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Anthony Limperos

Associate Professor


Office: 239 Grehan

Phone: 859-257-6137

Email: Anthony.Limperos [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/limperos

Education
B.A. 2004, Kent State University; M.A. 2006, Kent State University; Ph.D. 2011, Penn State University

Specialties
Psychology of Video Games, Media Effects, New Communication Technology, Instructional Communication, Health Communication

Bio
A native of Warren, Ohio, Limperos earned both his B.A. (2004) and M.A. (2006) in communication from Kent State University and his Ph.D. (2011) from Penn State University where he studied mass communication. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky. Over the past 11 years, Limperos has taught both graduate and undergraduate students in courses which focus on persuasion/advertising, communication theory, mass communication and research methods. Limperos’ own research program focuses on media uses and effects, with specific interests in the areas of new communication technology, video games, instruction and health. Specifically, he is interested in how contextual and technological features of new communication technologies impact various cognitive, affective and behavioral outcomes. Notable research achievements include top paper awards at the annual conferences of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the National Communication Association (NCA) and the International Communication Association (ICA). His work has been presented nationally and internationally and has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Communication Studies, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Mass Communication and Society, Communication Yearbook, Computers in Human Behavior, Computers & Education, Presence, Games for Health and others.

Awards
College of Communication and Information Excellence in Teaching Award 2013

Curriculum Vitae


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Courses Taught

Considers various theoretical perspectives which lead to a more thorough understanding of communication processes. Begins with discussion of the development of theory and inquiry. Includes perspectives of systems, cognitive, behavioral, affective, symbolic interactionist, dramatic, cultural and social reality, interpretive and critical theories.
This course examines the relationship between the organization of modern society and its communication media with special emphasis on cultural processes and social change. The social-psychological bases of communication are studied within a context of theory and research.
Examination and critical analysis of the major theories of communication processes, including systems theory, structural theories and semiotics, behaviorism, symbolic interactionism, theories of the social construction of reality, and other theoretical approaches to the study of communication.
To provide advanced students with an opportunity for independent work to be conducted in regular consultation with the instructor.
A broad examination and critical analysis of major mass communication theories and research areas.
A course in the methods and design of communication studies.
Intensive study of a specialized topic area in communication.
To participate effectively in the 21st century, students must be adept at both communicating their ideas effectively to different audiences in a variety of formats and contexts, as well as evaluating the messages sent by others. This integrated composition and communication course is the first in a sequence of two courses that focus on developing student's abilities to communicate ideas effectively using written, oral, visual, and electronic forms. As such, students will compose and present messages targeted toward different audiences, as well as evaluate the quality of the messages shared by others. Over the course of the semester, students can expect to work independently, with a partner, or with a small group of classmates to prepare messages, as well as to practice and evaluate interpersonal and team dynamics in action.

Refereed Journal Articles

Limperos, A. M., Waddell, F., Ivory, A. & Ivory, J. D. (in press). Psychological and physiological responses to stereoscopic 3D gaming: Exploring how experienced and inexperienced gamers react to shifts in gaming features. Manuscript forthcoming in Presence

Eden, A., Oliver, M. B., Tamborini, R., Limperos, A. M., Woolley, J. K. (in press). Perceptions of moral violations and personality traits among heroes and villains. Manuscript forthcoming in Mass Communication & Society.

Limperos, A. M., Tamul, D. J., Woolley, J. K., Spinda, J. S. W., & Sundar, S. S. (2014). ÒItÕs not who you Know, but who you add:Ó An investigation into the differential impact of friend adding and self-disclosure on interpersonal perceptions on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 496-505. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.02.037

Limperos, A. M. (2014). Are ÒWiiÓ exercising correctly? Understanding how exergames can be used to increase knowledge of exercise behavior. Games for Health Journal, 3, 25-30. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2013.0066

Frisby, B., Limperos, A. M., Record, R.A., Downs, E., & Kercsmar, S. C (2013). StudentsÕ perceptions of social presence: Rhetorical and relational goals across three mediated instructional designs. Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, 9, 468-480.

Sundar, S. S., & Limperos, A. M. (2013). Uses & grats 2.0: New gratifications for new media Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57, 504-525. doi: 10.1080/08838151.2013.845827

Schmierbach, M. G., & Limperos, A. M. (2013). Virtual justice: Testing disposition theory in the context of a story-driven video game. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57, 526-542. doi: 10.1080/08838151.2013.845828

Schmierbach, M. G., Limperos, A. M., & Woolley, J. K. (2012). Feeling the need for (personalized) speed: How natural controls and customization contribute to enjoyment of a racing game through enhanced immersion. Cyberpsycholgy, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15, 364-369. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0025

Dardis, F. E., Schmierbach, M. G., & Limperos, A. M. (2012). The impact of game customization and control mechanism on videogame advertising effects. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 12, 1 Ð 12.

