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Recent Faculty Publications

UB Communication department faculty place top priority on publishing their scientific work. The faculty are extremely successful in publishing in top-tier academic journals.

Here you can see a sample of each faculty member's articles and books that have been accepted or published over the last two academic years.

Anker, Ashley (Research Assistant Professor)

Quick, B.L., Anker, A.E., Feeley, T.H., & Morgan, S.E. (in press). An examination of the organ donation attitude-registration discrepancy among mature adults. Health Communication. 

Hurley C.M., Anker, A.E., Frank, M., Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. (in press). Background factors predicting accuracy and improvement in micro expression recognition. Motivation & Emotion.

Feeley, T.H., Reynolds-Tylus, T., Anker, A.E., & Evans, M. (2014). Reasons for (not) signing the state registry: Surveying DMV customers in New York State. Progress in Transplantation, 24(1), 97-105.

Saxton, G, & Anker, A.E. (2013). The aggregate effects of decentralized knowledge production: Financial bloggers and information asymmetries in the stock market. Journal of Communication, 63(6), 1054-1069.

Anker, A. E., Akey, J., & Feeley, T. H. (2013). Providing social support in a persuasive context: Forms of social support reported by Organ Procurement Coordinators. Health Communication, 28(8), 835-845.


Dylko, Ivan (Assistant Professor)

Dylko, I. B. (in press). How technology encourages political selective exposure. Communication Theory.

Dylko, I. B. (2014). Using technological attributes to study online media: The case of websites with political user-generated content. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 58(4), 501-521. doi: 10.1080/08838151.2014.966358

Dylko, I. B. (2013). On the role of technology in political communication research. Javnost – The Public, 20(1), 55-69.

Liu, Y., Shen, F., Eveland, W. P., Jr., Dylko, I. B. (2013). The impact of news use and news content characteristics on political knowledge and participation. Mass Communication & Society, 16(5), 713-737. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2013.778285


Feeley, Thomas H. (Professor)

Feeley, T.H., Anker, A.E., Evans, M., & Reynolds-Tylus, T. (in press). A DMV-Based intervention to promote organ donation in New York State. Progress in Transplantation.

Feeley, T.H., & Kruegler, J. (in press). Promoting organ donation through challenge campaigns. Progress in Transplantation.

Feeley, T.H., O’Mally, A.K., & Covert, J. (in press). A content analysis of organ donation stories printed in United States’ Newspapers: Application of Newsworthiness. Health Communication.

Quick, B. L., Anker, A. E., Feeley, T. H., & Morgan, S. E. (in press) An examination of three theoretical models to explain the organ donation attitude-registration discrepancy among mature adults. Health Communication.

Moon, S-I., Kim, K., Feeley, T.H., & Shin, D-H. (2015). A normative approach to reducing illegal music downloading: The persuasive effects of normative message framing. Telematics and Informatics, 32, 169-179.

Nickerson, A., Aloe, A. M., Livingston, J., & Feeley, T. H. (2014). Measurement of the bystander intervention model for bullying and sexual harassment. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 391-400.

Chen, Y., & Feeley, T.H. (2014). Numeracy, information seeking, and self-efficacy in managing health: An analysis using the 2007 health information national trends survey (HINTS). Health Communication, 29, 843-853.

Yang, Z. J., Aloe, A. M., & Feeley, T. H. (2014). Risk information seeking and processing model: A meta-analysis.Journal of Communication, 64, 20-41.

Chen, Y. & Feeley, T. H. (2014). Social Support, Social Strain, Loneliness and Well-Being among Older Adults: An Analysis of the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 141-161.

Feeley, T. H., Reynold-Tylus, T., Anker, A. E., & Evans, M. (2014). Reasons for (Not) Signing the State Registry: Surveying DMV Customers in New York State. Progress in Transplantation, 24, 56-68.

Anker, A .E., Akey, J. & Feeley, T. H. (2013). Providing social support in a persuasive context: Forms of social support reported by Organ Procurement Coordinators. Health Communication, 26, 13-24.


