Advanced Academic Programs, Washington, D.C.

Igor Ristić, PhD, teaches in the MA in Communication Program at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ristić is a Public Affairs Specialist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. He joined the federal government in 2020 as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). During his PMF fellowship, Dr. Ristić also completed a communications detail with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travelers’ Health Branch. Prior to beginning his federal career, Dr. Ristić taught communication courses at four universities, including Oregon State University, the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University, and Northern Kentucky University. He has taught public speaking, public relations, interviewing, intercultural communication, organizational communication, small-group problem solving, interpersonal communication, and communication theory. His writing has been published in scholarly journals and textbooks. Dr. Ristić earned his PhD in Communication from the University of Kansas in 2018, with a focus on intercultural communication. He earned his MA (2012) and BA (2010) communication degrees from Northern Kentucky University, with MA specialties in computer-mediated communication, interpersonal communication, and communication teaching; and B.A. minors in electronic media / broadcasting and international studies.

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