Summer Research News & Notes

Toth Co-Authors New Edition of Classic PR Text

Professor & chair, Elizabeth Toth, is the co-author of the 4th edition of Public Relations: The Profession and the Practice. The classic text is published by McGraw-Hill and is co-authored by Dan Lattimore, Otis Baskin, Suzette Heiman, and James Van Leuven.

 


Cohen Receives Fellowship & Scholarship Award

Ph.D. student Steven Cohen has been selected by UM's Honors Humanities program as a Doctoral Teaching Apprentice Fellow. The Honors Humanities Fellowship is an apprenticeship program for early- to mid-career Ph.D. students who aspire to faculty positions in the humanities, have demonstrated excellence in the classroom and who are pursuing teaching experience during their graduate career.

Cohen also received a third place award in the 2011 Golden Key Education Achievement Award competition, a $1,000 award that recognizes students who excel in the study of education.  The award is sponsored by Golden Key International Honour Society.

 


Hample, Klumpp, & Krueger Attend Alta Argumentation Conference

Associate professor Dale Hample, professor James Klumpp, and Ph.D. student Ben Krueger all presented papers in the bi-annual argumentation conference sponsored by the American Forensic Association, the National Communication Association and the University of Utah and held in Alta, Utah. Klumpp presented a tribute paper to Donn Parson entitled "The Parsonian Species: Is the Jayhawk a Mythical Bird?" Hample presented a paper that asked "How Many Examples is an Induction?" And Krueger offered a paper entitled "Toward a Culturally Materialist Theory of Argument Spheres."

 


Research that Matters: Department Scholars Among the Most Read

At the 2011 AEJMC convention in St. Louis, the publishers of the flagship journal in public relations, the Journal of Public Relations Research, announced that one of the most downloaded articles of 2011 in JPRR was "Online Relationship Management in a Presidential Campaign: A Case Study of the Obama Campaign's Management of its Internet-Integrated Grassroots Effort," authored by Ph.D. student Abbey Levenshus.

Other UM authors and their articles that are among the "most read" of their journals:

Associate professor Dale Hample, co-author of "The Role of Taking Conflict Personally in Imagined Interactions about Conflict," Southern Communication Journal.

Assistant professor Brooke Fisher Liu, co-author of "The Blog-Mediated Crisis Communication Model: Recommendations for Responding to Influential External Blogs," Journal of Public Relations Research.

Assistant professor Kristy Maddux, "Playing the Victim: Violence, Suffering, and Feminine Submission in The Passion of the Christ," Journal of Media & Religion.


Janoske Authors Book Review in JOC

Ph.D. student Melissa Janoske is the author of a book review that appears in the August 2011 issue of the Journal of Communication. Janoske reviews the book Public Relations Metrics: Research and Evaluation, edited by van Ruler, Vercic, and Vercic

 


T. Parry-Giles Serves as Seminar Leader at "Hope" Institute

Professor Trevor Parry-Giles was invited to serve as a seminar leader at the 25th annual National Communication Association Faculty Development Institute--the "Hope" Conference. This program brings faculty from institutions all across the country for a week-long series of seminars and discussions about research and teaching in Communication.

Parry-Giles's seminar was entitled "The More Things Change...The More They Stay the Same: Emerging Questions About Studying Political Communication in the 21st Century." The Institute was held in July at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

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