Frank, Mark G. (Professor)

Hurley, C. M., Anker, A. E., Frank, M. G., Matsumoto, D. M., & Hwang, H. C. (in press) Does background matter? Background factors predicting accuracy and improvement in micro expression and recognition. Motivation and Emotion.

Barlett, M. S., Littlewort, G. C., Frank, M. G., & Lee, K. (in press) Automatic decoding of facial movements reveals pain expressions. Current Biology.

Frank, M. G., Griffin, D. J., Svetieva, E., & Maroulis, A. (in press). Nonverbal elements of the voice. In A. Kostic & D. Chadee (Eds.), Social Psychology of Nonverbal Communication. Washington, DC: APA press. 

Matsumoto, D., Hwang, H. C., & Frank, M. G. (Eds). (in press) Handbook of Nonverbal Communication.Washington, DC: APA Press.

Frank, M. G., O'Sullivan, M., Hurley, C. M., Govindaraju, V., & Pavlidis, I. (in press). Deception, Behavior, and Technology. In J. G. Voller (Ed.) Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Frank, M.G., Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H.C. (2015). Intergroup emotions and political aggression: The ANCODI hypothesis. In J. P. Forgas (Ed.) Social Psychology and Politics: Proceedings the 17th Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology, Volume 17, pp 173-189.

Bartlett, M.S., Littlewort, G. C., Frank, M. G., & Lee, K. (2014). Automatic decoding of facial movements reveals pain expressions.  Current Biology, 24, 738-743.

Frank, M.G., & Svetieva, E. (2014). Micro expressions and deception. In M. K. Mandal & A. Awasthi (Eds.)Understanding facial expressions in communication: Cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspectives (227-242). New York: Springer. 

Kim, D., Frank, M. G., & Kim, S. T. (2014). Emotional display behavior in different forms of Computer Mediated Communication. Computers in Human Behavior, 30, 222-229.

Frank, M. G., & Svetieva, E. (2013). The role of nonverbal behavior in detecting and telling lies. In M. L. Knapp and J. A. Hall (Eds.) Nonverbal Communication. (471-511). New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 

Matsumoto, D., Hwang, H. C., & Frank, M. G. (2013). Emotions expressed by leaders in videos predict political aggression. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

Matsumodo, D., Hwang, H. C., & Frank, M. G. (2013). Emotional Language and Political Aggression. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32, 452-468.

Matsumodo, D., Hwang, H. C., Skinner, L. G., & Frank, M. G. (2013). Positive effects in detecting lies from training to recognize behavioral anomolies. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. 

Matsumoto, D., Frank, M. G., & Hwang, H. C. (2013). Nonverbal communication: Science and applications.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (Editor; Author of 4 chapters)


Green, Melanie (Associate Professor)

Dill-Shackleford, K., Green, M.C., Scharrer, E., Wetterer, C., & Shackleford, L.  (in press). Setting the stage for social change: Using live theater to dispel myths about intimate partner violence.  Journal of Health Communication.

Appel, M., Gnambs, R., Richter, T., & Green, M.C.  (2015). The Transportation Scale - Short Form (TS-SF). Media Psychology, 18(2), 243-266.

Nabi, R., & Green, M.C.  (2015). The role of a narrative’s emotional flow in promoting persuasive outcomes. Media Psychology, 18(2), 137-162.

Leung, M.M., Green, M.C., Cai, J., Gaba, A., Tate, D., & Ammerman, A.  (2015).  Fight for Your Right to Fruit: Development of a manga comic promoting fruit consumption in youth.  Open Nutrition Journal.

Green, M.C., & Jenkins, K.M. (2014). Interactive narratives: Processes and outcomes in user-directed stories.Journal of Communication, 64(3), 479-500.

Hormes, J. Rozin, P., Green, M.C., & Fincher, K. (2013). Reading a book can change your mind, but only some changes last for a year: Food attitude changes in readers of The Omnivore's Dilemma. Frontiers in Eating Behavior.

Simmons, J.J.P. & Green, M.C. (2013). Distracted by details: Narrative influence following conflicting stores.Media Psychology, 16(2), 221-243. 


