Dr Vincent Covello
Meet Dr. Vincent Covello

At the helm of the Center for Risk Communication is Dr. Vincent Covello. Dr. Covello is one of the world’s leading experts and practitioners on the practice of risk, high-concern, and crisis communications and is the author of more than 150 articles in scientific journals and the author/editor of more than 20 books.

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Pathway to Risk Communication

A Video-Based Course on Risk, Crisis, and High-Concern Communication from Dr. Vincent Covello




about the center for risk communication
about the center

We've helped clients navigate the often hazardous shoals of human perception involving high profile risk and crisis issues for over 40 years.

Pioneers in the development and application of advanced communication methods, we specialize in effective communication strategies during high stress, emotionally charged situations.

Our science-based solutions are practical, applicable, and effective. You will work with senior consultants, committed for the duration of the project, who have a long record of successful outcomes in your category. Truly value added, the Center works with leadership, in-house or contracted media agencies, and organization communication officers to get results. We assess, guide, train, and develop tailored communication solutions that strengthen your organization, inside and out.

We provide science-based, strategic communications products and solutions that address the questions:


We offer three primary benefits to organizational leadership.

Our science and research-based protocol for communication needs assessments offers three core benefits to the leaders of teams, units, and organizations:

Demonstrates the value of focused communication in risk, crisis, or high-concern scenarios.

Provides an informed and defensible basis for applying limited communication resources.

Delivers informed and defensible metrics for current and ongoing communication efforts.


The Center also helps you move forward successfully.

Because execution is equally important, our organizational change communication protocol also defines:
our team

Our Skilled Leaders

We help you see the risk, crisis, and high-concern communications differently, discovering research-backed strategies that help you and your organization achieve results that bridge what is with what can be…

Dr. Vincent Covello
Founder and Director
Joe Wojtecki
Former Assistant Director
Dr. Randall Hyer
Dr. Christopher Teaf
Senior Fellow
Bob Coble
Senior Fellow
Dave Nystrom
Senior Fellow
Elaine Biech
Senior Fellow
David Degagne
Senior Fellow
Dave Kalson
Associate Senior Fellow
Tom Hipper

What People Say About the Center

We help you see the world differently, discover opportunities you may never have imagined and achieve results that bridge what is with what can be.