Research

Research completed by Miller School faculty since 2012

For faculty research from 2006-2011, please visit this page

Books

Angela Powers, George Tsourvakas,  Zvezdan Vukanovic, Consumption and Branding Value Networks in New Media Markets, Lisbon: Formalpress, 2015.

Book Chapters

Benjamin, Louise “Radio Comes of Age” in the Media in America: A History, Ninth Edition, ed. David Sloan, Northport, AL: Vision Press, 2014.

DeSanto, Barbara. ‘Costa Rica Develops a Rural Paradise in Public Relations Case Studies From Around the Globe.’ Turk, J.V., Palusek, J. & Valin, J. [Eds). Peter Lang Publishing, NY. 2014

DeSanto, Barbara & Matthews, Curtis. B. Sibling Rivalry: ‘How Public Relations & Advertising Continue to Grow and Live Together.’ In The Handbook of International Advertising Research. Hong Cheng, [Ed). Wiley- Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ., 2014

Muturi, Nancy. Digital Technology and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Kenya. In Vemula, R.K. & Gavaravarapu, S. M. Health Communication in the changing Public Health Scenarios: Challenges and Solutions for the developing countries.In Press

Refereed Journal Articles

Bressers, Bonnie, J. Steven Smethers, and Sam C. Mwangi. “Community Journalism and Civic Engagement in Mediated Sports: A Case Study of the Open-Source Media Project in Greensburg, Kansas,” Journalism Practice. 2014

Bressers, Bonnie and Janice Hume. “Message Boards, Public Discourse and Historical Meaning: An Online Community Reacts to September 11,” American Journalism, 29(4): 9-33. 2012.

Das, Biswa, John Leatherman, and Bonnie Bressers, "Rural Healthcare Information Access and the Use of Internet: Opportunity for University Extension," Journal of Extension, (forthcoming).

Haydarov, R., & Gordon, J. C. Effects of framing within messages on vaccination behavior. Journal of Communication in Health Care. In Press

Gould, T.H. P.A Voice of One, a Society of One: Community Sustainability in the New Media Age of Individualism,Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 46.2, April 2015

Gould, T.H.P. “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke: One Culture via Apps and Global Advertising,” Publishing Research Quarterly, 30.3 (Sept): 282-294, 2014

Gould, T.H.P. "The Church and Peer Review: Was “Peer” Review Fairer, More Honest Then Than Now?" Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 43.4 (December) 36-60, 2012

Jean Folkerts, “History of Journalism Education,” Journalism & Communication Monographs, vol. 16, no. 4, 227-299, 2014.

Sparks, J. V., Matthews, C. B., & Chung, S. "The Influence of Arousal on Encoding and Storage of Information in Positive Television Messages." Southwestern Journal of Communication Research, 27(1), 46-56, 2012.

Qiu, Jing & Muturi,Nancy. Asian American Public Relations Practitioners’ Perspectives on Diversity. Howard Journal of Communication (In Press).

Muturi, Nancy. Gender and HIV/AIDS in the context of excessive alcohol consumption in Kenya. African Journal of AIDS Research.(In Press).

Muturi, Nancy. “Engaging Communities in the Understanding of Excessive Alcohol Consumption in Rural Central Kenya.” Journal of International Communication, 20 (2), 98-117.2014.

Muturi, Nancy Alcohol Consumption and Reproductive Health Risks in Rural Central Kenya. Sexual and Reproductive HealthCare, 5, 41–46. 2014.

Muturi, Nancy, Soontae An, & Samuel Mwangi. “Students’ Motivations and Expectations for Service Learning in Public Relations.”Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 68: 387-408. 2013.

Kumar J, Kidd T., Li Y, Lindshield E, Muturi N, &Adhikari K. “ Using the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Approach in Childhood Obesity Prevention”, International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition. 3 (4), 170-178, 2014.