Grizzard, Matthew (Assistant Professor)

Grizzard, M., Tamborini, R., Sherry, J. L., Weber, R., Prabhu, S., Hahn, L., & Idzik, P. (2015). The thrill is gone, but you might not know: Habituation and generalization of biophysiological and self-reported arousal responses to video games. Communication Monographs, 82(1), 64-87. doi: 0.1080/03637751.2014.971418

Grizzard, M., Tamborini, R., Lewis, R. J., Wang, L., & Prabhu, S. (2014). Being bad in a video game can make us morally sensitive. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, 17(8), 499-504. doi:10.1089/cyber.2013.0658

Eden, A., Tamborini, R., Grizzard, M., Lewis, R. J., & Weber, R. (2014). Repeated exposure to narrative entertainment and the salience of moral intuitions. Journal of Communication, 64(3), 501-520. doi:10.1111/jcom.12098

Tamborini, R., Eden, A., Bowman, N., Grizzard, M., Weber, R., & Lewis, R. J. (2013). Predicting media appeal from instinctive moral values. Mass Communication & Society, 16(3), 325-346. doi:10.1080/15205436.2012.703285


Hong, Junhao (Professor)

Hong, J. (in press). The Political Implications of Mainland China’s Strategies for Exporting Movies and the Realities. Studies on Chinese Communism.

Jang, W., Hong, J., & Frederic, E. (2015). The Framing of the North Korean Six-Party Talks by Chinese and North Korean News Agencies: Communist Propaganda and National Interests. Media International Australia, No. 154, pp. 42-52.

Hong, J. (2014). The Use of New Media in the Eastern and Western Contexts. Media and Society, No. 8, pp. 54-55.

Hong, J., & Yan, S. (2014). The Necessity, Urgency, and Challenges for International Dissemination of Chinese Culture. Journal of Journalism & Communication Research, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 5-21.

Hong, J. (2014). What Can We Learn from Hollywood & Bollywood in Making Huallywood? China Media Report,Vol.49, No. 1, pp. 4-9.

Hong, J. (2014). Toward Globalization: The Approaches and Accomplishments of the Four Media Giants in Asia. In T. McPhail (Ed.) Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends (4th Edition). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 248-74

Hong, J. (2013). The Trends, Factors and Impacts of Changes in the U.S. Media Industry. Journal of Huaiyin Teachers College, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 817-823.

Hong, J. (2013). The Resurrection of Advertising  in China: Development, Problems and Trends. In M. Keane & W. Sun (Eds.) Chinese Media. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 326-42.

Hong, J. (2013). The Differences and Misunderstandings in the Concepts of Communication and Culture between the East and West. In Y. Xie & H. Xu (Eds.) Media Leaders Forum (3). Beijing, China: Social Sciences Academic Press of China, pp. 409-422.\

Qi, A., & Hong, J. (2013). The Multi-Variant Theoretical Perspectives on Mainstream Media Studies in Western Countries: An Analysis. Journalism Bimonthly, Vol. 117, No. 1, pp. 8-15.


Rintamaki, Lance (Associate Professor)

(* signifies co-authorship with student)

*Akey, J., Chiu, I., Shin, L., Kane, T., & Rintamaki, L. S. (in press). Optimizing social support efforts from friends and family of people coping with eating disorders. In M Eaves (Ed.), Applications in Health Communication: Emerging trends. New York: Kendall/Hunt. 

*Akey, J., Rintamaki, L. S., Chiu, I., Lin, J., & Kane, T. (in press). Message features affecting perceived quality of peer support among people recovering from eating disorders. Journal of Health Communication. (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.5)

*Karras, E., Rintamaki, L. S., & Quagliata, A. (in press). Health information avoidance by Deaf people within and across health contexts. Health Communication (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.314).

*Kosenko, K., Rintamaki, L., & Manness, K. (In press). Patient-centered communication: The experiences of transgender adults. In L. Spencer & J. Capuzza (Eds.), Transgender communication studies: Histories, trends, and trajectories. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

*Rintamaki, L. S., Karras, E., & Peek, D. M. (in press). Problematic physician-patient interactions reported by Deaf patients. Volta Review. (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.39)

*Karras, E., Peek, D. M., & Rintamaki, L. S., (2015). Hearing doctor, Deaf pateint: A matter of time, pressure, and pain. In M. Brann (Ed.), Contemporary Issues in Health Communication: Theoretical and Practical Case Studies, second edition (pp. 113-128). New York: Kendall/Hunt. 

