Conflict and Terrorism, Music and Social Identity, Social Influence, Persuasion, Health Behaviors and Crisis Messaging
Anthony F. Lemieux is Professor of Communication at Georgia State University and was previously an American Council on Education Fellow. He is co-Director of the Atlanta Global Studies Center, in partnership with The Georgia Institute of Technology, and served as Director of the Global Studies Institute at Georgia State. Lemieux is a lead researcher in an interdisciplinary initiative researching transcultural conflict and violence (TCV). He is Principal Investigator of the U.S. Department of Defense Minerva Initiative supported interdisciplinary, multi-institution, research program on Mobilizing Media which leverages empirically-validated models of health behavior change, persuasion and communication to provide comprehensive analysis of strategic communication campaigns and propaganda outputs of terrorist groups including magazines, music, images, texts, and videos. He was previously Principal Investigator of a Department of Homeland Security funded program on Using Experimental Research to Study the Dynamics of Radicalization and Terrorism that created a cutting-edge augmented-reality based experiment to examine the impact of grievance on support for terrorism and non-violent protest. Previous collaborative work on psychological, communicative and behavioral aspects of cyber security was supported by the National Science Foundation. In a previous program of research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, Lemieux developed and evaluated behavioral change interventions in the context of music-based HIV Prevention, HIV treatment adherence, and health behavior change, and has an extensive background on program and intervention development and evaluation. He has taught extensively on terrorism and has served as a subject matter expert on radicalization. Lemieux has been featured in both national and international media. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in social psychology at the University of Connecticut, and a B.A. in psychology and sociology at Boston College.