Mwangi, Sam C., J. Steven Smethers, and BonnieBressers. “If You Build it, Will They Come? An Exploratory Study of Community Reactions to an Open Source Media Project in Greensburg, Kansas,” Community Journalism, 3:1, 72-86. 2014.

Powers, Angela and Ardyth Broadrick Sohn, and Jane Briggs-Bunting, Family-Owned Newspapers: Filling Niches in U.S. Local Communities, Journal of Media Business Studies, 11(2): 78-91. 2014.

Powers, Angela and Ardyth Sohn, “A Case Study of Family-Owned Newspapers Adapting and Surviving in Two Rural States,” Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy. 2013.

Powers, Angela. “Transformation of Business Practices in News Organizations of Emerging Democracies: A Case Study of Egyptian Newspapers,” Journal of Media Transformations2012.

Refereed Conference Presentations

Benjamin Louise, Neighbors on the Air: A Look Back atAunt Sammyand Other Early Radio Homemakers,” History Division, Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, April 2014.​

Bressers, Bonnie and Joye Gordon.Journalism and Mass Communications Students’ Perceptions of Plagiarism and the Utilization of News Subsidies,” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Midwinter Conference, Norman, Oklahoma, 2014.

Gordon, Joye and Bonnie Bressers.Hack, Flacks, and Whacks: A Pilot Study of the Utility of Individualistic Ethical Orientation as a Variable of Interest in the Study of Media Ethics,” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Washington D.C., 2013.

Gordon, Joye and Bonnie Bressers. “Ethical orientation, professional identity, and ethical assessment of news subsidization among journalists and public relations professionals,” Competitive research award from the Council of Affiliates of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Montreal, Canada, 2014.

Mwangi, Sam C., J. Steven Smethers, and Bonnie Bressers.“If You Build It, Will they Come? An Exploratory Study of Community Reactions to an Open Source Media Project in Greensburg, Kansas,” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference, Chicago, IL, 2012.

Mwangi, Sam, Bonnie Bressers, and J. Steven Smethers. “Developing a community-wide open-source multimedia hub in Greensburg, KS: An exploratory study of challenges ahead.” National Newspaper Association Annual Convention and Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media’s Newspapers’ Community-Building Symposium, North Charleston, SC, 2012.

DeSanto, B.‘Victory or Defeat? Analysis of the Carnival Cruise Lines' Social Media Response to the Triumph Crisis.’ 1 Congreso Centroamericano de ComuniCAcion, San Jose, Costa Rica. Competitive refereed selection. 2013

DeSanto, B.‘What Do Public Relations Managers Do? Applying Traditional Managerial Theory to the Practice of Public Relations.’ Department of Communication Studies and the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism & Mass Communications semester colloquium series. 2013

DeSanto, B., Bourland-Davis, P. and Lubbers, C. ‘Exploring the Best Practices of Public Relations Internship Site Supervisors.’ Presented at the 2011AEJMC Conference, St Louis. Competitive panel selection. August 2012

DeSanto, B., Bourland-Davis, P., and Lubbers, C. ‘Exploring the Best Practices of Public Relations Internship Site Supervisors.’ Presented at the Annual Conference of Business & Global Social Responsibility, Long Beach, CA. Competitive refereed selection. April 2012

Hallaq Tom. “Who left their video in my Photoshop?” Journalism Education Association annual conference, Washington D.C. November 7-9, 2014.

Crawford, A., Spillman, M., Hallaq, T., Hanff, W., Orlik, P., and Richie, M. “Creating interdisciplinary programs: Having fun while avoiding the games.” Broadcast Educators Association annual conference, Las Vegas, NV. April 8, 2014.

Curran, A., Benjamin, L., Grubb, M., and Hallaq, T. “Thinking outside the box: A look back at significant broadcast programming events.” Broadcast Educators Association annual conference, Las Vegas, NV.April 5, 2014.

Hallaq Tom. “Evaluating Online Media Literacy in Higher Education: Creating the DOMLA.” UNM Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Oct 29, 2013.

