Research

Research completed by Miller School faculty since 2006

 

Books Authored by Faculty Members

Benjamin, Louise M. The NBC Advisory Council and Radio Program Development, 1926-1945, Southern Illinois University Press, 2009.

Benjamin, Louise M. Freedom of the Air and the Public Interest: First Amendment Rights in Broadcasting to 1935, Southern Illinois University Press, 2001. Winner of the 2002 Franklyn Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression from the National Communication Association. Paperback edition, released October 2006.

Gould, Thomas H.P., (in press) The Past, Present, and Future of Peer Review: Solutions for an Online World, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Gould, Thomas H.P. Creating the Academic Commons: Guidelines for Learning, Teaching, and Research, Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011.

Moss, Danny, and DeSanto, Barbara. Public Relations: A Managerial Perspective. Sage, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-7619-4856-8. Book chosen by Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) United Kingdom as its core practitioner certification text.

Moss, Danny, and DeSanto, Barbara, Editors. Public Relations Cases: International Perspectives. Routledge Publishers, London and New York, October 2001. This is one of four international public relations casebooks in the world; it is currently in its fourth printing. Nominated for the National Communication Association's 2002 Pride Award. ISBN 0-415-23425. Second edition with Dr. Danny Moss & Professor Melanie Powell published Autumn 2011. ISBN: 978-0-415-7736-2.

Sallot, Lynne and DeSanto, Barbara, Editors. Learning to Teach: What You Need To Know To Develop A Successful Career As A Public Relations Educator. Third edition. New York: Public Relations Society of America, 2003.

Book Chapters Authored by Faculty Members

Benjamin, Louise M. "Radio Comes of Age" in The Media in America: A History, Eighth Edition, ed. David Sloan, Northport, AL: Vision Press, 2011.

Benjamin, Louise M. "Radio Comes of Age" in The Media in America: A History, Seventh Edition, ed. David Sloan, Northport, AL: Vision Press, 2008

Benjamin, Louise M. "Limited Words," in Radio Cultures: Radio in American Life, ed. Michael C. Keith, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.

Benjamin, Louise M. "Radio Comes of Age" in The Media in America: A History, Sixth Edition, ed. David Sloan, Northport, AL: Vision Press, 2006

Benjamin, Louise M. "Historical Evidence: Facts, Proof and Probability," in Electronic Media History: Methods of Historical Analysis and Criticism, Donald G. Godfrey ed., Lawrence Ehrlbaum Publishers, 2006.

Gordon, Joye C. "Perspective: Professional Principles of Risk Communication." In S. Priest (Ed.). Introducing Nanotechnology to the Public, 2011.

Gordon, Joye C. and Peter J. Pelgrin. "Social Constructionism and Public Relations. In Hansen-Horn," T. L. & B. D. Neff (Eds.)Public Relations: From Theory to Practice ( pp. 104-119). Boston: Pearson, 2008.

Harrington, L. Michael, Joye C. Gordon and B.K. Paul. "Southeastern Louisiana Evacuation/Nonevacuation for Hurricane Katrina." In Natural Hazard Center (Ed.) Learning from catastrophe: Quick response research in the wake of Hurricane Katrina(pp.327-351). Natural Hazards Center Special Publication No. 40, 2006.

Bradley, Samuel D. and Curtis B. Matthews. "Temporal and narrative bases of cultivation: Insight from neural networks." In J. Shanahan, M. Morgan, & N. Signorielli (Eds.) The Cultivation Differential: State of the Art Research in Cultivation Theory. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2012.

Muturi, Nancy and Soontae An. "Health Disparities and HIV/AIDS. Social-cultural Issues in Africa, Caribbean and Among U.S. Minorities." In Dutta, M.(Ed.) Reducing Health Disparities: Communication Intervention, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, in progress.

Muturi, Nancy. "Religiosity, HIV Risk Communication, and HIV-Related Interventions Within Faith Communities in Jamaica." In Miller A. N & D. L. Rubin (Eds.), (pp. 163-186), Health Communication and Faith-Based Communities. Hampton Press, 2011.

Muturi, Nancy, Sam Mwangi, Maxine Ruddock-Small, and Ron Page (2011). Religiosity and HIV/AIDS stigma in Jamaica. In G. A. Steele (Ed.), Health communication in the Caribbean and beyond: A reader. (pp. 227-244), Kingston, Jamaica: UWI Press.

