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The following charts, organized by graduation year, list our Ph.D. alumni, their dissertation titles and chairs, and their current positions.

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Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Lauren Bridges Victor Pickard The Digital Growth Machine: The Politics of Land, Labor, and Waste at the Digital Frontier Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Kelly Diaz Jessa Lingel Lights, Camera, [Social] Action!: The Goals, Messages, and Impact of Youth Activism on Television Postdoctoral Fellow, Swarthmore College, Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility
Sean Fischer Yphtach Lelkes Don’t Judge an Album By Its Cover: Testing Competing Theories of Partisan Cultural Polarization Data Scientist, Cincinnati Reds
Emma Jesch Robert C. Hornik Cascade of Confusion: Examining Incongruent Spillover Effects From Exposure to Conflicting Health Information Across Two Methods Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute
Mia Jovanova Emily Falk A Person-Specific Approach to Study Health Behaviors Scientific Director, CSS Health Lab at the School of Medicine at University of St. Gallen (HSG) and ETH Zurich
Ava Kikut Robert C. Hornik What You Know or Who You Trust? Examining the Interactive Effects of Behavioral Beliefs and Source Trust on Prevention Behaviors Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic With Longitudinal Survey, Experimental, and Youth Participatory Action Research National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Isabelle Langrock Sandra González-Bailón The Irony of Openness: Gender Inequality in Self-Governed Knowledge Systems Postdoctoral Researcher, Sciences Po
Florence Zivaishe Madenga Barbie Zelizer Taking Satire Journalism Seriously: Living and Laughing to Bring the State Down Assistant Professor of Race and Communication, Boston College
Muira McCammon  Barbie Zelizer Government Communication: Deletion As Stagecraft and Statecraft Assistant Professor, Tulane University
Roopa Vasudevan John L. Jackson, Jr. High-Level Creativity: New Media Art and the Priorities of the Tech Industry Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Diami Virgilio John L. Jackson, Jr. Contesting Lineage: #ADOS and the Online Reparations Discourse Assistant Professor, College of Mount Saint Vincent


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
David Elliot Berman Victor Pickard The Optimizers: Cultural Production in the Age of Platform Capitalism Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Heather Jaber Marwan M. Kraidy The Digital Bahdala: Recoding National Humiliation Across Post-Revolutionary Lebanon and Egypt Assistant Professor, Northwestern University in Qatar
Prateekshit "Kanu" Pandey Emily Falk Disentangling the Reciprocal Relationship Between Political Efficacy and News Sharing Behavior Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jacob Pearl Yphtach Lelkes A House's Speech Divided: Applications of Text-as-Data for the Study of Elite Polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives (1983-2016) Data Scientist, Aramark
Mohammed Salih Marwan M. Kraidy The Islamic State: Discursive Articulations of Identity, Subjectivity, Community, and Statehood Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Kristin Shumaker Emily Falk Neural Synchrony in Successful Communication Sr. Research Insights Analyst, Comcast Advertising
Celeste Wagner Michael X. Delli Carpini Responding to Media Coverage of Gender-Based Violence in Argentina and the United States: A Mixed-Methods Study of the Intersecting Roles of Gender, Class, and Racialized Ethnicity Among General and Activist Publics Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
Chioma Woko Robert C. Hornik The Effect of Source Credibility on Promising Message Themes: A Message Pre-Testing Study to Test COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Black Americans UX Researcher, Meta
Tian Yang Sandra González-Bailón How Do Digital Intermediaries Shape News Consumption? An Observational Study based on A Large Web Panel in the US (2016 to 2019) Assistant Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Alvin Zhou Sandra González-Bailón

Characteristics of the U.S. Digital News Landscape: Trends and Patterns in Audience Behavior” 

Assistant Professor, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Yasemin Celikkol Marwan M. Kraidy Turkish TV Series in Bulgaria and Russia: The Terribly Charming Turk in the Global Media Matrix Global Postdoctoral Scholar, Northwestern University in Qatar
Megan Genovese Barbie Zelizer Pop Culture Frameworks for Moral Expression in Left-wing Political Talk Project Archivist, Presbyterian Historical Society
Jennifer R. Henrichsen Barbie Zelizer Securing the Future of Journalism: How Discourse, Logics, and Champions Clarify Information Security in Journalism and Journalism Education Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Kwanho Kim Robert C. Hornik Moderating Roles of Smoker and Vaper Identities in Tobacco Regulation Communication Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
Do Eon Lee Michael X. Delli Carpini Where the Two Trusts Meet: How Social Trust Influences Political Trust in the New Media Environment Engagement Manager, McKinsey and Company
Hanna E. Morris Barbie Zelizer Apocalyptic Authoritarianism in the United States: Power, Media, and Climate Crisis Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Rui Pei Emily Falk Cultural Influences on Social Norm Development, Perception, and Conformity Social Neuroscientist, Stanford University
John Remensperger Michael X. Delli Carpini Becoming Party Activists: Grassroots Progressive Activism and the Democratic Party Fellow, U.S. Digital Corps
Leeann Siegel Robert C. Hornik Exploring Variation in How Media Depictions of Tobacco Use Affect Norm Perceptions: The Roles of Group Identity and Behavioral Similarity Communication Research Scientist, RTI International


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Stefanie Gratale Joseph N. Cappella Dismantling the Art of Deception: Using "Inoculation" to Combat Misinformation from Misleading Cigarette Advertising Instructor, Rutgers University
Douglas Guilbeault Damon Centola The Social Network Dynamics of Category Formation Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Natalie Herbert Joseph N. Cappella Covering Scientific Uncertainty in Ongoing Research Research Scientist, Doerr School of Sustainability, Stanford University
Soojong Kim John B. Jemmott III Intergroup Dynamics of Information Propagation in Social Networks Assistant Professor, University of California Davis
Amber Hye-Yon Lee Diana C. Mutz How the Public Perception of Political Polarization Affects American Social Life Researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Subhayan Mukerjee Sandra González-Bailón News Reading Publics and Audience Fragmentation: Evidence from Online India (2014-2018) Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Samantha Oliver Barbie Zelizer Networked Memorialization: Victims of Communism Memorials in Germany, Russia, and the U.S. Customer Education Program Manager, Siteimprove
Pawel Popiel Victor Pickard Emergent Governance: The Politics of Competition in Digital Markets Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Revati Prasad Marwan M. Kraidy For Growth, for Glory, for Governance: Understanding Connectivity Efforts in Andhra Pradesh Vice President of Programs, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society
Natacha Yazbeck Barbie Zelizer What We Talk About When We Talk About Journalism Assistant Professor, University of South Florida



Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Opeyemi Akanbi Joseph Turow Contested Boundaries of Digital Work Assistant Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University
Elisa Baek Emily Falk The Role of Mentalizing in Information Propagation Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Jasmine Erdener Guobin Yang Excavating Radical Futures – Puppets, Robots, and the Fight for Technology Assistant Professor, Koç University
Kecheng Fang Michael X. Delli Carpini Mapping Media Bias in China Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Elisabetta Ferrari Guobin Yang The Technological Imaginaries of Social Movements: The Discursive Dimension of Communication Technology and the Fight for Social Justice Lecturer, University of Glasgow
Katerina Girginova Marwan M. Kraidy Social Media Events Co-Director, Virtual Reality ColLABorative, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Emily Dean Hund Joseph Turow The Influencer Industry: Constructing And Commodifying Authenticity On Social Media Research Affiliate, Center on Digital Culture and Society, University of Pennsylvania
Da Eun (Danny) Kim Michael X. Delli Carpini Seeking Ourselves Onscreen: Brand Personality, Self-Congruence, and Media Preferences Senior Data Scientist, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Eunji Kim Diana C. Mutz Entertaining Beliefs in Economic Mobility Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Yilang Peng Sandra González-Bailón Identifying Media Bias with Computer Vision Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
Jazmyne Sutton Joseph N. Cappella Can’t Get You Out Of My Head: The Effects Of Avoidance Eliciting Anti-Tobacco Warning Messages Senior Project Director, SSRS
John Vilanova John L. Jackson, Jr. Not Simply the Best: The GRAMMY Awards, Race, and America Assistant Professor, Lehigh University 
Allyson Volinsky Levin Robert C. Hornik Variation on a Theme: Comparing Strategies for Choosing Health Communication Campaign Message Topics

