Student Research

Communication Majors not only learn how to conduct cutting-edge research, they actually do research and present their findings at the Communication field's national and even international conferences. We offer students unique opportunities to conduct research with faculty.

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The National Communication Association (NCA) and The International Communication Association (ICA) use a blind review process to determine which research papers will be accepted for presentation at their annual conferences. At NCA, undergraduate students typically compete in the undergraduate division. There is also an open competition with graduate students, and faculty members from across the country. The competition at ICA includes professors and graduate students from around the world. In addition to numerous student presenters in the undergraduate division of NCA, Marist has had a number of students successfully compete and present papers in open competition with graduate students and faculty members at both NCA and ICA conferences. To the best of our knowledge, no other undergraduate students have ever presented a paper in open competition at ICA. For the second year in a row, Marist students received the award for "Top Student Group Paper in the Nation" from the Lambda Pi Eta Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) at the annual meeting in New Orleans in November. This year we had about 25 Marist student authors attend this conference.

November, 2007

Hull, P. E. (2007, November). What’s Missing in Funny: A Meta-Analysis of Humor in Advertising. Paper to be presented at the 93rd annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (Mass Communication Division).

Southard, A., Panasci, E., Brittle, M., Mitchell, L., & Onderko, M. (2007, November). Booking a Social Life: Stimulation Avoiders Overcoming Social Anxiety Through Facebook. Paper to be presented at the 93rd annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (Communication Apprehension Division).

Tougas, J. A., Lippman, M. B., & Morris, T. W. (2007, November). Face-Off: Different Ways Identity is Privileged Through Facebook. Paper to be presented at the 93rd annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (Interpersonal Communication Division).

November, 2006

Mallet, C. R. (2006, November). Mentoring: Passing the Torch of Experience, Knowledge, and Organizational Culture. Paper presented at the 92nd annual convention of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX. (Training & Development Division).

November, 2005

Blake, D., Adarian, C., Beach, K., D’Amato, M., & Clarkson, J. (2005, November). The Dark Side of Persuasion: The Use of Interrogation Tactics. Paper presented at the 91st annual convention of the National Communication Association, Boston, MA. (Lambda Pi Eta Division).

Gabbert, A. C., Gibbons, B. S., & Smith, J. S. (2005, November). The Use of Persuasive Techniques in the College Classroom. Paper presented at the 91st annual convention of the National Communication Association, Boston, MA. (Lambda Pi Eta Division).

Cunningham, K., Davis, J., Duncan, A., Hickey, L., & King, C. (2005, November). Instant Messenger Junkies: A New Social Addiction in the World of Computer-mediated Communication. Paper presented at the 91st annual convention of the National Communication Association, Boston, MA. (Interpersonal Communication Division).

November, 2004

*Fuller, D., Nseir, A. J., Rosinski, J., & Sokolowski, L. (2004, November). The Ethical Issues of Spyware and Computer Surveillance in Both Business and Personal Venues. Paper presented at the 90th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. *Top Student Group Paper in the Nation, 2004 (Steven A. Smith Award), Lambda Pi Eta Division, National Communication Association.

Brennan, J., Albright, A., DeMarino, M., Reddy, C., & Carberry, P. (2004, November). The Comprehension Efficiency of Conventionally Published Text vs. Multimedia Text. Paper presented at the 90th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (Lambda Pi Eta Division).

Smith, J. S. (2004, November). Effective Managerial Styles in Sports Communication Administration. Paper presented at the 90th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (Lambda Pi Eta Division).

Younghans, C. M. (2004, November). Communication and Change in the Event Planning Industry. Paper presented at the 90th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (Lambda Pi Eta Division).

Mahan, J. (2004, November). Female Sportscaster Credibility: Has Appearance Taken Precedence? Paper presented at the 90th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. (Mass Communication Division).

May, 2004

Burlage, K., Marafka, J., Parsons, M., & Milaski, J. (2004, May). Perceptions of Speakers Based on Accent. Paper presented at the 53rd annual convention of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA. (Intercultural Communication Division)

Cummings, J. R., Smith, J. S., Koch, M. E., Haydon, J. E., & Morgan, L. A. (2004, May). The Side Effects of Oral Contraceptives on Different Types of Interpersonal Communication Between College Students. Paper presented at the 53rd annual convention of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA. (Health Communication Division)

November, 2003

*Bellemare, P., Festa, L., Massa, M., Miller, P., & Moy, R. (2003, November). Reality-Based Television: A Correlation With Sexual Consequences. Paper presented at the 89th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, FL. *Top Student Group Paper in the Nation, 2003 (Steven A. Smith Award), Lambda Pi Eta Division, National Communication Association.