Muturi, Nancy. "Faith Based Organization in HIV/AIDS Prevention: Culture and Communication Challenges in Jamaica." In D'Silva, Margaret U., Hart, Joy L. & Walker, Kandi, L. (Eds). HIV/AIDS Prevention and Health Communication, (pp. 110-131), Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.

Muturi, Nancy. "Sexual Violence and Women's Reproductive Health in Jamaica." In D. Roberts, R. Reddock, & D. Douglas (Eds.), Sex Power and Taboo: Gender and HIV in the Caribbean and Beyond, (pp 87-109), Kingston: Ian Randall Press, 2009.

Muturi, Nancy. "Access and Use of ICTs among Women in Jamaica." In Tauth Eileen M. (Ed). Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology. (pp.1-6), Hershey, Idea Group Inc., 2006.

Muturi, Nancy, Sam Mwangi, and Maxine Ruddock-Small. "Religiosity and HIV/AIDS Stigma in Jamaica." In Godfrey Steel (Ed). Health Communication Reader for the Caribbean, Kingston, (pp.227-244), Kingston, Jamaica: UWI Press, 2006.

Dimmick, John, Angela Powers, Sam Mwangi and Elizabeth Stoycheff,. "The Fragmenting Mass Media Marketplace." In Lowrey, Wilson and Gade, Peter, J. (Eds.). Changing the News: The Forces Shaping Journalism in Uncertain Times, (pp.177-192), New York: Routledge, 2010.

Mwangi, Sam. "International Journalism." In William Eadie, 21st Century Communications, (pp.670-678), Los Angeles. CA: Sage Publishers, 2008.

Powers, Angela and Soontae An, "Diversification and Source Usage in U.S. Newspaper Chains," in The Media as a Driver of the Information Society, (Formal Press: Lisbon, Portugal, 2009).

Powers, Angela, "An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Leadership Behavior on Levels of News Convergence and Job Satisfaction," in Leaders in the Media Industry- Changing Contexts, Emerging Challenges, ed. Lucy Kung, (Media Management and Transformation Centre, Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden, 2006).

DeSanto, Barbara. (In press). "Costa Rica Tourism: Public & Private Cooperation in a Central American Paradise." In the "Global Public Relations Casebook" Turk, J.V., Palusek, J. & Valin, J. (eds). Pearson Education , Inc., Boston. Publication date: Fall 2014.

DeSanto, Barbara & Matthews, Curtis B. "International Advertising and Public Relations: A Strategic Approach." In The Handbook of International Advertising Research. Hong Cheng, Editor. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ. 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4443-3237-7

DeSanto, Barbara & Torres, Alejo. "Smart Money Week: The Chicago Federal Reserve Financial Education Initiative." In Public Relations Practices: Managerial Case Studies and Problems. Eighth Edition. Center, A.H., Jackson, P., Smith, S., and Stansberry, F.R. eds. Pearson Education , Inc., Boston. 2012. ISBN13: 978-0133127645

DeSanto, Barbara. Case study expert opinion in "Climategate: UK Climate Researchers' E-mails Cast Doubt on Scientific Support for Global Warming" D. Newsom case study chapter in Case Studies in Crisis Communication: International Perspectives on Hits and Misses, George, Amiso M. and Pratt, Cornelius B, eds. Routledge, London, United Kingdom, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-415-88989-6.

DeSanto, Barbara. "The Effective Design Guide." In Public Relations Writing: Form and Style Instructor's Manual. Ninth Edition. Doug Newsom and Jim Haynes, Editors. Belmont, CA.: Wadsworth, Wadsworth Publishing, January 2010. ISBN: 1439082723.

Refereed Journal Articles

An, Soontae and Nancy Muturi. "Subjective Health Literacy and Older Adults' Assessment of Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Ads," Journal of Health Communication, 16, 242-255, 2011.

Benjamin, Louise M. "Regulating the Government's Airwaves: Creation of the Interdepartmental Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC)," Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Fall 2007.

Bressers, Bonnie and Joye Gordon. "Increasing Publicity and Thematic News Coverage: The Impact of Localizing News Releases in a State-wide Experimental Field Study." Public Relations Journal, 4(4): Fall, 2010.

Hume, J. and Bonnie Bressers. "Obituaries Online: New Connections with the Living — and the Dead." Omega — The Journal of Death and Dying, 60(3): 255-271, 2009-2010.

Bressers, Bonnie and Robert Meeds. "Newspapers and Their Online Editions: Factors that Influence Successful Integration." The Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, v10, May 2007.