Assistant Teaching Professor, Villanova University

Sijia Yang Joseph N. Cappella Morality in Tobacco Control Messaging: Effects of Moral Appeals on Persuasion and Retransmission Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Rosie Bae Joseph N. Cappella Selective Exposure to Misleading Information in the New Media Environment by at-Risk Youth: A Study of Pro-Smoking YouTube Videos Data and Analytics Lead, Office of Strategic Diversity Planning and Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Joshua Becker Damon Centola The Network Dynamics of Social Influence in the Wisdom of Crowds Assistant Professor, University College London School of Management
Lyndsey Beutin John L. Jackson, Jr. Trafficking in Anti-Blackness: The Political Stakes of "Modern Day Slavery" Discourse in Global Campaigns to End Human Trafficking Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Media Arts, McMaster University
Christopher Cimaglio Michael X. Delli Carpini Contested Majority: The Representation of the White Working Class in US Politics from the 1930s to the 1990s Assistant Professor, Denison University
Rosemary Clark-Parsons Guobin Yang Doing it Ourselves: The Networked Practices of Feminist Media Activism Director of Experimental Learning & Impact, Saxby's
David Conrad-Pérez Barbie Zelizer Misguided Benevolence: How "Moments of Need" Came to Motivate American Journalism Research Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University
Nicholas Gilewicz Barbie Zelizer What Losing the Newspaper Means: Nostalgia and the U.S. Newspaper in Late Modernity Assistant Professor, Manhattan College
Kevin Gotkin John L. Jackson, Jr. The Marathon and on: Disability, Endurance, Aspiration Artist-Organizer, Creatives Rebuild New York
Nour Halabi Barbie Zelizer Radical (In)Hospitality: American Media and Regulatory Stances Toward Immigration and Travel Bans Interdisciplinary Fellow, University of Aberdeen
Elissa Kranzler Robert C. Hornik From Exposure to Effects: Examining the Cognitive Processes Underlying Effects of "The Real Cost" Youth-Targeted Anti-Smoking Media Campaign Senior Researcher, Fors Marsh Group
Emily Ladue John L. Jackson, Jr. Durham's Self-Help and the Financialization of the Bull City: Development without Displacement? Or Displacement without Development? Adjunct Instructor, Duke University
Corrina Laughlin John L. Jackson, Jr. What God Gave to Us: Digital Habitus and the Shifting Social Imaginary of American Evangelicalism Instructor, Loyola Marymount University
Tim Libert Victor Pickard Track the Planet: A Web-Scale Analysis of How Online Behavioral Advertising Violates Social Norms CEO, webXray
Eleanor Marchant John L. Jackson, Jr. Anyone Anywhere: Narrating African Innovation in a Global Community of Practice User Experience Researcher, Meta
Elena Maris John L. Jackson, Jr. Desperately Seeking the Producer: Audiences, Identity, and the Margins of the Internet Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago
Lee McGuigan Joseph Turow Selling the American People: Data, Technology, and the Calculated Transformation of Advertising Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Yotam Ophir Joseph N. Cappella Spreading News: The Coverage of Epidemics by American Newspapers and Its Effects on Audiences — A Crisis Communication Approach Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo
Jonathan Pace Sharrona Pearl Internet Markets: Exchange Relations on Craigslist, eBay, and Silk Road Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Christin Scholz Emily Falk Neural and Psychological Bases of Health News Sharing Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam
Aaron Shapiro Jessa Lingel Design, Control, Predict: Cultural Politics in the Actually Existing Smart City Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dror Walter Michael X. Delli Carpini Exploring Thematic Diversity in News Coverage and Social Media Activity of Political Candidates Using Unsupervised Machine Learning Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
Alex T. Williams Victor Pickard Profits Over Principles: Redlining in the Newspaper Industry Senior Manager, Comcast Cable


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Devon Brackbill Damon Centola The Network Structure of Collective Innovation Data Scientist, Facebook
Christopher Cascio Emily Falk The Neural Mechanisms of Conformity across Socioeconomic Status and Development Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
Deepti Chittamuru John B. Jemmott, III Persuasive Technologies in HIV Prevention: A Structural Intervention for African American Young Adults Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California Merced
Andrew Daniller Diana C. Mutz Politics as Sport: The Effects of Partisan Media on Perceptions of Electoral Integrity Research Associate, Pew Charitable Trusts
Rowan Howard-Williams Marwan M. Kraidy A World of Our Own: Climate Change Advocacy in the Anthropocene Communications Strategy Advisor, Global Diversity Foundation
Jin Woo Kim Michael X. Delli Carpini Assessing Civic Competence Against the Normative Benchmark of Considered Opinions Assistant Professor, Kookmin University
Stella Lee Robert C. Hornik The Message as a Seed: Predicting the Diffusion of Anti-Smoking Arguments from Message Construal Assistant Professor, Konkuk University
Jiaying Liu Robert C. Hornik Effects of Media Exposure on Descriptive Social Norm Perception Formation: Experimental and Observational Studies of Why and How Repeated Exposure Matters Associate Professor, UC Santa Barbara
Doron Taussig Michael X. Delli Carpini The Meaning of Merit: The American Idea of What We Have Earned, What We Deserve, and Whether We Got Lucky Visiting Assistant Professor, Ursinus College
Kate Zambon Marwan M. Kraidy Integration: The Cultural Politics of Migration and Nation in the New German Public Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Omar Al-Ghazzi Marwan M. Kraidy Communicating History: The Mnemonic Battles of the 2011 Arab Uprisings Associate Professor, London School of Economics
Gretta Blackwell John L. Jackson, Jr. The Birth of a Princess: Boughetto, Popular Media, and the Shifting Boundaries of Black Middle-Class Femininity Prairie View A&M University
Sun-ha Hong Carolyn Marvin Data Epistemologies/Surveillance and Uncertainty Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
Michelle Jeong Robert C. Hornik Sharing in the Context of Tobacco and E-Cigarette Communication: Determinants, Consequences, and Contingent Effects Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Minji Kim Joseph N. Cappella When Similarity Strikes Back: The Positive and Negative Role of Character-Audience Similarity in Anti-Smoking Campaigns Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina 
Deborah Lubken Carolyn Marvin How Church Bells Fell Silent: The Decline of Tower Bell Practices in Post-Revolutionary America  
Debora Lui Carolyn Marvin Situating the 'Maker Movement': Tracing the Implementation of an Educational Trend Within Public Libraries UX Researcher, UserZoom
Shane Mannis Robert C. Hornik Constructing the Exercising Self: Social Media Identity Work and Exercise Behavior Senior UX Researcher, Instagram
Sara Mourad Marwan M. Kraidy The Boundaries of the Public: Mediating Sex in Postwar Lebanon Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut
Danielle Naugle Robert C. Hornik The Evaluation of a Mass Media Campaign to Promote Exclusive Breastfeeding in Vietnam Research & Evaluation Officer, Johns Hopkins University
Sandra Ristovska Barbie Zelizer Human Rights Through the Lens: A Study of the Institutionalization and Professionalization of Video Activism Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Yoel Roth Sharrona H. Pearl Gay Data VP, Head of Trust & Safety, Match Group
Jasmine Salters John L. Jackson, Jr. Touching Paranoia: A Black Feminist Autoethnography on Race, Desire, and Erotic Massage Mellon ACLS Post-Doctoral Content Strategist, ACLS
Alexandra Sastre Marwan M. Kraidy Towards a Radical Body Positive: Reading the Online Body Positive Movement Associate Director of Campus Communications, Swarthmore College
Holli Seitz Joseph N. Cappella Mammography Exemplars in Online News Commentary: Prevalence of Exemplars, Effects on Risk Perceptions and Mammography Intentions, and Mechanisms of Action Associate Professor, Mississippi State University
Dina Shapiro-Luft Joseph N. Cappella Smoking-Related Self-Concepts and Value Expressive Messages: Effects on the Determinants of Smoking Cessation Senior Director of Survey Research, Greater New York Hospital Association
Rui Shi Joseph N. Cappella Viewer-Generated Comments to Online Health Policy News: Content, Dynamics, and Influence Assistant Professor, Rowan University
Laura Silver Diana C. Mutz China in the Media: Effects on American Opinion Associate Director of Global Attitudes Research, Pew Research Center
Jingwen Zhang John B. Jemmott, III Networked Social Influence: Online Social Network Physical Activity Interventions for Young Adults Associate Professor, University of California Davis


