Doctoral Faculty Research

Representative Reserach of Doctoral Advising Faculty 

(Ph.D., University of Maryland)
Assistant Professor
International and Comparative Approaches; Social Media and Gender; Social Media and Minorities; Democratic Potential of Social Media; Critical and Qualitative Methods
  • Eckert, S., & Koliska, M. (2014). Lost in a house of mirrors: Journalists come to terms with myth and reality.Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. (forthcoming).
  • Eckert, S., Chadha, K., & Koliska, M. (2014). Stuck in first gear: the case of the German political "blogosphere."International Journal of Communication, 8, 628-645.
  • Eckert, S., & Steiner, L. (2013). (Re)triggering backlash: responses to news of Wikipedia's gender gap. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 37(4), 284-303.
  • Eckert, S., & Chadha, K. (2013). Muslim bloggers in Germany: an emergent counterpublic. Media, Culture & Society, 35(8), 926-942.
(Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Assistant Professor
Journalism History; Mass Media History; Propaganda and Public Opinion; Cultural and Social History; Historical, Ethnohistorical and Qualitative Methods
  • Fuhlhage, M. (2014). "Brave Old Spaniards and Indolent Mexicans: J. Ross Browne, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, and the Social Construction of Off-Whiteness," American Journalism 31(1), 100-126.
  • Fuhlhage, M. (2013). "The Mexican Image through Southern Eyes: De Bow's Review in the Era of Manifest Destiny," American Journalism 30 (2), 182-209.
  • Fuhlhage, M. (2013). "Prehistory of a Stereotype: Mass Media Othering of Mexicans in the Era of Manifest Destiny." In Dominic Lasorsa and America Rodriguez (eds.), Identity and Communication: New Agendas in Communication(New York: Routledge, 2013), 82-106.
  • Fuhlhage, M. (2007). "Here's the Matter with Kansas: Thomas Frank, General Semantics, and Contemporary Midwest Politics," General Semantics Bulletin 73, 26-31.
(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Assistant Professor
Rhetorical and Critical Theory; Social Movements; Music & Popular Culture; Subjectivity; Rhetorical and Critical Methods
  • Kelly Jakes, "La France en Chantant: The Rhetorical Construction of French Identity in Songs of the Resistance Movement," Quarterly Journal of Speech 99:3 (2013): 317-340.
  • Kelly Jakes, "Allegories of Love: The Operettas of French Prisoners of War, 1940-1945," Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America's biennial conference, San Antonio, TX, May 2014.
  • Kelly Jakes, "Thinly Veiled: 'Women' and Masculinity in French POW Operettas," Paper presented at the National Communication Association's annual conference, Washington, D.C., November 2013.
  • Kelly Jakes, "Music Men: French Prisoners of War and Popular Music, 1940-1945," Paper presented at the Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, April 2013.
(Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan)
Associate Professor
Conflict and Dispute Resolution; Organizational Communication; Workplace Bullying; Quality of Working Relationships; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Keashly, (forthcoming).  Nature and prevalence of workplace bullying and mobbing in the US: What do the numbers mean? In M. Duffy and D. Yamada (Eds). Workplace bullying and mobbing in the U.S. Praeger. 
  • Keashly, L. & Neuman, J.H. (forthcoming). Workplace bullying and mobbing in U.S. higher education. In M. Duffy and D. Yamada (Eds). Workplace bullying and mobbing in the U.S. Praeger.
  • Sellnow-Richmond, S. A., & Keashly, L. (In press). Paternity leave, identity and fatherhood. In E. Hatfield (Ed.) The Balancing Act: Intersections of Work-Life Balance in Communication Across Identities, Genders, and Cultures. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing.
  • Fisher, R.J. & Keashly, L. (2015). The potential complementarity of mediation and consultation within a contingency model of third party intervention.  1990 article included in Miall, H. Woodhouse, T., Ramsbotham, O., & Mitchell, C. (eds). Contemporary Conflict Resolution Reader. Polity Press.
