Joseph Woelfel

Department of Communication, Professor

Research Focus: Communication theory

Contact Information

339 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-1168

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I conduct research in communication theory. I have served on the faculty of the University of Illinois, Michigan State University, and the State University of New York at Albany, where I was Professor of Communication and Director of Research and Founding Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Information Science. I was the former Chair of the Department of Communication at the University at Buffalo. I was a Senior Fellow at the East West Center in Honolulu, a Fulbright scholar in the former Yugoslavia, and Senior Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government at the State University of New York. I am the author of numerous books and articles, including The Measurement of Communication Processes: Galileo Theory and Method, with E. L. Fink. I am a principle developer of extensive computer software, including the suite of Galileo programs, which are widely used worldwide in academic, political and private sector research for measuring attitudes, beliefs, market positioning, and designing strategies for modifying them, and CATPAC, a text analysis program utilizing artificial neural technology. My current biography can be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Communication and the Media, and Who's Who in The World.