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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 several academic years.

Dylko, Ivan (Assistant Professor)

Dylko, I. B., Dolgov, I., Hoffman, W., Eckhart, N., Molina, M. D., & Aaziz, O. (in press). Impact of customizability technology on political polarization. Journal of Information Technology and Politics.

Dylko, I. B., Dolgov, I., Hoffman, W., Eckhart, N., Molina, M. D., & Aaziz, O. (2017). The dark side of technology: An experimental investigation of the influence of customizability technology on political selective exposure. Computers in Human Behavior,73, 181-190. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2017.03.031

Dylko, I. B. (2016). How technology encourages political selective exposure. Communication Theory, 26(4), 389-409. doi:10.1111/comt.12089

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

Dylko, I. B., Beam, M., Landreville, K., & Geidner, N. (2012). Filtering 2008 presidential election news on YouTube by elites and nonelites: An examination of the democratizing potential of the Internet. New Media & Society, 14(5), 832-84. doi:10.1177/1461444811428899

Dylko, I. B., & McCluskey, M. (2012). Media effects in an era of rapid technological transformation: A case of user-generated content and political participation. Communication Theory, 22, 250-278. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2885.2012.01409.x

Matthes, J., Hayes, A. F., Rojas, H., Shen., C. F., Min, S. J., & Dylko, I. B. (2012). Exemplifying a dispositional approach to cross-cultural spiral of silence research: Fear of social isolation and the inclination to self-censor. International Journal of Public OpinionResearch, 24(3), 287-305. doi:10.1093/ijpor/eds015

Dylko, I. B. (2010). An examination of methodological and theoretical problems arising from the use of political participation indexes in political communication research. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 22(4), 523-534. doi:10.1093/ijpor/edq032


Feeley, Thomas H. (Professor)

Nickels, B. M., & Feeley, T. H. (in press). Breaking bad news in veterinarian medicine. Health Communication.

Lee, S., & Feeley, T. H. (in press). A meta-analysis of the pique technique of compliance-gaining. Social Influence.

Lee, S., & Feeley, T. H. (in press). The identifiable victim effect: Using an experimental-causal-chain design to test for mediation. Current Psychology.

Feeley, T. H., Quick, B. L., & Lee, S. (2016). Using direct mail to promote organ donor registration: Two campaigns and a meta-analysis. Clinical Transplantation, 30, 1564-1569.

Lee, S., & Feeley, T. H. (2016). The identifiable victim effect: A meta- analytic review. Social Influence, 11/3, 199-215.

Quick, B. L., Reynolds-Tylus, T. J., Fico, A. E., & Feeley, T. H. (2016). An investigation into mature adults’ reluctance to register as organ donors. Clinical Transplantation, 30, 1250-1257.

Feeley, T.H., Fico, A.E., Shaw, A.Z., Lee, S., & Griffin, D. (2016). Is the door-in-the-face a concession? Communication Quarterly.

Nickerson, A.B., Feeley, T.H., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (in press). Applying mass communication theory to bystander intervention and bullying. Adolescent Research Review.

Moon, S., Lee, S., & Feeley, T.H. (2016). A Meta-Analytical Review of the Legitimization of Paltry Favors Compliance Strategy. Psychological Reports, 118(3), 748-771.

Quick, B., Reynolds-Tylus, T., Anker, A.E. & Feeley, T.H. (2016). Source and message framing considerations for recruiting mature adults as organ donors through direct mail campaigns. Progress in Transplantation, 26/4, 309-316.


Frank, Mark G. (Professor)

Novotny, E., Carr, Z., Frank, M. G., Dietrich, S. B., Shaddock, T., Cardwell, M., & Decker, A. (in press). How People Really Suspect and Discover Lies. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.

Matsumoto, D., Hwang, H. C., & Frank, M. G. (2016). Emotion and aggressive intergroup cognitions: The ANCODI Hypothesis. Aggressive behaviour; 43, 93-107.

Matsumoto, D., Hwang, H. C., & Frank, M. G. (2016). The effects of incidental anger, contempt, and disgust on hostile language and implicit behaviors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology; 46; 437-452. DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12374.

