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Anna Karavanov Sr Professorial Lecturer School of Communication

Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park, Department of Communication

Anya Karavanov is a professor of Public Communication. She is a seasoned marketing communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience creating and implementing social change campaigns for government agencies, nonprofits, and private foundations. She specializes in developing strategies to engage the public on social issues and encourage behavior change. She develops comprehensive strategic plans and builds messaging and dissemination tactics based on technical information and audience based research.

Karavanov also has extensive knowledge of research methodologies; her qualitative and quantitative research has informed a number of national communication initiatives.

She provides consultation, workshops, and trainings to develop effective social change communication campaigns to improve health, protect the environment and reform public education system. Recent clients include: The General Electric Foundation, AARP Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services, Smithsonian Institution, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, Rare, National PTA, Kidsave, and United States Agency for International Development.
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Fall 2022

  • COMM-738 Research for Strategic Comm

  • COMM-738 Research for Strategic Comm

Spring 2023

  • COMM-346 Public Relations Case Studies

  • COMM-540 Social Mktng for Social Impact

  • COMM-540 Social Mktng for Social Impact