Graduate Student Publications

We are very proud of the high productivity of our graduate students.

Although our doctoral program took in its first class in 2011 with only five doctoral students, our small band of students have been remarkably prolific writers. As our program has grown, their scholarly output has accelerated quickly.


Calabrese, C., Anderton, B. N., & Barnett, G. A. (2019). Online representations of "Genome editing" uncover opportunities for encouraging engagement: A semantic network analysis. Science Communication, 41, 222-242.

Calabrese, C., & Bell, R. A. (2019). Opposition to nonprescription Naloxone access: Measurement and psychosocial predictors. Substance Use and Misuse, 54, 1853-1861.

Cingel, D. P., Sumter, S. R., Stoeten, E., & Mann, S. (2019). Can television help to decrease stigmatization among young children? The role of Theory of Mind and general and explicit inserts. Media Psychology. 

DeAngelo, T. I., & Feng, B. (2019). From inbox reception to compliance; A field experiment examining the effects of email address and subject line on response and cmopliance rates in initial email encounters. Social Science Computer Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0894439319839924

DeAngelo, T. I., & Yegiyan, N. S. (2019). Looking for efficiency: How online news structure and emotional tone influence processing time and memory. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Advance online publication. 

Kim, I., Feng, B., Jang, JY., & Wang, B. (2019). Reassessing the integrated model of advice-giving in supportive interactions: The moderating roles of need for cognition and communication styles. Social Influence, 14, 14 - 24. 

Li, S., Feng, B., & Wingate, V. S. (2019). Give thankjs for a little and y ou will find a lot: The role of a support seeker's reply in online support provision. Communication Monographs, 86, 251 - 270.

Malloch, Y. Z., & Taylor, L. D. (2019). Emotional self-disclosure in online breast cancer support groups: Examining theme, reciprocity, and linguistic style matching. Health Communication, 34, 764 - 773. 

Purente, S., Marin, H., Alvarez, P. P., Flores, P. M., & Grassau, D. (2019). Mental health and media links based on five essential elements to promote psychosocial support for victims: The case of the earthquake in Chile in 2010. Disasters, 43, 555-574.

Zimbres, T. M., Bell, R. A., & Taylor L. D. (2019). Effects of public versus media responsibility messages on stigmatization of people with schizophrenia in an American adult sample. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Advance online publication.


Cho, J., Ahmed, S., Keum, H., Choi, Y. J., & Lee, J. H. (2018). Influencing myself: Self-reinforcement through online political expression. Communication Research45(1), 83-111.

Feng, B., Zhu, X., & Malloch, Y. Z. (2018). Advice communication in cyberspace. In The Oxford Handbook of Advice (p. 363). Oxford University Press.

Gil-Lopez, T., Shen, C., Benefield, G. A., Palomares, N. A., Kosinski, M., & Stillwell, D. (2018). One size fits all: Context collapse, self-presentation strategies and language styles on Facebook. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication23(3), 127-145.

Hilbert, M., James, R.G., Gil-Lopez, T., Jiang, K., Zhou, Y. (2018). The complementary importance of static structure and temporal dynamics in spontaneous teamwork communication. Human Communication Research, hqy008.

Jang, J., & Feng, B. (2018). The effects of gain-and loss-framed advice messages on recipients’ responses to advice. Journal of Language and Social Psychology37(2), 181-202.

Peña, J., Khan, S., Burrows, C. N., & Blanton, H. (2018). How persuasive are health advertisements in first-person shooter games? Exploring knowledge-activation and thought-disruption mechanisms. Communication Research Reports, 1-10.

Wang, B., Taylor, L., & Sun, Q. (2018). Families that play together stay together: Investigating family bonding through video games. New Media & Society, 1461444818767667.

Wirtz, J. G., & Zimbres, T. M. (2018). A systematic analysis of research applying ‘principles of dialogic communication’ to organizational websites, blogs, and social media: Implications for theory and practice. Journal of Public Relations Research, 30(1-2), 5-34.

