Stacey Hust, the Murrow college Dean of Faculty Affairs and College operations, is responsible for faculty orientation, development and retention. She fosters a climate of academic excellence and collaboration while addressing the needs of faculty with regard to development and instructional support.

Since 2005, Stacey Hust has made an impact on the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication through her work as a researcher and associate professor, focusing on how people use media-based interactions to create healthier relationships.

Hust received her master’s degree in public relations at Washington State University in 2000 and then earned her doctorate in health communication at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Now, Hust teaches Public Relations Management and Campaigns for undergraduates, as well as other courses for graduate students, focusing on communication through health and gender.

Her research focuses on how adolescents’ health in romantic and sexual relationships and media relations interact.

Hust is nationally ranked by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship for her research and ranked 28th among 3,091 national and international authors for the number of top conference papers.

Hust, along with researcher Kathleen Boyce Rodgers, received the 2014 Mary Ann Yodelis Smith Award for Feminist Research from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and they received one of two National Council on Family Relations Innovation Grants.

Hust’s research has been published in the “Journal of Sex Research,” “Journal of Health Communication,” “Health Communication,” and “Mass Communication & Society.”  The United States Department of Education, the Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and the Washington State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program also have supported her research.

She serves as chair of Strategic Communication and is associate director for the Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion Research.

Besides her work, Hust along with her husband consider themselves hobby farmers, growing vegetables and raising chicken and fish. Hust said her daughters take up most of her at-home time, and the family often camps and fishes.  When she finds additional time, she loves reading mystery and historical novels.

Bio authored by Katie Shadler, Class of 2017