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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Janell Walther – Research Specialist

402.472.2762 | jwalther2@nebraska.edu

Janell Walther joined the Public Policy Center in 2006. Janell is most interested in helping communicate complex ideas to publics and policy makers to help improve decision-making. Her research focuses on public and civic engagement, science communication, research and evaluation design, nonprofit organizing, and public policy. She teaches, offers training, and guest lectures in the areas of public and professional speaking, public engagement, and facilitation. Janell received her Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University. In addition to her work at the Center, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication Studies at UNL, a Leadership Lincoln Fellow, and a past member of the Junior League of Lincoln Board of Directors.