive techniques to draw individuals to join their groups, and (b) how counter-terrorists can use similar techniques to get individuals to leave terrorist groups. He teaches a number of courses at Penn State, including CAS100B: Effective Speech, Communication in Groups, CAS553: Disaster Communication, CAS283: Communication and Information Technology, and HLS805: Terrorism, Violence, and Threats. His work has been published in a number of communication, psychology, and terrorism journals, including Communication Monographs, Personality and Individual Differences, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.