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41st Annual Research Symposium – February 11, 2019

41st Annual Research Symposium

Asking Important Questions & Finding Powerful Insights


Monday, February 11, 2019

Patrick Auditorium 321 Communications Building

Scripps Convergence Lab 4th Floor Communications Building

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN




8:15-9:30 – Symposium Registration

8:30-9:30 – Poster Presentations (Atrium in front of Patrick Auditorium)

Title – Understanding The Use of Scholarly Information by Engineers to Improve Information Literacy Education for Engineering Students

Author: Jordan Kaufman

Title – Understanding the Information Seeking Behaviors of “Personal Connection” Researchers.

Author: Rob Anderson

Title – Eye-tracking as an approach for evaluating international graduate students’ interaction with university recruitment web pages: A case study.

Author: Cassandra Huang

Title – Preparing, Not Repairing:  A Case Study and Best Practices in Proactive Link Management

Author:  Leah Cannon, Brianne Dosch, & Dr. Hannah Gunderman

Title – Communicating Primary Sources through the Academic Library Research Guide

Author: Heather Back, Kathryn Brooks, & Michael Deike

Title – Through Black Eyes and Black Minds: Experiences of Black/African American Journalism Students at Predominantly White Institutional Journalism Programs

Author: Monique Freemon

TitleUser-Centered Survey Design: Considering Group Membership Effects on Survey Responses

Author: Kelly Roth

9:30-10:00 – Session 1 Presentations (Patrick Auditorium)

  1. Dr. Abhijit Mazmudar –  U.S. Foreign Policy Interests and Framing India in the U.S. Press After the Cold War
  2. Umana Anjalin & Dr. Abhijit Mazmudar –  India’s #MeToo Moment in Bollywood: From Casting Couch to Public Exposé in Indian Film Industry
  3. Dr. Hannah Gunderman – Science Fiction as an Information Pathway: Doctor Who’s Role in Geopolitical Engagement with Brexit and Donald Trump

10:10-11:00 – Panel 1: So What? Advancing Socially Relevant Research in Interpersonal, Health and Organizational Communication (Hosted by Dr. Courtney Wright)

  1. Dara Carney-Nedelman – AUIGTROSAI (Acronym Usage in Groups: The Relationship of Socialization and Identification
  2. Mary Klepzig –  Communication’s Role in Patients Medication Compliance
  3. Kane Smith – Coming Out: Do Imagined Interactions Affect the Process?
  4. Emily Caylor – Hurtful Communication in the Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law Relationship

11:15-12:10 – Session 2 Presentations (Patrick Auditorium)

  1. Dr. Mariea Hoy – Sharenting and Children’s Online Privacy Risk: Implications of Mothers’ Consumer Vulnerability
  2. Dr. Diane Kelly – Studies of Information Search Interfaces and Behaviors, and Experimental Design
  3. Dr. Diane Kelly & Dr. Hannah Gunderman – The Impact of Including Images with Assigned Search Tasks on User Engagement and Motivation in Interactive Information Retrieval Laboratory Experiments
  4. Dr. Wade Bishop – The Data Life Aquatic: Oceanographers’ Experience with Interoperability and Re-usability

12:10-1:20 – Lunch in Scripps Convergence Theater

1:25-2:20 – Session 3 Presentations (Patrick Auditorium)

  1. Dr. Mark Harmon – Methods Matter: Poll Question Complexity and ‘Don’t Know’ Responses
  2. Dr. Mark Harmon and Jason Stamm – Two Anthem Protests and the Political Communication Implications from Public Reaction
  3. Dr. Bharat Mehra – A Model of Engaged Scholarship to Further Diversity, Social Justice, and Community Impact: Building Bridges Across Boundaries
  4. Ms. Robyn Blakeman – The Business Behind Advertising Creative

2:25-3:15 – Panel 2: Conflict Matters: (Re)considering Narratives, Bullying and Restorative Justice Practices in the Workplace (Hosted by Dr. Courtney Wright)

  1. Max Davenport – Hidden in Plain Sight: Deception and Destruction in Conflict Narratives
  2. Kylie Julius – Bullies, Browbeaters, and Bulldozers: Emotional Cognitive Response to Workplace Bullying
  3. Jenilee Crutcher Williams – A Space for Inclusion: How Marginalized Faculty Make Sense of Workplace Ostracism
  4. Grace Loy – Restorative Justice in Organizational Contexts

3:15-4:25 – Session 4 Presentations (Patrick Auditorium)

  1.    Joseph Winberry (update) – Innovations in Public Libraries: Administrator Perspectives
    1. Andrew Brown – Expanding Situational Crisis Communication Theory into Nonprofit Contexts: The Halo Effect & The Phoenix Phenomena
    2. Rob Anderson – Understanding the Information Seeking Resources and Strategies of Qualitative Researchers
    3. Dr. Hannah Gunderman – The SIS Programming Research Group: Collaborative Teaching and Learning of Computational Information Science
    4. Alexander Carter & Nicholas Sarafolean – Applying Taylor’s Message Strategy Model to Smart Speakers
    5. Macy Halladay – Gatekeeping Mechanisms, Information Practices, and Benefits: How do Information Practices of Gatekeepers Benefit Online Community Members?
    6. Kimberly Cupp – The Migration of a University’s Information Management System: A Study of the  Users’ Experience

4:30-4:40 – Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks by Dr. Carol Tenopir


Poster Judges: Dr. Devendra Potnis, Beth Meko, & Joseph Winberry

Presentation Judges: Faculty: Dr. Courtney Wright, Dr. Devendra Potnis & Dr. Beth Foster

Staff: Dr. Hannah Gunderman, Jesse Cragwall, & Rachel Volentine

Students: Kevin Mallary & Joseph Winberry