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position
Rosemary Avance Carolyn Marvin Constructing Religion in the Digital Age: The Internet and Modern Mormon Identities Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
Felicity Duncan Michael X. Delli Carpini Collective Action and Digital Information Communication Technologies: The Search for Explanatory Models of Social Movement Organizations' Propensity to Use DICTs in Developed Democracies Financial Researcher and Writer, Intuition Publishing
Kyung Lee Barbie Zelizer The Rise of Brand Journalism: Understanding the Discursive Dimensions of Collectivity in the Age of Convergence Senior Statistical Analyst, Office of Strategy Management, Fairfax County
Rocio Nunez John L. Jackson, Jr. Woman with a Movie Camera: The Dearth of Women Filmmakers in Contemporary Hollywood Chief Creative Officer, Spring Forward Media
Katherine Wong Marwan M. Kraidy Harnessing Hollywood Hype: Film Marketing Meets the Challenges and Opportunities of the 21st Century Research Consultant, Common Sense Media


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position

Derek Blackwell

Carolyn Marvin

Digital Disruption: An Exploratory Study of Trust, Infidelity, & Relational Transgressions in the Digital Age

Associate Professor, Prairie View A&M University

Nora Draper

Joseph Turow

Reputation Inc.: The Industrialization of Digital Self-Presentation and Online Privacy

Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire

Timothy Fallis

John L. Jackson, Jr.

Pro-Christian Humor and the Online Carnival

Adjunct Professor, Hawai'i Pacific University

Le Han

Barbie Zelizer

Micro-Blogging Contesting Modernities: Producing and Remembering Public Events in Contemporary Chinese Social Media Platforms

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Hyun Kim

Joseph N. Cappella

Attractability and Virality: The Role of Message Features and Social Influence in Health News Diffusion

Associate Professor, Seoul National University

Tara Liss-Marino

Sharrona H. Pearl

Sell (It) Yourself: Marketing Pleasure in Digital DIY

Director of Advising and Student Success, Drexel University

Piotr Szpunar

Barbie Zelizer

Homegrown Terrorist, Networked Citizen, Double: Identity, Belonging and Citizenship in an Age of Limitless Conflict

Associate Professor, University of Albany (SUNY)


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position

Christopher Ali

Marwan M. Kraidy

Where is Here? An Analysis of Localism in Media Policy in Three Western Democracies

Pioneers Chair, Professor of Telecommunications, Penn State

Angel Bourgoin

Robert C. Hornik

The Use of the Internet for Alternative Views on Health

Senior Researcher, John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Andrew Crocco

Carolyn Marvin

The Mobocratic City: Race, Space and Citizenship in Nineteenth Century Philadelphia

Director, Insight and Analytics, Wealthfront, Inc.

Susan Haas

Carolyn Marvin

Communities of Journalists and Journalism Practice at Radio Free Europe during the Cold War (1950-1995)


Matthew Lapierre

Joseph N. Cappella

Development and Persuasion Processing: An Investigation of Children's Advertising Susceptibility and Understanding

Associate Professor, University of Arizona

Kara Liebeskind

Joseph N. Cappella

Parental Mediation from Looney Tunes to Angry Birds: Examining How Parents are Dealing with the Content-Specific Issues of Old Media and the Unique Challenges of New Media

Senior Director, Smarty Pants

Susan Mello

Robert C. Hornik

Toxic? The Nature and Effects of Mothers' Exposure to Pediatric Environmental Health Information in the Media

Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Ryan Paquin

Joseph N. Cappella

Customizing Message Content to Facilitate Decisions About Participating in Genomics Research: A Reasoned Action Approach

Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International

Sarah Parvanta

Robert C. Hornik

Understanding Socioeconomic Disparities in Responsiveness to Belief Strategies for Smoking Cessation Messages

Director, ALS Focus Program, The ALS Association

Alison Perelman

Katherine E. Sender

Political Appetites: Food as Rhetoric in American Politics

Executive Director, Philadelphia 3.0

Elizabeth Roodhouse

Michael X. Delli Carpini

Buying In: Socially Conscious Consumption and the Architecture of Choice

Streaming Data Science & Engineering, Netflix

Andy Tan

Robert C. Hornik

Cancer-Related Direct-to-Consumer Advertising - A Study of Its Antecedents, Influence on Patient Information Seeking Behaviors, and Contingent Effects

Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Emily Thorson

Diana C. Mutz

Belief Echoes: The Persistent Effects of Corrected Misinformation

Assistant Professor Political Science, Syracuse University

Khadijah White

John L. Jackson, Jr.

Raising the Volume: Media and the Rise of the 21st Century Tea Party

Associate Professor, Rutgers University


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position

Anne Arnold

Michael X. Delli Carpini

Political Sophistication, Deliberation, and the Structure of Opinions about Public Issues

Senior Operations Officer, World Bank

Aymar Jean Christian

Katherine E. Sender

Off the Line: Independent Television and the Pitch to Reinvent Hollywood

Professor, Northwestern University

Susanna Dilliplane

Diana C. Mutz

The Impact of Partisan News Exposure on American Public Opinion and Behavior: Evidence from the 2008 Presidential Election

Deputy Director, Aspen Institute

Jeffrey Gottfried

Michael X. Delli Carpini

Get a Cue Already! How Election Campaigns Matter in Different Informational Environments

Associate Director of Internet & Technology Research, Pew Research Center

Brittany Griebling

Carolyn Marvin

The Casualization of Intimacy: Consensual Non-Monogamy and the New Sexual Ethics

Instructor, Temple University

Heidi Khaled

John L. Jackson, Jr.

