© Donna Flayhan and Figure/Ground Communication
Dr. Flayhan was interviewed by Laureano Ralon on August 3rd, 2012
Donna Flayhan is a media ecologist and a former student of Joshua Meyrowitz. She received her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa in 1997, and currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media at State University of New York at New Paltz, where she specializes in Cultural Studies (American Cultural Studies, British Cultural Studies, and the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory), Mass Communication and Social Theory (the American effects tradition and Chicago School Sociology), Communication Technology and Society (history of media, media ecology, medium theory), and Public Policy & Public Health Communication (NIH Grant Research. Team research with scholars from Communication Studies, Sociology, and the College of Medicine). She is also the Founder and Director of The Lower Manhattan Public Health Project, which was aimed at getting the rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers, and residents of Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn the answers, benefits, and treatments that they deserve after 9/11.