Zhang, J., Calabrese, C., Ding, J., Liu, M., & Zhang, B. (2018). Advantages and challenges in using mobile apps for field experiments: A systematic review and a case study. Mobile Media & Communication, 6(2), 179-196. doi:10.1177/2050157917725550


Barnett, G.A., & Jiang, K. Issues in Intercultural Communication Research. (2017). In L. Chen (Ed.), Handbook of Intercultural Communication (vol. 9), Handbooks of Communication Science, (pp. 99-118), Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin, 2017.

Barnett, G.A., Xu, W.W., Chu, J., Jiang, K., Huh, C., Park, J.Y., & Park, H.W. (2017). Measuring international relations in social media conversations. Government Information Quarterly, 34,37-44.

Chen, M., Bell, R.A., & Taylor, L.A. (in press). Persuasive effects of point of view, protagonist, competence, and similarity in a health narrative about type 2 diabetes. Journal of Health Communication.

Feng, B., Jang, J., Kim, I., & Wang, B. (in press). Explaining the effectiveness of the Integrated Model of Advice-giving in supportive interactions: The mediating roles of politeness and normativeness. Communication Quarterly

Gil-Lopez, T., Ahmed, S., & Taylor, L. D. (2017). Understanding Fandom in the Multilingual Internet: A Study of “El Clásico” Fans’ Commenting Behavior on YouTube. International Journal of Sport Communication, 10(1), 17-33.

Jiang, K., Barnett, G.A., Benefield, G.A., & Yang, J.F. (2017). Mapping articles on China in Wikipedia: An inter-language semantic network analysis, Proceedings of Hawaii International Conferences on System Science (HICSS-50), 2233-2242.

Jiang, K., Barnett, G.A., Taylor, L.D., & Feng, B. (in press). Dynamic co-evolutions of peace frames in the United States, Mainland China and Hong Kong: A semantic network analysis. In B. Cook (Ed.), Examining Global Peacemaking in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Jang, J., & Feng, B. (in press). The effects of gain- and loss-framed advice messages on recipients’ responses to advice: The mediating roles of politeness and efficacy. Journal of Language and Social Psychology

Khan, S., & Peña, J. (2017). Playing to beat the blues: Linguistic agency and message causality effects on use of mental health games application. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 436-443.

Pan, W., Feng, B., & Wingate, S. (in press). What you say is what you get: How self-disclosure in support-seeking affects language use in support provision in online support forums. Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Pan, W., Shen, C., & Feng B. (2017). You get what you give: Understanding reply reciprocity and social capital in online health support forums. Journal of Health Communication, 22, 45-52.

Peña, J., & Chen, M. (2017). Playing with power: Power poses affect enjoyment, social presence, controller responsiveness, and arousal when playing natural motion controller games. Computers in Human Behavior. 71, 428-435.

Peña, J., Ghaznavi, J., Brody, N., Prada, R., Martinho, C., Santos, P., Damas, H., & Dimas, J. (2017). The effects of playing with human vs. computer-controlled characters and social identity cues on enjoyment: Specifying the mediation effects of social presence, similarity identification, and group identification. Journal of Media Psychology. 0(0), 1-13. doi:10.1027/1864-1105/a000218

Wingate, V. S., & Palomares, N. A. (in press). Between gender communication. In H. Giles (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Wirtz, J. G., Sparks, J. V., & Zimbres, T. M. (2017). The effect of exposure to sexual appeals in advertisements on memory, attitude, and purchase intention: A meta-analytic review. International Journal of Advertising, 1–31.

Xanat, V.N., Jiang, K., Barnett, G.A., & Park H.W (in press). International trade of GMO-related products. Quality & Quantity.


Ahmed, S., Jaidka, K., & Cho, J. (2016). The 2014 Indian Elections on Twitter: A comparison of campaign strategies of political parties. Telematics and Informatics, 33(4), 1071-1087.