*McCracken, B., Rintamaki, L. S., & Peek, D. M. (2015). Breaking bad news: The challenges and significance of the most delicate provider-patient communication. In M. Brann (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Health Communication: Theoretical and Practical Case Studies, 2 edition (pp. 35-46). New York: Kendall/Hunt. 

*Akey, J., Rintamaki, L. S., & Kane, T. (2014). Optimal social supportive practices for healthcare professionals who treat patients managing eating disorders. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 145, 246-252. (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.682)

*Khalil, G., & Rintamaki, L. S. (2014). A televised entertainment-education drama to promote positive discussion of organ donation. Health Education Research, 29, 284-296.

Rintamaki, L. S., & Yang, J. Z. (2014). Advancing the Extended Parallel Process Model: The added value of response cost measures. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 759-774. (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.5)

*Akey, J., Rintamaki, L. S., & Kane, T. (2013). Application of the Health Belief Model to deterrents of social support seeking among people coping with eating disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 145, 246-252. (2010 ISI impact Factor: 3.74)


Saxton, Gregory D. (Associate Professor)

Saxton, G. D., & Waters, R. D. (2014). What do stakeholders 'like' on Facebook? Examining public reactions to nonprofit organizations' informational, promotional, and community-building messages. (Best paper award finalist, Public Relations Division, annual meeting of the International Communication Association, June 17-21, 2013, London, UK). Journal of Public Relations Research, advance online publication. DOI: 10.1080/1062726X.2014.908721

Saxton, G. D., & Wang, L. The social network effect: The determinants of donations on social media sites. (in press). Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

Zhuang, J., Saxton, G. D., & Wu, H. (2014). Publicity vs. impact in nonprofit disclosures and donor preferences: A sequential game with one nonprofit organization and N donors. Annals of Operations Research, 221(1), 469-491. doi: 10.1007/s10479-011-0967-3

Saxton, G. D., Neely, D., & Guo, C. (2014). Web disclosure and the market for charitable contributions. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 33, 127-144.

Guo, C., & Saxton, G. D. (2014). Tweeting social change: How social media are changing nonprofit advocacy.Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 43(1), 57-79.

Saxton, G. D., & Anker, A. E. (2013). The aggregate effects of decentralized knowledge production: Financial bloggers and information asymmetries in the stock market. Journal of Communication63(6), 1054-1069.

Nah, S., & Saxton, G. D. (2013). Modeling the adoption and use of social media by nonprofit organizations(497 KB). New Media & Society, 15, 294-313.

Saxton, G. D., & Zhuang, J. (2013). A game-theoretic model of disclosure-donation interactions in the market for charitable contributions. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41, 40-63.

Saxton, G. D., Oh, O., & Kishore, R. (2013). Rules of crowdsourcing: Models, issues, and systems of control(334 KB). Information Systems Management, 30, 2-20.


Shaw, Allison (Assistant Professor)

Boster, F.J., Shaw, A.Z., Carpenter, C.J., & Lindsey, L.M. (2015). Simulation of a dynamic theory of reasoned action. Simulation and Gamingonline, 1-33. doi:10.1177/1046878114562930

Shaw, A.Z. (2013). The effect of prenatal androgen exposure on the development of neural reactivity systems: A study of the HEXACO Personality Inventory. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 19-23.

Boster, F. J., Shaw, A., Carpenter, C. J., & Lindsey, L. M. (2013). A simulation of a dynamic theory of reasoned action with implications for the fit of the cross-sectional theory of reasoned action.

Boster, F. J., Shaw, A., & Anthony, J. C. (2013). The effect of self-report data gathering technique on prevalence estimates of sensitive behavior.


