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Christopher Jackson

Christopher  Jackson

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  1. B.A., University of Iowa, 2017
  2. M.A., Wake Forest University, 2020
  3. Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, anticipated 2024

Christopher Jackson is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. He primarily researches issues in climate change communication, where he presently maintains two complimentary lines of inquiry. The first concerns experimentally testing the efficacy of persuasive messages that emphasize the economic costs of global warming. The second concerns developing and improving measurement instruments to assess public opinion regarding government climate policies. In particular, he is interested in what (if any) individual factors lead to differences in attitudes towards market-based (i.e. carbon pricing) and command-and-control (i.e. the Green New Deal) climate policies. His work has won recognition at conferences and funding from competitive grants. External to climate change communication, he is interested in nuclear semiotics, or improving long-time nuclear waste warning messages.  A former collegiate debater, Jackson has served since 2017 as a faculty instructor at the Gonzaga University Debate Institute. 

Advisor: Shannon Cruz