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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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But at What Cost? A Rhetorical Analysis of Capitalism, Whiteness, and Their Intersection in Boots Riley's 2018 Sorry to Bother You, Kara A. Brummel

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Exceptional Paternal American Heroes Triumph Over Big Bad Terrorists (Again): The Storied Episodes Of Three Presidential Addresses Announcing The Elimination Of Another Middle Eastern Terrorist Threat, Maura Freeman

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Who Said It First?: Linguistic Appropriation Of Slang Terms Within The Popular Lexicon, Rachel Elizabeth Laing

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Phenomenal Women and Their Sexualization in Media, Tyvon Devontae Lesure

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“It Was Too Many People To Like:” How Romantic Relationship Partners Of Bisexual Or Pansexual Individuals Express Jealousy, Emily Jae Mason

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Turning The Page: Using Foucauldian Rhetorical Criticism To Evaluate Literacy Center Communication, Sarah Monsma

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Professional Sport And Community Outreach: A Content Analysis Of Csr Messages Shared By Professional Team Sport Organizations On Twitter, Kelly E. Murphy

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Investigating Family Communication Patterns And Parent-Child Relationships In Homeschooling Experiences, Victoria Eleanor Padilla

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“They're Issuing Edicts And Proclamations About Your Life, And You're Expected To Follow Those": Living Up To Communicated Parental Expectations About College, Anjali Patel

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Investigating the Role Video Game Players’ Supportive Communication Plays in Moderating the Effects of Toxicity in Online Gaming, Duy Pham

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Investigating The Role Video Game Players' Supportive Communication Plays In Moderating The Effects Of Toxicity In Online Gaming, Duy (Tyler) Pham

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Narrating The Movement: A Rhetorical Analysis On The Digital Mobilization, Remix, And Hijack Of #Metoo, Rocky Roque

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How Hbo'S A Black Lady Sketch Show Utilizes Humor To Cope And Resist Against Racism And Sexism, Regina Lynnette Sanders

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Lost In Translation: South Asian Muslim Women'S Interpretation Of Religious Gender Role Expectations, Women'S Agency, And Women'S Identity, Tamanna Tasmin

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A Rhetorical Analysis of Higher Education’s Mental Health Messaging, Gabrielle Thompson

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I Contain Multitudes: Identity Shift Effects of Diametrically Opposed Self-Presentations, Jacob John Valov

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“How Do I Make Them Understand and Then Why Would I?” Exploring the Impact of Disclosure and Support on Coping Perceptions Among Nurses With Their Families, Madeline Katherine Witt

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"I Thought That We Could Nurture The Nature Out Of Our Son": Making Meaning Of Parenting In The Narratives Of Parents Of Children In Residential Treatment, Jared V. Worwood

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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“When Two Elephants Fight, It’s the Ground that Suffers”: A Neo-Marxist Rhetorical Deconstruction of the United States’ Rhetoric of Power in Resistance to United Nations Treaties, Divine Narkotey Aboagye

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The Polite Abuser: Using Politeness Theory To Examine Emotional Abuse, Cimmiaron Alvarez

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Applying Psychological Reactance Theory To Intercultural Communication In The Workplace: Dealing With Technological Change And Tolerance For Ambiguity, Oumaima Boulhna

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The Influence of Instructor Mental Illness Disclosure on the Perceptions of Mental Illness, Classroom Climate, Teacher Credibility, Homophily, and Social Attraction, Kirsten L. Bridgemen

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"Don't Stop Believin'" in a pair of socks: How The Sopranos shapes our understanding of mental illness, Adam Richard Brockman

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Redefining what it means to be a sibling: Relationship and identity reconstruction of individuals with a sibling with an acquired disability, Hannah Gomes

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"but We Can Be Friends": An Analysis Of Turning Points In Platonic Friendships Among Former Significant Others, Desiree Hernandez

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No “Me” Before The Nation: Portrayal Of Nationalism And Religious Identities In Bollywood Movies Created During Modi-Era, Misha Khan

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“there’s Something That I Want You To Know”: An Analysis Of Coming Out Videos In Relation To Community Building And Co-Cultural Theory, Franklin J. Kimmell

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Yay Or Nay? A Media Analysis Of How Deception Is Utilized As A Leadership Tactic In The Television Show Sons Of Anarchy, Bruce T. Lanigan

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Netflix And Kill: A Framing And Uses And Gratifications Comparative Analysis Of Serial Killer Representations In The Media, Mallorie Margaret Latora

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"It Doesn't Seem Like a Big Deal": A Media Ecology Analysis of Digital Teen Sexuality and Sexting Education, Allison Marie Metz