Hallaq Tom. “The Motivation of Sports Fans: How Video Boards Have Impacted the Game-Day Experience.” Moderator: Troy O. Comeau, Pittsburg State University; 
Panelist: Art Challis, Southern Utah University; Mark Mattheis, Western Carolina University; Sydney Ward, Pittsburg State University;, Idaho State University.Broadcast Educators Association annual conference, Las Vegas, NV April 2013

Hallaq, Tom., Greer, C., Graban, A., and Curran, A. “Connecting Students and Community: Incorporating Service Learning into Media Courses.” Broadcast Educators Association annual conference, Las Vegas, NV April 2012.

Gould, D., Gould, K., Hallaq, T., Riley, R, Smith, M., and Thomas, R. “Innovation and Growth in a Tough Economy: The MacGyver Approach to Broadcast Education." Broadcast Educators Association annual conference, Las Vegas, NV April 2012.

Gordon, J. C. & Bressers, B.‘Ethical orientation, professional identity, and ethical assessment of news subsidization among journalists and public relations professionals.’ Annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Council of Affiliates Industry Award session, Montreal. 2014

Gordon, J/ C. & Bressers, B.Stealing Gifts? Journalism and Mass Communications Students’ Perceptions of Plagiarism and the Utilization of News Subsidies.’ Midwinter Conference, Norman, OK. 2014

Gordon, J. C. & Bressers, B.Hacks, flacks, and whacks: A pilot study of the utility of individualistic ethical orientation as a variable of interest in the study of media ethics.’ Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC. 2013

Jean Folkerts, John Maxwell Hamilton and Nicholas Lemann, “Educating Journalists: A New Plea for the University Tradition” New York, NY: Columbia Journalism School, 2013

Matthews, C. B., & Wise, W. T. "The relationship of character portrayals in advertising stereotypes." Broadcast Educators Association, Las Vegas, NV, April 2014.

Cummins, R. G., Matthews, C. B., Wise, W. T. "Inter- versus Intra-channel Selective Attention: Viewer Response to the Mosaic Screen." International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ, May 2013.

Callison, C., Youngblood, E., Matthews, C. B., & Merle, P. "Lack of credibility accompanying public relations messages distributed through corporate channels: A longitudinal experimental." International Communication Association, London, June 2013.

Matthews, C. B., & Bradley, S. D. "The Alias Effect: Encoding of Semantically Related and Unrelated Scenes Within a Narrative." International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, May 2014.

Muturi, Nancy and Ge Zhu. “Gender and Ethnic Difference in Perception of Public Relations among College Students.” AEJMC Mid-Winter Conference, Oklahoma, March, 2015

Muturi, Nancy and Thanji, Faith. “Rural Sports as a Communication and Prevention Strategy for Chronic Alcoholism in Kenya.” Annual International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, Media and Spot section, Hyderabad, India, July, 2014

Muturi, N., Kidd T., Adhikari, K., Kumar J. “Understanding Childhood Obesity among Ethnic Minorities through Participatory Action Research.” Annual International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, Health Communication Section, Hyderabad, India, July, 2014

Xiaofei Song & Nancy Muturi. “Nutrition Literacy and Motivation for Label-Reading among College Students.” Health Literacy Research Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, November, 2014

Muturi, Nancy.Alcohol-Discordancy and HIV/AIDS among Women in Rural Central Kenya.’ International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference, Seattle,May 2014

Muturi, Nancy.Communities’ Perspectives on Communication Strategies for Preventing Chronic Alcoholism in Rural Central Kenya. Annual Kentucky Health Communication Conference, Louisville, KY April 10-13, 2014

Muturi, N., Kidd, T., Adhikari, K., Kumar, J., Lindshield, E., Li, Y., & Song, X. “Formative Research in a School-based Obesity Prevention Intervention for Hispanic Adolescents.” (Abstract). Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(4), S182. 2014

Li Y, Kidd T, Lindshield E, Adhikari K, Muturi N, Kattelmann K, Zies S. “Perceptions related to nutrition, physical activity, and youth development in 6th to 8th grade, rural, limited-resource adolescents.” Obesity Week 2014 Conference, Boston, MA. November 2014.

