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Don-3a-squareDon Waisanen is an assistant professor in the Baruch College School of Public Affairs, where he teaches courses and workshops in public communication—including executive speech training, communication strategy, media analysis, and seminars on leadership, improvisation, and humor. All his research projects seek to understand how communication works to promote or hinder the force of citizens’ voices. Previously, Don was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and worked in broadcast journalism, as a speechwriter, and on political campaigns. He received a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California.