Research and Publications


Donovan, E. E., Brown, L. E., LeFebvre, L., Tardif, S., & Love, B. (2015). "The uncertainty is what is driving me crazy": The tripartite model of uncertainty in the adolescent and young adult cancer context. Health Communication, 30, 702-713.

Liu, M., Zhu, L., & Cionea, I. (2015). What makes some intercultural negotiations more difficult than others? Power distance and culture-role combinations. Accepted for publication in Communication Research.

Logsdon, M. C., Barone, M., Lynch, T., Robertson, A., Myers, J., Morrison, D., York, S., Gregg, J. (2013). “Testing of a prototype Web based intervention for adolescent mothers on postpartum depression.” Applied Nursing Research, 26, 143-145.

MacAuley, B. (2015) History of alcoholism and drug abuse. SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage publications.

McAllister, M. P., & MacAuley, B. (Forthcoming). Comics industries. In B. Beaty & C. Hatfield (Eds.), The Cambridge companion to comics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Quintero Johnson, J., & Woodley, P. Exploring the influence of parasocial relationships and experiences on radio listeners’ consumer behaviors. (In press). Communication Research Reports.

Xie, G., & Quintero Johnson, J. M. (2015). Fibbing with the numbers: Baseline omission, persuasion knowledge, and third-person effect. Psychology and Marketing, 32, 438-449.

Yilmaz, G. (in press). Bivariate statistics, significance test, z-scores. In M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Yilmaz, G. (in press). What you do and how you speak matter: Behavioral and linguistic determinants of performance in virtual teams. Journal of Language and  Social Psychology.

Yilmaz, G. & Peña, J. (in press). How do interpersonal behaviors and socialcategories affect language use?: The case of virtual teams. Communication Quarterly.

Yilmaz, G. & Quintero Johnson, J. (In Press). Tweeting facts, Facebooking lives : The influence of language use and modality on online source credibility. Communication Research Reports.

Zhu, L. (2015). Stereotypes of Americans and Hollywood movie viewing in China: A Uses and Gratifications perspective. Accepted for publication in China Media Research


Donovan, E. E., LeFebvre, L., Tardif, S., Brown, L. E., & Love, B. (2014). Patterns of social support communicated in response to expressions of uncertainty in an online community of young adults with cancer. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 42, 432-455. 

Edwards, C., Edwards, A., Spence, P.R., Shelton, A.K. (2014). Is That a Bot Running the Social Media Feed? Testing the Differences in Perceptions of Communication Quality for a Human Agent and a Bot Agent on Twitter. Computers in Human Behavior.

Shelton, A.K., & Najarian, K.M. (2014). Introduction to #SocialMedia2. Computers in Human Behavior.

Shelton, A.K., & Skalski, P. (2014). Blinded by the light: Illuminating the dark side of social network use through content analysis. Computers in Human Behavior.

Yilmaz, G. (2014). Let’s peel the onion together: An application of Schein’s model of organizational culture. Communication Teacher. 

Yilmaz, G., & Peña, J. (2014). The effects of group membership and interpersonal behaviors on intentions to form subgroups in virtual teams. Communication Research, 41(3), 333-352. 


Gregg, J. L. (2013). Rating Systems, Film. In M. Eastin, Encyclopedia of Media Aggression, Sage Publication, 309-312. 

Sangalang, A., Quintero Johnson, J. M., & Ciancio, K. (2013). Exploring audience involvement with an interactive narrative: Implications for incorporating transmedia storytelling into entertainment-education campaigns. Critical Arts, 27, 127-146.

Shelton, A.K. (2013). Introduction to the special issue. Computers in Human Behavior. 29(5), A1-A2.

Spence, P.R., Lachlan, K.A., Shelton, A.K., Lin, X., & Gentile, C. (2013). Exploring the impact of ethnic identity through other-generated cues on perceptions of spokesperson credibility. Computers in Human Behavior. 29 (4), A3-A11.

