Kudos to Doctoral Students for their Research Accomplishments

Below is a brief summary of some of the awards, honors, conference achievements, and published research accomplished by doctoral students in our program.

Jane Daugherty

Awards and Honors:

2011 Peter Jennings Fellow, Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA,

Conferences:

National Communication Association, panel discussion scheduled, Nov. 2012: Viral Political Propaganda Use of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion post-9/11

 

Melissa Dodd

Awards and Honors:

Public Relations Society of America

  • Access to membership for the purposes of research approved March 2011

Brigham Young University Top Ethics Paper Award — March 2010

Conferences:

Dodd, M. D., Brummette, J., & Strickland, T. (2012). Using theory for strategic social media practices via conflict research: Risk, hazard and outrage in university crisis communication. International Public Relations Research Conference, March 8-10, 2012, Miami, FL.

Dodd, M. D. & Campbell, S. B. (2011). The strategic use of social media in managing relationships with the Net Generation: A Longitudinal Examination. National Communication Association, November 17-20, 2011, New Orleans, LA.

Dodd, M. D. (2011). Organizational trust and social media use: An exploratory examination via Generation Y. Florida Communication Association, October 15-18, 2011, Orlando, FL.

Dodd, M. D. (2011). Emotional intelligence for excellent public relations: A pilot examination. International Public Relations Research Conference, March 10-13, 2011, Miami, FL.

Dodd, M.D. (2011). Body esteem and Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty. Eastern Communication Association Conference, April 13-17, 2011, Arlington, VA.

Dodd, M. D. & Campbell, S. B. (2011). The strategic use of social media in managing relationships with the Net Generation. International Communication Association Conference, May 26-30, 2011, Boston, MA.

Spaulding, C. & Dodd, M. D. (2011). A historical account of the public relations activities and artful devotion of Hildegard Von Bingen. International History of Public Relations Conference, July 6-7, 2011, Bournemouth, England.

Dodd, M. D. (2010). Who really cares about ethics? Corporate social responsibility and consumer purchase intention.” International Public Relations Research Conference, March 10-13, 2010, Miami, FL. — Winner of the Brigham Young University Top Ethics Paper Award

Publications:

Dodd, M.D., & Supa, D.W. (2011). Understanding the effect of corporate social responsibility on consumer purchase intention, Public Relations Journal, 5(3).

Beatty, M.J., Feeley, T.H., & Dodd, M.D. (2011). Journal impact factors or intellectual influence? A content analysis of citation use in Communication Monographs and Human Communication Research (2007-2009). Public Relations Review, 38(1), 174-176.

Stacks, D.W., Dodd, M. D. & Men, Linjuan. (in-press). Corporate reputation, measurement and evaluation in Carroll, C. (Ed.) Handbook of Communication and Corporate Reputation. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers: New Jersey.

Stacks, D.W., Dodd, M.D., & Men, Linjuan. (2011). Public relations research and planning in Gillis, T. (Ed.) International Association of Business Communicators Handbook (2nd Ed.), pp. 287-300. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.

Stacks, D.W., Men, L., Dodd, M. D. & Yamamura, K. (2010). Primer of Public Relations Research Instructor’s Manual. Guilford Press: New York.

  • Companion to Dr. Don W. Stack’s Primer of Public Relations Research (2nd Ed.)

 

John Halbert

Awards and Honors:

2011 Walter S. Patterson Award scholarship

Grantor:  Broadcast Education Association (BEA)

Publications:

Halbert, J., McDowell, W. (in press).  Sustaining Local Non-Profit Radio Journalism: A Case Study of the WLRN / Miami Herald Strategic Alliance.  Journal of Radio and Audio Media.

 

Katie Lang

Publications:

“Narratives of Othering? Immigrants in South Africa’s Newspapers” (accepted for ICA conference; Dr. Ramaprasad is first author, I am second and Whitney is third)

"Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention: Predicting Behavioral Intention and Attitude Using the Health Belief Model" (accepted for IAMCR conference; Dr. Ramaprasad is first author, Whitney is second and I am third)

Yu Liu

Publications:

Ramaprasad, J., Liu, Y., & Garrison, B. (2012). Ethical use of new technologies: Where do Indian journalists stand? Asian Journal of Communication, 22, 98-114.

Garrison, B., Messner, M., & Liu, Y. (2010). Internet consumption by adults and youth: Scholarly approaches, theories, and methods in the U.S. In Guo, K. (ed.) Comparative studies on media consumption and world youth. Shanghai, China: Anhui University Press.

 

Rita Linjuan Men

Awards and Honors:

2012  The Best of PRSA’s Public Relations Journal of 2011-2012 Award

Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA)International Conference

May 2012  Top Student Paper Award

International Communication Association, Public Relations Division

March 2012  Red Raider Public Relations Research Award

International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC 15)

May 2011  Top Student Paper Award

International Communication Association, Public Relations Division

2010  Ketchum Excellence in Public Relations Research Award (KEPPRA)

Ketchum, Inc. & Institute for Public Relations

Note: KEPPRA is one of the prestigious research awards in the field of public relations.