Perry, J. N., Campaniello, G. M., Guzzo, C. M., Iacobazzo, V. N. E., & Roe, L. S. (2003, November). Can You Hear What I Hear? Paper presented at the 89th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, FL. (Lambda Pi Eta Division)

May, J. R., Moore, K. A., Roy, K. L., Torres, M. J., & Walsh, S. M. (2003, November). The Approach of Introverts Versus Extraverts in Online Relationships. Paper presented at the 89th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Miami Beach, FL. (Lambda Pi Eta Division)

November, 2002

Four students (Sean Condon, Kristin Frye, Jeffrey Kuznekoff and Margaret "Maggie" Quinlan) presented their paper and accepted the award for "Top Student Group Paper in the Nation" from the Lambda Pi Eta Division of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Condon, S. P., Frye, K. R., Kuznekoff, J. H., & Quinlan, M. M. (2002, November). Chronemic Perceptions: The Relationship Between Pace of Life and Communication. Paper presented at the 88th annual convention of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Fourteen other students (John Goot, Regina Scala, Thomas Tavino, Amy Tritschler and Alissa Vesterby; Travis Mason, Jennifer Hart-Woell, Elena Mielcarz and Courtney Sutphen; Karen Page, Kristin Amundson, Jared Belon, Christopher Luca and Rosario Velazquez), presented their original research papers in the Lambda Pi Eta Division of NCA. The titles and authorships of the papers are as follows:

Goot, J., Scala, R., Tavino, T., Tritschler, A., & Vesterby, A. (2002, November). Benefits of Online Newspapers: Worthwhile for Journalism and Advertising Alike. Paper presented at the 88th annual convention of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Mason, T., Hart-Woell, J., Mielcarz, E., & Sutphen, C. (2002, November). CMC: The Influence of Emoticons on User Confidence and Interpersonal Relationships. Paper presented at the 88th annual convention of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Page, K. L., Amundson, K. E., Belon, J. M., Luca, C., & Velazquez, R. M. (2002, November). Communication Technology and the Influence it has on Relationships. Paper presented at the 88th annual convention of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Additionally, four students (Sandra Alvarez, Patricia Trocino, Sylvia Cornett, and Frances Bloech) presented their research paper in the Communication and Law Division of NCA.

Cornett, S., Trocino, P., Alvarez, S., & Bloech, F. (2002, November). Jury Research: A State of the Art Literature Review. Paper presented at the 88th annual convention of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

July, 2002

Two students (Audrey Brooks and Anna Carmon) are coauthors on a paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference held in Seoul, South Korea.

Brooks, A. L., & Carmon, A. F. (2002, July). A Communicative Profile of People Experiencing Minority Shock. Paper presented at the 51st annual convention of the International Communication Association, Seoul, South Korea.

February, 2002

Marist faculty and students presented at the International Intercultural Communication conference held at the University of Miami at Coral Gables.

Davis, D. C., Haight, J. P., & Nadeau, L. M. (2002, February). Researching Morning, Noon & Night: Chronemics and Individual Proxemic Preferences. Paper accepted for presentation at the 19th Annual Intercultural Communication Conference, Coral Gables, FL.

January, 2002

Five students presented their paper at the first annual conference on "Crisis and Violence in the Post 9/11 World" held at Marist College.

Galluscio, L., Lizotte, M., McAlpin, B., Roehl, R., & Van Brero, M. (2002, January 11). The Correlation Between College Students' Video Game Playing Habits and Desensitizing Attitudes Toward Violence. Paper presented at the Marist College Conference on Crisis and Violence in the Post 9/11 World: Keeping Schools and Campuses Safe, Poughkeepsie, NY.

November, 2001

Our students' paper received the "Top Student Group Paper in the Nation" Award at the National Communication Association conference in Atlanta (Lambda Pi Eta Division).

