GRADUATE STUDENT AFFILIATES
DHAVAN SHAH is Louis A. & Mary E. Maier-Bascom Professor at the University of Wisconsin, where he is also Director of the Mass Communication Research Center and a Core Leader in the Center for Excellence in Cancer Communication Research. Shah’s research concerns the social psychology of communication influence, especially the role of digital, social, and mobile media in political expression, health outcomes, and civic engagement. He has authored nearly 90 journal articles and book chapters on these topics and been principal investigator or project leader on grants and awards totaling over $1.5 million. His professional experience includes work for Leo Burnett Company, Fallon Worldwide, BBDO-Minneapolis, and various public-broadcasting entities.
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[Website : www.journalism.wisc.edu/~dshah/]
LEWIS FRIEDLAND is Professor in the School of Journalism
and Mass Communication and the Department of Sociology. He is author,
with Carmen Sirianni, of Civic Innovation in America : Community
Empowerment, Public Policy and the Movement for Civic Renewal
(California), along with many other articles and books. His research
focuses on the sociology of communication in the public sphere and
civil society, as well as community media ecologies.
[Website : http://www.journalism.wisc.edu/faculty/friedlandbio.html]
YOUNG MIE KIM (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is an Assistant Professor of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research program centers around “New Media and the Transformation of Democracy”, that is, how new communication technologies (e.g., the Internet, social media) and new formats of political media (e.g., political talk shows) contribute to the changing foundation of political communication. Her research has been published in Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Politics, among others.
DOUGLAS MCLEOD is a professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin--Madison. He has published more than 90 book chapters and journal articles, and two edited books. His recent research has been published in such journals as Communication Research, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and Mass Communication and Society. Doug is the current holder of the Journal Communications-Warren J. Heyse Faculty Excellence Award, which provides generous support for his scholarly activities.
HERNANDO ROJAS is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Rojas’ research focuses on public opinion and collective action, with an emphasis on new communication technologies and how their deployment can enhance public deliberation. To date, he has authored 2 books and over 30 articles, chapters, and entries, and been principal investigator or project leader on grants and awards totaling over $200,000. Rojas serves on the editorial boards of 3 journals and holds leadership positions in two professional associations (AEJMC, WAPOR).
CHRIS WELLS is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. His primary research focus is on emerging patterns of civic identity and political engagement, especially as expressed by young people through digital media. He also does work on the dynamics of political information in the digital media environment, and the impact of the misperception of political facts on opinion.
D. JASUN CARR is a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as student leader of both CCCP and the Mass Communication Research Center - Media and Politics. His current research projects focus on the interplay of cues, arguments and presentation order on the persuasive process; the interaction of product placement, consumer culture, and peer groups; and the role consumption plays in culture at large. He has received several top paper awards, co-authored multiple journal articles, and is Head of the AEJMC - Graduate Education Interest Group.
MITCHELL BARD is a second-year master's student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary research interest lies in the current state of the news media, especially how the atomization of the mass media system has affected television and Internet-based news. His paper on Latino political engagement won honorable mention for top student paper at the 2010 MAPOR conference and is currently under journal review. Before returning to school, Mitchell worked as a journalist and filmmaker, and he holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. in American Studies and History from Brandeis University.
MATT BARNIDGE is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is interested in political discourse, online communication, and political participation. He is particularly interested in the role of new media in engagement in non-traditional forms of political participation like political consumerism. Matt earned his master's in mass communication at Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication in 2010, and received his undergraduate degree in anthropology and history from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.
LETICIA BODE is a doctoral candidate in the Political Science department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her main research areas include political communication political participation, and the intersection of new media and politics. Her current project focuses on exposure to political information via social media use, exploring to what extent and under what circumstances exposure occurs, and how it affects political attitudes and behavior. She presents her interdisciplinary research at major conferences in both Political Science and Communication, including AEJMC, MAPOR, APSA, MPSA, and SWPSA, and publishes in journals which bridge disciplinary divides, such as Policy and Internet.
STEPHANIE EDGERLY is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research broadly explores how changes in the post-broadcast media landscape provide citizens with new opportunities for political engagement. She is particularly interested in the interplay between media preferences and environment on political understanding and decision-making.
