Phillip Arceneaux

Assistant Professor of
Strategic CommunicationPhilip Arceneaux

Phillip Arceneaux researches the topics of political public relations and public diplomacy, with supplemental interests in international law, technology policy, and cybersecurity. His work merges political communication and technology policy to develop public policy solutions to issues posed by digital communication infrastructure, such as disinformation, computational propaganda, and influence operations. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as New Media & Society, the Journal of Public Affairs, Journal of International Communication, Journal of Public Interest Communication, and the American Behavioral Scientist, as well as through multiple book chapters, policy papers, and thought leadership pieces.  
A proponent of connecting academia and scholarship to practice, Arceneaux has consulted on public relations and digital outreach and engagement with a number of agencies across the United States federal government, including the Department of State, Naval Academy, and Central Intelligence Agency. He has also served as a research consultant for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Partnership for Countering Influence Operations. 
With a history of teaching a wide breadth of courses, Arceneaux has classroom experience in such topics as public relations principles, planning and writing, new and social media, international and intercultural communication, advocacy and civic participation, research methods, and emerging media law and ethics. He enjoys working with students one-on-one and regularly takes on students for independent studies, senior projects, research hours, and other opportunities.  
Arceneaux received his doctorate degree from the University of Florida, his master's from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and his bachelor's from Louisiana State University. 
His Twitter handle is: @phil_arceneaux

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