Quintero Johnson, J., Harrison, K., & Quick, B. (2013). Understanding the effectiveness of the entertainment-education stratgegy: An investigation of how audience involvement, message processing, and message design influence health information recall. Journal of Health Communication, 18 (2), 160-178.


Klang, M. & Nolin, J. (2012).  Tolerance is Law: Remixing Homage Parodying Plagiarism, Scripted, vol 9, Issue 2. 

Lachlan, K.A., & Shelton, A.K. (2012). Video game violence. In A.K. Goodboy & K. Schultz (Eds.) Introduction to communication studies: Translating communication scholarship into meaningful practice. Kendall/Hunt. (pp.261-267).


Gregg, J. L. & Teknos, T. (2011). Specialized care via telemedicine: Innovative applications in oncology. In P. Whitten, G. Kreps & M. Eastin (Eds.) E-Health: The Advent of Online Cancer Information Systems. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

LaRose, R., Strover, S., Gregg, J. L., Straubhaar, J., & Chew, H. E. (2011). “The Impact of Rural Broadband Development: Lessons from a Natural Field Experiment.” Government Information Quarterly, 28(1), 91-100. 

Quintero Johnson, J., Sionean, C. S., Scott, A. M. (2011). Exploring the presentation of  news about the HPV vaccine: A content analysis of a representative sample of U.S. newspaper articles. Health Communication, 26, 491-501.

Shelton, A.K. (2011). Two tickets for paradise: Gaming and tourism. In P. Ordoñez de Pablos, R. Tennyson & J. Zhao (Eds.) Global hospitality and tourism management technologies (pp. 91-101). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Skalski, P., Tamborini, R., Shelton, A.K., Buncher, M., & Lindmark, P. (2011). Mapping the road to fun: Natural video game controllers, presence, and enjoyment. New Media & Society, 13, 224-242.

Zhu, L. (2011). Beyond concept: Conversational English (Vol. 2). Beijing: University Press of People's University.


Shelton, A.K. (2010). Defining the lines between virtual and real world purchases: Second Life sells, but who’s buying? Computers in Human Behavior, 26 (6), 1223-1227.

Skalski, P., Denny, J, & Shelton, A.K. (2010). Presence and media effects. In C.C. Bracken & P. Skalski (Eds.) Immersed in media: Telepresence in everyday life (pp. 158-180). New York, NY: Routledge.

Skalski, P., Tamborini, R., Shelton, A.K., Buncher, M., & Lindmark, P. (2010). Mapping the road to fun: Natural video game controllers, presence, and enjoyment. New Media & Society, 13, 224-242.

Southwell, B.G., Gilkerson, N., Depue, J, Shelton, A.K., Friedenberg, L. & Koutstaal W (2010). Aging and the faltering validity of recognition-based exposure measurement. Communication Research, 37 (5), 603-619

Spence, P.R., Lachlan, K.A., Nelson, L., & Shelton, A.K. (2010). Age, gender, and information seeking  patterns following an urban bridge collapse. Journal of Emergency Management, 8  (5), 47-54.

Walker, K. L., Hart, J. L., Gregg, J. L. & LaJoie, S. (2010). Undressing "health fashion": An examination of health-cause clothing and accessories. Health Promotion Practice, 11(5), 665-674


Head, B.A., Studts, J.L., Bumpous, J.M., Gregg, J.L., Wilson, L., Keeney, C., Scharfenberger, J.A., Pfeifer, M.P. (2009). Development of a telehealth intervention for head and neck cancer patients. Telemedicine and e-Health, 15(1), 44-52.

Zhu, L. (2009). The journey of an organizational communication scholar: An interview with Dr. Patrice Buzzanell. China Media Research, 5 (3) 64-68.

Zhu, L. (2009).[Review of the book Global Negotiation: The New Rules]. International Journal of Conflict Management, 20, 420-421.