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Dr John D. Besley

Michigan State University
Ellis B Brandt Professor
Dr John D. Besley studies how views about decision-makers and decision processes affect  perceptions of science and technology.  His work emphasizes the need to look at both  citizens perceptions of decision-makers and decision-makers’ perceptions of the public.  He has published more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.  In addition, he is the lead author for 2014, 2016, and ongoing U.S chapters on public attitudes and knowledge about S&T.  He holds the Ellis B Brandt chair in Public Relations at Michigan State University.