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Increasing Engagement With Student Government Associations: An Examination Of Student Publics, Viraj Patel

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The Role Of Social Interdependence On Student Perceptions Of Affective Learning, Motivation, Classroom Communication Apprehension, And Classroom Climate, Nhung Cam Vu

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A Resistance in Red: Ideographs in The Handmaid's Tale, Jessica Marie Wozniak

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The relationship between college health professionals' communicative behaviors, students' satisfaction, and students' perceived quality of healthcare, Prince Adu Gyamfi

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"They are Supposed to be There for Me": Using Thematic Analysis to Understand Sexual Assault Disclosures in Hispanic Families, Alyssa M. Hernandez

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Examining the relationship between media consumption and Kenya's political culture, Gilbert Kipkoech

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Inked Bodies, Blank Pages; A Study Of Amazigh Tattooing, Hannah Mesouani

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The Impact Of Community-Based Training Outreach In Improving Water Quality, Health, And Sanitation In Kenya, Lavender Matuyia Ntaoti

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“Picking My Battles”: Examining The Experiences Of Gender Non-Binary Identities Within The U.S., Mika Raylen Richards

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"You want to be fooled": Exploring Semiotics, Polysemy, and Strategic Ambiguity in Christopher Nolan Films, Isaac Ruiz

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Construction of News in the U.S. and Russian Press: Comparative Analysis, Ekaterina Rybakova

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Disney World, the Mythic Space, and the Disney Company Mythology, Logan Sean Spence

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"We Need to Stop Temporarily Caring:" Pulse, Spoken Word Poetry, and Audience Counter-narrative Creation, Hannah G. Trew

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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“Black Is Powerful”: A Gramscian Rhetorical Analysis of Post-Racialism at the University of Missouri, Taylor Bauer

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Every Rose Has Its Thorn: A Feminist Critique of How The Bachelor Communicates Ideal Femininity, Katy Biddle

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The Effects of Instructors Discussing Alcohol In The Classroom on Student Perceptions of Their Instructor, Nathaniel Swiech Brophy

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Using The Extended Parallel Process Model To Influence Adoption Of A Plant-Based Diet, Ka Kei Cheong

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Food Discourse: The Communicative Gateway Toward Understanding Formerly Colonized Representation in Parts Unknown, Mitch Combs

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From Ideology to Ideologue: How the Mormon Church Utilizes the Ideograph to Interpellate Identity, Alexander Ewers

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Framing Faith: A media analysis of the Ordain Women Movement within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jasmin Falk

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Creating Sustainable Workplace Environments: An Exploratory Study of Social Energy Expenditure in Cross-Sex, Heterosexual Organizational Friendships, Kathryn Cordelia Green

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The Impact Of Informal Social Networks On Employee Productivity In Kenyan Organizations, Mary Kiura

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A Place to Stand: Community Media Centers, James Joseph Knightwright

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Getting in Each Other’s Way: Enlarging the Possibilities of Sustainable Community Development through Communication, Cecelia M. Long

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Communication In Live Sports Broadcasts: Attributions Of Task Performance Errors, Benjamin J. Lynn

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Student Preparedness Upon Entering The College Communication Classroom, Tina Marie McGuire

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A Pokébalancing Act: The Management Of Japanese Cultural “odor” In Pokémon, Nicholas Raes

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Preparing For College: The Effects Of High School Speech Experience On Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Communication Apprehension, And College Preparedness, Brian M. Rohman

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A Cross-Cultural Comparison Of Perceptions By Public Relations Practitioners In The United States And Germany, Leila Schmidt

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Diffusion Of Innovations And Public Communication Campaigns: An Examination Of The 4r Nutrient Stewardship Program, Henry Seeger

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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And They Lived Happily Ever After, or Did They? Representations of and Attitudes toward Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Action Films, Kelly L. Adams

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Open mic: a documentary film exploring humorous narratives, Ryan T. Cashman

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Good Game Well Played: An Esports Documentary, Gabriella Clare Devia-Allen

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Narrative In Police Communication: The Art Of Influence And Communication For The Modern Police Organization, Chelsea Fray

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The digital surgeon's warning: Do disclaimers have a place in beauty and fashion advertising?, Jess Gabl

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Intercultural Accommodation: Accommodating Communication To People Of Different Groups, Marcus M. Gruwell

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Invisible Pain: Looking At Women’s Fibromyalgia Disclosure In The Workplace Through The Lens Of Communication Privacy Management Theory, Robert D. Hall