Matsumoto, D., Hwang, H. C., & Frank, M. G. (Eds). (2016). Handbook of Nonverbal Communication.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association press.

Frank, M.G., & Shaw, A. Z. (2016). Evolution and nonverbal communication. In D. Matsumoto, H.C. Hwang, and M. G. Frank (Eds). Handbook of Nonverbal Communication.  (pp 45-76). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association press.

Matsumoto, D., Hwang, H.C., & Frank, M.G. (2016). The body: Postures, gait, proxemics, and haptics. In D. Matsumoto, H.C. Hwang, and M. G. Frank (Eds). Handbook of Nonverbal Communication.  (pp 387-400). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association press.

Svetieva, E., & Frank, M.G. (2016). Empathy, emotion dysregulation, and enhanced microexpression recognition ability.  Motivation and Emotion40, 309-320. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-015-9528-4

Matsumoto, D., Frank, M.G., & Hwang, H. C. (2015).   The role of intergroup emotions on political violence. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 369-373 DOI: 10.1177/0963721415595023

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.

Hurley, C. M., Anker, A. E., Frank, M. G., Matsumoto, D. M., & Hwang, H. C. (2014). Does background matter? Background factors predicting accuracy and improvement in micro expression recognition.Motivation & Emotion. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-014-9410-9


Green, Melanie (Associate Professor)

Green, M.C., Kaufman, G., Flanagan, M., & *Fitzgerald, K.S. (in press). Self-esteem and public self-consciousness moderate the emotional impact of expressive writing about experiences with bias. Personality and Individual Differences.

Simons, J.J.P., & Green, M.C. (in press). Divisive topics as social threats. Communication Research.

Leung, M.M., Green, M.C., Tate, D.F., Cai, J., & Ammerman, A. (in press). Fight for Your Right to Fruit©: Psychosocial outcomes of a manga comic promoting fruit consumption in middle-school youth. Health Communication.

Carpenter, J.M., Green, M.C., & Vacharkulksemsuk, T. (2016). Beyond perspective-taking: Mind-reading motivation. Motivation and Emotion, 40(3), 358-374.

Donahue, J.K., & Green, M.C. (2016). A good story: Men's storytelling ability affects their attractiveness and perceived status. Personal Relationships, 23(2), 199-213.

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.


Grizzard, Matthew (Assistant Professor)

Lewis, R. J., Grizzard, M., Choi, J., Llijev, D., Lea, S., Müsse, L., & O’connor, G. (in press). Large scale patterns of entertainment gratifications in the linguistic content of U.S. films. Communication Studies.

Grizzard, M., Huang, J., Weiss, J. K., Novotny, E. R., Fitzgerald, K. S., Chu, H., Ngoh, Z. Y., Plante, A., & Ahn, C. (in press). Graphic violence as moral motivator: The effects of graphically violent content in news. Mass Communication & Society.

Grizzard, M., Huang, C., Fitzgerald, K., Ahn C., & Chu, H. (in press). Sensing heroes and villains: Character-schema and the disposition formation process. Communication Research.

Lewis, R. J., Grizzard, M., Choi, J., & Wang, P. (2017). Are enjoyment and appreciation both yardsticks of popularity? Journal of Media Psychology.

Grizzard, M., Shaw, A. Z., Dolan, E. A., Anderson, K. B., Hahn, L., & Prabhu, S. (2016). Does repeated exposure to popular media strengthen moral intuitions?: Exploratory evidence regarding consistent and conflicted moral content. Media Psychology. doi:10.1080/15213269.2016.1227266

Lewis, R. J., Grizzard, M., Mangus, M., Rashidian, P., & Weber, R. (2016). Moral clarity in narratives elicits greater cooperation than moral ambiguity. Media Psychology. doi:10.1080/15213269.2016.1212714

Grizzard, M., Tamborini, R., Sherry, J. L., & Weber, R. (2016). Repeated play reduces video games’ ability to elicit guilt: Evidence from a longitudinal experiment. Media Psychology. doi:10.1080/15213269.2016.1142382

