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Nicole Leavey, PhD

Assistant Professor of Practice

Nicole Leavey Nicole is the associate director of strategic partnerships, an Alda-certified instructor at the Alda Center, and an affiliated faculty member with the School of Communication and Journalism.

As associate director, she leads efforts to create, refine, deliver, and assess the Center's professional development workshops. Nicole is passionate about connecting science communication research to practice. Her research interests focus on scientists' public engagement activities, science communication, and gender roles.

Nicole has led evaluation efforts for the different Alda Center curricula, and is an active contributor to the Center's evidence-based curriculum design process. She delivers communication workshops for scientists at academic and professional institutions.

Nicole is also an affiliated faculty member with the Stony Brook School of Communication and Journalism.

She holds a PhD in technology, policy and innovation from Stony Brook University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.