Stefanone, Michael A. (Associate Professor)

E* Graduate Student Co-Author

Stefanone, M. A., *Iacobucci, A., & Svetieva, E. (2016). Developing the network awareness construct: Evidence supporting the ability to understand novel social situations(470 KB). Forthcoming in the Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS).

*Rui, J., *Covert, J.M., Stefanone, M. A., & *Mukherjee, T. (2015). The relationship between on- and offline social behavior and social capital(346 KB). Social Science Computer Review, 33, 498-518.

Wang, H., Chua, V., & Stefanone, M. A. (2015). Personal networks, communication multiplexity, and well-being: An examination of networked individualism among college students in Singapore(372 KB). American Behavioral Scientist, 59, 1189-1202.

*Kwon, H., *Moon, S., & Stefanone, M. A. (2015). Unspeaking on Facebook?  TestingNetwork Effects on Self-Censorship of Political Expressions in Social Network Sites(599 KB). Quality & Quantity, 49(4), 1417-1435

Stefanone, M. A., Hurley, C. M., *Egnoto, M., & *Covert, J. (2015). Information Asymmetry and social exchange: Exploring compliance gaining online(180 KB). Information, Communication & Society, 18(4), 376-389.

Stefanone, M. A., Saxton, G., *Egnoto, M. A., *Wei, W. X., & Fu, R. (2015). Image attributes and diffusion via twitter: The case of#guncontrol (249 KB). In the Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS, 2015), 1788-1798. January 5-8, Kauai.

Brouer, R., Stefanone, M. A., Badaway, R. L., *Egnoto, M. J., & Seitz, S. R. (2015). Losing Control of Company Information in the Recruitment Process: The Impact of LinkedIn on Organizational Attraction(367 KB). In the Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS, 2015), 1879-1889. January 5-8, Kauai.

*Egnoto, M.J., *Sirianni, J., *Ortega, C.R., & Stefanone, M.A. (2014). Death on the Digital Landscape: An investigation into the benefits of online memorials for the grieving process.(326 KB) Journal of Death and Dying, 69(3), 283-304.

Kwon, H., Stefanone, M. A., & Barnett, G. (2014). Social Network Influence on Behavioral Choices: Exploring Online Group Formation on Social Network Sites(541 KB). American Behavioral Scientist, 58(10), 1345-1360.

Hurley, C. M., *Griffin, D. J., & Stefanone, M. A. (2014). Who told you that? Uncovering the source of believed cues to deception(212 KB). International Journal of Psychological Studies, 6(1), 19-32.

*Xu, W., *Li, L., Stefanone, M. A., & Fu, R. (2014). Does social media users’ commenting behavior differ by their local community tie? A computer–assisted linguistic analysis approach. First Monday, 19(1). doi:

†*Badaway, R., Stefanone, M. A., & Brouer, R. (2014). I’m not just wasting time online! Development of Situational Awareness measure.(232 KB) Proceedings of the 47 Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS), pp. 1566-1575. January 6-9, Big Island. †Nominated for top paper, Organizational Systems and Technology track; Communication and Social Networks minitrack.

*Xu, W. W., Stefanone, M. A., & *Rui, J. R. (2013). The Benefits and Burdens of Network Diversity: Political Engagement on Social Networking Sites. First Monday, 18(2). doi:

Wang, S. S., & Stefanone, M. A. (2013). Showing Off? Human Mobility and the Interplay between Traits, Self-disclosure, and Facebook Check-ins(228 KB). Social Science Computer Review, 31(4), 437-457.

*Rui, J., & Stefanone, M. A. (2013). Strategic image management online: Self-presentation, self-esteem and social network perspectives(183 KB). Information, Communication & Society, 16(8), 1286-1305.

*Rui, J., & Stefanone, M.A. (2013). Strategic self-presentation online: A cross-cultural study(219 KB).Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 110-118.

Stefanone, M. A., Hurley, C. M., & Yang, Z. J. (2013). Antecedents of Online Information Seeking(209 KB).Information, Communication & Society16(1), 61-81.

†*Rui, J., & Stefanone, M.A. (2013). Strategic management of other-provided information online: Personality and Network Variables.(234 KB) Proceedings of the 46 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS, 2013), 3941-3951. January 7-10, Maui. †Nominated for Best Paper Award, Organizational Systems and Technology track; Communication and Social Networks minitrack.