Bressers, Bonnie. "Promise and Reality: The Integration of Print and Online Versions of Major Metropolitan Newspapers." The International Journal on Media Management, 8(3): 134-145, 2006.

Gordon, Joye C, Tina Dienes and Jackie Havice. "Global Warming Coverage in the Media: Trends in a Mexico City Newspaper." Science Communication. 32(2), 143-170, 2010.

Harvey, Linda. M. and Joye C. Gordon. "Click and Brick: Teaching Public Relations Writing." Public Relations Teaching Monographs. Vermillion, SD: University of South Dakota. [Online] Available http://www.aejmc.net/PR/TPR77win10.pdf., 2010.

Gordon, Joye C. and Susan Berhow. "University Websites and Dialogic Feature for Building Relationships with Potential Students." Public Relations Review, 35(2), 150-152, 2009.

Gould, Thomas H.P. and Jacob A. Mauslein. "How We Got Where We Are Now: 20 Years of Research Into Online Mass Communication: An Annotation. Part 4, 2005-2009: Continuing the Patterns," Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, 34, July, 2011.

Gould, Thomas H.P., Aobo Dong and Jacob A. Mauslein. "How We Got Where We Are Now: 20 Years of Research Into Online Mass Communication: An Annotation. Part 3, 2000-2004: Hitting Our Stride," Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, 33, June, 2011.

Gould, Thomas H.P., Aobo Dong and Jacob A. Mauslein. "How We Got Where We Are Now: 20 Years of Research Into Online Mass Communication: An Annotation. Part 1, 1990-94: Describing the Elephant in the Dark Room," Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, 31.1, April, 2011.

Gould, Thomas H.P., Aobo Dong and Jacob A. Mauslein. "How We Got Where We Are Now: 20 Years of Research Into Online Mass Communication: An Annotation. Part 2, 1995-1999: Gaining Due Attention," Web Journal of Mass Communication Research 31.2, April, 2011.

Gould, Thomas H.P.,"Protocols and Challenges to the Creation of a Cross-Disciplinary Journal," Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 42.2,: 105-141, January 2011.

Gould, Thomas H.P. "Fear and Loathing in the Fog: The Perceived (and Persistent) Vagaries of Tenure Standards Among Mass Communication Professors," Publishing Research Quarterly, 27.1: 1-18, January, 2011.

Gould, Thomas H.P. "Scholar as E-Publisher: The Future Role of [Anonymous] Peer Review Within Online Publishing," Journal of Scholarly Research, April, 2011.

Gould, Thomas H.P. "The Future of Academic Publishing: Application of the Long-Tail Theory," Publishing Research Quarterly, 25.4, December 2009.

Gould, Thomas H.P., "A Baker's Dozen of Issues Facing Online Academic Journal Start-ups," Web Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication, 10.11, November, 2009.

Gould, Thomas H.P. "Crossing Bridges With Rural Communities: Building and Maintaining multi-Lingual Websites to Support Immigrant Populations in the Great Plains," International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 2007.

Gould, Thomas H.P. "Dash It All! The Secret War for the Heart of HTML." Vocabula Review, December 2007.

Gould, Thomas H.P. "Where's Qualitative Research Going Online? Patterns of Methodology in Mass Communications, 1993-2003." Web Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication, 8.2, March, 2006.

Matthews, Curtis B., Wesley T. Wise, Kelly R. Lyons and Samuel D. Bradley. "Controlled Attention to Television and Parasympathetic Nervous System Activity [Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 47 (Suppl. 1), S34.

Matthews, Curtis B., Wells, K. C., Lang, A., & Sparks, J. V. "The Heart Knows Best: Cognitive Effort Increases With Added Appetitive Activation. "[Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 47 (Suppl. 1), S33.

Muturi, Nancy and Samuel Mwangi. "Older Adults' Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies for Rural Kenya," Health Communication. 26(8) 712-723, 2011.

Muturi, Nancy and Sootae An. "HIV/AIDS Stigma and Religiosity among African American Women," Journal of Health Communication, 15(4), 388-401, 2010.

Muturi, Nancy and Samuel Mwangi (2009). Theory and Practice Gap in Participatory Communication: A Caribbean Case Study, Journal of International Communication, 15(1), 74-91.

Muturi, Nancy. "Health Education for HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Caribbean Case Study," Journal of Communication for Development and Social Change, 2 (4), 2008.