Campe, B., Frye, K., Hood, C., Kuznekoff, J., & Parsons, M. (2001, November). The Correlation Between the Communication of the Health Risks of Ecstasy (MDMA) and the Drug's Use Among College Students. Paper presented at the 87th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Eighteen communication students presented their own research across two divisions (Mass Communication & Lambda Pi Eta).

Knobloch, K., Sparks, C., & Waldschuetz, N. (2001, November). The Communicative Profile of a Reality-Based Television Viewer. Paper presented at the 87th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Pelletier, M., Krantz, P., & Calandro, J. (2001, November). Virtual Murder and Communication Through Computer Mediated Environments. Paper presented at the 87th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Honsinger, K., Marks, S. M., Brady, P. M., Algiere, J. S., & Lott, J. M. (2001, November). Celebrity Appeal as a Persuasive Technique: A State of the Art of Research. Paper presented at the 87th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

DiMartino, P. M., Lansing, S. L., & Mish, K. E. (2001, November). The Classifications and Stereotypes Associated With Visual Tattoos and Piercings. Paper presented at the 87th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Another five students presented research co-authored with a faculty member.

Davis, D. C., Desiere, S. E., Naughton, K. M., Payne, M. M., & Valianos, A. J. (2001, November). The Relationship Between Culture Shock Expectations, Social Support Networks and Reverse Culture Shock: Initial Results in a Longitudinal Study of Sojourning Students. Paper presented at the 87th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Davis, D. C., & Brooks, A. L. (2001, November). Hoochie-Mamas and Players: The Communicative Profile of Persons "Hooking Up." Paper presented at the 87th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

March, 2001

Marist students presented papers at the International Intercultural Communication conference held at the University of Miami at Coral Gables.

Gray, T., Latham, J., Williams, M., Duncan, S., Heyl, T., & Kelly, A. (2001, March). Does Traveling to Other Cultures Ease the Transition from High School to College? Paper presented at ICC 2001: The Eighteenth Annual Intercultural Communication Conference, Coral Gables, FL.

Macomber, S., Hoffman, E., Beard, M., & Cruz, E. (2001, March). When Your Backyard Isn't Home Anymore or Visiting Other Homes In The Global Village: Reverse Culture Shock and Problems With Satisfaction in a Host Culture. Paper presented at ICC 2001: The Eighteenth Annual Intercultural Communication Conference, Coral Gables, FL.

November, 2000

Seventeen communication students presented their own research at the National Communication Association conference in Seattle (Lambda Pi Eta Division).

Mitchell, C.A., Dicembri, G. J., Kusold, L.G., & Hamer, V. (2000, November). Media's portrayal of women's athletics and society's view of female athletics. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Wood, K. D., Dahncke, J. W., Gorgan, C. M., Feely, M. J., & Curreri, J. (2000, November). To watch or not to watch: Relationships between television viewing and academic probation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Hanson, E. J., Pollard, G. D., & Williams, C. M. (2000, November). College age females' persuasion tactics in getting what she wants from the college age male. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Cunningham, B. A., Koster, A. E., Paquette, K. A., Stetler, J. M., & Young, A. E. (2000, November). Magazine Advertisement Impacts on College Males' Body Images. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Four students coauthors presented research with faculty:

Davis, D. C., & Mignatti, M. (2000, November). A State of the Art of Culture Shock Research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, Washington.

Davis, D. C., Beherns, B. M., Holden, J. A., & O'Shaughnessy, M. B. (2000, November). Exploring the Reality: How Realistic are Portrayals of College Age Prime Time Television Characters? Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, Washington.

June, 2000

Four of our Communication students presented their paper at the International Communication Association conference in Acapulco, Mexico.

Deiss, D. M., Jr., Figura, S. E., Landry, G. V., & Latham, J. L. (2000, June). Communication in the Classroom: Teaching Techniques that Succeed. Paper presented at the 49th annual convention of the International Communication Association, Acapulco, Mexico.

November, 1999

Five Marist students Presented papers at the National Communication Association (NCA) conference in Chicago. The titles and student authors are:

Beherns, B. M., Holden, J., & O'Shaughnessy, M. (1999, November). Exploring the Reality: The Effects of Prime-Time Television on College-Age Women. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Orthmann, L. & Scott, C. (1999, November). An Analysis of Nurse Training on Infant Touch. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

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