Tutzauer, Frank (Associate Professor)

Tutzauer, F. (in press). A family of affiliation indices for two-mode networks. Journal of Social Structure.Available at

Tutzauer, F. (2013). A family of affiliation indices for two-mode networks. Journal of Social Structure, 14(2).


Vishwanath, Arun (Associate Professor)

Vishwanath, A. (2014). Habitual Facebook Use and its Impact on Getting Deceived on Social Media. Journal of Computer‐Mediated Communication.

Li, J., Vishwanath, A., & Rao, H. R. (2014). Retweeting the Fukushima nuclear radiation disaster. Communications of the ACM57(1), 78-85.

Vishwanath, A. (2014). Negative Public Perceptions of Juvenile Diabetics: Applying Attribution Theory to Understand the Public’s Stigmatizing Views. Health communication29(5), 516-526.

Barnett, G.A., & Vishwanath, A. (in-press). Diffusion Theories: Logic and Role of Media. International Encyclopedia of Media Effects.

Vishwanath, A. (in-press). The psychology of the diffusion and acceptance of technology. In S. S. Sundar (Eds.) The Handbook of Psychology of Communication Technology, Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.

Sirianni, J M., & Vishwanath, A. (in-press). Problematic Online Pornography Use: A Media Attendance Perspective. The Journal of Sex Research.

Ran, Y., Ng, Y. J, and Vishwanath, A. (in-press). Do Social Media Privacy Policies Matter? Evaluating the Effects of Familiarity and Privacy Seals on Cognitive Processing. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Brynne, H.A.,Vishwanath, A., Ng, Y.J., & Rao, H.R. (in-press). Examining the impact of presence on individual phishing victimization. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Vishwanath, A., Rao, H. R., Chen, R. R., Herath, T., & Wang, J. (in press). Why do people get phished? Testing individual differences in phishing susceptibility within an integrated, information processing model. Decision Support Systems.

Egnoto, M., S, E., Vishwanath, A., & Ortega, C. (2013). Diffusion of emergency information during a crisis within a university. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 10(1), 1-21.

Vishwanath, A., Egnoto, M., & Ortega, C. (2012). A retrospective analysis of Common Method Variance in communication research. Communication & Science Journal.

Sirianni, J., & Vishwanath, A. (2012). Sexually explicit user-generated content: Understanding motivations and behaviors using social cognitive theory. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Pyschosocial Research on Cyberspace, 6(1).

Vishwanath, A. (2011). Global differences in Internet diffusion: An empirical investigation into the effects of culture on the diffusion of the Internet. Communication and Science Journal.


Wang, Hua (Assistant Professor)

Kum, S.*, Wang, H., Jin, Z.*, Xu, W.*, Mark, J.*, Northridge, M. E., et al. (in press). Boundary objects for group model building to explore oral health equity. System Dynamics Society 2015 International Conference Proceeding.

Rui, J.*, & Wang, H. (in press). Social network sites and international students’ cross- cultural adaptation.Computers in Human Behavior.

Kum, S.*, Wang, H., Wang, P.*, Jin, Z.*, De La Cruz, L., Northridge, M. E., et al. (in press). The ElderSmile TimeMap: Benefits of connecting statistics with time and place. American Journal of Public Health.

Metcalf, S., Birenz, S. S., Kunzel, C., Wang, H., Schrismshaw, E. W., Marshall, S. E. et al. (in press). The impact of Medicaid expansion on oral health equity for older adults: A systems perspective. Journal of California Dental Association.

Wang, H., Chua, V., & Stefanone, M. A. (2015). Social ties, communication channels, and personal well-being: A study of the networked lives of colleges students in Singapore. American Behavioral Scientist. Online First, doi: 10.1177/0002764215580590

Lin, H., & Wang, H. (2014). Avatar creation in virtual worlds: Behaviors and motivations. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, 213-218.