The Politics of Fashion in American Consumer Culture

Senior Qualitative Analyst, Magid

Lauren Kogen

Marwan M. Kraidy

Suffering Through the News: How the American News Media Cover Hunger in Africa and at Home

Associate Professor, Temple University

Lauren Sessions-Goulet

Keith N. Hampton

Friends in All the Right Places: Social Resources and Geography in the Age of Social Network Sites

Research Advisor & Consultant, Sessions Research

Sarah Vaala

Robert C. Hornik

Mothers' Cognitions and Structural Life Circumstances as Predictors of Infants' and Toddlers' Television and Video Exposure

Associate Professor, High Point University


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position

Young Baek

Joseph N. Cappella

The Impact of Deliberation on Social and Semantic Networks: Citizens' Mental Models of Bioethical Issues in Genetics Using Automated Textual Analysis

Associate Professor, Yonsei University

Cabral Bigman-Galimore

Joseph N. Cappella

Social Comparison Framing: Examining the Effects of Racial Health Disparities Risk Information

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Peter Busse

Joseph N. Cappella

Normative Appeals: Understanding the Effect of Normative Messages on the Formation of Intentions to get Tested for HIV Among Latinos in the United States

Associate Professor, Universidad de Lima

Brooke Erin Duffy

Joseph Turow

Magazines...Without the Magazine: Remaking Boundaries in an Era of Media Convergence

Associate Professor, Cornell University

Christopher Finlay

Carolyn Marvin

Between Leverage and Legacy: Producing the 2012 London Olympics in a Global New Media Environment

Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University

Sonho Kim

Klaus Krippendorff

The Voice on Paper: A Dialogic Critique of Public Opinion Polling

Senior Researcher, Korea Press Foundation

Alyssa Klein (Hersh)

Joseph N. Cappella

Social Support Online: Testing the Effects of Highly Person-Centered Messages in Breast Cancer Support Groups

Vice President, iMarketResearch

Oren Livio

Carolyn Marvin

The Right to Represent: Negotiating the Meaning of Military Service in Israel

Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Haifa University

Lourdes Martinez

Robert C. Hornik

Anticipated Regret and the Formation of Behavioral Intention: Implications for the Design of Persuasive Health Messages

Associate Professor, San Diego State University

Joel Penney

Barbie Zelizer

Body Screen/Body Politic: The Uses of Political T-Shirts in the Digital Age

Associate Professor, Montclair State University

Mario Rodriguez

Paul Messaris

Paranoid Androids: Facebook Privacy, Online Reputation, and Employment Concerns of College Seniors

Assistant Professor, American University in the Emirates
Ashley Sanders-Jackson

Joseph N. Cappella

Narrative as Structure

Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Keren Tenenboim Weinblatt

Barbie Zelizer

Journalism's Missing Links: Kidnapping and Captivity Coverage Around the World

Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof), Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title  Current Position 

Daniel Berger

Barbie Zelizer

"We Are the Revolutionaries": Visibility, Protest and Racial Formation in 1970s Prison Radicalism

Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Scholarship, University of Washington, Bothell

Jean Brechman

Joseph N. Cappella

Narrative "Flow": A Model of Narrative Processing and its Impact on Information Processing, Knowledge Acquisition and Persuasion

Associate Professor, The College of New Jersey

Xiaoxia Cao

Diana C. Mutz

Pathways to Eliciting Aid: The Effects of Visual Representations of Human Suffering on Empathy and Help for People in Need

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Brenda Curtis

Paul Messaris

Examining the Mechanisms of Tailoring: Extending the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction

Chief, Technology and Translational Research Unit, National Institute of Health

Seth Goldman

Diana C. Mutz

Effects of the 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign on White Racial Prejudice

Honors Associate Professor of Communication, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bruce Hardy

Michael X. Delli Carpini

A Communication Model of the Impact of Presidential Candidate Character Traits on Vote Preference

Associate Professor, Temple University

Shawnika Hull

Joseph N. Cappella

Risky Business: An Examination of the Relationship between Message Frame, Risk Perceptions and Intentions to Seek HIV-Antibody Testing

Associate Professor, Rutgers University

Nehama Lewis-Persky

Robert C. Hornik

Keeping Children Healthy: How the Effects of Normative Messages on Parent Intentions Vary With Social Normative Beliefs and Personality

Senior Lecturer (Assoc. Prof), University of Haifa

Rebekah Nagler

Robert C. Hornik

Steady Diet of Confusion: Contradictory Nutrition Messages in the Public Information Environment

Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Moira O'Keeffe

Paul Messaris

Media and the Making of Scientists

Senior Learning Designer, Humana

Jessica Piotrowski

Deborah L. Linebarger

Evaluating Preschoolers' Comprehension of Educational Television: The Role of Viewer Characteristics, Stimuli Features, and Contextual Expectations

Professor, University of Amsterdam

A. Susana Ramirez

Robert C. Hornik

Communicating Cancer Prevention Information to U.S.  Latinos: The Moderating Role of Acculturation

Associate Professor, University of California Merced

Michael Serazio

Barbie Zelizer

Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla Marketing

Associate Professor, Boston College

Adrienne Shaw

Katherine E. Sender

Identity, Identification and Media Representation in Video Game Play: An Audience Reception Study

Associate Professor, Temple University

Riley Snorton

John L. Jackson, Jr.

Tapped in the [Epistemological] Closet: Black Sexuality and the Popular Imagination

Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago

Russell Tisinger

Diana C. Mutz

The Influence of Television Fiction on Political Attitudes

Senior Researcher, L&M Policy Research

Lokman Tsui

Barbie Zelizer

A Journalism of Hospitality

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication

Deborah Wainwright

Deborah L. Linebarger

Television as Parenting Tool: The Role of Parental Efficacy, Attitude, and Television Use in Parenting in Children's Television Exposure

Producer/Director, Young Minds Entertainment



Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position

Mary Bock

Klaus Krippendorff

One Man Band: The Process and Product of Video Journalism

Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Jasmine Cobb

John L. Jackson, Jr.

Racing the Trans-Atlantic Parlor: Picturing Freedom in the Early Nineteenth Century

Professor of African & African American Studies and of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University, Duke University

Kenneth Farrall

Michael X. Delli Carpini

Suspect Until Proven Guilty: A Problematization of State Dossier Systems via Two Case Studies: The United States and China

Project Manager and Business Developer, MTM Linguasoft

Nadine Gabbadon

Joseph Turow

Reconstructing Age by Redefining Boundaries: Women's Service Magazines and the 50+ Market

Senior Associate, Client Services, Grovider

Billy Herman

Michael X. Delli Carpini

The Battle Over Digital Rights Management: A Multi-Method Study of the Politics of Copyright Management Technologies

Associate Dean, Metro State University

Jocelyn Landau

Joseph N. Cappella

Effects of Messages About Genetics, Race, and Health on Public Opinion About Personalized Medicine and Health Policy

Head of Global Product Experience Research, Netflix

Chul-Joo Lee

Robert C. Hornik

Media, Social Capital, and Health Information Diffusion: A Multilevel Approach

Professor, Seoul National University

Robin Stevens

Robert C. Hornik

Aids in Black & White: The Influence of News Coverage of HIV/AIDS on HIV/AIDS Testing among African Americans and White Americans, 19932007

Associate Professor, University of Southern California Annenberg School

Jason Tocci

Paul Messaris

Geek Cultures: Media and Identity in the Digital Age

Senior User Experience Manager, PTC

Kenneth Winneg

Michael X. Delli Carpini

Online Political Participation in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: Mobilizing or Reinforcing?