Book Chapters:

Men, L. R., & Tsai, W. S. (2011). Exploring the   relationship cultivation strategies on SNSs in China and the United States: A   cross-cultural content analysis. In Duhé, S. (Ed.). New Media and Public   Relations, 2nd ed., Peter Lang Publishing New York, NY

Stacks, D. W., Dodd, M., & Men, L. R. (2011).   Corporate Reputation Measurement. In Carroll, C. (Ed.) Handbook of   Communication and Corporate Reputation, Wiley Blackwell, in press.

Stacks, D. W., Dodd, M., & Men, L. R. (2011). Public   relations research and planning. In Gillis, T. (Ed.) The IABC Handbook of   Organizational Communication: A Guide to Internal Communication, Public   Relations, Marketing and Leadership, 2nd ed., Jossey-Bass, inc.

Men, L. R., Dodd, M., & Yamamura, K. (2010).   Instructors’ Manual for Primer of Public Relations Research. NY: The Guilford   Press.

Publications:

Men, L. R., & Hung, C. J. F. (2012). Exploring the   roles of organization-public relationships in strategic management: Towards   an integrated model. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 6 (2),   in press.

Tsai, W. S., & Men, L. R. (2012). Culture values reflected   in corporate pages on popular Social Network Sites in China and the United   States: A cross-cultural content analysis. Journal of Interactive Marketing,   in press.

Men, L. R. (2011). Exploring the impact of employee   empowerment on organization-employee relationship. Public Relations Review,   37, 435-437.

Men, L. R., & Tsai, W. S. (2011). How companies   cultivate relationships with publics on Social Network Sites: Evidence from   China and the United States. Public Relations Review, in press, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2011.10.006

Men, L. R. (Spring 2012). Revisiting the continuum of   types of organization-public relationships: From a resource-based view. Public   Relations Journal, 6 (1).

Conferences:

Men, L. R., & Stacks, D. W. (2012, May). The impact of   leadership style and employee empowerment on perceived organizational   reputation. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of International   Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ. (*** TOP STUDENT PAPER AWARD***)

Men, L. R., & Tsai, W. S. (2012, March). Antecedents   and Motivations of Public Engagement with Corporate Pages on Social Network   Site. Paper presented at 15th Annual International Public Relations Research   Conference, Miami, FL. (*** RED RAIDER PUBLIC RELATIONS RESEARCH AWARD***)

Men, L. R. (2011, August). Measuring the impact of CEO   credibility on perceived organizational reputation and employee engagement.   Paper presented at the 95th Annual Convention of Association for Education in   Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis.

Men, L. R., & Tsai, W. S. (2011, August). How   Companies Cultivate Relationships with Publics on Social Network Sites in   China and the United States: A Cross-Cultural Content Analysis. Paper   presented at the 95th Annual Convention of Association for Education in   Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis.

Men, L. R. (2011, May). Exploring the impact of employee   empowerment on organization-employee relationship. Paper presented at the   Annual Conference of International Communication Association, Boston, MA.   (***TOP STUDENT PAPER AWARD***)

Men, L. R., & Tsai, W. S. (2011, March). Cross-culture   comparison of corporate pages on Social Network Sites (SNSs): RenRen VS   Facebook. Paper presented at the 14th Annual International Public Relations   Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Men, L. R., & Hung, C. J. F. (2010, August). Exploring   the roles of organization-public relationships in strategic management:   Towards an integrated model. Paper presented at the 94th Annual Convention of   Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Denver, CO.

Men, L. R. (2010, March). Revisiting the continuum of   types of organization-public relationships: From a resource-based view. Paper   presented at 13th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference,   Miami, FL.

Men, L. R, & Hung, C. J. F. (2009, August). Exploring   the value of organization-public relationships in strategic management: A   resource-based view. Paper presented at the 93th Annual Convention of   Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA

   
   
Whitney Sessa

Publications:

Ramaprasad,   J., Lang, K., & Sessa, W. (May, 2012). Narratives of othering:   Immigrants in South Africa’s newspapers. Paper presented at the annual   International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Ramaprasad,   J., Sessa, W., & Lang, K. (July, 2012). Male Circumcision for HIV   Prevention: Predicting

Behavioral   Intention and Attitude Using the Health Belief Model. Paper presented at   the 2012 IAMCR Conference, Durban, South Africa.   

 
Ricardo E. Zulueta

Awards and Honors:

McKnight   Doctoral Fellowship

Fleur   Jacobs Memorial Art Award

Max   and Peggy Kriloff Scholarship

Graduate   Activity Fee Allocation Committee Grant (2)

Graduate   Teaching Assistantship (2)

Alpha   Epsilon Lambda Graduate Honor Society

Golden   Key International Honor Society

Graduate   Student Association Vice President  & Senator

Conferences:

Zulueta,   Ricardo E., A Single Man: Authorship and the Cultural Implications of   Keeping a Heteronormative Stiff Upper Lip – On and Off Screen, Performing   Sex, Gender & Sexuality conference, Florida Atlantic University, March   2012.

 
Publications:

Film   & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Film and Television, Tomboy   review, Spring 2012.

 
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