Research & Scholarship

The intellectual power and creative vitality of the College of Arts and Sciences reside in our faculty. While students lie at the center of the College’s attention, the work of the College’s faculty makes possible the distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences that our graduates attain. All of the College’s achievements and aspirations spring in some way from faculty members’ creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Recent faculty research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Artistic Contributions

Performances

Hayford, M. (Director). "White Box Theatre Festival." University of Dayton Students, Faculty, Staff, ArtStreet at University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (November 4, 2014 - November 6, 2014).

Hayford, M. (Director). "The Laramie Project." Theatre Program, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL. (February 14, 2014 - February 23, 2014).

Presentations

Invited Lectures and Addresses

Scantlin, R. M. "The Impact of Media on Children's Development", Intensive English Program (Center for International Programs), University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 22, 2014).

Taylor, A. M. "Back to Basics: Why AP style isn’t dead, and how to write engaging leads that captivate your audience." PRSA Media Day, Public Relations Society of America, Dayton.OH. (August 14, 2014).

Thompson, T. L. "Coming to Narrative: Essays in Honor of Arthur Bochner." National Communication Association Annual Conference, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 19, 2014).

Panels and Other

Hayford, M. "Dreaming of an Inclusive Campus Climate." Dream Acts: Performance as Resistance, Refuge, and Renewal, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Scottsdale, AZ. (July 24, 2014).

Hess, J. "Just what IS vexing about communication and instruction? Inviting the past to inform new directions in communication and instruction research." National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 22, 2014).

Hess, J. "Connecting our pasts to our presence through assessment." National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 20, 2014).

Hess, J. "Meet the NCA journal editors." National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 20, 2014).

Hess, J. "The presence of our past in communication education." National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 20, 2014).

Langhorne, A. L., Han, J.-H. "The Art & Science Of A Good Privacy Policy On The Web." The IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015, The International Association of Privacy Professionals. (August 22, 2014).

Valenzano III, J. "The Role of Mentors in Basic Course Administration: Examining the Presence of our Past Mentoring Experiences." 2014 National Communication Association Conference, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 22, 2014).

Valenzano III, J. "Textbook Selection Processes in the Basic Course." 2014 National Communication Association Conference, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 21, 2014).

Valenzano III, J. "2014 Basic Communication Course Annual Forum: What is the Central Student Learning Outcome in the Basic Course?" 2014 National Communication Association Conference, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 21, 2014). Valenzano III, J. "It’s Alive! What a Living Basic Course Looks Like." 2014 Central States Communication Association Conference, Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN. (April 5, 2014).

Valenzano III, J. "Elevating the Basic Course through the NCA Task Force." 2014 Central States Communication Association Conference, Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN. (April 3, 2014).

Papers

Coffelt, T. A., Hess, J. "Communication and receiver apprehension as predictors of sexual communication and relational qualities in marital relationships", International Association for Relationship Research, Melbourne, Australia. (July 11, 2014).

Goode, J., Robinson, J. D., Billman, B. "Smart Phone Technology and Behavioral Monitoring: Testing Mobile Application Use and Alcohol Consumption Attitude Change." Central States Communication Association, Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN. (April 2, 2014).

Han, J.-H. "Revisiting Publics of Public Relations in the Era of Social Media: Relationship between the Degree of Involvement and the Amount of Information Acquired." International Communication Association. (November 3, 2014).

Han, J.-H. "Revisiting the term publics of public relations in the era of social media: Relationship between the degree of involvement and the amount of information acquired." Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. (April 3, 2014).

Hayford, M. "Bridging Academic Divides through Ethnodrama: Dog Wish, a Case Study." Dream Acts: Performance as Resistance, Refuge, and Renewal, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Scottsdale, AZ. (July 25, 2014).

Kuang, K., Connaughton, S. L., Anaele, A., Vibber, K., Linabary, J., Krishna, A. "The Local Leadership Campaign Model: A Co - Constructed Peacebuilding Camp aign." National Communication Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (November 20, 2014).

Robinson, J. D., Turner, J. W. "Residents reflect on interaction: The development and assessment of a blog to study doctor and patient interaction." NCA, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 20, 2014).

Valenzano III, J., Wallace, S. P. "Assessing the use of computer-mediated midterm examinations in a multi-section foundational communication course." 2014 National Communication Association Conference, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 21, 2014).