Managing Director of Survey Research, Annenberg Public Policy Center

Magdalena Wojcieszak

Vincent Price

When Deliberation Divides: How People With Strong Views Respond to Political Disagreement

Professor, University of California Davis

Kimberly Woolf

Robert C. Hornik

Children, Parents and Prosocial Television for Children: Accounting for Viewing and Looking for Effects

Academic Advisor and Research Supervisor for Undergraduate Studies, Annenberg School for Communication


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position

Carlin Barmada

Robert C. Hornik

The Influence of Individual and Message Characteristics on Anti-Drug AD Evaluations

Provider Engagement Specialist, Children's National Medical Center

Eran Ben-Porath

Michael X. Delli Carpini

Codes of Professionalism; Norms of Conversation: How Political Interviews Shape Public Attitudes toward Journalists

EVP, Public Opinion Research, Social Science Research Solutions

John Campbell

Larry P. Gross

Virtually Home: The Commodification of Community in Cyberspace

Self-employed, Independent scholar

Paul Falzone

Paul Messaris

Documentary for Change

Director, Peripheral Vision International

Lauren Feldman

Vincent Price

To Opine or Not to Opine: The Consequences of Opinionated News for Political Information Processing, Attitudes, and Knowledge

Professor, Rutgers University

Sehoon Jeong

Joseph N. Cappella

Attributions and Racial Cues in News About Obesity: Effects on the Public's Attributions About Weight and Opinions About Health Policies

Professor, Korea University

Josh Lauer

Carolyn Marvin

The Good Consumer: Credit Reporting and the Invention of Financial Identity in the United States, 1840-1940

Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire, Durham

Mihaela Popescu

Oscar Gandy

Keeping it Dirty: Defining and Redefining Obscenity in American Judicial Discourse, 1873-2007

Professor, Cal State San Bernadino University

Lee Shaker

Michael X. Delli Carpini

Media, Choice, & Citizens' Local Political Knowledge, Attitudes, & Behavior

Associate Professor, Portland State University

Min Shim

Joseph N. Cappella

Self-Disclosure in Online Support Groups: The Patterns of Disclosure and Their Potential Health Benefits for Women with Breast Cancer

Associate Professor, Inha University, South Korea

Weiyu Zhang

Vincent Price

Deliberation and the Disempowered: Attendance, Experience and Influence

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position

Jatin Atre

Elihu Katz

Choice Under Conditions of Abundance: The Behavior of Television Audiences

Chief Marketing Officer, Insurity

Lemi Baruh

Oscar Gandy

The Guilty Pleasure of Watching Like Big Brother: Privacy Attitudes, Voyeurism and Reality Programs

Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland

Matthew Carlson

Barbie Zelizer

On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and Journalistic Authority

Professor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Rohitashy Chattopadhyay

Paul Messaris

Cultural Influences on Indian Television Commercials: A Qualitative Analysis

Culture Cushion

Ariel Chernin

Robert C. Hornik

The Relationship Between Children's Knowledge of Persuasive Intent and Persuasion: The Case of Televised Food Marketing

Director of Market Research, Etsy

Lee Humphreys

Carolyn Marvin

Mobile Sociality and Spatial Practice: A Qualitative Fieldstudy of New Social Networking Technologies

Professor and Chair, Cornell University

Lela Jacobsohn

Robert C. Hornik

Explaining the Boomerang Effects of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign

Public Health Communication and Behavior Change Consultant, Self Employed

Yahui Kang

Joseph N. Cappella

The Effects of Smoking Cues in Anti-Smoking Public Service Announcements on Smoking Urge, Message Processing and Intention to Quit Smoking

Director, Intel Corporation

Bridget Kelly

Robert C. Hornik

Effects of Benefit-Target Framing on Intentions to Engage in Avian Flu Vaccination and Other Health Behaviors

Public Health Research Scientist, RTI International

Zhan Li

Oscar Gandy

Media Performance and Global Policy Making: A Comparative Study of Press Coverage on Global Warming

Associate Professor, Xiamen University

Jody Madeira

Barbie Zelizer

Ties Out of Bloodshed: Collective Memory, Cultural Trauma, and the Prosecution and Execution of Timothy McVeigh

Professor of Law and Louis F. Neizer Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Bloomington

Kelli Maxwell (Lammie)

Vincent Price

The (Not-So) "Powerless Elite". Celebrity Endorsements of Political Candidates

Associate Dean for Student Success, Carnegie Mellon University

Kimberly Meltzer

Barbie Zelizer

Irreconcilable Differences: An Analysis of Television's Difficult Marriage with Journalism as seen Through the Roles of Its Anchors, 1950-2006

Professor and Chair, George Mason University

Dannagal Young

Joseph N. Cappella

Two Presidential Candidates Walk into a Bar. Late-Night Political Humor: Cognitive Processes, Political Consequences and Normative Implications

Professor, University of Delaware


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title  Current Position

Clarissa David

Vincent Price

Learning Political Information From the News: A Closer Look at the Role of Motivation

Professor, University of the Philippines

Vani Henderson

Robert C. Hornik

Investigating TV Viewing and Overweight in Pre-Adolescent and Adolescent Girls

Head of UX Research, Google

Jennifer Horner

Carolyn Marvin

Blood and Ballots: Military Voting and Political Communication in the Union Army During the United States Civil War, 1861-1865

Manager & Partner Liason, MTM Linguasoft

Kate Kenski

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

The Gender Gap in Political Knowledge: Do Women Know Less Than Men About Politics?

Professor, University of Arizona

Bethany Klein

Barbie Zelizer

As Heard on TV: A Critical Cultural Analysis of Popular Music in Advertising

Professor of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

Rosa Martey

Oscar Gandy

Managing Gender in Online Spaces: Gender Role Flexibility and Women's Internet Job Searches

Professor, Colorado State University

Eun-Kyung Na

Vincent Price

The Effect of Internet Use on Social Network Heterogeneity and Civic Culture: Trust, Tolerance, and Participation

Associate Professor, Kookmin University

Jeffery Niederdeppe

Robert C. Hornik

Contingent Effects of Cancer News Coverage on Sought and Scanned Information Exposure

Professor, Cornell University

Ji Hoon Park

Barbie Zelizer

Race on Reality TV: How the Genre Mediates Textual Construction and Audience Reading of Race

Professor, Korea University

Natalie Stroud

Vincent Price

Selective Exposure to Partisan Information

Professor, University of Texas at Austin


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position 

Amy Branner

Larry P. Gross

Is Being There Necessary? Deriving Community Identity in Haines, Alaska

Director, Fund Development, The SF Market

Masaki Hidaka

Vincent Price

Issue Publics and the Internet: How Interested Individuals Use the Net

Lecturer, Centers for Academic Programs

Tina Huey

Larry P. Gross

The Legitimization of Knowledge in Discourse About Genetically Modified Food

Associate Director for Faculty Development, University of Connecticut

Andrea Wagner Duff

Carolyn Marvin

Life-Writing of Alzheimer's Disease and Quadriplegia: On the Cusp of the Illness Chaos Story

Writer, Education Advisory Board

Xiaoquan Zhao

Joseph N. Cappella

Ambivalence in Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Marijuana Use: Its Influence on the Intention, Behavior, and the Processing of Anti-Drug Messages

Professor, George Mason University


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title  Current Position 

Mariaelena Bartesaghi

Klaus Krippendorff

Explanatory Paths, Therapeutic Directions, Conversational Destinations: Accountability and Authority in Therapeutic Interaction

Associate Professor, University of South Florida

Nancy Duda

Oscar Gandy

The Intersection of Privacy Concern and Trust: Beliefs of Privacy Orientation Groups

Senior Survey Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research Inc.

