Here you will find scholarly and other professional works of faculty in the College of Communication.

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Submissions from 2016

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Television in America, Gary R. Edgerton

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Abstinence Cinema: Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film, Casey R. Kelly

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Fun Versus Meaningful Video Game Experiences: A Qualitative Analysis of User Responses, Ryan Rogers, Julia Woolley, Brett Sherrick, Nicholas David Bowman, and Mary Beth Oliver

Submissions from 2015

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A Humanistic Approach to Understanding Child Consumer Socialization in US Homes, Lucy Atkinson, Michelle R. Nelson, and Mark A. Rademacher

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Eliciting Behavior From Interactive Narratives: Isolating the Role of Agency in Connecting With and Modeling Characters, Francesca R. Dillman, Ryan Rogers, and Lisa Barnard

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The Countdown to Y2KTV and the Arrival of the New Serialists, Gary R. Edgerton

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Framing of Jacob Zuma and Polygamy in Die Burger (2008-2013), Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh

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Women's eNews: Reaching Out to the Arab World, Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh

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Cooking Without Women: The Rhetoric of the New Culinary Male, Casey R. Kelly

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Exoticizing Poverty in Bizarre Foods America, Casey R. Kelly

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Shaved or Saved? Disciplining Women’s Bodies, Casey R. Kelly and Kristen Hoerl

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The Paradox of Public Diplomacy on the Web: An Empirical Analysis on Interactivity and Narratives of Nation-States' Ministry of Foreign Affairs Web Sites, Hyung Min Lee, Kevin Y. Wang, and Yejin Hong

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Entrepreneurship: Theory and Application in a University Arts Management Setting, Paul Linden

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Video games as meaningful entertainment experiences, Mary Beth Oliver, Nicholas David Bowman, Julia K. Woolley, Ryan Rogers, Brett I. Sherrick, and Mun-Youn Chung

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“Get Rich or Die Buying:” The Travails of the Working-Class Auction Bidder, Mark A. Rademacher

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“I’m Here to Do Business. I’m Not Here to Play Games.” Work, Consumption, and Masculinity in Storage Wars, Mark A. Rademacher and Casey R. Kelly

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The Use of Theatre to Develop Social and Communication Behaviors for Students with Autism, Suzanne Reading, James Reading, Robert J. Padgett, Samantha Reading, and Pete Pryor

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It’s not the model that doesn’t fit, it’s the controller! The role of cognitive skills in understanding the links between natural mapping, performance, and enjoyment of console video games, Ryan Rogers, Nicholas David Bowman, and Mary Beth Oliver

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Being in Common: In Celebration of Ronald W. Greene's Woolbert Award, Kristin A. Swenson

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Building an intelligent government, intelligent city, and intelligent citizenry through ICTs: Smart city innovations in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Kevin Y. Wang and Chao-Ming Wu

Submissions from 2014

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Vitamin D An Examination of Physician and Patient Management of Health and Uncertainty, Keisa Bennett, Brandi N. Frisby, Laura E. Young, and Deborah Murray

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50 Years Ago, As '1964' Reminds Us, Beatles and Hillbillies Reigned on TV, Gary Edgerton

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Gender Mainstreaming in Journalism Education, Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh

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Remembering Radical Black Dissent: Traumatic Counter-Memories in Contemporary Documentaries about the Black Power Movement, Kristen Hoerl

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Bizarre Foods: White Privilege and the Neocolonial Palate, Casey R. Kelly

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Détournement, Decolonization, and the American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island (1969–1971), Casey R. Kelly

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Feminine Purity and Masculine Revenge-Seeking In Taken (2008), Casey R. Kelly

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Strange/Familiar: Rhetorics of Exoticism in Ethnographic Television, Casey R. Kelly

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True’ Love Waits: The Construction of Facts in Abstinence-Until- Marriage Discourse, Casey R. Kelly

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“We Are Not Free”: The Meaning of in American Indian Resistance to President Johnson's War on Poverty, Casey R. Kelly

Make A Move, Paul Linden

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Strong-Tie Social Connections Versus Weak-Tie Social Connections, Mark A. Rademacher and Kevin Y. Wang

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Media Versus Individual Frames and Horizontal Knowledge Gaps: A Study of the 2010 Health Care Reform Debate Online, Kevin Y. Wang, David J. Atkin, and Tuen-Yu Lau

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Viral Marketing, Kevin Y. Wang and Mark A. Rademacher

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Clearing the Smoke: Understanding Organizational Change Communication and Misalignment in High-Risk Contexts, Laura E. Young

Submissions from 2012

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Defying Borders: Transforming Learning Through Collaborative Feminist Organizing and Interdisciplinary, Transnational Pedagogy, Terri Carney, Margaretha Geertsema Sligh, Ann M. Savage, and Ageeth Sluis

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Avoid False Dichotomy in Higher Education: Be both Mission-Driven and Market-Smart, Jayne M. Comstock

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Building the Future - One College Graduate at a Time, Jayne M. Comstock

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Higher Ed "International Exchange Rate" Leaves Intellectual Capital Behind, Jayne M. Comstock

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We Should Have High Standards for all Students, Not Just Those at Harvard, Jayne M. Comstock

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What You Measure is What You Get Service Learning Can be Cost-Effective Way to Enhance Quality and Student Success, Jayne M. Comstock

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Brody Must Die, Gary Edgerton

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JFK, Don Draper, and the New Sentimentality, Gary Edgerton

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The ‘Most Interesting Man in the World', Gary Edgerton

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The Tragic Beauty of Ken Burns's The Dust Bowl (2012), Gary Edgerton

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Media Globalization, Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh

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Neocolonialism and the Global Prison in National Geographic's Locked Up Abroad, Casey R. Kelly

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Genesis in Hyperreality: Legitimizing Disingenuous Controversy at the Creation Museum, Casey R. Kelly and Kristen Hoerl

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Selective Amnesia and Racial Transcendence in News Coverage of President Obama’s Inauguration, Casey R. Kelly and Kristen Hoerl

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Race, Hegemony, and the Birth of Rock & Roll, Paul Linden

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Stoking the Research Fire: Three Views, Charles C. Self and Margeretha Geertsema-Sligh

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Lifestyle Drugs and the Neoliberal Family, Kristin A. Swenson

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Mixing Metaphors: Sociological and Psychological Perspectives on Virtual Communities, Kevin Y. Wang

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Facing the Fear: A Free Market Approach for Economic Expression, Nancy J. Whitmore