Skip to main content.

Erika Franklin Fowler

Expert Profile

Erika Franklin Fowler

Assistant Professor of Government
Wesleyan University
Expertise: 
political communication, especially broadcast news and campaign advertising

Biography

Erika Franklin Fowler, Ph.D, is an assistant professor of government at Wesleyan University.  She previously was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan. Professor Fowler specializes in political communication, especially broadcast news and campaign advertising, and her work on local television has been published in communication, law/policy, and medical journals. Professor Fowler earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served for five years as the research director of the University of Wisconsin NewsLab, one of the largest, most systematic local news tracking projects in the country. She is the author of several book chapters on political communication and has published articles in Stanford Law & Policy Review and The American Journal of Managed Care. Professor Fowler is also a partner with Capitol Opinion, a Wisconsin-based polling and research firm. She is currently working on a book about the content and effect of local broadcast election coverage, as well as several projects investigating the role of health communication on policy opinions among the public.

Government Department
Wesleyan University
Middletown  Connecticut  06459
United States
Office Phone: 
(860) 685-3407

Announcements

The pandemic is far from over but crucial COVID-19 protections and benefits are gone. In our next webinar, we'll explore the end of renter protections, unemployment benefits and other emergency relief, and what it means for the nation’s pandemic recovery and the health and well-being of low-income people and their communities. Glean story ideas and crucial context. Sign-up here!

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States?  Apply now for one of our positions. 

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Follow Us

Facebook


Twitter

CHJ Icon
ReportingHealth