Vincent Price, provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009, has been elected Duke University’s tenth president, announced David Rubenstein, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, on Friday. In addition to being the chief academic officer at Penn, Price is the Steven H. Chaffee Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication and professor of political science in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Price has published extensively on mass communication and public opinion, social influence processes, and political communication. His research on media framing of issues, the measurement of media exposure and political information, social identification processes, and third-person effects of mass communication is widely cited; and his book Public Opinion (Sage, 1992) has been translated and published in five languages. Price was editor-in-chief of Public Opinion Quarterly from 1997-2001, guest editor for special issues of Communication Research and Political Communication, and has served on a number of journal editorial boards. His recent research, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Annenberg Public Policy Center, focuses on the role of online political conversation and deliberation in shaping public opinion.