Michael G. Elasmar (Ph.D, Michigan State University) is a professor in the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations (Associate Professor rank) and a senior Research Fellow at the Communication Research Center at Boston University (BU). He teaches classes in applied statistics and research methodology to students enrolled in the Marketing Communication Research academic program that he created in 1997. Dr. Elasmar served as Director of the Communication Research Center at BU from 1994 until 2015. He is a past Chair (1998-1999) of the International Communication Division (ICD) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He was the Founding Editor of the American Journal of Media Psychology (AJMP) and currently serves as an Editor of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (IJPOR), the official journal of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). Since 1989 his research has been focused on conceptualizing, measuring and visualizing the knowledge structures involved in the reception and processing of international communication messages.