Ahmed, S., Jaidka, K., & Cho, J. (2016). Tweeting India’s Nirbhaya protest: a study of emotional dynamics in an online social movement. Social Movement Studies, 1-19.

Ahmed, S., Jaidka. K., & Skoric, M. (2016, May).  Tweets and Votes: A Four-Country Comparison of Volumetric and Sentiment Analysis Approaches. In Proceedings of the Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). (pp. 507-510). IEEE.

Ahmed, S., & Matthes, J. (2016). Media representation of Muslims and Islam from 2000 to 2015: A meta-analysis. International Communication Gazette, 1748048516656305.

Barnett, G.A., & Jiang, K. (2016). Resilience of the World Wide Web: A longitudinal two-mode network analysis. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 6(1), 1-15.

Benefield, G. A., Shen, C., & Leavitt, A. (2016). How group social capital affects team success in a massively multiplayer online game. Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '16).

Berger, C., Ya, H., & Chen, M. (2016). Story appraisal theory: From story kernel appraisal to implications and impact. Communication Research, 1,1-30

Chen, M., Bell, R. A., & Taylor, L. D. (2016). Narrator Point of View and Persuasion in Health Narratives: The Role of Protagonist–Reader Similarity, Identification, and Self-Referencing. Journal of Health Communication, 21(8), 908-918.

Cho, J., Ahmed, S., Keum, H., Choi, Y. J., & Lee, J. H. (2016). Influencing Myself Self-Reinforcement Through Online Political Expression. Communication Research.

Cho, J., Ahmed, S., Park, J. W., & Keum, H. (2016). Value Framing Effects on the Decision-Making Process: Ethical and Material Frames and Opinions About North Korean Nuclear Development. International Journal of Communication, 10, 21.

Henry, S. G., Chen, M., Matthias, M. S., Bell, R. A., & Kravitz, R. L. (2016). Development of the Chronic Pain Coding System (CPCS) for Characterizing Patient-Clinician Discussions About Chronic Pain and Opioids. Pain Medicine, pnw005.

Jiang, K., Barnett, G.A., & Taylor, L. D. (2016). News framing in an international context: A semantic network analysis, International Journal of Communication, 10, 3710–3736.

Muscanell, N., Ewell, P.J., & Wingate, V.S. (2016). S/he posted that?! Perceptions of topic appropriateness and reactions to status updates on SNS. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2, 216-226.

Palomares, N. A., Grasso, K., Li, A. S., & Li, N. (2016). The role of suspiciousness in understanding others’ goals: Benefits or detriments? Interaction Studies, 17, 155-179.

Peña, J., Khan, S., & Alexopoulos, C. (2016). I am what I see: How avatar weight affects physical activity among male gamers. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 21, 195-209.

Peña, J., & Pan, W. (2016). Words of advice: Exposure to website model pictures and online persuasive messages affects the linguistic content and style of women’s weigh-related social support messages. Computers in Human Behavior, 63, 208-217.

Taylor, L. D., Alexopoulos, C., & Ghaznavi, J. (2016). Touchy subjects: Sex in the workplace on broadcast, cable, and internet television. Sex Roles. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11199-016-0642-x

Taylor, L. D. & Ghaznavi, J. (In press). Media effects research. In M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods.

Wingate, V.S., & Minney, J.A. (2016). Cyberbullying requires more than a virtual response: Suggestions for prevention. In M. Wright (Ed.), A Social Ecological Approach to Cyberbullying. Happauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Ahmed, S., & Skoric, M. (2015). Twitter and 2013 Pakistan general election: The case of David 2.0 against Goliaths. In Case Studies in e-Government 2.0 (pp. 139–161). Springer International Publishing.

Alexopoulos, C., Grasso, K. G., & Palomares, N. A. (in press). Social cognition. In SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods.

