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Krista Longtin

School of Liberal Arts / School of Medicine

Expert Bio

Krista Longtin is an associate professor of communication studies in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IU Indianapolis and an assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development at the IU School of Medicine. Her research focuses on communication education and faculty development in the sciences and health professions.

Longtin leads Indiana University’s institutional working group on communicating science, serves as the co-editor for the Public Library of Science’s Science Communication blog and runs a graduate minor in communicating science at IU Indianapolis.

In 2016, Longtin was highlighted by the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of their Forty Under 40 young professionals to watch for her work using improvisational theater to teach scientists to communicate more effectively.

Before earning her graduate degrees, Longtin worked for Indiana Public Radio and The Weather Channel. She’s not a native Hoosier, but she did the tour of Indiana schools, earning a B.A. from Ball State University, an M.A. from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

An award-winning educator and researcher, she has had work published in Communication Education, Academic Medicine and the Journal of Faculty Development. 

Areas of Expertise

Science communication, communication education, improvisation, program evaluation, professional development.