Susan Hubbard

Professional Track Faculty

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Phone: 301-405-8979
2108 Skinner Building
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Susan Hubbard earned her Ph.D. in Communication in 1996 from the University of Maryland.  She has over 20 years teaching experience mostly at the University of Maryland, College Park.  In addition, she spent a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and teaches courses online for The University of Maryland, University College. Dr. Hubbard teaches courses in communication theory, research methods, persuasion/attitude change, and health communication.

While in graduate school, Dr. Hubbard studied persuasion and attitude change from a cognitive perspective.  For the past 15 years, she has used her expertise in persuasion/attitude change to become a Health Communication researcher and scholar. Specifically, she studies the role of communication (persuasive messages) in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. She has published multiple articles in the Journal of Program Planning and in the Journal of Substance Abuse. She also co-authored a chapter on persuasion and attitude change and has multiple conference presentations.

In addition to her academic career, Dr. Hubbard has worked for 11 years for a behavioral health consulting company in Rockville, Maryland. For 4 years she worked full time as a research director and project director. Specifically, she directed research/evaluation projects for Federal Agencies such as The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). For the past 5 years she has worked as a research consultant for the company and is currently involved with several research projects funded by SAMHSA.