Li Y, Kidd T, Lindshield E, Adhikari K, Muturi N, Kattelmann K, Zies S. “Analyses of the built environments and the perceptions related to physical activity of adolescents in rural low-income ethnic communities.” Obesity Week 2014 Conference, Boston, MA. November 2014.

Brock Ingmire, Faith Thanji, Bailey Davis & Nancy Muturi. “Understanding the College Hygiene Scare: Health Literacy and Interpersonal Communication for the 21st Century College Student,” Health Literacy Research Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, November, 2014

Opoku-Acheampong, A., Kidd, T., Adhikari, K. Muturi, N.Assessing Physical Activity, Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Patterns of College Students.” National Communication Association (NCA), Health Communication Division, Chicago, November 2014.

Chapes, Joseph; Stukey, Mylissia, Yonkey Heidi & Muturi, Nancy. Encouraging the Adoption of E.coli Control and Prevention Strategies: Analysis of an Online Training Intervention. Presented at the annual National Communication Association Conference, Health Communication Division, Washington DC, November, 2013.

Li, Yijing, Rizzuti, Noel, Saunders, Patrick & Muturi, Nancy. ‘Play to Win --Role of Active Video Games in Improving Health-Related Outcomes in Young Adults.’ Presented at the annual National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Technology and Communication Division, Washington DC, November, 2013.

Mahmudiono, Trias; Byquist Bridget.; Song, Xiaofei; & Muturi Nancy.’ Nutritional knowledge is related to self-efficacy in making healthy food choice among college students.’ Presented at the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, to be held during Obesity Week, in Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2013.

Muturi, Nancy & Ron Page. ‘A need for capacity building in faith-based response HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.’ Presented at the National Health Research Conference, Ministry of Health, Jamaica, November, 2012

Muturi, Nancy.Alcohol Consumption and Reproductive Health Risks in Rural Central Kenya.’ Annual National Communication Association Convention (NCA) , Health Communication Division, Orlando, FL, November, 2012

Qiu, Jing & Nancy Muturi.Asian Americans in Public Relations: Experiences and Perceptions among Practitioners.’ Annual National Communication Association Convention (NCA), Public Relations Division, Orlando, FL, November, 2012

Mwangi, Samuel, Bonnie Bressers and Steve Smethers. ‘If You Build It, Will they Come? An Exploratory Study of Community Reactions to an Open Source Media Project in Greensburg, Kansas.’ Communication Media Division at the AEJMC Conference, Chicago. August, 2012.

Powers, Angela,“Walter Cronkite: Media Coverage of the ‘Most Trusted Man in America,’ Popular Culture Association, April, 2015.

Powers, Angela. “World Media Newspaper Conglomerates and Organizational Ecology,” World Media Economics Conference, Rio de Janeiro, May 2014.

Powers, Angela, Ardyth Sohn and Jane Briggs-Bunting, ‘Family-Owned Newspapers Filling Niches in Rural Communities,’ International Communication Association, London, England, June 18, 2013.

Powers, Angela, and Ardyth Sohn, ‘Toward of Model of Family-Owned Media.’ Media Strategy and Theory Conference, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden, September 11-15, 2012.

Powers, Angela,‘Post Revolution News in Egypt: Media Manager Responses.’ World Media Economic Conference, Thessalonica, Greece, May 2012.

Invited Presentations

DeSanto, Barbara. ‘Wanted: Public Relations Professors.’2013 PRSA Midwest District Conference, Omaha, NE, July 2013.

Muturi, Nancy. Public eHealth in the Caribbean. Public eHealth Innovation and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean, eSAC Caribbean Webinar Series. Public eHealth and Equity: Media Focused, March 4, 2014