JACKSON FOOTE is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While a Master's student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, he conducted a content analysis of frames employed by British and American newspapers to cover the 2009 health care debate in the US. Before entering academia, Jackson worked in fundraising and communication for public interest advocacy groups in St. Louis, Missouri. His broad research interests include public discourse, international history, and civil society.
MELISSA GOTLIEB is a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research broadly explores audience characteristics and message features that foster cognitive engagement and action. She is particularly interested in the role of audience goals and motivations in the context of civic and consumer practices.
ALEXANDRA ROGERS is a first-year master's student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include consumption communities, civic and political engagement, and the evolution of citizenship. In addition to her work in CCCP, Alexandra is also involved in the Mass Communication Research Center - Media and Politics research group.
MANISHA PATHAK-SHELAT is pursuing her second doctorate at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a minor in Women’s Studies. She has taught and worked as media consultant/trainer and researcher in India and Thailand, with special interest in civic engagement, development support communication, young people’s media cultures, media literacy and gender. She is currently involved in an Academy of Finland sponsored multi-country comparative youth media participation project with focus on new media. She has presented in international conferences and published academic and journalistic work in journals of repute. Awards and fellowships include The Soviet Land Nehru Award, Shastri Indo-Canadian Faculty Research Award, Salzburg Seminar fellowship and TATA fellowship for research on cotemporary India.
EMILY VRAGA is a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the effects of new media on the processing of content and perceptions of media credibility. She is also interested in examining how the personal predispositions, particularly political orientations, influence individuals’ understanding of media content. Emily’s research has been published in Political Communication and is forthcoming in Journal of Communication.
MING WANG is a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on explicating the effects of political advertising and social media in political campaigns. His work has been published in Journal of Communication.
LUCY ATKINSON is an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the intersection of media use, political engagement and consumer behavior, particularly among young people.
SAMEER DESHPANDE is Assistant Professor (Marketing) in the Faculty
of Management and a faculty member of the Centre for Socially
Responsible Marketing at the University of Lethbridge, Canada.
His primary research interest relates to social marketing with
special focus on efficacy of segmentation and targeting, new product
development, and barrier-reduction strategies. He has applied
the social marketing framework in the promotion of alternatives
to alcohol-related health consequences, workplace safety among
young workers, and other topics. His secondary research interests
relate to consumer perceptions about cause-related marketing,
controversial advertising, and impact of globalization in India.
TOM HOVE is an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing at Michigan State University. His recent research focuses on ethical issues in advertising and public relations in both traditional and new media.
HEEJO KEUM is Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea. Her research interests include media framing, social capital, consumer culture, and communication research methods. Her theoretical orientation focuses on media effects on individual attitudes and behaviors in the context of both political and strategic communication. She employs both experimental and survey methods in her empirical research. She has published her research in 8 peer-reviewed journal articles in leading communication journals. She has also presented about 20 papers in major communication conferences such as ICA, AEJMC, and MAPOR.
NAM-JIN LEE is an Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston. His research concerns the role that political communication plays in our civic and political lives, with a special interest in how the consumption of news content in traditional and new media influences the ways in which people understand political matters, formulate political judgments, and participate in the political process. He has developed programs of research on (a) the capacity of mediated and interpersonal communication, particularly the Internet, to foster democratic citizenship, (b) media effects on political judgment and reasoning, and (c) the interplay of consumer culture and civic culture. He has published articles presenting this work in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Communication Research, Journal of Communication, and Political Communication, along with several book chapters.
MICHELLE R. NELSON is Associate Professor in the Department
of Advertising at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
where she is also the director of graduate studies. Her research
focuses on advertising and consumer culture, with particular attention
to socially conscious consumption. She studies the socio-cultural
and psychological factors that regulate media effects on individuals'
values, attitudes, and behaviors. Nelson has authored nearly 40
journal articles and book chapters.
HYE-JIN PAEK is Associate Professor of Advertising at Michigan
State University. Her research interests include health campaigns,
socially responsible consumer behavior and advertising, and communication
research methods. Her theoretical orientation focuses on how communication
messages influence individuals' beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors,
and how such influences are augmented by perceptual bias, social
interactions, and social contexts. She has published her research
in over 20 peer-reviewed journals and proceedings. She has also
presented numerous papers in major conferences.
MARK A. RADEMACHER is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Communication Program at Butler University, where he is also the Program Director. His research investigates cultural consumption, alternative consumption communities, and identity. His research has been published in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and presented at national and international communication and consumer research conferences.