Research & Scholarship

The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure a vibrant and engaged environment for learning. Recent research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Book Chapters

Duggan, A. P., Robinson, J. D., Thompson, T. L. (2012). "Interability Communication." In Giles, H. (Ed.), Handbook of Intergroup Communication (pp. 250-263). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hess, J., Sneed, K. G. (2012). "Communication strategies to restore working relations: Comparing relationships that improved with ones that remained problematic." In Omdahl, B. L., Fritz, J. M. H. (Ed.), Problematic Relationships in the Workplace, Volume II (pp. 235-256). New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Robinson, J. D., Thompson, T. L. (2012). "Recent trends in research on health portrayals in the media." In Mazzarella, S. (Ed.), Handbook of Medical Content (vol. 3, pp. 463-483). Oxford: Blackwell.

Robinson, J. D., Thompson, T., Turner, J., Agne, R., Tian, Y. (2013). "Recent trends in research on health portrayals in the media." In Valdiva, A. N., Manzzarella, S. R. (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of media studies. Vol. 3: Content and representation (vol. 3, pp. 463-483). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Valenzano III, J. (2012). "The Presidency that Almost Wasn’t: George W. Bush’s First Inaugural." In Robert Denton (Ed.), The George W. Bush Presidency: A Rhetorical Perspective. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Yang, A. (2012). "Internet activism: NGOs and new social dynamics in China." In K. Christensen. In Esarey, A. (Ed.), China companion: The Internet in China. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.

Yang, A. (2012). "Sanlu’s milk contamination crisis: Organizational communication in conflicting cultural, economic, and ethical context." Case studies in organizational communication: Ethical perspectives and practices. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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Contract

Robinson, J. D. (Co-Principal), Friessen, M. A. (Principal). “Improving Nursing Handoffs.” Sponsored by Picker Institute, $45,000. (2011 - 2012).

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Invited Lectures & Addresses

Hess, J. “What’s Our Message?: Promoting Our Teaching, Research, and Service.” Chair’s Summer Institute, National Communication Association, Washington, D. C.. (June 23, 2012).

Wallace, S. P. “Developing Student Learning Outcomes for the Foundation Course in Communication.” The Basic Course Conference, The Basic Course Conference, Normal, Illinois. (January 28, 2012).

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Journal Articles

Hess, J. (2012). "Helping junior faculty achieve success in promotion and tenure." Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 31(2), 148-149.

Hess, J., Coffelt, T. A. (2012). "Verbal communication about sex in marriage: Patterns of language use and its connection with relational outcomes." Journal of Sex Research, 49(6), 603-612.

Rakovski, C., Sparks, L., Robinson, J. D., Kee, K., Bevan, J., Agne, R. (2012). "A regression-based study using jackknife replicates of HINTS III data: Predictors of the efficacy of health information seeking." Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 5(3), 163-170.

Turner, J., Robinson, J. D., Stoever, K., Funk, K. (2012). "Tweeting for dollars: A case study of a campaign to address the need for mosquito nets." Journal of International Case Analysis, 3(1), 25-36.

Valenzano III, J. (2012). "Conscience of a Conservative (Professor)." Relevant Rhetoric, 3(1).

Valenzano III, J., Edwards, J. A. (2012). "The Debate Confessional: Newt Gingrich, Jon King and Atoning for Past Sins." Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 2(2).

Valenzano III, J., Engstrom, E. (2013). "Homilies and Horsemen: Revelation in the CW’s Supernatural." Journal of Communication and Religion, 36(1).

Yang, A. (2012). "A relational approach to public diplomacy in a multipolar world: Building public relations theory by analyzing the U.S.-Russia-China relationship." Public Relations Review, 38(5), 652-664.

Yang, A. (2012). "Media manipulation in the Sanlu milk contamination crisis." Public Relations Review, 38(5), 935-937.

Yang, A. (2012). "Assessing global inequality of bribery for news coverage: A cross-national study." Mass Communication and Society, 15(2), 201-224.

Yang, A. (2012). "Online environmental community members’ intention to participate in environmental activities: An application of the theory of planned behavior in the Chinese context." Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 1298-1306.

Yang, A. (2012). "Rising civil power in China: A study of Chinese NGOs’ networks in the cyberspace." Journal of Communication Studies, 14, 40-57.

Yang, A. (2012). "Understanding the changing Chinese media: Through the lens of crises." China Media Research, 8(2), 63-75.

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Other

Valenzano III, J. “Top Panel: The Dark Side of Basic Course Directing: Creating COMMunity Despite Dealing with Difficult Staff Situations.” 98th Annual National Communication Association Conference, National Communication Association, Orlando, FL. (November 16, 2012).

Valenzano III, J. “There Once was a Supernatural Lamb: Popular Culture vs. Religion.” 100th Annual Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL. (August 9, 2012).

Valenzano III, J. “Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Industry Professionals Transitioning to GTA Positions.” 2012 Central States Communication Association Conference, Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, OH. (March 30, 2012).

Valenzano III, J. “Assessment and Curricular Development.” 50th Meeting of the Basic Course Director’s Conference, Normal, IL. (January 28, 2012).

