Faculty Research

Published Research:

  • Canary, H.E., Blevins, M.D. (2013). Ghorbani, S. Organizational policy communication research: Challenges, discoveries, and future directions. Submitted to Communication Reports. In Press.

  • Blevins, M. (2013). A Well-Seasoned Staff: Training Seasonal Employees. Manuscript submitted to the American Camping Association Press.

  • Chase-Dunn, F. A. (2009b). Teaching communication with technology to multiple learning styles. Distance Learning Administration Annual, 8, 87-95.

  • Chase-Dunn, F. A. (2009a). Teaching communication instruction with technology in higher education to multiple learning styles. Journal of Educational Studies,13, 158-196.

  • Colvin, J.W. (2013). Role communication and peer Mentors. In M. Li & Y. Zao (Eds.), Exploring learning and teaching in higher education. New York, NY: Springer. In press.

  • Colvin, J., & Tobler, N. (2013). Cultural speak: Culturally relevant pedagogy and experiential learning in a public speaking classroom. Journal of Experiential Education, 36(3), 233-246.

  • Colvin, J.W., & Tobler, N. (2013) Culturally relevant pedagogy, experiential learning and a higher education classroom. Journal of Experiential Education, 36(3), 233 246.

  • Ashman, M., & Colvin, J. (2011). Peer mentoring roles. National Association for Developmental Education, 5(2), 44-53.

  • Colvin, J.W., & Ashman, M. (2011). Roles, risks, and benefits of peer mentoring relationships in higher education. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnerships in Learning,18(2), 121-134.

  • Colvin, J.W. (2010). Conflict hike: An exercise in experiential learning. In D.W. Worley, D.A. Worley, B. Hugenberg, & M.R. Elkins (Eds.), Service learning (pp. 170-177). Great Rivers Technology.

  • Anderson, J.A., & Colvin, J.W. (2008). Media research: 1900-1945. In D. Park, & J. Pooley (Eds.), The history of media and communication research (pp. 321-344). New York: Peter Lang.

  • Anderson, J.A., & Colvin, J.W. (2007). Peer tutoring and social dynamics in higher educaiton. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 15(2), 165-181.

  • Anderson, J.A., & Colvin, J.W. (2007). An ecology of communication: An acknowledgment of Gregory Bateson. American Journal of Semiotics, 18(4).

  • Colvin, J., Tobler, N., & Anderson, J.A. (2006). Productivity and multi-screen computer displays. Rocky Mountain Communication Review, 2(1), 31-53.

  • Anderson, J.A., & Colvin, J.W. (2004). Partnership-directed education: A focus on technology. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 7(1), 34-42.

  • Gordon, P. & Albrecht-Crane, A. (2005). Critical pedagogy in conservative contexts. Cultural Studies,19(4), 407-414.

  • Gordon, P. (2005). Not a Mormon: Confessions of a dangerous nomo. Cultural Studies, 19(4), 423-429.

  • Gordon, P. (2005). Resistance is futile: You May Be mad as Hell, but you’re still gonna take it! Teaching Ethics, 5(2), 105-108.

  • Morin, D., Ivory, J., & Tubbs, M. (2012). Celebrity and politics: Effects of endorser credibility and gender on voter attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. The Social Science Journal, 49(4), 413-420.

  • Morin, D., & Flynn, M.A. (2013). We are the Tea Party!: The use of Facebook as an online political forum for the construction and maintenance of in-group identification. Scheduled to be published in Communication Quarterly.

  • Ha, L.S., Wang, F., Fang, L., Yang, C., Hu, X., Yang, L., Lang, F., Ying, X., Morin, D. (2013). Political efficacy and the use of local and national news media among undecided voters in a swing state: A study of general population voters and first-time college student voters. Scheduled to be published in Electronic News.

  • Scott, D. & D. Stout (2013). Communicating Jesus: The encoding and decoding practices of re-presenting Jesus for LDS (Mormon) audiences at a BYU art museum. Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 46(2), 55-82.

  • Scott, D. & D. Stout (2013—republication in press). Communicating Jesus: The encoding and decoding practices of re-presenting Jesus for LDS (Mormon) audiences at a BYU art museum. Proceedings of the Religious Communication Association, 2012, 1(1), tba.

  • Scott, D. & D. Stout (2012). A date with science and religion: An analysis of the encoding & decoding practices at the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in Charlotte, North Carolina. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 29(1), 27-44.

  • Scott, D. (2012). Peculiar portrayals: Mormons on the page, stage, and screen (book review). Journal of Mormon History, 38(2), 229-233.

  • Tobler N, Rawlins, N.W., Colvin, J., Rawlins, A., & Smit, J. (2010). Kadlec clinics: Body mass index report. Final report to Kadlec Clinics.

  • Rawlins, N.W., & Tobler, N. (2007). Using screen capture software to analyze and give feedback to physicians. Chicago, Illinois: Centricity User Group.

  • Tobler, N., & Rawlins, N.W. (February, 2008). What you can learn from a workflow analysis. Tampa, Florida: Centricity User Group.

Current Research:
  • Janet Colvin: I have a couple of different research interests.  The one I spend most of my time on right now is looking at what part cultural plays in instructional communication.  Nancy Tobler and I are working on an ongoing project looking at the effects of adding cultural components to public speaking courses.  I am also working on a project assessing where we are institutionally as far as culture, diversity, and inclusion.  I have also spent a lot of time examining the relationship between peer tutors or mentors, students, and instructors and how the mentor/tutor role gets talked about and enacted.  I have a variety of other projects I am involved with as well.

  • Nancy Tobler: My current projects are related to Public Speaking and Culture. Diabetic Patient, Physician workflow and the Electronic Health Record. Labor and Delivery, Rapid Response and Team Change. Developing Program Assessment Plan.

  • Maria Blevins: As the population grows and global climate change ushers in unprecedented changes to human/environment interactions, I am interested in the ways organizations involved with disputes concerning natural resource are communicating and how organizational identities effect that communication. Through research I hope to gain knowledge that will facilitate changes in organizations and institutions to support a more sustainable mode of functioning. The study of organizational communication theory offers a lens to investigate how organizations perform as actors in environmental conflicts. In addition, I hope to be a skilled facilitator in alternative dispute resolution for contentious issues regarding the environment. I hope to research and teach skills in communication and conflict resolution to help individuals who act within organizations to navigate conflicts in a changing world.

  • Leslie Rasmussen: TBA

  • David Morin: My current research focuses on mass media effects from a political communication perspective. Currently, I am working on several projects examining political credibility, spillover priming effects, and network theory.

  • Stephen Whyte: TBA

  • Farah Sanders: TBA

  • David Scott:TBA

  • Phillip Gordon: TBA

  • Jingdong Liang: TBA