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CMS Graduate Student Achievements

Summer 2015

 


Graduations

Congratulations to our recent graduates!

Spring 2015 DoctoralAshley Barrett, Jeff Birdsell, Angie Pastorek, Kayla Rhidenour

Spring 2015 MastersMax Baryshevtsev, Arielle Cardona, Chih-Hao Chen, Emily Ford, Gabriel Pantoja, Ashley Perez, Maddie Redlick

Fall 2014 DoctoralJoe Faina, Joe McGlynn, John Thompson

Summer 2014 DoctoralJosh Scacco, Mary Anne Taylor

Summer 2014 MastersShannon Hicks

Spring 2014 Doctoral: Stephanie Dailey, Leah LeFebvre, Emily Richardson

Spring 2014 MastersAddie Anderson, Nicky Alekajbaf


Fellowship awardees for 2014-2015

Graduate School Named Continuing Fellowship: Laura Brown and Brittani Crook

Jesse H. Jones Fellowship: Jenna Hanchey


Award winning

Curt Yowell was the recipient of  the Texas Student Media, M. Dolores Ebert Employee Excellence Award, 2013-2014


Job announcements beginning Fall 2014

 

Laura Brown has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Health Communication at Western Kentucky University.

Stephanie Dailey began a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Communication Studies at Texas State University.

Jessica Knapp has accepted a a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Campbell University.

Nancy McCallum is now an Adjunct faculty member at St. Edward's University.

Emily Richardson began a position as an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky.

Joshua Scacco began as an Assistant Professor of Media Theory & Politics in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University.

Mary Anne Taylor is a Lecturer at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.


Publications

Bannon, S. (2014). Why do they do it? Motivations of educators in correctional facilities. Saint Louis University Public Law Review.

Bannon, S. (2013). You are not alone. Captured Words/Free Thoughts.

Ford, J. L., Stephens, K. K., & Ford, J. S. (in press). Digital restrictions at work: Exploring how selectively exclusive policies affect crisis communication. International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.

Ford, J. L., Stimpson, K., Daly, J. A. (Eds.). (in press). Professional Communication Skills (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Steffensmeier, T., Knapp, J., Ford, J. L. (in press). Speaking to persuade. In J. L. Ford, K. Stimpson, & J. A. Daly  (Eds.). Professional Communication Skills. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Jangbar, S., Bahrainwala, L., Malone, P. C., Ford, J. L. (in press). Organizing a successful presentation. In J. L. Ford, K. Stimpson, & J. A. Daly  (Eds.). Professional Communication Skills. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Generous, Mark A., Frei, Seth S., & Houser, Marian L. (In Press). When an Instructor Swears in Class: Functions and Targets of Instructor Swearing from College Students' Retrospective Accounts. Communication Reports.

Harris, K. L., & Hanchey, J. N. (in press). (De)stabilizing sexual violence discourses: Masculinization of victimhood, organizational blame, and labile imperialism. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. doi: 10.1080/14791420.2014.972421

Hanchey, J. N. (in press). Constructing 'American exceptionalism': Peace Corps volunteer discourses of race, gender, and empowerment. In M. W. Kramer, L. K. Lewis, & L. M. Gossett (Eds.), Volunteering and Communication Volume II: Studies in International and Intercultural Contexts (pp. 233-250). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Stephens, K. K., Waters, E. D. & Sinclair, C. (2014). Media management:  The integration of HR, technology, and people. In M. E. Gordon, & V. D. Miller (Eds). Meeting the challenge of human resource management:  A communication perspective. New York, NY: Routledge.


Top Papers

Bahrainwala, L. (2014) The ‘Heroic’ Vessel: Extending Scapegoating Theory through the Malala Yousufzai Case. Top Competitive Paper Award in the Kenneth Burke Division and Top Debut Award. Eastern Communication Association, Providence, Rhode Island.

Stephens, K. K., Ford, J. L., Barrett, A., & Mahometta, M. (2014). Alert networks of ICTs and sources in campus emergencies. In S. R. Hiltz, M. S. Pfaff, L. Plotnick, & A. C. Robinson (eds.). Proceedings of the 11th International ISCRAM Conference (pp. 650-659): University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, May 2014.  Best Research Paper Award (1st out of 191 submissions).

Ford, J. L., Frei, S., & Ford, J. S. (2014) A network under stress: A theoretical examination of embeddedness and uncertainty reduction in campus emergencies. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2014. Top Paper Panel in Applied Communication Division.

Frei, Seth S. (2014) Departmental Teaching AwardDepartment of Communication Studies, Texas State University.

Frei, Seth S., Waters, Eric, & Ghobrial, Bahaa. (2014) The Influence of Communication Technologies on Motivation for Training. Top Papers in Training and Development, NCA 2014, Chicago.