Wallace, S. P. “Connecting to Learn: New and Established Assessment Practices in Communication.” Central States Communication Association Annual Convention, Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, Ohio. (March 30, 2012).

Yoder, D. D. “Basic course personnel issues.” Basic Course Directors’ Conference, Normal, IL. (January 28, 2012).

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Papers

Duggan, A., Thompson, T. L., Robinson, J. D. “A Communication Accommodation Theory explanation for challenges in healthcare interactions with people with disabilities.” European Association for Communication and Health, EACH, St. Andrews, Scotland. (September 2, 2012).

Friesen, M. A., Robinson, J. D., Turner, J. “Patient Perceptions of the Bedside Shift Report Process Utilizing the ISHAPED Strategy.” ANCC National Magnet Conference, American Nursing Credentialing Center, Baltimore, MD. (October 10, 2012).

Friessen, M. A., Speroni, K., Turner, J., Herbst, A., Robinson, J. D., Wavelet, J. “Listening to the voice of the patient to develop a patient centered approach to the shift-to-shift bedside report using the ISHAPED model.” Capital Area Scholarship Symposium, Methods and Challenges: Working Towards Strategies for Excellence,, University of Phoenix, Reston, VA. (April 21, 2012).

Griffin, J. L. “Turning Japanese: From Sideways to Saidoweizu: An Examination of the Japanese Remake of a Hollywood Film.” 2012 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Boston. (April 13, 2012).

Han, J.-H., Mills, J. “Exploring trust perception between online travel organizations and its visually impaired stakeholders.” 2012 National Communication Association Conference, National Communication Association, Orlando, FL. (November 16, 2012).

Herbst, A., Friessen, M., Speroni, K., Turner, J., Robinson, J. D., Wavelet, J. “Patient and Parent Perceptions of a Patient Centered Bedside Handoff using ISHAPED.” Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. (July 17, 2012).

Hess, J., Sneed, K. G. “Communication strategies to restore working relations: Comparing relationships that improved with ones that remained problematic.” National Communication Association, National Communication Association, Orlando, FL. (November 17, 2012).

Iannarino, N., Thompson, T. L. “The Therapeutic Potential of Humorous Illness Narratives.” International Communication Association Annual Conference, International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. (May 26, 2012).

Oh, K., Han, J.-H. “You say pink, I say red: Selective perception and biased information processing in the 2008 Presidential Election.” 2012 International Communication Association Conference, International Communication Association, Phoenix, Arizona. (May 27, 2012).

Robinson, J. D., Thompson, T. L., Duggan, A. “Disability and Accommodation Theory.” National Communication Association Annual Conference, National Communication Association, Orland, FL. (November 15, 2012).

Robinson, J. D., Thompson, T., Duggan, A. “Disability and Accommodation Theory.” National Communication Association, NCA, Orlando, FL. (November 15, 2012).

Tian, Y., Robinson, J. D. “Complementary and Contradictory Patterns in Health Information Seeking.” International Communication Association, International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. (May 27, 2012).

Valenzano III, J. “Directing the Winds of Change: The Basic Course and General Education (Top Paper).” 98th Annual National Communication Association Conference, National Communication Association, Orlando, FL. (November 16, 2012).

Yang, A. “Crisis communication on the Web: How social media platforms affect the structure of virtual social networks.” annual conference of National Communication Association, National Communication Association, Orlando, Florida. (November 15, 2012).

Yang, A. “The power of activist networks in the mass self-communication era: A triangulation study of the impact of WikiLeaks on the stock value of Bank of America.” annual conference of National Communication Association, National Communication Association, Orlando, Florida. (November 15, 2012).

Yang, A. “Toward a model of contextualizing organizational relationships: A network ecology framework. Paper accepted by the annual conference of National Communication Association.” annual conference of National Communication Association, National Communication Association, Orlando, Florida. (November 15, 2012).

Yang, A. “#like me plz: Examining influence and social capital within the Knight News Twitter discourse.” annual conference of AEJMC, AEJMC, Chicago. (August 26, 2012).

Yang, A. “Applying regulatory focus theory to environmental communication: How outcome focus orientation may interact with message-framing.” International Communication Association, International Communication Association, Phoenix. (May 26, 2012).

Yang, A. “Public relations practice in the international virtual space: How international NGOs use their web sites for relationship building.” International Communication Association, International Communication Association, Phoenix. (May 26, 2012).

Yoder, D. D., Wallace, S. P. “The “dream” foundation course in communication: Systematic and strategic design and assessment.” National Communication Association Annual Convention, National Communication Association, Orlando, FL. (November 17, 2012).

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Poster

Duggan, A., Thompson, T., Robinson, J. D., Petronio, S., Bach, B. “A Communication Accommodation Theory explanation for challenges in healthcare interactions with people with disabilities.” European Association for Communication in Healthcare, Scotland, UK. (September 4, 2012).

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Robinson, J. D. (Co-Principal). “Neurological exams and telemedicine.” Sponsored by Specialists on Call.

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