About Nancy Snow

Nancy Snow, Ph.D. is a specialist on influence, credibility, and persuasion in popular culture and political communication.  She holds a doctorate in international relations from American University’s School of International Service and is recognized internationally for expertise in public diplomacy and propaganda studies.  A former USIA/Department of State Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in the Clinton administration, she is Full Professor of Communications at California State University, Fullerton and Adjunct Professor in the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.  Dr. Snow is the author or co-editor of seven books, including the Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy, Information War, and Propaganda, Inc., as well as over sixty scholarly articles and book chapters.  She has published opinion pieces in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Newsday.  Her forthcoming books include a profile of Edward R. Murrow at USIA (Truth is the Best Propaganda: Murrow in the Kennedy Years) and an edited volume, Propaganda and American Democracy, for LSU Press.

Snow has held visiting professor appointments in public diplomacy and marketing foreign policy at Sophia University in Tokyo, Syracuse University’s Newhouse and Maxwell Schools, and Tsinghua University in Beijing.  She holds an international adjunct appointment in public diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel.

A two-time recipient of a Fulbright (Germany, Japan) and a speaker/specialist in public diplomacy for the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Snow returned in July 2012 from a Fulbright professorship lecturing on American Foreign Policy and Politics and American Culture at Sophia University in Tokyo.  You can read her Japan-based course blog Tokyo Nancy Snow here.


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