William Evans, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Telecommunication and Film at the University of Alabama. His research interests include content analysis, media audience measurement, and health and science communication.
He currently serves on the editorial board of Science Communication (a peer-reviewed journal). He has been principal investigator, senior personnel, or lead contractor for dozens of sizable grants and contracts, mostly related to the role of media in public health and in community emergence preparedness. As Director of the Institute for Communication and Information Research at the University of Alabama, a position he held from 2004 to 2010, Dr. Evans served as college-wide research administrator, identifying grant opportunities, preparing grant applications, and monitoring research ethics compliance for a faculty of more than 40 tenured and tenure-track professors. Dr. Evans is a member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and has participated in eight of the ten most recent BEA annual meetings.