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Ph.D., Indiana University, 2015
Specialties: Mass Communication, Media Psychology, Sports & Entertainment, Quantitative Methods
My program of research centers on social psychological processes and effects of the mass media. I am particularly interested in media consumption behavior, especially as it applies to entertainment contexts. Current research projects include: the selection, processing, and effects of negative political information across life stages, audience perceptions of intimate partner violence among NFL and MMA athletes, and the influence of identification and moral foundations on evaluations of sports crisis responses. Previously, I was a sports producer and training coordinator at several Cincinnati television stations. As a sports producer, I edited and produced nightly sports broadcasts and a weekly sports show. As a training coordinator, I taught television production workshops for the community and led several after school video clubs for local students.