Vibber, K., Han, J.-H. "Advancing Public Diplomacy Research: Bringing Together Political Communication and Public Relations." International Communication Association Pre-Conferences. (November 10, 2014).

Wallace, S. P. "Student learning outcomes: Primary drivers of basic course design." National Communication Association Annual Meeting, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (November 21, 2014).

Wallace, S. P. "Student learning outcomes as primary drivers of basic course design." Central States Communication Association Annual Convention, Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis MN. (April 11, 2014).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapters

Hayford, M. (2014). Suit My Heart: Staging Foster Youth Narratives that Hit Home. In Dawson, K., Kelin, II, D. A. (Eds.), The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Collected Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field (, pp. 100-105). Chicago, IL: Intellect, University of Chicago Press.

Hayford, M. (2014). World Theatre. In Mitchell, C. (Ed.), Theatrical Worlds (, pp. 231-268). Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.

Hayford, M., Mitchell, C. (2014). Mapping Reality: An Introduction to Theatre. In Mitchell, C. (Ed.), Theatrical Worlds (, pp. 3-48). Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.

Robinson, J. D., Scantlin, R. M. (2014). Impact of Media Content. In Thompson, T. L. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Communication (pp. 822-824). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Robinson, J. D., Turner, J., Levine, B., Tian, Y. (2015). Facilitating diabetes management using telemedicine: The role of social support. In Brann, M. (Ed.), Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication 2nd edition (pp. 295-309). Kendall Hunt, Dubuque, IA

Thompson, T. L., Cusella, L. P., Southwell, B. (2014). Methods Matter. In Whaley, B. (Ed.), Health Communication Research Methods. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis.

Tian, Y., Robinson, J. D. (2014). Content analysis in health communication research, Research Methods in Health Communication: Principles and Application. Rutledge, NY.

Valenzano III, J. (2014). This One Is Not Like the Others: President Obama's Genre-Bending Second Inaugural Address. In Denton, R. E. (Ed.), Studies of Communication in the 2012 Presidential Campaign (pp. 205-222). New York, NY: Lexington Books.

Vibber, K., Kim, J. N. (2014). Diplomacy in a Globalized World: Focusing Internally to Build Relationships Externally. In Golan, G. J., Yang, S. U., Kinsey, D. F. (Eds.), International Public Relations and Public Diplomacy Communication and Engagement (pp. 131-145). New York: Peter Lang.

Journal Articles

Coffelt, T. A., Hess, J. (2014). Sexual disclosures: Connections to relational satisfaction and closeness. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 40, 577-591.

Valenzano III, J., Wallace, S. P. (2014). Reforming General Education: A Departmental Experience with Mission and Assessment. International Journal of Education Reform, 23(2), 98-115.

Valenzano III, J., Wallace, S. P. (2014). Instructor’s Corner #1: The (R)Evolution of the basic communication course. Communication Currents, 9. http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=5622

Valenzano III, J., Wallace, S. P., Morreale, S. P. (2014). Consistency and Change: The (R)Evolution of the Basic Communication Course. Communication Education, 63(4), 355-365.

Wallace, S. P. (2014). Student learning outcomes: Primary Drivers of Course Design. Basic Communication Course Annual, 26, 1-8.

Other

Thompson, T. L., Cusella, L. P. (2014). Online annotated bibliography. In Richards, A. (Ed.), Death and Dying. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

DiTirro, L., Vibber, K., & Kim, J. (2014). Online support groups. In T. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of health communication. (Vol. 14, pp. 987-988). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483346427.n384

T. Thompson (2014). Sage Encyclopedia of Health Communication. (Three volumes, 600 entries). Beverly Hills: Sage.

T. Thompson (2014). University of Texas in 2014: Health Communication: There and Back Again.

Valenzano III, J., Engstrom, E. (2014). Cowboys, Angels and Demons: American Exceptionalism and the Frontier Myth in the CW's Supernatural. Communication Quarterly.

Robinson, J. D. & Watters, K. B. (2014). Media Use and Effects in Older Adulthood. In J. F. Nussbaum (Ed.), The Handbook of Lifespan Communication. Vol. 2 (pp. 351-371). New York: Peter Lang.

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