Current Doctoral Student Achievements

Publications

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.

Hudak, N., & Bates, B. R. (2018). In pursuit of “queer friendly” healthcare: An interview study of how queer individuals select care providers. Health Communication, Advanced copy online. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1437525

Hudak, N. C., & Carmack, H. J. (2018). Waiting for the doctor to ask: Influencers of lesbian, gay, and bisexual identity disclosure for healthcare providers. Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare, 2(20), 20-29. https://doi.org/10.4081/qrmh.2018.7157

Hudak, N., Carmack, H. J., & Smith. E. (2018). Student perceptions of providers’ cultural competence, attitudes toward providers, and patient satisfaction at a university health center: International and student differences. Journal of International Students, 8(2), 960-976. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1250395

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. (In press). 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

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. (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.), Subjectivities of Interactive Nostalgia.

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

Rubinsky, V. (2018). Revealing or concealing polyamory in the family: Cultural rules for communicating polyamory to family members. Women & Language, 41, 16-38. Lead article.

Rubinsky, V. (2018). Showing your pride: Image as interpellation in The PRIDE Study. Iowa Journal of Communication, 50, 173-196.

Rubinsky, V. (2018). Identity gaps and jealousy as predictors of satisfaction in polyamorous relationships. Southern Communication Journal. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/1041794X.2018.1531916

Rubinsky, V., Cooke-Jackson, A., Gunning, J., & Bartson, C. (2018). “You can use the app instead of guessing:” Women’s use of period-tracking mobile applications for menstrual management. International Journal of Health and Media Research, 2, 101-118. Retrieved from http://ijhmr.hallym.ac.kr/

Rubinsky, V., Gunning, J., & Cooke-Jackson, A. (2018). “I thought I was dying:” (Un)Supportive communication surrounding early menstruation experiences. Health Communication. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1548337

Rubinsky, V. (2019). Out online: Exploring LGBTQ identity through mediated friendship. In J. P. Mazer (Ed.) Communication and Social Media: Case Studies Across Personal and Professional Relationships.

Rubinsky, V. (2018). “Sometimes it’s easier to type things than to say them:” Technology in BDSM sexual partner communication. Sexuality & Culture. Advance online publication, 1-20. doi:10.1007/s12119-018-9534-2

Rubinsky, V. (2018). Bringing up the green-eyed monster: Conceptualizing and communicating jealousy with a partner who has another partner. The Qualitative Report, 23, 1441-1455. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss6/11/

Rubinsky, V. & Cooke-Jackson, A. (2018). Sex as an intergroup arena: How women and gender minorities conceptualize sex, sexuality, and sexual health. Communication Studies, 69, 213-234. doi:10.1080/10510974.2018.1437549

Rubinsky, V., Hosek, A. M. & Hudak, N. (2018). “It’s better to be depressed skinny than happy fat:” College women’s memorable body messages and their impact on body image, self-esteem, and rape myth acceptance. Health Communication.

Waldbuesser, C. (2018). #YoSoy132’s use of social media: Public screens in a Mexican youth movement. Ohio Journal of Communication, 56, 93-105.

Hosek, A. M., Waldbuesser, C., & Mishne, E., Frisby, B. N. (2018). Conceptualizing positive and negative experiences and responses in the basic communication course. Basic Communication Course Annual, 30, 147-171. Retrieved from https://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol30/iss1/9

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.

Presley, R. (2018). Decolonizing Native American Rhetoric: Communicating Self-Determination. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Presley, R. (2018). Occupying Rushmore: The Case for a Postcolonial Panopticon. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Rubinsky, V. (2018). A Communicative interdependence perspective of sexual communication and technology use in BDSM relationships.Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.
Recipient of 2018 Top Student Paper Award for NCA’s Human Communication & Technology Division

Rubinsky, V., Hosek, A. M. & Hudak, N. (2018). “It’s better to be depressed skinny than happy fat:” College women’s memorable body messages and their impact on body image, self-esteem, and rape myth acceptance.Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Rubinsky, V. (2018) “Sometimes it’s easier to type things than to say them:” Technology and play in BDSM sexual partner communication.Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

Rubinsky, V. (2018). More than two: A test and extension of the theory of resilience and relational load into polyamorous relationships.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

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.

Hudak, N. (2018-2019). Claude Kantner Graduate Fellowship. Graduate College, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Hudak, N. (2018). Centennial Scholarship. The Eastern Communication Association. Received at the annual Eastern Communication Association conference, Pittsburg, PA.

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.

Rubinsky, V. (2018). Top Student Paper Award. Received from the Human Communication & Technology Division at the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

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.

Waldbuesser, C. (2018). Founders Award for Top Student Paper in the Popular Culture Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association. “Is there anything I can say to get you to stay?”: Sensemaking in an online fan subreddit. Paper presented at the annual Central States Communication Association conference in Milwaukee, WI.

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 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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