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Zach Hart, Ph.D.

Program Head, Communication & Public Relations

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I was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois.  I also have lived in Chicago, IL; East Lansing, MI; and Columbia, MO.  I am the father of two sons, one of whom is a NKU graduate.  


I joined the NKU faculty in 2003.  I earned my PhD in Communication from Michigan State University.  I previously taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Concordia University-Chicago.  My research interests focus on the information seeking strategies and sensemaking process for parents of children with disabilities and the socialization of new employees.  I teach Communication Studies, Health Communication and Public Relations courses.  I previously served as department chair from 2010-11 and 2012-2018.