Kylah Hedding

Assistant Professor — School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Kylah’s research interests lie at the intersection of political communication, environmental communication, and strategic communication. She studies the roles of media and advocacy in politics and policy making. She is especially interested in water and energy issues, particularly how scientific information is used and discussed.

Currently she is researching the role of media and advocacy in Iowa environmental and agricultural policy making. Additional projects include examinations of civic engagement, advocacy organizations, community newspapers, and alternative media and their influence in politics.

Kylah teaches courses in strategic communication and political communication. Prior to joining the UI Faculty, Kylah spent more than 10 years working in strategic communication and public affairs, mostly in the water industry.