Faculty Researchers at the College

Administrators

  • Jennifer Greer, Dean of the College (University of Florida): Mass communication; Politics and media
  • Anthony Limperos, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Communication (Penn State University): Psychology of Video Games, Media Effects, New Communication Technology, Instructional Communication, Health Communication
  • Nancy Harrington, Professor, Associate Dean for Research (University of Kentucky): Health communication, persuasive message design, tailored messaging, physician-patient communication
  • Kevin Real, Professor, Department Chair (Texas A&M University): Organizational communication, health communication, group communication, research methods
  • Jeffrey Huber, Director, Professor (University of Pittsburgh): Health information outreach, health information literacy, consumer health informatics, community health informatics, health sciences information and communication
  • Chike Anyaegbunam, Professor, Interim Department Chair, Director of Dissemination and Implementation Sciences Consortium (University of Iowa): Communication and international development, integrated strategic communication, new media technologies and rural development, rural health communication, participatory communication research and people empowerment
  • Erika Engstrom, Director (University of Florida): Mass media and gender/women, Popular culture, Television

Department of Communication

  • Evan Brody, Assistant Professor (University of Southern California): Media Studies, Sports Communication, Queer Theory/LGBT Studies, Cultural Studies
  • Alan DeSantis, Professor (Indiana University): Film Studies and Qualitative Methodology
  • Marko Dragojevic, Assistant Professor (University of California): Language, Interpersonal, and Intergroup Communication
  • Diane Francis, Assistant Professor (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Health Communication
  • Allison Gordon, Associate Professor (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Interpersonal health communication, End-of-life decision making, Social support, Disclosing illness, Post-wedding depression
  • Don Helme, Associate Professor (University of Kentucky): health campaigns, persuasive messages, adolescent substance abuse, anti-tobacco coalitions, physician-patient communication
  • William Howe, Assistant Professor (University of Oklahoma): organizational communication, high-reliability organizing, moral and ethical communication, military veterans, multiple methods
  • Derek Lane, Professor (University of Oklahoma): Message Reception, Instructional Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, Research Methods, Team-Based Learning
  • Nicky Lewis, Assistant Professor (Indiana University): Mass Communication, Media Psychology, Sports & Entertainment, Quantitative Methods
  • Kelly McAninch, Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies (University of Illinois): Interpersonal Communication
  • Aurora Occa, Assistant Professor (University of Miami): Health communication, message design, clinical trial communication, cancer prevention
  • H. Dan OHair, Professor (University of Oklahoma): Organizational Communication, Health Communication, and Risk Communication.
  • Andrew Pilny, Assistant Professor (University of Illinois): Organizational communication, multi-team systems, network theory, Big Data, and computational social science
  • Jennifer Scarduzio, Assistant Professor (Arizona State University): Organizational, Health, and Interpersonal Communication
  • Rong Wang, Assistant Professor (University of Southern California): Organizational communication, network analysis, nonprofit management

