Svetlana Kalnova

Education

Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2011

About

Svetlana Kalnova earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Connecticut, and her B.A. in Humanities and Applied Sciences from Moscow State Linguistic University. Her research interests include food marketing to children and young adults, prevention of undergraduate college drinking, use of social media for weight gain prevention among college students, and parental perceptions of their children’s eating behavior. Her teaching focuses on persuasion and health communication.

Research Interests

  • Food menu labeling, food and beverage advertising to young children
  • Energy drink companies on Twitter, targeting college students
  • Preventing undergraduate college drinking
  • Using social media for weight gain prevention of college students
  • Picky eating and parental perceptions of their children’s eating behavior

Courses Taught

  • COMM 3100 Persuasion
  • COMM 4700 Health Communication
  • COMM 4995 Special Topics: Food Marking to Children