Muturi, Nancy. "Faith-Based Initiatives in HIV/AIDS Communication: The Jamaican Situation," International Journal of Communication, 2, 108-131, 2008.

Muturi, Nancy. "The Interpersonal Communication Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention: Strategies and Challenges for Faith-Based Organizations," Journal of Creative Communication, 2(3), 307–327, 2007.

Muturi, Nancy. "Gender Empowerment through ICTs: Potential and Challenges for Women in the Caribbean," Journal of Global Media Studies, 3(1), 133-148, 2006.

Muturi, Nancy, and Donald, Patricia. "Violence Against Women and Girls in the Caribbean: An Intervention and Lessons Learned from Jamaica," Caribbean Quarterly – Gender, Development and Society, 52(2) 83-102, 2006.

Muturi, Nancy. "Media, Communication and Development: Challenges for the Small Caribbean," Media Development Quarterly, 53(3), 38-42 (Translated in German), 2006.

Mwangi, Sam. "Creation Nets Model as a Technique for Teaching Innovation in Journalism Schools: Lessons from the Innovation Incubator Project," Stanford University, Innovation Journalism Journal, 8 (3), 1-16, 2011.

Mwangi, Sam. "A Lesson Before Dying: Embracing Innovations for Community Engagement as a Survival Strategy for Media in Crisis," Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 1 (3), 14-34, 2011.

Muturi, Nancy and Sam Mwangi. "Older Adults' Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies for Rural Kenya," Health Communication Journal. I:10.1080/10410236.2011.563354,(online first-pre-publication), 2011.

Mwangi, Sam. "A Search For An Appropriate Communications Model For Media In New Democracies In Africa," International Journal of Communication, 4, 1-26, 2010.

Muturi, Nancy, and Sam Mwangi. "Theory and Practice Gap in Participatory Communication: A Caribbean Case Study," Journal of International Communication, 15(1) 74-91, 2009.

Powers, Angela, and Soontae An, "The Effect of Ownership Structure on News Coverage in the United States," Observatorio Journal of Communication Studies, (http://obs.obercom.pt., 2009.

Smethers, J. Steven, Bonnie Bressers, Linda Harvey, Amber Willard, and Gloria Freeland. "Kansas Readers Feel Loss When Town's Paper Closes." Newspaper Research Journal, 28(4): 6-21, 2007.

Matthews, Curtis B., Wesley T. Wise, Kelli R. Lyons and Samuel D. Bradley. "Controlled attention to television and parasympathetic nervous system activity" [Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 47 (Suppl. 1), S34, 2010.

Nutting, Brandon H., Wesley T. Wise and Samuel D Bradley. "Cardiac Responding During A Signal Detection Task For Media Event Memory" [Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 47 (Suppl. 1), S33, 2010.

Bradley, Samuel D., Wendy Maxian, Wesley T. Wise and Jessica Freeman. "Emotion Trumps Attention: Using Prepulse Startle Probe Methodology To Assess Cognitive Processing Of Television," Communication Methods & Measures, 2, 313-322, 2008.

Freeman, Jessica, Wesley T. Wise, Wendy Maxian, Kelli Brown, Brandon H. Nutting and Samuel D. Bradley. "The Effects Of Controlled Attention To Television On Physiological Arousal And Heart Rate," [Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 45 (Suppl. 1), S57, 2008.

Wise, Wesley T., Nikki Siegrist, Jessica Freeman, Wendy Maxian and Samuel D. Bradley (2008). "Physiological Correlates In The Assessment Of The Perceived Reality Of Fictional Narratives," [Abstract]. Psychophysiology, 45 (Suppl. 1), S31, 2008.

DeSanto, Barbara, Moss, Danny, and Newman, Andrew. "Building an Understanding of the Main Elements of Management in the Communication/Public Relations Context: A Study of U.S. Practitioners' Practices." Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Autumn 2007, Vol. 84, Number 3, pages 439-454.

Refereed Paper Presentations

Benjamin, Louise M. "Anatomy of a Break-up: RCA, General Electric and the Department of Justice Anti-Trust Suit of 1930," History Section, International Association for Media and Communication Research, Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2011

Benjamin, Louise M. "Media History, the Personal Touch: Exploring History through Family Ties," History Division, Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, April 2011.

Benjamin, Louise M. "Truth Will Out: Questioning Historical Myths," On, Archives! Conference, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, Madison, Wisconsin, July 2010

Benjamin, Louise M. "Bytes, Quad Tapes, and Eight-Tracks: Overcoming Technological Obsolescence in Historical Research," History Division, Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, April 2010.