Metcalf, S., Wang, H., Kum, S., Jin, Z., Wang, P., Widener, M., Kunzel, C., Marshall, S., & Northridge, M. (2013). Modeling social factors of oral health equity for older adults. In Pasupathy, R., Kim, S.-H., Tolk, A., Hill, R., & Kuhl, M. E. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Stimulation Conference. 

Gotsis, M., Wang, H., Spruijt-Metz, D., Jordan-Marsh, M., & Valente, T. (2013). Wellness Partners: Design and evaluation of a web-based physical activity diary with social gaming features for adults. JMIR Research Protocols, 2(1), e10. Available at

Wang, H. (2013). Co-creating a meaningful, shared learning space: The use of Process Enneagram © in a university classroom. Emergence: Complexity and Organization.


Woelfel, Joseph D. (Professor)

Woelfel, J.D. (2014). Procedures for Precise Text Analysis: Alternative Methods for Cluster Analysis,Communication and Science Journal.

Lee, H., & Woelfel, J. D. (2012). Self, information topics of interest, and information seeking media use among Korean young adults. Communication and Science, 19.

Chen, H., Evans, C., Battleson, B. L., Zubrow, E. B., & Woelfel, J. D. (2011). Procedures for the precise analysis of massive textual databases. Communication and Science Journal, 16.

Evans, C., & Woelfel, J. D. (2012). Representation of complex cognitive pattern stratification. In 2011 at Sunbelt XXXI, INSNA Social Networking Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL. (pp. 17). St. Pete, FL: INSNA.

Battleson, B., Chen, H., Evans, C., & Woelfel, J. D. A non-hierarchical neural network approach for analyzing textual data. (Sunbelt XXVIII). St. Pete Beach, FL: International Network for Social Network Analysis.

Evans, C., Chen, H., Battleson, B., Wölfl, J., & Woelfel, J. D. Artificial neural networks for pattern recognition in multilingual text. (Sunbelt XXVIII) St. Pete Beach, FL: International Network for Social Network Analysis.


Yang, Janet (Associate Professor)

* indicates graduate student  

Yang, Z.J., Seo, M., Rickard, L.N., & Harrison, T.M. (in press). Information sufficiency and attribution of responsibility: Predicting support for climate change policy and pro-environmental behavior. Journal of Risk Research. 

Yang, Z. J., Rickard, L.N., Harrison, T.M., & Seo, M. (2014). Applying the Risk Information Seeking and Processing (RISP) model to examine support for climate change mitigation policy. Science Communication. 

Rickard, L.N., Yang, Z. J., Seo, M., & Harrison, T. M. (2014). The "I in climate: The role of individual responsibility in systematic processing of climate change information. Global Environmental Change, 26, 39-52. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.03.010

Yang, Z. J. (2014). Predicting young adults' intentions to get the H1N1 vaccine: An integrated model. Journal of Health Communication. 

Rintamaki, L. & Yang, Z. J. (2014). Advancing the extended parallel process model through the inclusion of response cost measures. Journal of Health Communication.

Yang, Z.J., Aloe, A.M., & Feeley, T.H. (2014). Risk information seeking and processing model: A meta-analysis.Journal of Communication, 64(1), 20-41. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12071 

Yang, Z. J., Kahlor, L., & *Griffin, D.J. (2014). I share, therefore I am: A U.S. - China comparison of college students' motivations to share information about climate change. Human Communication Research, 40(1), 112-135. doi: 10.1111/hcre.12018

Yang, Z. J., Kahlor, L., & Li, H. (2013). A U.S.–China comparison of risk information-seeking intentions.Communication Research. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/0093650213479795

Yang, Z. J. & Kahlor, L. (2013). What, me worry? The role of affect in information seeking and avoidance.Science Communication, 35(2), 189-212. doi: 10.1177/1075547012441873

*Allen Catellier, J. R., & Yang, Z. J. (2013). The role of affect in the decision to exercise: Does being happy lead to a more active lifestyle? Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 14, 275-282. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.11.006

Stefanone, M. A., *Hurley, C., & Yang, Z. J. (2013). Antecedents of online information seeking. Information, Communication and Society, 16(1), 61-81. doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2012.656137