Hi, there. My name is Nikki McClaran.
Currently, I am a doctoral candidate within the Information and Media program at Michigan State University where I am also a University Enrichment Fellow. My research interests pertain to narrative persuasion, social norms, and health/risk communication. I am particularly interested in how health and risk information presented within entertainment media subsequently influences perceived norms. While conducting research, I have also been instructing courses for the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. As a pedagogy nerd, I also love learning and exploring new ways to teach and help my students succeed in their chosen professions.