John Petit joined the doctoral program in the School of Communication in 2018. His research focus lies primarily in the investigation of the psychological and cognitive mechanisms which influence individuals´ behavior in the context of computer-mediated communication.

Petit earned his B.A. degree in Journalism Studies at the MHMK University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany. After this, he worked for several years as a journalist for TV and radio companies in Germany and Luxembourg, where he gained experience and extensive knowledge on the processes and psychological aspects involved in mass communication. He later completed his M.A. studies in Communication at the University of Miami.

Due to his upbringing in the multi-lingual country of Luxembourg, he speaks four languages fluently.