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Wendy Melillo is a full-time professor of Journalism. She studies how persuasive communication influences American society. Melillo was a reporter for The Washington Post, earning a Pulitzer Prize nomination and an award from the White House Correspondents' Association for her coverage of the United Way scandal. She spent nearly a decade covering political advertising and strategic communication planning for the business publication Adweek before joining SOC.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, American University School of Communication