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“I Didn’t Even Think Of This”: Examining The Influence Of Student Disability Accommodation Training On Basic Course Instructor Attitudes And Self-Efficacy, Jillian A. Joyce

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"I Knew College Was in the Cards for Me:" A Thematic Analysis of the Communicative Messages Foster Youth Receive about Post-Secondary Education, LaShawnda Kilgore

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"You Know, Words do Matter": Self-Presentation and Media Framing of the Rhetoric of Male vs. Female Politicians in the 2008 Clinton-Obama Presidential Debates, Lindsey N. Kraus

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Communicating consent: An investigation of predictors of college student sexual consent communication, Erin L. Link

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"But She's Snow White, She Wouldn't Hurt Anybody": A Critical Analysis of Gender and Power in Once Upon a Time, Mackenzie Mahler

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Fake Sports, Real Impact? Investigating Social Identity, Identity Construction, and Perceptions of Self Using Fantasy Sports Leagues as a Platform for Communication Research, Adam James Mason

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The Influence Of Political Ideology And A Politician’s Vocal Gender Typicality On Voter Perceptions And Vote Choice, Melanie Bibiane Michaud

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Ahead In Our Bulletin…examining Kenyans’ Perceptions Of Cancer Messages In Television News And Use Of These Messages, James Ndone

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Mythology Of The Angry Black Man: An Analysis Of Cornelius Eady’s Brutal Imagination As A Rhetorical Counter-Narrative, Junior Ocasio

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Altered Perceptions: Impact Of Historical And Cultural Discourse On Japanese American Identity Formation, Chelsea H. Oshita

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Representation Of Identity Of Individuals With Mental Illness In Movies, Olivia R. Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Strengthening Nonprofit Leadership By Recognizing Its Differentness From Forprofit Leadership Through Nonverbal Immediacy, Credibility, And Organizational Climate, Sabrina Ann Burkiewicz

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Mass Media’s Cultivation Effect On Islamic, Muslim, And Qur’anic Prejudice, Shanna J. Carlson

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Words Apart: A Study Of Attitudes Towards Varieties Of South African Accents In A United States Employment Scenario, Sean Goatley-Soan

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“fired Up About Education:” A Quantitative Exploration Of Positive And Negative Slang, Richard Heyne

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Beyond The Millennium Development Goals: An Evaluation Of The War On HIV/AIDS In Kenya, Robert G. Nyaga

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Catcalling as a "Double Edged Sword": Midwestern Women, Their Experiences, and the Implications of Men's Catcalling Behaviors, Colleen O'Leary

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Financial Conflict Messages and Marital Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Financial Communication Satisfaction, Samantha Josephine Shebib

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Analyzing the Leadership Skills of Nurses through Mentoring Relationships, Barbara Jean Siwula

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Macro And Micro Levels Of University Identification: Using Social Network Sites To Reactivate Latent Social Identities Within College Alumni, Eric James Varney

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Hillman College Is A Different World From Where You Come From: A Thematic Analysis Of Relationships In A Different World, Natilie Williams

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Casual Sex: Implications, Motivations, and Emotions, Callie Justine Winter

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Measuring Predictors of Groupthink: Instrument Development and Validation, Richard Walter Baptist

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God's Eye News: The Use of Drones in Journalism, a documentary film, Robert Lance Carroll

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Living In And Between "two Different Worlds": Arab American Women, Identity, And Their Interethnic Romantic Relationships, Samar Dababneh

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When Lovers Become Friends: Rules of Post-Dissolutional Friendships, Annelise Nicole Ewing

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Raising the Standard: An Assessment of Peer Collaboration as an Enhancer of Speech Evaluation Fidelity, Terrell Kody Frey

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Caution, Traffick Ahead: Determining Message Design Features from Anti-Human Trafficking Non-Profit Organizations, Elayne Goldman

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An emotional spark: Exploring the role of emotions in organizational training programs and beyond, Olivia Loren Hook

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Shift Happens: Enactment Of Third-Shift Work And Gendered Identity Negotiation Of Working Mothers, Caitlin Brooke Landsman

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A Prescription For Better Health: The Role Of On-Line Research In Doctor-Nurse-Patient Communication, Julie Anne Maio

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Interpersonal Leadership: The Role Of Perceived Motivation For Self-Disclosure And Self-Disclosure Appropriateness In Employee Affect For Supervisor, Caleb Barrett Malik

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Examining the Pseudonymity of Sports Message Boards and the Subsequent Effects on Levels of Self-Disclosure, Expressing Extreme Opinions, Emotional Flaming, and Fandom, Todd Marver