Barnett, G. A., & Benefield, G. A. (2015, September 9). Predicting international Facebook ties through cultural homophily and other factors. New Media & Society. doi:10.1177/1461444815604421

Barnett, G. A., Lee, M., Jiang, K., & Park, H. W. (2015, March 27). The flow of international students from a macro perspective: A network analysis. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. doi:10.1080/03057925.2015.1015965

Barnett, G. A., Ruiz, J. B., & Park, H. W. (2015). Globalization or decentralization of hyperlinked content among websites: An examination of website co-citations. Proceedings of Hawaii International Conferences on System Science (HICSS-48), 1779–1787.

Chen, M., McGlone, M. S., & Bell, R. A. (2015). Persuasive effects of linguistic agency assignments and point of view in narrative health messages about colon cancer. Journal of Health Communication, 20 (8), 977–88.

Ghaznavi, J., & Taylor, L. D. (2015). Bones, body parts, and sex appeal: An analysis of #thinspiration images on popular social media. Body Image14, 54–61.

Grasso, K. L., & Bell, R. A. (2015). Understanding health information seeking: a test of the risk perception attitude framework. Journal of Health Communication, 20 (12), 1406–14.

Jaidka, K., & Ahmed, S. (2015). The 2014 Indian general election on Twitter: An analysis of changing political traditions. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (p. 43), ACM.

Li, S., Feng, B., Chen, M., & Bell, R. A. (2015). Physician review websites: Effects of the proportion and position of negative reviews on readers' evaluations of the doctor. Journal of Health Communication, 4, 453–461.

Li, S., Feng, B., Li, N., & Xuan, T. (2015). How social context cues in support seeker profile influence support provider's self-disclosure in online support forums. Communication Quarterly, 63, (5), 586–602.

Ruiz, J., & Barnett, G. A., Online HPV vaccine information: Moving toward a positive frame. Vaccine.

Ruiz, J. B., & Barnett, G. A. (2015). Exploring the presentation of HPV information online: A semantic network analysis of websites. Vaccine33, 3354–3359.

Ruiz, J. B., & Barnett, G. A. (2015). Who owns the international Internet networks? The Journal of International Communication21, 38–57.



Ahmed, S. & Lang, J. (2014). Online public opinion: Transforming agenda setting and shaping the public sphere in China. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 4, 100.

Ahmed, S., & Skoric, M. M. (2014, January). My name is Khan: the use of Twitter in the campaign for 2013 Pakistan general election. In System Sciences (HICSS), 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference (pp. 2242–2251). IEEE.

Barnett, G. A., & Jiang, K. (2014). Social network analysis: A research method for China. In J. H. Hong (Ed.), New Trends in Communication Studies (pp. 861–887). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press (in Chinese).

Barnett, G.A., Park, H. W., Jiang, K., Tang, C., & Aguillo, I. F. (2014). A multi-level network analysis of web-citations among the world's universities. Scientometrics, 99, 5–26.

Bell, R. A., McGlone, M. S., & Dragojevic, M. (2014), Bacteria as bullies: Effects of linguistic agency assignment in health messages. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 340–58.

Bell, R. A., McGlone, M. S., & Dragojevic, M. (2014). Vicious viruses and vigilant vaccines: Effects of linguistic agency assignment in health policy advocacy. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 1178–95.

Dragojevic, M., Bell, R. A., & McGlone, M. S. (2014). Giving radon gas life through language: Effects of linguistic agency assignment in health messages. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 33, 89–98.

Guadagno, R. E., & Wingate, V. S. (2014). Internet: Facebook and social media sites. In T.R. Levine & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of lying and deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hwang, H., Kim, Y. J., & Huh, C. (2014). Seeing is believing: Effects of uncivil online debate on political polarization and expectations of deliberation. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 58, 621–633.

Jiang, K. (2014). International student flows between Asia, Australia, and Russia: A network analysis. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, 13.

