Current Doctoral Student Achievements

Publications

Collins, J. W. (2019). Fluid materiality in health communication. Health Communication, 34, 1377-1379. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1481908

Harter, L.M., Ellingson, L., Yamasaki, J., Hook, C., & Walker, T. (2019). Defining moments. Telling stories to foster well-being, humanize healthcare, and advocate for social change. Health Communication. Online first publication: https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1557468

Hook, C., Plump, B., & Geist-Martin, C. (2018). Advocating for integrative medicine: Providers’ stories of resonance, negotiation, and community building. Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare, 2, 30-44.

Hook, C., & Geist-Martin, G. (2018). Communities of care: A qualitative investigation of the communication of support between incarcerated women. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 15(2), 127-143.

Ji, Y. (2019). Acculturating the traditional Chinese medicine: A culture-centered study of Chinese international students’ idealization of medical integration during sojourns. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 48(4), 370-383. https://doi.org/10.1080/17475759.2019.1635039

Ji, Y., & Bates, B. R. (2019). Testing “racial fetish” in health prevention messages: Chinese evaluation of ethnicity-(in)congruent messages as a function of out-group favoritism. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/17513057.2019.1650951

Jenkins, E. M., Zaher, Z., Tikkanen, S. A., & Ford, J. L. (2019). Creative identity (re)construction, creative community building, and creative resistance: A qualitative analysis of queer ingroup members’ tweets after the Orlando Shooting. Computers in Human Behavior, 101, 14-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.07.004

Jenkins, E. M. (2019). When you don’t see the sign, do you push or pull the door? Understanding computer-mediated communication and long-distance intimate partners from an Attachment Theory perspective. In Mazer, J. (Ed.), Communication and social media: Case studies across personal and professional relationships.

Jenkins, E. M. (2019). ‘Help, my teen is sexting!’ A case study of seeking mediated social support for parents who caught their teen sexting. In LeBlanc, S. (Ed.), Casing the family: Theoretical and applied approaches to understanding family communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Jenkins, E. M., & Stamp, G. H. (2018). Sexting in the public domain: competing discourses in online news article comments in the US and the UK involving teenage sexting. Journal of Children and Media, 12(3), 1-17. doi:10.1080/17482798.2018.1431556

Jenkins, E. (2018). How to succeed in COMS 1030 (Revised). In A. M. Hosek and C. Waldbuesser (Eds.), Student guidebook for COMS 1030: Fundamentals of public speaking (pp. 15-21). Cincinnati, OH: Van-Griner Publishing.

Kay, C. S., & Mishne, E. W. (In press). What we value: Trends in value appeals of Interstate Oratory Contest final round speeches. Accepted for the National Forensic Journal special issue on the Interstate Oratorical Association.

Kay, C. S. (In press). Playing Black: Social media blackfishing. In J. Pearson, P. Nelson, S. Titsworth, & A. Hosek (Eds.), Human Communication (7th ed.).

Kay, C. S. (In press). The legal discrimination of voter fraud laws. In J. Pearson, P. Nelson, S. Titsworth, & A. Hosek (Eds.), Human Communication (7th ed.).

Kay, C. S. (In press). Select speech excerpts and outlines. In J. Pearson, P. Nelson, S. Titsworth, & A. Hosek (Eds.), Human Communication (7th ed.).

Kay, C. S. (2019). White-washed and/or blackfaced?: The roles of public memory, racial (re)presentation, and white guilt in memorialization of Black Confederate soldiers. Carolinas Communication Annual, 35, 1-16.

Kay, C. S. (2018). All good and well?: The state of forensic health and wellness scholarship. Speaker & Gavel, 55(1), 7-34. Retrieved from https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1167&context=speaker-gavel
Identified as a popular paper in the journal.

Kay, C. S. (2018). Be that person: The art of audience etiquette (2nd ed.). In A. M. Hosek, & C.
Waldbuesser (Eds.), COMS 1030 Student Guidebook (pp. 67-73). Cincinnati, OH: Van Griner.

Lippert, A., & Kay, C. S. (2019). Click for Dixie: Virtual plantation tours’ use of white nostalgia and directed narrative experience. In R. Lizardi (Ed.), Subjective Experiences of Interactive Nostalgia (pp. 105-128). New York: Peter Lang.

Miller, J. L., Kay, C. S., & Sanburg, S. (2018). Diamonds in the rough: Credible comments from pollshare.com. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(3), 335-352. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764218769532

Scholarly Presentations

Al-Shadadi, H. (2018). Narrative in organizations’ anti-FGM campaigns. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Beach, S. (2018). Proposing the meta-meme: The distracted boyfriend meme as a meme about a meme. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Bender, J., Arp, A., Jenkins, E. M., Petersen, C., & Webber, K. (In progress). Body shaming & dialogue: A discussion-based panel from diverse perspectives on health communication and body image. Discussion panel to be presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Convention, Omaha, NE.

Cuellar, J. M. (2018). The reflected gayze: I want to (be) like him. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Harrigan, M., Hosek, A. M., Matthys, H., & Weikle, K. (April, 2019). Hardworking, loving, strong, and
caring: Sons’ discursive constructions of their working mothers and fathers.

Accepted for presentation at the Eastern Communication Association Conference, Providence, RI.

Hook, C. (2018). Friends citing friends. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Jenkins, E. M., Duchsharer, A., Bender, J., Merrill, S. (In progress). Supported and unsupported identity construction and conflict: Autoethnographic perspectives of ‘mother,’ ‘graduate student,’ and ‘teacher’ identities. Paper panel to be presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Convention, Omaha, NE.

