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Faculty and Staff Profile

Meghnaa Tallapragada

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication

Office: 406 Strode Tower
Phone: (864) 656-1567

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Communication
Cornell University 2016

M.S. Communication
Cornell University 2015

M.S. Communication
North Carolina State University 2010

B.E. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
CBIT, Osmania University 2008

 Courses Taught

COMM 3550: Principles of Public Relations
COMM 8110: Communication Research Methods II


As a researcher, I am passionate about combining my background as an engineer and a strategic science communication scholar. I study how scientists examine societal and ethical issues of their research, and how individuals learn and engage in the context of controversial sciences and technologies such as biotechnology, hydraulic fracturing, and nanotechnology. As a teacher, I nurture a safe space to raise creative thinkers who can, not only help solve current public relations dilemmas but also, feel empowered to better their individual selves. As a member of the Tiger community, I am also motivated to apply my understanding of communication to serve the communities at Clemson.

 Research Interests

Science Communication, Public Engagement of Science & Technology, Science Education, & Risk Communication.