Lee, T. K., & Taylor, L. D. (2014). The motives for and consequences of viewing television medical dramas. Health Communication29, 13–22.

Li, N., Orrange, S., Kravitz, R. L., & Bell, R. A. (2014). Reasons for and predictors of patients' online health information seeking following a medical appointment. Family Practice, 31, 550–556.

Li, S., & Feng, B. (2014). What to say to an online support-seeker? The influence of others' responses and support seekers' replies. Human Communication Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/hcre.12055

Ruiz, J. B., & Bell, R. A. (2014). Vaccine understanding vaccination resistance: Vaccine search term selection bias and the valence of retrieved information. Vaccine, 32, 5776–80.


Ahmed, S. (2013). Aids and the Muslim world: A challenge. Asian Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 2, 451–459.

Ahmed, S. (2013). The role of the media in a democracy: The Asian perspective. Journal of Society and Communication, 447–491.

Ahmed, S., & Jaidka, K. (2013). Protests against #delhigangrape on Twitter: Analyzing India's Arab spring. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 5, 28–58.

Ahmed, S., & Jaidka, K. (2013). The common man: An examination of content creation and information dissemination on Twitter during the 2012 New Delhi gang-rape protest. In Digital Libraries: Social Media and Community Networks (pp. 117–126). Springer International Publishing.

Barnett, G. A., Ruiz, J. B., Hammond, J. R., & Xin, Z. (2013). An examination of the relationship between international telecommunication networks, terrorism and global news coverage. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 3, 721–747.

Feng, B., Li, S., Li, N. (2013). Is a profile worth a thousand words?: How online support-seeker's profile features may influence the quality of received support messages. Communication Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0093650213510942

Feng, B., Srinivasan, M., Hoffman, J., Rainwater, J., Griffin, E., Dragojevic, M., Day, F., & Wilkes, M. (2013). Physician communication regarding prostate cancer screening: Analysis of unannounced standardized patient visits. Annals of Family Medicine, 11, 315–323.

Im, H., & Cho, J. (2013). The role of unequal information resources distribution in health information seeking. Health Communication, 8, 41–80.

Jenkins, M., & Dragojevic, M. (2013). Explaining the process of resistance to persuasion: A politeness theory based approach. Communication Research, 40, 559–590.

Jiang, K., & Barnett, G. A. (2013). Guanxi networks in China. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, 12, 89–97.

Taylor, L. D., & Ruiz, J. (2013). See Jane hit: Why girls are growing more violent and what we can do about it. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13, 401–403.

Wingate, V. S., Minney, J. A., & Guadagno, R. E. (2013). Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will always hurt you: A review of cyberbullying. Social Influence, 8, 87–106.

Ye, Z., & Palomares, N. A. (2013). Effects of conversation partners' gender-language consistency on references to emotion, tentative language, and gender salience. Journal of Language and Social Psychology32, 433–451.


Ahmed, S. (2012). Media portrayals of Muslims and Islam and their influence on adolescent attitude: An empirical study from India. Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research5, 279–306.

Cho, J., & Ha, Y. (2012). On the communicative underpinnings of campaign effects: Presidential debates, citizen communication, and polarization in evaluations of candidates. Political Communication, 29, 184–204.

Hu, X., Bell, R. A., Kravitz, R. L., & Orrange, S. (2012). The prepared patient: Information seeking of online support group members before their medical appointments. Journal of Health Communication, 17, 960–978.


Barnett, G. A., Huh, C., Kim, Y. & Park, H. W. (2011). Citations among communication journals and other disciplines: A network analysis. Scientometrics, 88, 449–469.

Bell, R.A., Hu, X., Orrange, S.E., & Kravitz, R.L. (2011). Lingering questions and doubts: Online information-seeking of support forum members following their medical visits. Patient Education and Counseling, 85, 525-528.

Cho, J., & Choy, S.P. (2011). From podium to living room: Elite debates as an emotional catalyst for citizen communicative engagements. Communication Research, 38, 778-804.