Ford, Jessica L., Frei, Seth S., & Ford, Jacob. A Network Under Stress: A Theoretical Examination of Embeddedness and Uncertainty Reduction in Campus Emergencies. Top Student Papers in Applied Communication, NCA 2014, Chicago. 

Blithe, S., & Hanchey, J. N.  "Fleshing out Bodyism: Body Composition Discrimination and the Discursive Construction of Gender Verification Testing." OSCLG Outstanding Conference Paper Award. Awarded by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender to the top paper presented at any regional, national, or international conference analyzing communication, language, and gender.

Hanchey, J. N.  "A Play in Two Dimensions: Swahili Youth Magazines and Hadithi za Picha" Gerard A. Hauser Award. Awarded by the Rhetoric Society of America to the top three graduate student authored papers at their biannual conference.

Sinclair, Caroline. (2014) Time Stacking and Technology in the Virtual Workplace. Top Student Paper in Organizational Communication, ICA 2014, Seattle.

Zhu, Yaguang. (2014) Social Media's Influence on Youth Smoking: Changing Attitudes, Social Norms, Self-efficacy and Stages of Change. Top Student Papers in Health Communication, NCA 2014, Chicago.


Presentations

Crook, B., Stephens, K. K., Pastorek, A., Mackert, M., & Donovan-Kicken, E. (2013, November). The Role of Health Literacy in the Diffusion of Healthy Heart Information: Connecting Behavioral and Information Sharing Intentions Along with Information Overload. Paper to be presented at the 99th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Washington D.C.

Crook, B., LeFebvre, L., Nelson, E. C., & Dailey, R., M. (2014, July). I’ve Got My Eyes on You: Examining the Relationship Between Uncertainty and Mate Guarding Strategies in On-Again/Off-Again Relationships. Paper to be presented at the International Association for Relational Research Conference, Melbourne, AUS.

Thompson, C. M., Crook, B., & Love, B. (2014, April). A linguistic analysis (LIWC) of how young adults with cancer frame certain topics in support communities. Paper to be presented at the Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington, KY.
 
Dailey, R., M., Crook, B., Brody, N., & LeFebvre, L. (2013, November). Fluctuations in On-again/Off-again Romantic Relationships: Foreboding or Functional? Paper to be presented at the 99th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Washington D.C.

Dailey, R. M., Nelson, E. C., Crook, B., & LeFebvre, L. (2013, November). Relational Satisfaction and Perceived Alternatives: Toward an Understanding of What Drives On-again/Off-again Relationships. Paper to be presented at the 99th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Washington D.C.

LeFebvre, L., Crook, B., Nelson, E., & Dailey, R. (2013, October). Examining Differences in Mate Retention Strategies in On-again/Off-again and Noncyclical Dating Relationships. Paper presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference, Louisville, KY.

Love, B., Mooney Thompson, C., Crook, B., & Donovan-Kicken, E.  (2013, June). “Well, life isn’t ever going to be the same as before cancer so why would our bodies be?”: Work as a Means of Navigating Nutrition and Exercise Concerns in an Online Cancer Community. Paper presented at the 63rd annual convention of the International Communication Association, London.

Stephens, K. K., Pastorek, A., Crook, B., Mackert, M., Donovan-Kicken, E., & Shalev, H. (2013, June). Boosting employer-sponsored health dissemination efforts: Identification and information sharing intentions. Paper presented at the 63rd annual convention of the International Communication Association, London.

Faina, Joseph M. "New Media, Political Satire, and the Elaborate Joke: The Case of Occupy Wall Street" Paper presented in Media Ecology Division, National Communication Association Convention, Washington D.C. Nov 2013

Faina, Joseph M. "Citizenship is a Joke: Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Ironic Civic Engagement" Paper presented in Political Communication Division, National Communication Association Convention, Washington D.C. Nov 2013

Faina, J. M.; Stephens, M; Stimpson, K; Peacock, C; and Connolly, K. "Creating Connections and Curbing Apprehension: Improv in the Classroom, Part 2" Panel Discussion/Workshop in Communication Apprehension Division, National Communication Association Convention, Washington D.C. Nov 2013

Glowacki, E. M. "Examining the Utility of Isocratean Civic Education." Paper presented in the American Society for the History of Rhetoric Division, National Communication Association Convention, Washington D.C. Nov 2013

Glowacki, E. M.  "Addressing issues of substance use within a collegiate community:  How relational partners communicate support with reinforcement and punishment behaviors."  Presented at the 2013 University of Texas at Austin Healthcare Research Symposium

Centeio, E. E., Glowacki, E. M. Castelli, D. M., Carson, R. L., & Beighle.  "Predictors of Physical Activity Opportunities: Educational Policy and Administrative Support." Paper presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, St. Louis, MO April 2014