David Gudelunas

Larry P. Gross

Confidential to America: Newspaper Advice Columns and Sexual Education

Dean and Professor of Communication, University of Tampa

Oren Meyers

Barbie Zelizer

Israeli Journalists as an Interpretive Memory Community: The Case Study of Haolam Hazeh

Associate Professor, University of Haifa

Lilach Nir

Vincent Price

What We Think Others Think: A Motivated Reasoning Model of Public Opinion Perception and Expression

Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Anca Romantan

Robert C. Hornik

A Longitudinal Model of Social Amplification of Commercial Aviation Risks: Exploring U.S. News Media Attention to Fatal Accidents and Media Effects on Air Travel Behavior, 1978-2001


Melinda Schwenk-Borrell

Paul Messaris

Selling Democracy: The U.S. Information Agency's Portrayal of American Race Relations, 1953-1976

Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland University College

Claire Wardle

Barbie Zelizer

Monsters and Angels: A Comparison of Broadsheet and Tabloid Press Coverage of Child Murders from the US and UK, 19302000

Professor of the Practice & Co-Director, Information Futures Lab, Brown University School of Public Health

Emily West

Carolyn Marvin

Greeting Cards: Individuality and Authenticity in Mass Culture

Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title  Current Position 

Kelli D'apice

Joseph Turow

Media Dependent Regulators: Media's Reported Impact in the Regulatory Environment and Related Implications for Agency Practices and Policymaking


John Huxford

Barbie Zelizer

It's the End of the World as We Know It: Journalism and the Prediction of Catastrophe

Associate Professor, Illinois State University


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title  Current Position 

Mark Brewin

Elihu Katz

The History of Election Day in Philadelphia: A Study In American Political Ritual

Associate Professor, University of Tulsa

David Dutwin

Vincent Price

Can People Talk Politics? A Study of Deliberative Democracy

Senior Vice President, Business Ventures & Innovation, University of Chicago

Brian Southwell

Robert C. Hornik

Mass Media and Memory Traces: Multilevel Explanation of Encoded Exposure to Television Content

Senior Research Scientist, RTI International

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Vincent Price

New Voices in the Public Sphere: Political Conversation in the Internet Age

Professor, Syracuse University

Yariv Tsfati

Joseph N. Cappella

The Consequences of Mistrust in the News Media: Media Skepticism as a Moderator in Media Effects and as a Factor Influencing News Media Exposure

Professor and Department Chair, University of Haifa

M. Louise Woodstock

Barbie Zelizer

Cure without Communication: Self-Help Books and Popular Notions of Self Communication, 1860-2000

Associate Professor, Ursinus College


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title Current Position 

Courtney Bennett

Joseph N. Cappella

Evaluations and Emotion: Influencing Public Health Policy References Via Facial Effect

Director, Stewardship, Saint Mary's College of California

James Devitt

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Whose News?  How Television News Fails Political Discourse

Managing Director of Public Affairs/Adjunct Faculty, New York University

Erika Falk

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Women, Press, and The Presidency

Program Director, Israel Institute

Jessica Fishman

Carolyn Marvin

Documenting Death: Photojournalism and Spectacles of the Morbid in the Tabloid and Elite Newspaper

Director, Message Effects Lab, University of Pennsylvania

Alice Hall

Joseph N. Cappella

Factors Shaping the Effects of Visual Media Texts on Viewer Understandings

Professor and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Marc Ostfield

Carolyn Marvin

Attack, Pain, and Danger in Group Life: Thrown to the Wolves

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Paraguay

David Park

Larry P. Gross

Putting the World on the Couch: Cultural Authority as a Dimension of Mid-20th Century Popular Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis

Professor, Lake Forest College

Susan Sherr

Paul Messaris

Visual Representation and the Prediction of Emotion

Vice President of Demographic and Policy Research, Social Science Research Solutions

Michele Strano

Carolyn Marvin

As Time Goes By: Ritualized Remembering Through Wedding Photography

Associate Professor, Bridgewater State College

Jo Stryker

Robert C. Hornik

A Longitudinal Analysis Of The Effects Of News Media Messages On Health Behaviors

Chief of Research and Evaluation, Center for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics

Eric Zimmer

Vincent Price

For To All Those Who Have, More Will Be Given: The Matthew Effect, Nonprofit Organizations, And The Adoption Of Internet Technologies

President, University of Saint Francis


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title  Current Position 

A. Joseph Borrell

Oscar Gandy

Alcohol Advertising Over the Public Airwaves: A Study Of Radio Station Managers' clearance of Alcohol Related Advertisements

Dean of Academic Affairs, Hillsborough Community College

Stacy Davis Graebner

Joseph N. Cappella

The Role of Discrete in Advertising Context Effects

Market Research Consultant, Self-Employed

Isabel Molina Guzman

Larry P. Gross

Culture Wars In The Classroom: A Discursive Analysis of Conflict in Two Public School Districts

Professor Latina/Latino Studies, Media & Cinema Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Nicole Keating

Klaus Krippendorff

May the Best History Win: Documentary Production and The Politics of Historical Representation Amidst the Downsizing of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Professor, Woodbury University

Gangheong Lee

Joseph N. Cappella

Information Environment, Cognitive Appraisal, and Discrete Emotions in Citizens' Political Evaluation and Behavior: The 1996 U.S. Presidential Campaigns

Professor, Daegu University

Kimberly Maxwell

Robert C. Hornik

Do Friends Matter?: The Role of Peer Influence on Adolescent Risk Behavior


Marsha Siefert

Larry P. Gross

Mediating Opera for America: Magazine Biographies, Opera Singers and National Identity

Associate Professor, Central European University

John Sullivan

Oscar Gandy

Constructing the Cable Television Market in Latin America: A Structurational Approach to Organizational Knowledge in U.S. Cable Networks

Professor, Muhlenberg College

Paul Waldman

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Deliberation in Practice: Deliberative Theory, News Media, and Political Conversation

Contributing Editor and Columnist, The Prospect

Richard Wray

Robert C. Hornik

Alternative Explanations: Examining Exposure Recall, Selective Perception, and Response Bias In the Evaluation Of A Domestic Violence Prevention Radio Campaign

Professor and Dept. Chair Behavioral Science, Saint Louis University

Itzhak Yanovitzky

Robert C. Hornik

Mass Media, Social Control, and Health Behavior Change: A Longitudinal Analysis Of Media Effects On Drunk-Driving Behavior, 1978-1995

Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus



Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title  Current Position

Sean Aday

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Public Journalism and the Power of The Press: Exploring The Framesetting Effects Of The News

Associate Professor, George Washington University

David Gleason

Larry P. Gross

Becoming Dominant: Shifting Control and the Creation of Culture in Provincetown, MA

SVP, Research E! And Esquire Networks, NBC Universal


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title  Current Position 

Linus Abraham

Paul Messaris

Subtle Manifestations of Prejudice: Implicit Visual Constructions of Black Pathology

Rector, National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI)

Robin Nabi

Joseph N. Cappella

Reasoning Through Emotion: An Explication and Test of a Cognitive-Functional Model for the Effects of Discrete Negative Emotions on Information Processing, Attitude Change, and Recall

Professor, University of California Santa Barbara

David Phillips

Oscar Gandy

Digital Cash and the Surveillance Society: Negotiating Identification in New Consumer Payment systems

Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Sarah Sayeed

Robert C. Hornik

Characteristics of Parent-Child Communication and its Relationship to Adolescents' Exposure to and Understanding of Televised Sexuality

Chair and Executive Director, NYC Civic Engagement Commission

Emory Woodard IV

Robert C. Hornik

By All Means!: A Multi-Method Investigation of the Relationship between Television, Consumerism, and Criminal Behavior

Dean, Graduate Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences, Villanova University


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Bernadette Barker-Plummer

Oscar Gandy

News as a Political Resource: A Case Study of the Media Strategies and Media Representation of the National Organization for Women, 1966-1980

Linda Browning (Delana)

Carolyn Marvin

More Than Just Appearances: Cosmetic Practices and the Cultural Construction of Gender

Rona Buchalter

Carolyn Marvin

Good Neighbors: The Social Negotiation of Place

Joohan Kim

Elihu Katz

On the Interactions of News Media, Interpersonal Communication, Opinion Formation, and Participation: Deliberative Democracy and the Public Sphere

Katharina Kopp

Oscar Gandy

The Role of Private Philanthropic Foundations in Communications Policy Making Defining the 'Public Interest' - The Ford and Markle Foundations' Influence on Policy Making at the Federal Communications Commission

Ramona Lyons

Carolyn Marvin

Speakers For The Dead and the Social Construction of Medicolegal Deathwork

Andrew Maxfield

Robert C. Hornik

Behavioral Planning and the Cognitive Antecedents to Behavior: An Experiment Over the Internet Concerning Physical Activity

June Rhee

Joseph N. Cappella

Framing the Health Care Reform Campaign of 1993-94: News Frame, Interpretation, and Public Opinion Change.

