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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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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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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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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

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"It's Tribal, Not Racist": Exposing Hegemonic and Subaltern Ideologies in 'Orange is the New Black', Taylor Warren McDonald

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Mexican/mexican American Foodways As Communication Of Cultural Identity, Charity Jo Mendoza

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Watch And Learn: A Documentary Exploring The Effects Of Video-Based Pedagogy, Chris Matthew Noel

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"do You Even Lift Bro?" An Investigation Of The Male Viewer's Response To Idealized Body Images In Competitive Reality Television., Caitlin Marie Shaffer

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The Goals Of Communicative Responses To Short-Term Worrisome Events In Close Relationships, Pamela Jane Steskal

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Success From The Sideline: How Communicative Processes Of Coaches' Decision-Making Styles Relate To Rugby Team Success, Kelley Sullivan

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"for A Long Time I Thought Being Gay Made Me More White": A Qualitative Analysis Of The Communicative Identity Negotiation Of Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men, Michael Tristano

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The Effect of Instructor Sexual Orientation on Self-disclosure, Nonverbal Immediacy, Out-of-Class Communication with Students, Course Evaluations, and Reports of Student Challenge Behaviors, Kyle Waznis

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Political Third Parties' Representation In "the Big Three": 24-Hour Cable News Networks' Ideological Construction Of The American Political Duopoly, William Breault

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Surf's Up: Communicative Aspects of Online Trust-Building Via Reducing Uncertainty Online in Couchsurfing, Maura Rae Cherney

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When Can We Meet For Coffee?: Strategies In Online Dating To Build Liking When Exchanging Mediated Messages, Jacob I. Hazzard

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Advocating For Advocacy: How Academia Affects Students' Civic And Political Engagement Outcomes, Chandler S. Johnson

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My One Week, Two Month, Three Year Stand: Identifying The Sexual Script Of The Booty Call Relationship, Kayla Marie Lucht

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Acceptance, Rejection, or Somewhere In-between: Family Communication Regarding Interracial Relationships, Lisa Martin

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Hegemonic Resistance in Hip-hop Music: A Gramscian Rhetorical Criticism of Tupac Shakur, Scott Andrew Mitchell

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Crime And Poverty In Detroit: A Cross-Referential Critical Analysis Of Ideographs And Framing, Jacob Jerome Nickell

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Doctor Who and the Creation of a Non-Gendered Hero Archetype, Alessandra J. Pelusi

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Fashioning a Rhetoric of Style: A Rhetorical Analysis of Urban Street Style Representations in New York City, Amber Pineda

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Olympian Sponsorship Roles: Sports Identification, Credibility, and Intent to Purchase, Amy Alexis Rothblum

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To Thine Own Self Be Cruel: An Analysis of the Use of Self-Deprecating Humor as a Rhetorical Strategy by Figures in Positions of Authority, Brian Sorenson

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Gettin' Weird Together: The Performance Of Identity And Community Through Cultural Artifacts Of Electronic Dance Music Culture, Andrew Matthew Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Second Screen: A Qualitative Exploration Of New Television Multitasking Behaviors, Erica Roehm