Benjamin, Louise M. "Early Negative Political Campaigning on WGN, Chicago," Third Annual Great Plains Radio History Symposium, Manhattan KS, October 2008

Benjamin, Louise M. "Regulating Monopoly in Broadcasting – Eighty Years and Counting: The Continuing Impact of the Radio Act of 1927," History and Law & Policy Divisions, Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, April 2007.

Benjamin, Louise M. " 'Controversy for Controversy Sake'? - Feminism and Early Radio Coverage of Birth Control in the U.S.," Feminist Division, International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany, June 2006.

Das, Biswa, Bonnie Bressers and John Leatherman. "Healthcare and the Role of the Internet: An Exploratory Study." Peer-reviewed research paper delivered to the 42nd Mid-Continent Regional Science Association Annual Conference. Detroit, MI. June 8-10.

Hume, Janice and Bonnie Bressers. "Message Boards, Public Discourse and Historical Meaning: An Online Community Reacts to September 11." Refereed research paper. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Denver, CO, 2010.

Das, Biswa, Bonnie Bressers and John Leatherman. "E-Health and the Internet: An Exploratory Analysis of the Digital Divide Within Rural Communities." Refereed abstract with research paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication midwinter conference, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 2010.

Hume, Janice and Bressers, Bonnie. "Obituaries online: New connections with the living — and the dead." Refereed abstract with research paper presented at the National Newspaper Association and Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media's Newspapers and Community-Building Symposium XVI, Omaha, NE, 2010. Second author with J. Hume.

Gordon, Joye C. and Bonnie Bressers. "Increasing Publicity and Thematic News Coverage: The Impact of Localizing News Releases in a State-wide Experimental Field Study." Refereed research paper. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Boston, MA, 2009.

Hume, Janice and Bonnie Bressers. "Obituaries Online: New Connections with the Living — and the Dead." Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Boston, MA, 2009.

Haydarov, Rustin and Joye C. Gordon. "Message Framing and Vaccination Outcomes: A Within-Messages Framing Manipulation Experiment." Paper presentation at the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO, 2011.

Gordon, Joye C. "Why Natural Disasters Kill Poor People First: Crisis Communication for Social Equity." Broadcasters Education Association, Las Vegas, 2010.

Gordon, Joye C. "Health Promotion In Andhra Pradesh, India: Health Issues Of Concern And Perceived Barriers To Health Communication." Poster presentation at the meeting of the Kansas Public Health Association annual conference, Topeka, KS.

Haydarov, Rustin, and Joye C. Gordon. "Responses To Vaccination Recommendations In An Experimental Field Study Based On Attribute And Goal Framing Within Messages." Oral presentation at Society for Risk Analysis, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010.

Gordon, Joye C. "Media Dependency Theory and A Tale of Two Hurricanes: Crisis Communication in Southeast Louisiana for Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav." Paper presentation at National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Gordon, Joye C. "Environmental Literacy As Incidental Learning. Poster Presentation At 2009 K-State Sustainability Conference: Leading Kansas In Sustainability." Manhattan KS. http://krex.k-state.edu/dspace/bitstream/2097/1255/1/GORDON_Poster.pdf, 2009.

Ashlock, Marcus, Joye C. Gordon and Christopher Lavergene. "Exploring man-made hazards in our communities: A toxic tour of Kansas. Oral presentation at 2009 K-State Sustainability Conference: leading Kansas in Sustainability. Manhattan KS, 2009.

Bressers, Bonnie and Joye C. Gordon. "Increasing Publicity And Thematic News Coverage: The Impact Of Localizing News Releases In A State-Wide Experimental Field Study." Poster presentation at the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA, 2009.

Gordon, Joye C. and Abigail Crouse. "Ritualistic Risk Taking: The Case Of U. S. College Females Upon Turning Twenty-One." Poster presentation at Society for Risk Analysis, Boston, MA, 2008.

Gordon, Joye C. "Service Learning in a PR Course." Oral presentation at the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL, 2008.

Gordon, Joye C., Lisa Harrington and Bimal K. Paul. "The Perfect Disaster: How A Confluence Of Social Variables Contributed To Nonevacuation In Orleans Parish Prior To Hurricane Katrina." Paper presentation at Society for Risk Analysis, San Antonio, TX.

