Purdue University

C4E Sloan Scholars

Janel Jett

Janel specializes in political communication and political psychology, particularly in the context of science, technology, and environmental policy. Her interests are in how politically driven communication choices interfere with public understanding of science and science-based policymaking. Her work examines how oppositional messages to policy solutions confer resistance and prevent future successful communication, while considering ways to bypass communication barriers using emerging technologies and public-centered solutions. Prior to her position as a Center for the Environment Sloan Scholar, Janel was a Chateaubriand Fellow at the Université de Paris, Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale (LPS). She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science from Purdue University in 2021.

Henry Seeger

Henry's research examines how people, communities, and organizations respond to food and water contamination, including how communities self-organize to enact resilience in response to water crises. Prior to becoming a Center for the Environment Sloan Scholar, Henry received his Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University, his Master’s degree in Communication from Illinois State University, and his Ph.D. from Purdue's Lamb School of Communication.