Limperos, A. M., Schmierbach, M. G., Kegerise, A. D., Dardis, F. E. (2011). Gaming across different consoles: Exploring the role of control scheme on game player enjoyment. Cyberpsycholgy, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14, 345-350. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2010.0146

Woolley, J. K., Limperos, A. M., & Oliver, M. B. (2010). The 2008 presidential election, 2.0: A content analysis of user-generated political Facebook groups. Mass Communication & Society, 13, 631 Ð 652. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2010.516864

Book Chapters and Contributions to Edited Works

Limperos, A. M., Downs, E., Ivory, J. D., & Bowman, N. D. (2013). Leveling up: A review of emerging trends and suggestions for the next generation of communication research investigating video gamesÕ effects. In E. Cohen (Ed.). Communication Yearbook 37. New York: Routledge

Oliver, M. B., Woolley, J. K., & Limperos, A. M. (2013). Effects. In P. Cobley & P. Schultz (Eds.), Handbooks of communication science: Vol. 1. Theories and models of communication. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.

Journal Articles Reprinted as Book Chapters

Woolley, J. K., Limperos, A. M., & Oliver, M. B. (2011). The 2008 Presidential Election, 2.0: A Content Analysis of User-Generated Political Facebook Groups. In T. Johnson & D. Perlmutter (Eds.), New Media, Campaigning and the 2008 Facebook Election. New York: Routledge.

Manuscripts Under Review

Limperos, A. M., Downs, E., Record, R. A., & Frisby, B. N. (initial submission). Understanding the impact of multimodal instructional technology on learning in a simulated online class. Manuscript under blind review.

Limperos, A. M., Buckner, M. M., Kaufmann, R., & Frisby, B. N. (initial submission). Online teaching and technological affordances: An experimental investigation of the impact of modality and clarity on perceived and actual learning. Manuscript under blind review.

Nestmann, M. A., Strawser, M. G., Frisby, B.N., & Limperos, A. M. (initial submission). How presence and instructor clarity affect online student interaction. Manuscript under blind review.

Sellnow, D., Limperos, A. M., Frisby, B. N., Sellnow, T., Spence, P., Downs, E. (initial submission). Expanding the Scope of Instructional Communication Research: Looking Beyond Classroom Contexts. Manuscript under blind review.

Refereed Conference Papers

Limperos, A. M., Buckner, M. M., Kaufmann, R., & Frisby, B. N. (November, 2014). Online teaching and technological affordances: An experimental investigation of the impact of modality and clarity on perceived and actual learning. Paper to be presented at the 100th annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

Nestmann, M. A., Strawser, M. G., Frisby, B.N., & Limperos, A. M. (November, 2014). How presence and instructor clarity affect online student interaction. Paper presented at the 100th annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL. [Top- five paper award, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Division]

Frisby. B. N., Limperos, A. M., Burchett, M. R., Nestmann, M. A., Gentile, C., Wombacher, K., & Shapiro, R. M. (November, 2014). Rhetorical and relational strategies of online instructors: Enhancing studentsÕ experiences in online courses. Paper presented at the 100th annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

Ivory, A. H., Wu, W., Andrew, N., Sesler, B., & Limperos, A. M. (May, 2014). Harsh Words and Deeds: Content Analyses of Offensive User Behavior in Online First-Person Shooter Games. Paper presented at the 64th annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Seattle, WA.

Limperos, A. M., Waddell, F., Ivory, A. & Ivory, J. D. (August, 2013). Psychological and physiological responses to stereoscopic 3D gaming: Exploring how experienced and inexperienced gamers react to shifts in gaming features. Paper presented at the 97th annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington DC.

Limperos, A. M., Record, R., & Frisby, B. N. (June, 2013). Understanding the impact of multimodal instructional technology on learning in a simulated online class. Presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the International Communication Association in

London, England. [Top-four paper award, Instructional and Developmental Communication Division]

Limperos, A. M., Downs, E. P., Ivory, J. D., & Bowman, N. D. (November, 2012). Leveling up: A review of emerging trends and suggestions for the next generation of communication research investigating video gamesÕ effects. Panel presented at the 98th annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Orlando, FL.

Limperos, A. M. & Oliver, M. B. (2012, May). Assessing the viability of mediated exercise companions in motivating future exercise intentions. Presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Phoenix, AZ.