Cindy Wong

Larry P. Gross

Communities Through the Lens: Grassroots Video in Philadelphia as Alternative Communicative Practice


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Darin Klein

Joseph N. Cappella

Accuracy and Distortion in Judgment and Recall of Political Discourse

Chien Lei

Charles R. Wright

Political Orientations and the Influences of Cohort Membership and Time: Patterns of Change in Tolerance, Confidence, and the Strength of Party Affiliation

William Mikulak

Paul Messaris

How Cartoons Become Art: Exhibitions and Sales of Animation Art as Communication of Aesthetic Value

Shinichi Saito

Joseph N. Cappella

The Image of the Partner: Television's Contribution to Japanese Perceptions of America


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Elvira Arcenas

Carolyn Marvin

Communication In the Making of Academic Communication

Lynne Edwards

Oscar Gandy

The Relationship Between Values, Commitment, and Television Program Preferences Among Young Black Women

Fatos Goksen

Robert C. Hornik

The Role of Social Support and Social Influence in Maternal Infant Feeding Behavior: Examination of Social Support as a Multifaceted Concept

Christopher Koepke

Robert C. Hornik

The Role of Communication in Childhood Vaccinations

Wendy Mansfield

Oscar Gandy

Strategic Communication in the Public Policy Process: The Case of Electronic Monitoring of Employees

Charles Mcclure

Klaus Krippendorff

How Brand Names Brand Societies: A Comparative Study of Brand Names Registered in Selected English-Speaking Countries, 1870-1980

Yoshimi Nishino

Robert C. Hornik

Conversation About Aids and the Media Environment In Thailand: Mass Media Roles In Context Building and Content Providing for Interpersonal Discourse

Catherine Preston

Larry P. Gross

In Retrospect: The Construction and Communication of a Nationalvisual Memory

Clement So

Klaus Krippendorff

Mapping the Intellectual Landscape of Communication Studies: An Evaluation of its Disciplinary Status

Jisuk Woo

Oscar Gandy

Structural Continuity and Transformations of the U.S. Copyright Law with Regard to Computer Programs: Actors' Communicative Interactions Through the Use of Structural Rules and Resources


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

R. Brian Attig

Joseph N. Cappella

Using Visuals to Teach Text Material: The Influence of Emotional Intensity and Encoding Instructions on the Ability of Television Public Service Messages to Produce a Learning Effect for Informationally Nonredundant Text

Robert Drew

Carolyn Marvin

Where the People are the Real Stars: An Ethnography of Karaoke Bars in Philadelphia

Mary (Bessie) Lee Lawton

Oscar Gandy

More than Protest: Communication and the Political 'Capacitation' of Philippine Health Non-Governmental Organizations

Moira Marie McLoughlin

Larry P. Gross

Culture Under Glass: First Nation in Canadian Museums

Eugene Michaud

Larry P. Gross

Left Out: American Leftists and American Media

Eleanor Novek

Oscar Gandy

Newmaking, Knowledge Construction, and Self-determination: A Community Newspaper as an Empowerment Strategy for African American High School Students

Amy Sarch

Carolyn Marvin

Dirty Discourse: Birth Control Advertising in the 1920s and 1930s

Zhong Zheng

Robert C. Hornik

Social Influence as a Component of Contextual Effects: A Study of Diarrheal Treatment in Zaire


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

Jelena Grcic Polic

Oscar Gandy

HDVT Policy Formation in the United States: The Federal Communications Commissions's Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, 1987-1991


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Herminia Alfonso

Klaus Krippendorff

On the Logic of Socially Shared Inquiry: An Examination of Participatory Research And Related Development Efforts from a Communication Process Perspective

Barry Dornfeld

Larry P. Gross

Interpretation, Authorship, and Cross-Cultural Representation: A Study of Childhood, a Public Television Documentary Series

Pablo Halpern

Oscar Gandy

Media Dependency and Political Perceptions in an Authoritarian Political System: The Case of Chile's Left

Gwenyth Jackaway

Carolyn Marvin

The Press Radio War, 1924-1937: A Battle to Defend the Professional, Institutional, and Political Power of the Press

Bette Kauffman

Larry P. Gross

Woman Artist: Communicating Social Identity

Steven Leuthold

Larry P. Gross

Telling Our Own Story: The Aesthetic Expression of Collective Identity in Native American Documentary

Bernadette McNulty

Charles R. Wright

Homeless and Hopeless: Resignation in News Media Constructions of Homelessness as a Social Problem

Nancy Morris

Larry P. Gross

National Identity Under Challenge: Puerto Rico in the Twentieth Century

Pamela Sankar

Carolyn Marvin

State Power and Record-Keeping: The History of Individualized Surveillance in the United States, 1790-1935

Daniel Tate

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Ideology And Ambiguity: Models Of Narrative Relationship Among Narrators, Narrative Situation and Addressed Audiences Of Woman's Magazine Fiction and Non-Fiction Published from 1910 to 1930

Krystyna Warchol

Larry P. Gross

The Market System of the Art World and New Art: Prices, Roles, and Careers in the 1980s

James Woods

Larry P. Gross

The Corporate Closet Managing Gay Identity On The Job


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

Derek Bouse

Paul Messaris

The Wilderness Documentary: Film, Video, and the Visual Rhetoric of American Environmentalism

Eva Illouz

Larry P. Gross

Consuming the Romantic Utopia: Introduction to a Political Economy of Love

Jeffrey McDowell

Robert C. Hornik

The Relationship Between Quality of Access to Telecommunication and Communication Activity in Semi- Rural Areas of Thailand

Nikhil Sinha

Oscar Gandy

Choices and Consequences: A Cross-National Evaluation of TeleCommunication Policies in Developing Countries

Diane Umble

Carolyn Marvin

The Coming of the Telephone to Plain Country: A Study of Amish and Mennonite Resistance in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania at the Turn of the Century

Karin Gwinn Wilkins

Oscar Gandy

Development Communication Interpretations in Organizational Contexts


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Victor Caldarola

Larry P. Gross

Reception as Cultural Experience: Visual Mass Media and Reception Practices in Outer Indonesia

Lisa Henderson

Larry P. Gross

Cinematic Competence and Directorial Persona In Film School: A Study of Socialization and Cultural Production.

