The School of Communication is one of Virginia's leading institutions for communication and media professions because of the outstanding scholars who impart their knowledge to a future generation of communicators. Each year, School of Communication professors work hundreds of hours outside the classroom conducting research, writing scholarly papers, contributing to academic journals, attending conferences, and publishing books. The following books, book chapters, and academic and professional articles have been published over the past three years by our faculty.
“Positive organizational behavior: A buffer for bad news,” S. L. French and T. Holden, accepted for publication in Business Communication Quarterly, scheduled for June 2012
“Food fight! Public relations and politics in the battle for Gigante,” T. Holden and S. L. French. Journal for Business Communication, January 2012.
“Black sheriffs and villains in white hats: The image of the hero in western parodies,” M. Turner, American, British and Canadian Studies Journal, 2012.
“Arrr!!!: Performing piracy and the origin of international talk like a pirate day,” M. Turner, Popular Culture Review, 2012.
“Trains, chains, blame and elephant appeal: A case study of the public relations significance of Mary the Elephant,” J. Brummette, Public Relations Review, [Special Issue, 2011, available online].
“It's all your fault: Kenneth Burke, symbolic action, and the assigning of guilt and blame to women,” S. L. French and S. Brown. Southern Communication Journal, February 2011.
“Undisciplined: Interdisciplinary teaching in a disciplinary world,” M. Turner, Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy Proceedings, 2011.
“Guiding public opinion in civil disorders: The Chinese experience,” G. Shao, T. Xiao, S. Yao & H. Shen, Journal of International Communication, 17(2), August 2011, pp. 91-106.
“Breadth or depth? A content analysis of the use of public relations theory,” H. Fussell Sisco, E.L. Collins & L. M. Zoch, Public Relations Review, 37(2), June 2011, pp. 145-150.
“Framing Second Life for use in higher education: An analysis of EDUCAUSE Review and The Chronicle of Higher Education,” K.W. Bowers, D.Z. Davis & J.C. Neely, Journal of Virtual Worlds and Education, 2010, 1(1).
“The writing on the wall: A content analysis of college students’ Facebook groups for the 208 presidential election,” J. Fernandes , M. Giurcanu, Bowers K.W., & J. C. Neely, Mass Communication and Society, 2010, 13(5).
“Virtual possibilities: A constructivist examination of the educational applications of Second Life,” J. C. Neely, K. W. Bowers, & M. W. Ragas, Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2010, 21 (1), 93-110.
“Do lay people prepare both sides of an argument? The effects of confidence, forewarning, and expected interaction on seeking out counter-attitudinal information,” M.M. Turner, S. Yao, S. Baker, J. Goodman, & S. Materese, Argumentation & Advocacy, 2010, 46(4), 226-239.
“Examining the gender of sources in media releases. Does the CEO matter?” H. Fussell Sisco, L. M. Zoch and E. L. Collins, Public Relations Journal, (4/1) Spring 2010. Article available online.
“Through the looking glass: A decade of Red Cross crisis response and situational crisis communication theory,” H. Fussell Sisco, E. L. Collins and L. M. Zoch, Public Relations Review, 36(1), March 2010, pp 21-27.