Jenkins, E. M., Richards, R., Kahlow, J., Eddington, S. M., & Srivastava, S. A. (In progress). “Will you love me, even with my dark side?” The helpful AND hurtful aspects of intimate partner computer-mediated communication. Paper panel to be presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Convention, Omaha, NE.

Jenkins, E. M. (2018, November). Detection of white lie text messages. Competitive paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Jenkins, E., & Smith, jw. (2018, April). ‘Your shirt looks great!’ Young adults’ preferred modalities and motivations for telling white lies to their peers. Individual paper presented
at the Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kay, C. S. (2019, April). White-washed and/or blackfaced?: The roles of public memory, racial (re)presentation, and white guilt in memorialization of Black confederate soldiers. Paper presented at the 2019 Southern States Communication Association Annual Convention, Montgomery, AL, April 3-7, 2019.
Paper selected to appear on the panel “Top Student Papers in Political Communication.”

Luo, G. (2018). Communication at play in the social construction of race. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Presley, R., & Crane, J. (2018). Standing Rock and the semiotics of sound: Analyzing the aural landscape of the DAPL Movement. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Sherwani, S., & Smith, J.W. (2018).Widening the dialogue and slimming the gap: Strong4Life childhood obesity health campaign. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Sherwani, S., & Bates, B. (2018). Driving their own future: An asset-based community development approach to socioeconomic upliftment of Chaquizhca, Ecuador. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Honors and Awards

Collins, J. W. (2019-2020). Barbara E. Allushuski Graduate Fellowship. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio University.

Hook, C. (2019, April 26). Outstanding Researcher Award. School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.

Hook, C. (2019, April 26). Graduate Student Leadership Award. School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.

Hook, C. (2018, November). Top Qualitative Thesis Award. Received from the Master’s Education Section at the National Communication Association in Salt Lake City, UT.

Jenkins, E. M. (2019). Doctoral Honors Seminar Participant. National Communication Association, Tampa, FL.

Jenkins, E. M. (2020). The George Kontogiannis Collegiate Recovery Community Scholarship. Ohio University.

Ji, Y. (2019). Top Three Paper Panelist. Health Communication Division, Eastern Communication Association, Providence, RI.

Ji, Y. (2019). Top Three Paper Panelist. Theory & Methodology Division, Eastern Communication Association, Providence, RI.

Kay, C. S. (2019, April 26). Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.

Kay, C. S. (2019, April 26). Peter Raposo Servant Leadership Award. School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.

Kay, C. S. (2019, April 26). Graduate Student Leadership Award. School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.

Kay, C. S. (2019, April). Top Student Paper Panelist. Political Communication Division, Southern States Communication Association, Montgomery, AL.

Wagner, J. (2019, April 26). Graduate Student Leadership Award. School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.

Wagner, J. (2018). Excellence in Service to Students Award. Received from the National Society of Leadership and Success: Ohio University Chapter, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Leadership

Jenkins, E. M. (2016-2020). Information Officer, National Communication Association, Human Communication & Technology Division.

Wagner, J. Secretary, National Communication Association, Basic Course Division.

Wagner, J. Nominating Committee Member, National Communication Association, Instructional Development Division.

Community and University Engagement

On September 11, 2019, Shariq Sherwani delivered a lecture titled, “Developing transformation leadership among organizations: Making the case for emotional intelligence, crucial conversations, and interpersonal communication competencies” at Ohio State University’s Public Policy Forum.

On October 19, 2018, Sarah Beach, Jason Crane, Courtney Hook , Elizabeth M. Jenkins, Yadong Ji, Carson S. Kay, and Shariq Sherwani participated on live seminar panels for the webinar, Welcome to COMS! Introducing the Ohio University School of Communication Studies doctoral program.

Jennifer Collins appeared on the podcast, Health Stories, to discuss health narratives and identity with Dr. Nicole Defenbaugh. To learn more, listen to her episode “Holistically Healthy with Crohn’s” here:
http://nicoledefenbaugh.com/…/episode-26-holistically-heal…/

Elizabeth M. Jenkins is a founding member of Athens Mama Bears, a group working with people in the Athens Community to “end rape culture in our community through raising awareness, engaging in advocacy, and providing education.” Elizabeth is using her research and teaching background as an example of engaged scholarship.

Carson S. Kay is advising EmpoweredOU, an undergraduate student organization dedicated to the social and professional empowerment of women.

Carson S. Kay, Taylor Walker, and Heather Batin ran an impromptu speaking workshop, “Speak up! A savvy girl’s guide to speaking with confidence” for TechSavvy 2019, an AAUW program for middle school girls interested in the STEM field.

Kelley Macek appeared on WOUB’s program, “Conversations from Studio B” alongside Tom Walker of the Athens Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In the episode, entitled “Living with War-inflicted PTSD, Anxiety, and ADD,” Kelley shares her lived experiences since her deployment. Follow this link to hear her story: http://www.namiathensohio.org/audio/2018_WOUB_1012_Macek.Mp3

Shariq Sherwani presented in the SMART (Social Media Analytics Research Team) Dialogue Series on February 6, 2019. His presentation explored how mediated technology in health campaigns spreads awareness to modify health behaviors.

Caroline Waldbuesser, Carson S. Kay, Sarah Beach, and Taylor Walker assisted Dr. Angela Hosek and Dr. Laura Black in developing the impromptu speaking workshop, “Speak up! A savvy girl’s guide to speaking with confidence” for TechSavvy 2018, an AAUW program for middle school girls interested in the STEM field.

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Honors & Awards

Carson S. Kay
2019 Outstanding Doctoral Student. School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.


Elizabeth M. Jenkins
2019 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate. School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.


Courtney Hook
2019 Outstanding Researcher. School of Communication Studies, Ohio University.

 

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