Tamborini, R., Lewis, R. J., Prabhu, S., Grizzard, M., Hahn, L., & Wang, L. (2016). Media’s influence on the accessibility of altruistic and egoistic motivations. Communication Research Reports, 33(3), 177-187. doi:10.1080/08824096.2016.1186627

Tamborini, R., Prabhu, S., Lewis, R. J., Grizzard, M., & Eden, A. (2016). The influence of media exposure on the accessibility of moral intuitions and associated affect. Journal of Media Psychology. doi:10.1027/1864-1105/a000183

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:10.1080/03637751.2014.971418


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)

*Szatkowski, H., Peek, D. M., & Rintamaki, L. S. (in press). Our hearts are like boats: Using metaphor to make complex information understandable to patients. In A. Du Pre & E. Berlin­Ray, (Eds.), Real­life scenarios: A case study perspective on health communication. New York: Oxford.

*Brashers, D. E., Rintamaki, L. S., Basinger, E.d., Para, M., & Caughglin, J. P. (2017). Taking Control: The Efficacy and Durability of a Peer­Led Uncertainty Management Intervention for People Recently Diagnosed with HIV. Health Communication, 23, 11­21 (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.314).

*Reynolds ­Tylus, T., & Rintamaki, L. S., (2015). Strategic use of the Health Belief Model incrafting messages that promote condom use. In C. Noland (Ed.), Contemporary Studies of Sexuality and Communication, (pp. 389­404). New York: Kendall/Hunt.

*Kosenko, K., Rintamaki, L., & Manness, K. (2015). Patient­centered communication: The experiences of transgender adults. In L. Spencer & J. Capuzza (Eds.), Transgender communication studies: Histories, trends, and trajectories, (pp. 224­251). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

*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. 113­128). New York: Kendall/Hunt.

*McCracken, B., Rintamaki, L. S., & Peek, D. M. (2015). Breaking bad news: The challenges and significance of the most delicate provider­patient communication. In M. Brann (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Health Communication: Theoretical and Practical Case Studies, 2nd edition (pp. 35­46). 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, 246­252. (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.682)

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

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, 759­774. (2010 ISI Impact Factor: 1.5)

*Akey, J., Chiu, I., Shin, L., Kane, T., & Rintamaki, L. S. (2014). Optimizing social support efforts from friends and family of people coping with eating disorders. In M Eaves (Ed.), Applications in Health Communication: Emerging trends, (pp. 160­174). New York: Kendall/Hunt.


Shaw, Allison (Assistant Professor)

(* indicates research/publications with graduate students)

*Shaw, A.Z., Dolan, E.A., Yurgalite, L., Walton, J., Underwood, K. (2017). Using regulatory fit theory to examine how the communication context of compliance-gaining interactions influence compliance. Paper currently accepted with minor revisions at Social Influence. IMPACT FACTOR: 1.15

*Feeley, T.H., Anker, A., Shaw, A.Z., Griffin, D, Lee, S.Y. (2017). Is Door-in-the-Face a concession? Communication Quarterly, 65(1), 97-123.

*Grizzard, M., Shaw, A. Z., Dolan, E. A., Anderson, K. B., Hahn, L., & Prabhu, S. (2016). Does repeated exposure to popular media strengthen moral intuitions?: Exploratory evidence regarding consistent and conflicted moral content. In press at Media Psychology.

Boster, F.J., Shaw, A.Z., Carpenter, C.J., & Lindsey, L.M. (2015). Simulation of a dynamic theory of reasoned action. Simulation and Gaming, 45(1), 699-731. 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. IMPACT FACTOR: 2.313 (5-year).


Stefanone, Michael A. (Associate Professor)

*Graduate Student Co-Author; **Former Graduate Student

**Rui, R., & Stefanone, M. A. (2017). Assessing Drinking Norms from Attending Drinking Events and Using Social Network Sites. In the Proceedings of the 50th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), 3736-3745. 

Brouer, R. L., Stefanone, M. A., Badawy, R. L., & **Egnoto, M. J. (2017). Gender (In)Consistent Communication via Social Media and Hireability: An Exploratory Study. In the Proceedings of the 50th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), 2223-2232.