School of Information Science

  • Sarah Barriage, Assistant Professor (Rutgers University): Information, media, and technology practices of children & youth; Child-centered librarianship; Social justice in information institutions; Qualitative research methods
  • Beth Bloch, Assistant Professor (University of Illinois): Intersection of health, technology, information systems, and values
  • Sean Burns, Associate Professor (University of Missouri): Academic libraries, scholarly communication, librarianship, history of library and information science
  • Maria Cahill, Associate Professor (University of Tennessee): Academic libraries, scholarly communication, librarianship, history of library and information science
  • Namjoo Choi, Associate Professor (SUNY-Albany): IT-related phenomena in societal, behavioral, and organizational settings, information security management, knowledge management, healthcare information systems
  • Shannon Crawford-Barniskis, Instructor
  • Tabitha Dyer, Instructor (Syracuse University): Information studies, political communication, social influence
  • Fatima Espinoza-Vasquez, Assistant Professor
  • Brandi Frisby, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs (West Virginia University): Instructional communication, health communication, interpersonal communication
  • Spencer Greenhalgh, Assistant Professor (Michigan State University): Digital media, educational technologies, research methods
  • Christine Illichmann, Instructor
  • Soohyung Joo, Associate Professor (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee): Digital libraries, information technology, interactive information retrieval, data mining
  • Renee Kaufmann, Assistant Professor (University of Kentucky): Instructional & Interpersonal Communication
  • Luke LeFebvre, Assistant Professor (Wayne State University): nnovative and foundational communication education, instructional communication, pedagogical practices, and communication technology
  • Amy Olson, Instructor
  • Shannon Oltmann, Associate Professor (Indiana University): Reference and user services, information policy, information access, collection development and management; information ethics, intellectual freedom, and related issues
  • Firaz Peer, Assistant Professor (Georgia Institute of Technology): Examining the ways in which data-centric and algorithmic systems construct and are in turn constructed by the communities they are designed for
  • Joshua Taylor, Instructor
  • Sherali Zeadally, Associate Professor (University of Buckingham, England): Computer networks (wired, wireless), network/system/cyber security, mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, energy-efficient networking, multimedia networking and protocols, performance evaluation of networks and systems

Department of Integrated Strategic Communication

  • Tae Hyun Baek, Associate Professor (University of Georgia): Advertising; consumer behavior, brand relationships, and psychology; digital media and mass communication; motivation and emotion; persuasion and social influence; strategic communication
  • Beth Barnes, Professor; Executive Director of International Studies, Interim Assistant Provost for Internationalization (Northwestern University): Strategic communication; advertising; public relations; sales promotion; direct response
  • Alyssa Eckman, Associate Professor (University of Kentucky): Direct response strategy & planning, content development for direct response, international ISC, Visual strategies, ISC in history & American culture
  • Laura Fischer, Assistant Professor (Texas Tech University): Persuasion and social influence, integrated strategic communication, strategic communication, visual communication
  • Adriane Grumbein, Associate Professor (University of Florida): Visual communication, brand personality, branding, advertising, online aesthetics
  • Phillip Hutchison, Associate Professor (University of Utah): Media history; media, culture and society; the relationship between theories of narrative, media forms, and media framing
  • Bobi Ivanov, Professor (University of Oklahoma): Influence of mass media communication, message processing, resistance to influence (particularly inoculation)
  • Hyun Ju Jeong, Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies (Michigan State University): Enhancement of consumer relations and engagement, particularly in digital media platforms
  • Mengtian “Montina” Jiang, Assistant Professor (Michigan State University): Consumer psychology, persuasion knowledge, sponsored content, credibility and trust, mixed-method research
  • Jihye Kim, Assistant Professor (University of Florida): Digital / interactive / social media advertising, integrated strategic communication strategies, corporate social responsibility (CSR), cause-related marketing, health communication / health promotion campaign / social marketing
  • Kimberly Parker, Associate Professor (University of Oklahoma): Social Marketing, Resistance, Message Design
  • Scott Whitlow, Associate Professor

School of Journalism and Media

  • Deborah Chung, Associate Professor (Indiana University): Visual communication, implications/effects of communication technologies on journalism practice and culture, and interactive features on news websites
  • John Clark, Associate Professor (University of Kentucky): Audio production, radio studies, network communication
  • James Hertog, Associate Professor (University of Minnesota): Political economy of the mass media, advertising and society, social marketing and information campaigns
  • Kyra Hunting, Assistant Professor (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Children's media, genre, television
  • Yung Soo Kim, Associate Professor (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale): Visual communication, international communication, multimedia productions
  • Buck Ryan, Associate Professor (University of Missouri): Maestro concept, civic engagement, high school journalism
  • Scoobie Ryan, Associate Professor and Associate Director (University of the District of Columbia): Radio news, producing, high school journalism
  • Zixue Tai, Associate Professor (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities): Global media and communication, social impact of new media, social network analysis
  • Kakie Urch, Associate Professor (Unviersity of Kentucky): Multimedia, social media, revolutionary media