Amy Jordan

Christine Bachen

The Role of Mass Media in the Family System: An Ethnographic Approach

Lois Silverman

Larry P. Gross

Of Us and Other Things: The Content and Functions of Talk by Adult Visitor Pairs in an Art and a History Museum

Barbie Zelizer

Larry P. Gross

Covering the Body: The Kennedy Assassination and the Establishment of Journalistic Authority



Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Nina Ferencic

Robert C. Hornik

Communication and Development: Factors Affecting Knowledge and Behavior Change at the Individual and the Community Levels in Response to a Health Communication Project in Ecuador

Milton Mueller

Carolyn Marvin

The Telephone War: Interconnection, Competition, and Monopoly in the Making of Universal Telephone Service, 1884-1920

Ann-Marie Nazzaro

Robert C. Hornik

The Knowledge Gap Hypothesis and Salience in the Context of Health Maintenance Organizations and the Elderly


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

Thomas Wickenden

Klaus Krippendorff

The Collective Communication of Social Choice Messages

Michael Willmorth

Larry P. Gross

The Representation of American English Dialects in Prime Time Network Television Dramatic Programs


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Julie Dobrow

George Gerbner

Ths Social and Cultural Implications of the VCR: How VCR Use Concentrates and Diversifies Viewing

Michael Griffin

Larry P. Gross

Amateur Photography and Pictorial Aesthetics: Influences of Organization and Industry on Cultural Production

Robert Hanke

Larry P. Gross

"Suddenly a Restaurant Town": An Inquiry into Public Culinary Culture and Communication

Stephen Prince

Paul Messaris

Power, Pain, and Pleasure in Pornography: A Content Analysis of Pornographic Feature Films, 1972-1985

Nancy Rothschild

Larry P. Gross

Television and the Family Context: Cohesion, Control, and Cultivation


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Jane Jorgenson

Paul Messaris

The Family's Construction of the Concept of "Family"

Christopher Musello

Larry P. Gross

Family Houses and Social Identity: Communicational Perspectives on the Homes of Ridge County


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Cathy Hall

Ray L. Birdwhistell

The Communication of Expertise During Rapid Organizational Change: An Ethnographic Case Study of a Bank Holding Company During Deregulation

Stewart Hoover

Larry P. Gross

The 700 Club as Religion and as Television: A Study of Reasons and Effects

Hannah Kliger (Peltz)

Charles R. Wright

Communication and Ethnic Community: The Case of Landsmanshaften

Judith McDivitt

Robert C. Hornik

Constraints to Knowledge Gain and Behavior Change in Response to a Multi-Media Health Education Project in the Gambia, West-Africa

Janet Seykora

George Gerbner

Television's Contribution to Public Understanding of Science: A Comparative View


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Robert Aibel

Larry P. Gross

Art as Social Communication: The Ridge County Amateur Art World

David Graper

Paul Messaris

The Presentation of Computers and Computer Technology in Newspapers Directed Toward Different Social Groups

Duncan Holaday

Ray L. Birdwhistell

Making Media Fit: Short-Term Adjustment to a New Communications Technology in a West Javanese Village

Catherine Kirkland

Larry P. Gross

For the Love of it: Women Writers and the Popular Romance

Barbara Lynch

Ray L. Birdwhistell

Sacred Space: Spacial Communication Patterns in an Irish American and Slavic American Roman Catholic Parish


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Dona Schwartz

Larry P. Gross

Camera Clubs and Fine Arts Photography: Distinguishing between Art and Amateur Activity


Alumnus  Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Stuart Sigman

Ray L. Birdwhistell

Some Communicational Aspects of Patient Placement and Careers in Two Nursing Homes

Jane Gould Torous

Robert C. Hornik

A Theoretical Development and Empirical Test of Susceptibility to Media Effects


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

Josephine Holz

Charles R. Wright

Communication about the Skokie March: A Case Study in the Social Construction of Reality

James Miller

George Gerbner

Office of Telecommunications Policy and Broadcast Issues: A Case Study of Media-Interaction

Carla Sarett

Larry P. Gross

Socialization Patters and Children's Television and Film-Related Play


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

George Custen

Larry P. Gross

Film Talk: Viewers Responses to a Film aa a Socially Situated Event

Michael Morgan

Larry P. Gross

Longitudinal Patterns of Television Viewing and Adolescent Role Socialization

Thomas Wick

Barbara H. Smith

Theories of Reading: A Review and Analysis of American Research on Proficient Reading in its Social Context



Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

Douglas Goldschmidt

George Gerbner

Joint Goods, Public Goods and Telecommunications: A Case Study of the Alaska Telephone System

Marilyn Jackson

Charles R. Wright

Mass Media Exposure and Individual Political Activity

Leslie Rado

Larry P. Gross

Communication, Social Organization, and the Redefinition of Death: A Case Study of the Institutionalization of an Idea


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

Suzanne Jeffries-Fox

Larry P. Gross

Televisions's Contribution to Young People's Conceptions about Occupations

Daniel Schiller

George Gerbner

An Exploration of the Origins of Objectivity in American News Reporting

Kusum Singh

George Gerbner

Gandhi and Mao as Communicators: A Comparative Study of Practice and Theory

James Taylor

Klaus Krippendorff

A Method for the Recording of Data Analysis of Structure in Task Groups


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Charles Goodwin

Klaus Krippendorff

Some Aspects of the Interaction of Speaker and Hearer in the Construction of the Turn at Talk in Natural Conversation

Linda Lannus

Charles R. Wright

The News Organization and News Operations at the Urban Press: A Sociological Analysis Based on Two Case Studies

Paul Licker

Sol Worth

The Role of the Recognition of Structure in Interaction and Communication

Susan Lou McDonald

Larry P. Gross

Learning about Crime: Conceptions of Crime as They Relate to Use of Television and Other Information Sources

Sari Thomas

Larry P. Gross

The Relationship Between Daytime Serials and Their Viewers


Alumnus  Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

John Carey

Ray L. Birdwhistell

A Micro-Frame Analysis of the On-Camera/On-Mike Paralinguistic Behavior of Three Presidential Candidates

Joseph Turow

George Gerbner

Client Relationship and Mass Media Policy: A Comparative Case Study of Mass Market Production and Distribution in Children's Book Publishing


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

Eusebio Inocencio

William Melody

Differences in Perspective on Public Policy Issues: A Comparison of Federal, State, and Local Views on Broadband Cable Communications

Paul Messaris

Larry P. Gross

Interpersonal Styles and Film Training

Nancy Signorielli

George Gerbner

Men and Women in Television Drama: The Use of Two Multivariate Techniques for Isolating Dimensions of Characterization


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title 

Richard Chalfen

Sol Worth

Film as Visual Communication: A Sociovidistic Study in Filmmaking

John Clippinger,  Jr.

Klaus Krippendorff

A Discourse Speaking Program as a Preliminary Theory of Discourse and a Limited Theory of a Psychoanalytic Discourse

Mildred Harlow Downing

George Gerbner

The World of Day Time Television Serial Drama

John Rossiter

Larry P. Gross

Children's Susceptibility to Television Advertising: A Behavioral Test of Cognition and Attitude

Linda Shipley

Charles R. Wright

Communications Behavior of Persons Living in a Megalopolis: A Study of Mass Media Use and Interpersonal Communications of Commuters and Local Workers


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

James Murphy

Larry P. Gross

Attributional and Inferential Strategies in the Interpretation of Visual Communications: A Developmental Study


Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

Judith Miller

Charles R. Wright

Conversations in Semi-Public Places: Study of Reported Communication Between Occupational Specialists and Their Clientele in a Metropolis

Heli Perrett

Charles R. Wright

Social Implications of Adult Literacy: A Study Among Migrant Women in Peru

Lynn Waterhouse

Dell Hymes

Generic and Sociocultural Influence on Language Development



Alumnus Dissertation Chair Dissertation Title

Dolf Zillmann

Percy Tannenbaum

Emotion Arousal as a Factor in Communication-Mediated Aggressive Behavior