Sol Hart is an Assistant Professor in both Communication Studies and the Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. He specializes in risk communication related to environmental, science, and risk issues. Professor Hart’s research investigates the psychological processes underlying effective risk communication. This research area includes understanding the role of the media in motivating and engaging the public around a variety of issues and how to create effective messages that can cross ideological divides and resonate with broad sections of the public. Professor Hart’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His research has been published in a number of peer reviewed journals, including Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, Environmental Communication, Nature: Climate Change, Public Understanding of Science, Science Communication, and Society and Natural Resources.