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College of Information and Communications

Mass Communication

Carl A. Ciccarelli


B.S., Communication Studies, The College at Brockport (SUNY)
M.A., Public Relations, Ball State University


Carl Arland Ciccarelli is a scholar and researcher in the related subject areas of public relations, brand marketing, advertising psychology, crisis management, and the impact of mediated content on the formulation of consumer actions, specifically maladaptive behaviors.

Ciccarelli was born and raised in the small upstate New York town of Bolton Landing, along the West shore of Lake George. In his free time Ciccarelli enjoys playing a variety of sports — boating, cooking, trivia, spending time with his family and watching/rooting for his favorite sports teams (Buffalo Bills, NY Mets, Buffalo Sabres & Everton FC).

Research Interests

crisis communications; media consumer behavior; construal level theory; long-term effects of consumer-based messaging

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