Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Communication
Office: 310J Little Library
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
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 Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in 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.