Recent Research

Recent Research by Faculty & Students

  • Walden, J., & Zeng, C. (2024). Work in transition: Exploring pandemic-displaced employees' communication. Journal of Communication Management, ahead-of-print.

  • Vosen Callens, M., Westerman, D. K., & Cross, A. C. (2023). Why we hate‐watch: The role of nostalgia and investment in WWE viewership. The Journal of Popular Culture, 56(1), 70-90.

  • Westerman, D., Kelly, S., Vareberg, K. R., Rocker, K. T., & Bowman, N. D. (2023). Current trends and future directions: Technology. In M. G. Strawser (Ed.), Instructional communication in professional contexts (pp. 167-186). Cognella.

  • Bowman, N. D., Vareberg, K. R., Rocker, K. T., Kelly, S., & Westerman, D. (2023). Background: Technology. In M. G. Strawser (Ed.), Instructional communication in professional contexts (pp. 147-166). Cognella.

  • Rabby, M. M. F., Platt, C. A., & Zeng, C. (2022). Assimilation, organizational support, and impostor syndrome as predictors of GTAs’ communicatively restricted organizational stress (CROS). Communication Reports, 1-15.

  • Vareberg, K. R., & Westerman, D. (2022). Seeking connection while connecting: The increased role of technology in student-instructor communication post-COVID. In M. Strawser (Ed.), The COVID-19 impact on higher education stakeholders and institutional services (pp. 81-91). Lexington Books.

  • Beck, S. J., & Paskewitz, E. A. (2022). An exploratory investigation of teacher perceptions of education and communication at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 6, 83-99.

  • Wang, W., Atkinson, L., Kahlor, L. A., Jamar, P., & Lim, H. S. (2022). Avoiding Covid‐19 risk information in the United States: The role of attitudes, norms, affect, social dominanceorientations, and perceived trustworthiness of scientists. Risk Analysis.

  • Lu, S. (2022). News technology innovation as a field: A structural topic modeling analysis of patent data in mainland China. Communication & Society, 59, 147-175.

  • Majdik, Z. P., & Wynn, J. (2022). Building better machine learning models for rhetorical analyses: The use of rhetorical feature sets for training artificial neural network models. Technical Communication Quarterly 32(1), 63–78.

  • Zeng, C., & Lu, S. (2022). Paradigm repair and news engagement: Exploring Bari Weiss’s resignation from the New York Times. Journalism Practice, 1-18.

  • Spates, S. A., Westerman, C. Y. K., Laam, L., & Goke, R. (2022) Exploring the relationship between perceptions of safety culture and patient safety events in inpatient clinical teams. Journal of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, 10(3), 83-95.

  • Lu, S., Liang, H., & Masullo, G. M. (2022). Selective avoidance: Understanding how position and proportion of online incivility influence news engagement. Communication Research. 
  • Vosen Callens, M. (2022). “There goes my antihero: How Wendy Byrde broke bad.” Heroism Science, 7(2).
  • Kingsley Westerman, C. Y., Haverkamp, E. M., & Zeng, C. (2022). Understanding disclosure of health information to workplace friends. Behavioral Sciences, 12, 355.
  • Collins, R. F. (2022). Chocolate: A cultural encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO.
  • Lammers, S. M., Woods, R. J., Brotherson, S. E., Deal, J. E., & Platt, C. A. (2022). Explaining adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics screen time recommendations with caregiver awareness and parental motivation factors: Mixed methods study. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 5(2), e29102.
  • Lu, S., & Zhong, L. (2022). From believing to sharing: Examining the effects of partisan media’s correction of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. International Journal of Communication, 16(22).
  • Shah, P., Wang, W., Yang, J. Z., Kahlor, L., & Anderson, J. (2022). Framing climate changemitigation technology: The impact of risk versus benefit messaging on support for carbon captureand storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 119, 103737.

  • Graham, S. S., Majdik, Z. P., Barbour, J. B., & Rousseau, J. F. (2022). Associations between aggregate NLP-extracted conflicts of interest and adverse events by drug product. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 290, 405–409.

  • Graham, S. S., Karnes, M. S., Jensen, J. T., Sharma, N., Barbour, J. B., Majdik, Z. P., & Rousseau, J. F. (2022). Evidence for stratified conflicts of interest in research contexts: A methodological review. BMJ Open, 12, e063501.

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