Kajsa Dalrymple

Kajsa Dalrymple
Assistant Professor
Phone: 
319-335-3360
Office: 
W339 AJB
PhD 2011, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kajsa Dalrymple is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a faculty associate of the Water Sustainability Initiative at The University of Iowa. Her research focuses on the intersection between science, strategic communication, and public policy. Recently, Dalrymple has been examining the ways that water issues are discussed in local news outlets and how such coverage may influence public opinion toward water sustainability.

Her studies have been published in the Journal of Society and Natural Resources, The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, Communication Research, and she has recently contributed to Water Communication: Analysis of Strategies and campaigns from the Water Sector.

Dalrymple has worked closely with both state government officials and Extension efforts to help facilitate campaign development and better understand the behavioral impact of environmental social marketing campaigns.

She has taught courses in communication theory, mass communication, advertising, risk communication and research and writing techniques. At the University of Iowa SJMC Dalrymple teaches Media Uses and Effects, Risk Communication, Social Media and Online Communication, Multimedia Storytelling, and Professional Blogging.

Recent Publications:

Dalrymple, K.E. (Forthcoming). Mass media and opinion leaders: Promoting environmental behaviors. In C. Herve-Bazin (Ed.), Water communication: Analysis of strategies and campaigns from the water sector. London, UK: International Water Association Publishing.

Bode, L. & Dalrymple, K.E. (Forthcoming). Politics in 140 Characters or Less: Campaign Communication, Network Interaction, and Political Participation on Twitter. Journal of Political Marketing.

Dalrymple, K.E., Shaw, B.R., & Brossard, D. (2013). Following the Leader: Using Opinion Leaders in Environmental Strategic Communication. Journal of Society and Natural Resources, 26(12), 1438-1453. doi: 10.1080/08941920.2013.820812

Edgerly, S., Vraga, E.K., Dalrymple, K.E., Fung, T. & Macafee, T. (2013). Directing the dialogue: The relationship between YouTube videos and the comments they spur. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 10(3), 276-292. doi: 10.1080/19331681.2013.794120

Ladwig, P., Dalrymple, K. E., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M.A. (2012). Perceived familiarity or factual knowledge? Comparing operationalizations of scientific understanding. Journal of Science and Public Policy. doi: 10.1093/scipol/scs048

Shaw, B.R., Dalrymple, K.E., & Brossard, D. (2012). Factors associated with behavioral compliance to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Journal of Extension, 50(2). http://www.joe.org/joe/2012april/a9.php