Limperos, A. M. & Schmierbach, M. G. (2012, May). Exploring the relationship between exergame play experiences, enjoyment, and intentions for continued play. Presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Phoenix, AZ.

Limperos, A. M. (2011, May) Working Out With Wii: Assessing the viability of video games in teaching exercise behavior. Panelist/presenter at the 61st annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Boston, MA.

Oliver, M. B., Woolley, J. K., Limperos, A. M., Tamul, D. J., Bae, K., & Khoo, G. (2011, May) Meaningful Affective States Predict Favorable Evaluations of Meaningful Entertainment. Presented at the 61st annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Boston, MA.

Woolley, J. K., Limperos, A. M., Oliver, M. B. (2010, August). The 2008 Presidential Election, 2.0: A Content Analysis of User-Generated Political Facebook Groups. Presented at the 94th annual meeting of the Association for Educations in Journalism and Mass Communication in Denver, CO. [Top-three paper award, Mass Communication & Society Division]

Kegerise, A. D., Ash, E. M., Hackenbracht, J., Limperos, A. M., & Woolley, J. K. (2010, July). Disposition dissonance: The impact of character disposition formation and outcome on video game enjoyment. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Oliver, M. B., Kegerise, A. D., Woolley, J. K., Limperos, A. M., Schmierbach, M., & Khoo, G. S. (2010, July). The experience of Òmoral emotionsÓ across different entertainment formats. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Sundar, S. S., & Limperos, A. M. (2010, June). Uses and Grats 2.0: Do New Technologies bring New Gratifications. Presented at the 60th annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Singapore.

Eden, A., Oliver, M. B., Tamborini, R., Woolley, J. K., & Limperos, A. M. (2009, November). Perceptions of Moral Violations Among Media Characters. Presented at the 95th annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL. [Top-three paper award, Mass Communication Division]

Oliver, M. B., Woolley, J. K., Limperos, A. M., Tamul, D. J., Bae, K., & Freeman, M. (2009, August). Do ÒSadÓ People Like ÒSadÓ Entertainment? Meaningfulness as a Mediator of Affective Predictors of Entertainment Choice and Desired Affective Responses. Presented at the 92nd annual meeting of meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Boston, MA. [Top-three paper award, Entertainment Studies Interest Group]

Limperos, A. M., Schmierbach, M. G., Dardis, F. E., Tamul, D. J., & Kegerise, A. D. (2009, May). Gaming Across Different Consoles: Exploring the Role of Control Scheme on Game Player Enjoyment. Presented at the 59th annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

Oliver, M. B., Limperos, A. M., Tamul, D. J., & Woolley, J. K. (2009, May). The Role of Mixed Affect in the Experience of Meaningful Entertainment. Presented at the 59th annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

Woolley, J. K., Limperos, A. M., & Tamul, D. J. (2009, May). Cool, Revealing, or Annoying? Measuring the Effects of Facebook Applications on Interpersonal Perceptions. Presented at the 59th annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

Woolley, J. K., Limperos, A. M., & Tamul, D. J. (2009, February). Cool, Revealing, or Annoying? Measuring the Effects of Facebook Applications on Interpersonal Perceptions. Presented at the annual IST conference in State College, PA.

Limperos, A. M., Woolley, J. K., Tamul, D. J., & Sundar, S. S. (2008, August). ItÕs not who you know, but who you add: Exploring self-disclosure and friending on Facebook. Presented at the 91st annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Chicago, IL. [Top-four faculty paper award, Communication & Technology Division]

Limperos, A. M., Woolley, J. K., & Tamul, D. J. (2008, March). Friendship on Facebook: Exploring the role of self-diclosure and friend requests. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication midwinter conference in Pittsburgh

Limperos, A. M., Woolley, J. K., & Tamul, D. J. (2008, February). Friendship on Facebook: Exploring the role of self-disclosure and friend requests. Presented at the annual IST conference in State College, PA. [Best presentation award]

Limperos, A. M. (2007, November). Violent video games, users, and aggression: A uses and gratifications explanation. Presented at the 93rd annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

Bolt, J., Talbert., J. L., Lawson-Borders, G., Crossman, G. D., Garmon, M. A., & Limperos, A. M. (2007, November). Blogs in communication research: Creating a definition and a content analysis of weblogs. Presented at the 93rd annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

Limperos, A. M. (2005, November). Violent video games: Toward a uses and gratifications perspective. Presented at the 91st annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Boston, MA.

Limperos, A. M. (2005, April). Bigger, better, faster: A look into the role of technology in the blogosphere. Presented at the 96th annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association in Pittsburgh, PA.