LEONA YI-FAN SU portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Communication
  • Faculty Affiliate, Global Change and Sustainability Center



  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.P.A., La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Leona Yi-Fan Su (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. Her research has focused on the intersection between science/environment, media, and policy, with an emphasis on online environments. A major part of her research has examined public opinion dynamics related to controversial scientific issues and contested technologies, such as nanotechnology, hydraulic fracturing, nuclear power, and climate change. Her work has been published in Science Communication, Information, Communication, and Society, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and Science and Public Policy

In the Media