Josie Ganzermiller

Josie D. Ganzermiller, PhD

Academic AreaBusiness Communication
Academic AreaManagement & Organization
Academic AreaHealth
Areas of InterestBusiness and Professional Communication, Organizational Communication, Leadership and Management, Health and Risk Communication, Persuasion and Social Influence, Mass Media & Health Disparities, Social and New Media

Josie Ganzermiller, PhD (Communication, University of Maryland),  joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School faculty full-time in 2015. Dr. Ganzermiller specializes in persuasion and social influence in professional leadership and health communication. She has previously taught at the University of Maryland and Penn State University. Dr. Ganzermiller’s research investigates health communication in entertainment-education and media effects. Additionally, she provides professional consulting for persuasive communication, leadership, team building, and customer service management. 


  • Ph. D, Communication; Social Influence and Persuasion, University of Maryland
  • MA, Communication; Persuasion and Leadership, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Communication Arts & Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
  • BA, Theatre, Pennsylvania State University



  • Business Communication
  • Effective Teaming
  • INDST: Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Business Leadership and Human Values

Honors and distinctions

  • National Communication Association (NCA) Theatre, Film, & New Media Division Top Paper (2015)
  • National Communication Association Theatre, Film, & New Media Division Top Paper (2014)
  • University of Maryland Doctoral Fellowship 2013-2015
  • Center for Health and Risk Communication Research Fellowship
  • Lamda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society