  • Keashly, L. (2013). Hostile work relationships. In B. Omdahl and J. Fritz (eds). Problematic relationships at work, Volume II, Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Keashly, L. & Neuman, J.H. (2013). Bullying in academia: What does current theorizing and research tell us?  In J. Lester (ed). Workplace bullying in higher education. Routledge (pp 1-22).
  • Keashly, L. (2013). Workplace bullying: The case of teen workers. In J. Srabstein & J. Merrick (Eds). Bullying: A public health concern. Berlin: DeGruyter ( updated version of the 2012 article of the same name in International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 24(1))
  • Keashly, L. (2012). Workplace bullying and gender: It's complicated. In S. Fox & T. Lituchy (eds.). Gender and the dysfunctional workplace. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Keashly, L. & Neuman J. H. (2010) Faculty experiences with bullying in higher education: Causes, consequences and management. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 32(1), 49-71.
  • Keashly, L. & Jagatic, K (2010). North American perspectives on workplace hostility and bullying. In S. Einarsen, H. Hoel, & D. Zapf (Eds.), Bullying and harassment in the workplace: Developments in theory, research and practice(2nd ed.) (pp. 41-71). London, UK: Taylor Francis.
  • Keashly, L & Neuman, J. H. (2009). Building constructive communication climate: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Workplace Stress and Aggression Project. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 339-362). Mahwah, NJ: Routledge/LEA.
(Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin)
Associate Professor
Interpersonal Communication; Family Communication; Long Distance Relationships; Stress & Coping; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Maguire, K. C. (2014). Stress and coping in families: A review and synthesis of communication research. In L. Turner & R. West (Eds.), The Sage handbook of family communication (p. 154-168). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Sahlstein Parcell, E., & Maguire, K. C. (2014). Turning points and trajectories of military deployment. Journal of Family Communication, 14, 129-148.
  • Maguire, K. C., Heinemann, D., & Sahlstein, E. (2013). "To be connected, yet not at all": Relational presence, absence, and maintenance in the context of a wartime deployment. Western Journal of Communication, 77, 249-271.
  • Maguire, K. (2012). Communication, Stress, and Coping in Family Relationships. Polity Press.
(Ph.D., Michigan State University)
Associate Professor
Space Policy; Telecommunication Policy; International Communication; Critical and Qualitative Methods
  • McCormick, P. (2014). Space situational awareness: A review of European efforts. Paper presented at the Global Fusion Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
  • McCormick, P., and Mechanick, M. (Eds.) (2013). The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations Policy and Legal Perspectives. Studies in Space Law, Volume 9. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV.
  • McCormick, P. (2013). Space debris: Conjunction opportunities and opportunities for international cooperation.Science and Public Policy, 40(6), 801-813
  • McCormick, P. (2008). The demise of intergovernmental satellite organizations: A comparative study of Inmarsat and Intelsat. Journal of International Communication, 14(2), 48-65.
(Ph.D., Purdue University)
Assistant Professor
Organizational Communication; Sustainability; Leadership, Careers, and Work Enactments; Qualitative Methods
  • Mitra, R. (2018). Natural resource management in the U.S. Arctic: Sustainable organizing through communicative practices. Management Communication Quarterly, 32, 398-430.
  • Mitra, R. (2018). Communicative management of tensions by multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) for water resilience. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 23, 257-273.
  • Mitra, R., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2018). Implementing sustainability in organizations: How practitioners discursively position work. Management Communication Quarterly, 32, 172-201. Mitra, R., & Fyke, J. (2017). Purpose-driven consultancies' negotiation of organizational tensions. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45, 140-159.
  • Mitra, R., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2017). Communicative tensions of meaningful work: The case of sustainability practitioners. Human Relations, 70, 594-616. Mitra, R. (2016). Re-constituting "America": The clean energy economy ventriloquized. Environmental Communication, 10, 269-288.
  • Mitra, R. (2015). Proposing a culture-centered approach to career scholarship: The example of subsistence careers in the US Arctic. Human Relations, 68, 1813-1835. Mitra, R. (2013). From transformational leadership to leadership "trans-formations": A critical dialogic perspective. Communication Theory, 23, 395-416.
(Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Assistant Professor
Rhetorical and Critical Theory; Institutional Rhetoric; Gender and Communication; African American Rhetoric; Visual Rhetoric; Rhetorical and Critical Methods
  • Mixon, A. (2018). Assuaging the Ambivalence of Black Voters: Irene McCoy Gaines's 1929 Speech as Apologia. Paper to be presented at Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Mixon, A. (2018). Respectability Politics and the National Association of Negro Musicians: A Rhetorical Analysis of Race Women Musicians. Paper to be presented at Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mixon, A. (2014). The "Typical" in Stereotypical: How Black Masculinity Trumps Black Womanhood in The Ultimate Merger. Carolinas Communication Annual 30: 52 -65.
  • Finnegan, C. & A. Mixon (2014). Art Controversy in the Obama White House: Performing Tensions of Race in the Visual Politics of the Presidency. Presidential Studies Quarterly 44: 244-266.
  • Mixon, A. (2014). Newt Gingrich's Politics of Race & Southern Identity: Representations of Colorblind Racism. In McCarthy, C., Kozma, A., Palma, K., Fitzpatrick, M., & Lamers, N. (Eds.), Mobilized Identities: Mediated Subjectivity and Cultural Crisis in the Neoliberal Era (pp. 168-180). Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.
(Ph.D., North Dakota State University)
Associate Professor
Health Communication; Risk and Crisis Communication; Social Justice and Applied Communication; Qualitative Methods
  • Novak, J. M., & Vidoloff, K. G. (in press). The Internet and citizen journalism changing the dynamics of crisis communication.
  • Seeger, M. W., & Novak, J. M. (2010). Modeling the recall and warning process in the foodborne contamination event: Perspectives from disaster warnings and crisis communication. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 28, 115-144.
  • Novak, J. M. & Sellnow, T. L. (2009). Reducing organizational risk through participatory communication. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 37, 349-373.
(Ph.D., Howard University)
Associate Professor
Rhetorical Criticism; Crisis Communication; Diversity and Intercultural Communication; Rhetorical, Critical, and Qualitative Methods
  • Griffin Padgett, D.R., Gupton, M. & Snider, I.N. (forthcoming). Dispelling darkness through dialogue in discrimination cases: Learning diversity lessons the hard way.  In S. D. Long and E. Gilchrist-Petty (Eds.), Contexts of the dark side of communication. NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Griffin Padgett, D.R. (2014). Framing Kwame Kilpatrick: Third-Party Response to the Detroit Mayor's Text Message Scandal. Communication Studies, 64(5), 244-259.
  • Griffin Padgett, D.R., Cheng, S.S., & Parekh, V. (2013). The quest for transparency and accountability: Corporate social responsibility and misconduct cases. Asian Social Science9(9), 31-44.
  • Jenkins, C.D. & Griffin Padgett, D.R. (2012). Race and objectivity: Toward a critical approach to news consumption. In C.P. Campbell, R. Brown, C.D. Jenkins and K. LeDuff (Eds.), Race and news: Critical Perspectives (pp. 232-251). New York: Routledge.
(Ph.D., Indiana University)
Professor and Dean of the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts
Risk and Crisis Communication; Organizational Communication; Communication Ethics; Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
(Note: Not accepting any new doctoral advisees at this time)
  • Seeger, M.W. & Kuhn, T. (2010). Ethics and organizational communication. ICA Handbook of Communication Ethics. Steve May and George Cheney (Eds)
  • Sellnow, T. L., Ulmer, R. R., Seeger, M. W., & Littlefield, R. S. (2009). Effective risk communication: A message centered approach. New York: NY: Springer.
  • Seeger, M. W. (2006). Best practices in crisis and emergency risk communication. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 34, 232-244.
