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Linda Aldoory, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research
Professor of Communication

laldoory@umd.edu, 301-405-7364, Twitter: @laldoory

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Linda Aldoory, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research for the College or Arts and Humanities, Professor of Communication, and Equity Administrator and Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the college. She is former Endowed Chair and Director of the Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at UMD. Aldoory's research is in public relations, health communication, health literacy and gender. She examines effects of campaigns and messages on underserved health populations. Her research is published in leading journals of her fields, such as Journal of Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication and Journal of Public Relations Research. She has consulted for federal agencies, such as the CDC, FDA and USDA, and formerly worked for the Bronx Perinatal Consortium and American Psychiatric Association.                                                           

Ashley Richerson Miller, Research and Programming Coordinator
arichers@umd.edu, 301-405-2095

Ashley is the Research and Programming Coordinator for the College of Arts and Humanities and is responsible for supporting faculty research, coordinating administrative operations, communications, and programming for the college and the Maryland Center for Humanities Research. She is a musician, educator and arts administrator with experience in schools, nonprofits and higher education. She has worked at the intersection of arts and humanities and higher education for over a decade. Her professional interests include interdisciplinary and arts-integrated education, arts administration, choral music, curriculum development, event planning, and programming. She graduated with degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from William Jewell College and a M.Ed. in Arts, Community and Education, with an Integrated Arts specialization, from Lesley University.