Jim Dearing, PhD


Dr. Dearing was Professor of Communication and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, was on the faculty of Michigan State University, and a visiting faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of Michigan. He studies the strategic use of diffusion of innovation concepts to accelerate the spread of evidence-based practices, programs, and policies. He studied under and worked closely with Everett M. Rogers for 20 years. Dr. Dearing is the Director and PI of the Cancer Communication Research Center, and chair of the Design for Diffusion Core.