Communications Director Josh Raulerson coordinates PEC’s messaging across media platforms and acts as a liaison to the public. A longtime radio journalist, Raulerson comes to PEC from Pittsburgh NPR station 90.5 WESA, where he reported local news, developed original podcasts, and hosted the local broadcast of Morning Edition from 2011 to 2016. Prior to arriving in Pittsburgh, he worked as a host on Iowa Public Radio and as News Director at Aspen Public Radio in Aspen, Colorado. Raulerson holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. His adapted doctoral thesis, Singularities: Technoculture, Transhumanism, and Science Fiction in the 21st Century (Liverpool University Press, 2013), was a 2014 finalist for the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Book Prize from the University of California at Riverside. He has received honors for journalism from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association, the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and the Iowa Associated Press Broadcasters Association.