(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Associate Professor and Graduate Studies Director
Health Communication; Persuasion and Social Influence; Metaphor and Figurative Language; Quantitative Methods
  • Maguire, K., Gardner, J., Sopory, P., Roach, M., Jian, G., Moreno, M., Amschlinger, J., Pettey, G., & Piccone, G. (2010). Formative research regarding kidney disease health information in a Latino American sample: Associations among message frame, threat, efficacy, message effectiveness, and behavioral intention. Communication Education (special issue on Communication Education and Health Promotion), 59, 344-359.
  • Sopory, P. (2008). Metaphor and intra-attitudinal structural coherence. Communication Studies, 59, 164-181.
  • Sopory, P. (2005). Metaphor in formative evaluation and persuasive message design: An application to relationships and alcohol use. Health Communication, 17, 149-172.
(Ph.D., Ohio State University)
Assistant Professor
Digital Media; Media and Democratization; Media Freedom and Censorship; Quantitative Methods
  • Stoycheff, E. & Nisbet, E.C. (forthcoming). Deconstructing Internet penetration and citizen attitudes about governance: A cross-national, multi-level assessment. Political Communication.
  • Pingree, R. & Stoycheff, E. (2013). Differentiating Cueing from Reasoning in Agenda Setting Effects. Journal of Communication, 63, 852-872.
  • Nisbet, E.C., Stoycheff, E. & Pearce, K.E. (2012). Internet use and democratic demands: A multinational, multilevel model of Internet use and citizen attitudes about democracy. Journal of Communication, 62, 249-265.
(Ph.D., Michigan State University)
Assistant Professor
Computer-Mediated Communication; Relational Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Quantitative Methods
  • Tong, S. T., & Walther, J. B. (in press). The confirmation and disconfirmation of expectancies in computer-mediated communication.Communication Research.
  • Tong, S. T. (2013). Facebook use during relationship termination: Uncertainty reduction and surveillance.Cyberpscyhology, Behavior, & Social Networking.
  • DeAndrea, D. C., Tong, S. T., Liang, Y. J., Levine, T. R., & Walther, J. B. (2012). When do people misrepresent themselves to others? The effects of social desirability, ground truth, and accountability on deceptive self-presentations. Journal of Communication, 63, 400-417.
  • Tong, S. T., & Walther, J. B. (2011). Just say "No thanks": The effects of romantic rejection across computer-mediated communication. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 488-506.
(Ph.D., University of Missouri)
Associate Professor
Media Framing; News Practice; Media Ethics; Political Communication; Content Analysis; Quantitative Methods
  • Vultee, F., Ali, S.R., Stover, C., and Vultee, D.M. (2014). Searching, sharing, acting: How audiences assess and respond to social media messages about hazards. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 32, 297-316.
  • Vultee, F. (2013). "Spike the football": Truth-telling, the press and the Bin Laden photos. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 28(4), 241-254.
  • Vultee, F. (2012). A paleontology of style: Changing frames of the Arab and Muslim worlds in the Associated Press Stylebook, 1977-2010. Journalism Practice, 6(4), 450-464.
  • Vultee, F. (2011) Securitization as a media frame: What happens when the media "speak security." In T. Balzacq (Ed.) Securitization theory: How security problems emerge and dissolve (pp. 77-93). New York: Routledge.
 (Ph.D., Wayne State University)
Associate Professor
Rhetorical Theory; Argumentation; Political Communication; Rhetorical and Critical Methods
  • Young, Kelly & William Trapani (2011), "Controversy under Erasure: Memory, Museum Practice, and the Politics of Magnitude," Rhetoric, Concord and Controversy, eds. Antonio de Velasco & Melody Lehn (Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press), 252-264.
  • Young, K. (2011). "Impossible Convictions: Convictions and Intentionality in Performance and Switch-Sides Debate," Contemporary Argumentation & Advocacy, 1-44.
  • Young, K. (2010). "The Ghost of Moby-Dick and the Rhetorical Haunting of the Ninth Court"s Anderson v. Evans Decision," Communication Law Review, 10.1, 28-47.
  • Bauer, M., Kelly Young & John Fritch (2010). "The State of Argumentation and Debate: Diversity, Diffusion, and Development," A Century of Transformation: Studies in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association, ed. James W. Chesebro (New York: Oxford UP).