Berhow, Susan and Joye C. Gordon. "University Websites and Dialogic Features for Building Relationships with Potential Students." Paper presentation at National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 2007.

Gordon, Joye C. "Internet-Supported Teaching: Adding Click To Brick." Oral presentation at the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC, 2007.

Gordon, Joye C. "Hurricane Katrina and Social Vulnerability: A Case Study in Southeast Louisiana." Invited speaker at pre-conference event titled "Maximizing Impact of Science, Health, and Crisis Communication Research" held at National Library of Medicine on the National Institutes of Health campus—an event associated with the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC, 2007.

Gordon, Joye C. and Amber M. Willard. "Cell Phones As A Risk Communication Tool: An Exploratory Study Of Orleans Parish Residents Following Hurricane Katrina." Poster presented at Society for Risk Analysis, Baltimore, MD, 2006.

Gordon, Joye C., Lisa Harrington and Bimal K. Paul. "Race, Information Sources, And Evacuation Behaviors Among Southeast Louisiana Residents For Hurricane Katrina." Poster presented at Society for Risk Analysis, Baltimore, MD, 2006.

Gordon, Joye C. "As Hurricane Katrina Approaches: Uses Of Media And Other Information Sources Among Residents Of Seven Southeast Louisiana Parishes." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX, 2006.

Gordon, Joye C. "Food Safety Attitudes And Food-Handling Behavior Of The U. S. Residents 65 And Older: Areas Of Concern." Paper presentation at 2006 Food Safety Conference: Reaching At-Risk Audiences and Today's Other Food Safety Challenges, Denver, CO, 2006.

Harvey, Linda M. and Joye C. Gordon. "Click And Brick: How To Incorporate Online Associated Press Style Instruction Into A Seated Mass Communications Classroom." Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

Harrington, Lisa. M., Joye C. Gordon, and Bimal K. Paul. "Hurricane Katrina: Leavers and Stayers in SE Louisiana." Paper presentation at the National Hurricane Conference, Orlando, FL, 2006.

Harrington, Lisa. M., Joye C. Gordon, and Bimal K. Paul. "Factors Related To Hurricane Katrina Evacuation And Non-evacuation In Southeastern Louisiana." Oral presentation at the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 2006.

Harrington, Lisa. M., Joye C. Gordon, and Bimal K. Paul. "Variables Associated With Evacuation Decisions For Hurricane Katrina." Oral presentation at Applied Geography Conference, Tampa, FL, 2006.

Gould, Thomas. "The Future of Academic Publishing: Application of the Long-Tail Theory," Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Mid-Winter Conference, Norman, OK, 2009.

Gould, Thomas. "A Baker's Dozen of Issues Facing Online Academic Journal Start-ups," Academic Chairpersons Conference, Orlando, FL, 2009.

Gould, Thomas. "Crossing Bridges With Rural Communities: Building and Maintaining multi-Lingual Websites to Support Immigrant Populations in the Great Plains," Seventh International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Cambridge, England, 2007.

Matthews, Curtis B., Johnny Sparks and M. Scott Parrot. "The Influence of Sexy and Humorous Content on Motivated Cognitive Processing of Television Advertisements." Paper presented in the Advertising Division of the 2010 annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Denver, CO, 2010.

Chambers, Barbara, and Curtis B. Matthews. "Promoting the Promoters Online: How Ad Agencies Use Corporate Websites to Promote Their Services." Paper presented in the Advertising Division of the 2010 annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Denver, CO, 2010.

Sparks, Johnny V., Harsha Gangadharbatla, Sarah Meisse, and Curtis B. Matthews. "Motivated Cognitive Processing of Risky and Sexy Video Game Content." Paper presented in the Entertainment Studies Interest Group Division of the 2010 annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Denver, CO, 2010.

Matthews, Curtis B., Brandon Nutting, Wendy Maxian and Samuel D. Bradley. "Red And Blue (And Perhaps Green) Lines On Television: Political Moderation Of Heuristic Cultivation Effects." Paper Presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Muturi, Nancy, Samuel Mwangi and Soontae An. "Students' Motivations and Expectations for Service Learning in Public Relations." Submitted for presentation at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, St. Louis Missouri, 2011.

An, Soontae and Nancy Muturi. "Older Adults' Perceptions of Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising: The Role of Health Literacy." Health Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Boston, 2010.

Muturi, Nancy and Samuel C. Mwangi. "Older Adults' Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies for Rural Kenya." International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference in Singapore, 2010.

