Dr. Karla Mastracchio is a professor specializing in Political Communication and Influence. She holds a PhD in Rhetoric and is a Senior Consultant for the Department of Defense. She also teaches at the University of Iowa's Graduate Program in Strategic Communication and has been a communication consultant for the DoD for almost 10 years, to include Special Operations. She has published in academic, peer-reviewed journals and been featured as a political communications expert in national publications to include USA Today and Fortune Magazine. She also co-hosts Dishonorable Mention, a political podcast that trended in the top 25 of domestic political podcasts in 2019.