**Rui, J. R., & Stefanone, M. A. (2016). The Desire for Fame: An Extension of Uses and Gratifications ApproachCommunication Studies, 67(4), 399-418.

Stefanone, M. A., *Iacobucci, A., & **Svetieva, E. (2016). Developing the network awareness construct: Evidence supporting the ability to understand novel social situations. In the Proceedings of the 49th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), 2028-2037.

**Rui, J. R., *Covert, J.M., Stefanone, M. A., & **Mukherjee, T. (2015). The relationship between on- and offline social behavior and social capitalSocial 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 SingaporeAmerican 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 SitesQuality & Quantity, 49(4), 1417-1435

Stefanone, M. A., **Hurley, C. M., **Egnoto, M., & *Covert, J. (2015). Information Asymmetry and social exchange: Exploring compliance gaining onlineInformation, 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. 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. In the Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS, 2015), 1879-1889. January 5-8, Kauai.


Tutzauer, Frank (Associate Professor)

(* indicates student co-authors)

Tutzauer, F. E., & Feeley, T. H. (2017). Network analysis and health and risk messaging. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Available at

*Griffin, D. J., Bolkan, S., Holmgren, J. L., & Tutzauer, F. E. (2016) Central journals and authors in communication using a publication network. Scientometrics, 106, 91-104.

Zarefsky, D., Miller-Tutzauer, C., & Tutzauer, F. E. (2014). Reagan's safety net for the truly needy: The rhetorical uses of definition. In D. Zarefsky, Political argumentation in the United States: Historical and contemporary studies (pp. 365-374). Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins. [Reprint of refereed article originally appearing in Central States Speech Journal.]

Zarefsky, D., Tutzauer, F. E., & Miller-Tutzauer, C. (2014). The self-sealing rhetoric of John Foster Dulles. In D. Zarefsky, Political argumentation in the United States: Historical and contemporary studies (pp. 209-220). Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins. [First time publication of a refereed paper presented to the Speech Communication Association.]

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)

Khalil, G. E.**, Wang, H., Calabro, K., Mitra, N., Shegog, R., Prokhorov, A. V. (2017). How does the user experience lower intention to smoke? A randomized controlled trial of a web-based smoking prevention program for adolescents. Journal of Medical Internet Research, available at doi:10.2196/jmir.7174

Northridge, M. E., Kum, S. S.*, Chakraborty, B., Greenblatt, A. P., Marshall, S. E., Wang, H., Kunzel, C., Metcalf, S. S. (2016). Third places for health promotion with older adults: Using the consolidated framework for implementation research to enhance program implementation and evaluation. Journal of Urban Health. DOI: 10.1007/s11524-016-0070-9

Wang, H., & Singhal, A. (2016). East Los High: Transmedia edutainment to promote the sexual and reproductive health of young Latina/o Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 106, 1002-1010. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303072

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, 59, 1189-1202. doi: 10.1177/0002764215580590

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

Rui, J.*, & Wang, H. (2015). 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. (2015). 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. (2015). 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.


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 co-authors

Ng, Y. *, Yang, Z. J., & Vishwanath, A. (in press). To fear or not to fear? Applying the social amplification of risk framework on two environmental health risks in Singapore. Journal of Risk Research.

Pittman, M. M.* & Yang, Z. J. (in press). Who is to blame? Framing HPV to influence vaccination intentions among college students. Health Communication.

Rickard, L. N., Yang, Z. J., Schuldt, J. P., Eosco, G., Scherer, C., & Daziano, R. A. (in press). Sizing up a superstorm: Exploring the role of recalled experience and attribution of responsibility in judgments of future hurricane risk. Risk Analysis.

Yang, Z. J. & Chu, H.* (in press). Who is afraid of the Ebola outbreak? The influence of discrete emotions on risk perception. Journal or Risk Research. doi: 10.1080/13669877.2016.1247378

Yang, Z. J. & Pittman, M. M.* (2017). The silver lining of shame: Framing HPV to influence vaccination intentions. Health Communication, 32(8), 987-994. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1196420

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