Muturi, Nancy. "Faith-based Approach for Health Communication in Rural Kenya." Presented at the annual International Association in Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Braga, Portugal, 2010.

Muturi, Nancy, Soontae An, and Samuel C. Mwangi. "Community-Based Participatory Approach to Health Literacy and HIV/AIDS Prevention: Evaluating the Service Learning Component." Presented at the annual International

Association in Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Braga, Portugal, 2010.

Muturi, Nancy and Soontae An. "Community Engagement in HIV/AIDS Prevention among Minority Women." Presented at the 10th National Outreach Scholarship Conference, University of Georgia, 2009.

Oronje, Rose, Charles Okigbo, and Nancy Muturi. "Engaging Parliamentarians with Research to Promote Reproductive Health in Kenya. Presented at the 8th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH), Nairobi, Kenya, 2009.

Muturi, Nancy and Charles Okigbo. "Religiosity and Risk Perceptions in Urban Health Communication: A Case of Kenya." Presented at the 8th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH), Nairobi, Kenya, 2009.

Muturi, Nancy, Corinne Barnes and Maxine Ruddock Small. "Capacity Building in HIV/AIDS Prevention: A Caribbean Faith-Based Intervention."   Presented at the 18th annual HIV/AIDS research conference in Vancouver, Canada, 2009.

Muturi, Nancy and Joan Mutikani. "HIV/AIDS In Older Adults: Socioeconomic And Cultural Risk Factors." Presented At the 18th annual HIV/AIDS research conference in Vancouver, Canada, 2009.

Muturi, Nancy. "The Elderly and HIV/AIDS: A Qualitative Analysis." Presented at the annual International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Congress, Communication and HIV/AIDS Working group in Stockholm, Sweden, 2008.

Muturi, Nancy and Soontae An. "HIV/AIDS Stigma, Risk Perception, and Religiosity among African American Women. Presented at the annual International Communication Association (ICA). Health Communication Division. Montreal, Canada, 2008.

Muturi, Nancy and Godfrey Steele. "Strategic Communication for HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Caribbean." Presented at the annual International Communication Association (ICA). Health Communication Division. Montreal, Canada, 2008.

Muturi, Nancy. "Faith-Based Initiatives in HIV/AIDS Communication: The Jamaican Situation." Presented at the annual International Communication Association (ICA). Health Communication Division. San Francisco, CA, 2007.

Muturi, Nancy. "Social and Interpersonal Influences in HIV/AIDS Communication: Strategies and Challenges for Faith-Based Organizations." Presented at the International Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division. Competitive Papers Session with four top papers, San Francisco, CA: 2007.

Muturi, Nancy. "A Culture-Centered approach to HIV/AIDS Communication." Ohio University Conference on Development Communication, 2007.

Muturi, Nancy, Maxine Ruddock-Small and Ron Page. "Women of Faith and HIV/AIDS Risk Perception." Poster presented at the annual American Public Health Association (APHA), Boston, 2006.

Muturi, Nancy. "Approaches and Methods for HIV/AIDS Communication: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from the Caribbean." Presented at the World Congress on Communication and Development (WCCD), Rome Italy, 2006.

Muturi, Nancy and Maxine Ruddock-Small. "Risk Perception and HIV/AIDS Prevention: The Role of Faith-Based Organization in the Caribbean." Presented at the IAMCR international Conference, CAIRO, Egypt, 2006.

Muturi, Nancy and Samuel Mwangi. "Participatory Communication Theory and Practice: A Case Study of a Caribbean Gender Project." Presented at the IAMCR international Conference, CAIRO, Egypt, 2006.

Mwangi, Sam. "A Lesson Before Dying: Digital Innovations for Community Engagement as a Survival Strategy for Media in Crisis." Paper presented in the Communication Technology Division at the AEJMC Conference in St. Louis, MO, 2011. Top faculty paper.

Mwangi, Sam. "Media and Citizen Engagement Projects: A Global Overview." Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) annual conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 2011.

Mwangi, Sam. "Media and Community Engagement: Lessons from an Innovation Project." Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) annual Conference, Boston, MA, 2011.

Powers, Angela and Sam Mwangi. "Changes in New Media: A Model for Innovation" Paper presented at the World Media Economics Conference in Bogota, Colombia, 2010.

Mwangi, Sam. "A Search for an Appropriate Communications Model for Media in New Democracies in Africa." Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) annual conference in Sweden, 2008.

Mwangi, Sam (Summer 2007) "Trends in Development Communication Scholarship." A presentation delivered at a seminar session at the University of Nairobi's School of Journalism, 2007

Powers, Angela. "Development of News Content in Egypt." World Media Economics Conference, Athens, Greece, 2012.

Powers, Angela and Keun Yeong Kim. "Media Coverage of a Diverse Presidential Primary." International Communication Association, Boston, MA, 2011.

Powers, Angela and Keunyeong Karina Kim. "Perceptions of Ratings and Local TV News." Advances in Audience and Consumer Measurement Seminar, Miami, FL, 2009.

Powers, Angela and Soontae An. "Localizing National News: A Comparison of Newspaper Chains' Source Usage." World Media Economics Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008.

Powers, Angela. "Lithuanian News Broadcasting: Struggle for Free Press." World Media Economics Conference, Beijing, China, 2006.

Smethers, J. Steven, Gloria B. Freeland and Jeffrey D. Rake. "After The Storm: Greensburg Residents Discuss An Open Source Project As A Source Of Community News." Presented in the Community Journalism interest group faculty paper competition, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Denver, CO, 2010. Top faculty paper.

Smethers, J. Steven, Bonnie Bressers, Amber Willard, Linda Harvey and Gloria Freeland. "No Union in Humboldt, Kansas: Readers' Perceptions of Loss When a Community Loses Its Newspaper." Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

Wise, Wesley T., Samuel D. Bradley and Coy Callison. "Cognitive and emotional processing of music." Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Chung, Youngkuk, Samuel D. Bradley, Mugur Geana, Wendy Maxian, Wesley T. Wise, Alex Ortiz, Kent T. Wilkinson, Todd Chambers, and Anthony Galvez. "Code Switching And Consequences: Anti-Diabetes Public Service Announcements Targeting Rural Hispanics." Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Lowry, Kent, Wesley T. Wise, Wendy Maxian, Kelly R. Brown, and Samuel D. Bradley. "Attending To Television: Automatic, Controlled, And Narrative-Based Processes." Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2009.

Freeman, Jessica D., Nikki Siegrist, Wesley T. Wise, Wendy Maxian, Kelly R. Brown, Brandon H. Nutting and Samuel D. Bradley. "Attending To Television: Linking Cardiac Deceleration And Controlled Attention." Poster session presented at the meeting of the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2008.

Maxian, Wendy, Wesley T. Wise, Nikki Siegrist, Samuel D. Bradley, Kent T. Wilkinson, Todd Chambers, Alex Ortiz and Anthony Galvez. "Using Theory In The Interest Of Public Health: Creating Health Messages To Target Diabetes Among Rural Hispanics." Paper presented at the meeting of the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2008.

Nutting, Brandon H., Wendy Maxian, Wesley T. Wise, Nikki Siegrist, and Samuel D. Bradley. "Is Television's Mean World Mean Only For Conservatives? The Interactive Effects Of Political Affiliation And Processing Strategy." Poster session presented at the meeting of the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2008.

Wise, Wesley T., Nikki Siegrist, Jessica D. Freeman, Wendy Maxian and Samuel D. Bradley. "That's Just Typical: A Psychophysiological Investigation Of Cognitive Processing Along The Perceived Reality Continuum." Poster session presented at the meeting of the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2008.

Gangadharbatla, Harsha, Samuel D. Bradley, Wesley T. Wise, Brandon H. Nutting, Kelly Brown, Wendy Maxian, Nikki Siegrist and Lakshmi Tirumala. "Physiological Responses As A Measure Of Effectiveness Of Brand Placements In Video Games" Paper presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Advertising, San Mateo, CA, 2008.

Maxian, Wendy, Nikki Siegrist, Wesley T. Wise, Jessica Freeman., Kayla Altman, and Samuel D. Bradley. "Love Is In The Heart: Physiological Responding To Preferred Brands." Paper presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Advertising, San Mateo, CA, 2008.

Bradley, Samuel D., Wendy Maxian, Jessica D. Freeman, Wesley T. Wise, and Kelly R. Brown. "Cognitive Moderation Of The Cultivation Effect: Processing Strategy And Remote Memory." Paper presented at the meeting of the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, 2007.

Bradley, Samuel D., Wendy Maxian, Wesley T. Wise and Jessica D. Freeman. "Resource Allocation And Motivated Responding: Using Startle Probe Methodology To Assess Cognitive Processing Of Television." Paper presented at the meeting of the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, 2007.