Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

Inside CCI: August 2, 2019

Advertising & Public Relations

Alexa K. Fox (University of Akron) and DeForrest Jackson Professor Mariea Grubbs Hoy published, “Smart Devices, Smart Decisions? Implications of Parents’ Sharenting for Children’s Online Privacy: An Investigation of Mothers” in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. Read their findings here.

Congratulations to Ying Xiong for successfully defending her dissertation, “Public Relations and Social Movement Engagement: Facilitating Motivations and Building Networked Social Movements.” Special thanks to her dissertation committee chair Maureen Taylor and her other committee members: Professor Elizabeth Avery Foster, Assistant Professor Moonhee Cho, and Adam Saffer (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill).

Communication Studies

Assistant Professor Jenny Crowley published three articles this summer:

  • Crowley and Andrew High (Penn State University), “Effects of Provider Identity and Locus of Supportive Conversation on Coping with an Identity-Threatening Stressor,” Communication Research. Read the article
  • Crowley and High along with Emily Buehler and Ashley Peterson (both from Penn State, “Broadcasting for Help: A Typology of Support-Seeking Strategies on Facebook” New Media & Society. Read the paper
  • She also published a reference article on Self-disclosure in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, which can be found here.

Information Sciences

Director and Professor Diane Kelly will serve as a keynoter at the 2019 ACM SIGIR International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval, Oct. 2-5 in Santa Clara, California. She was also recently named Co-Editor-in-Chief of Foundations and Trends in Information Retrieval.

Associate Professor Wade Bishop participated in the Belmont Forum’s Transdisciplinary Metrics Workshop in Alexandria, Virginia, at the U.S. National Science Foundation in June.

Journalism & Electronic Media

Professor Emeritus Peter Gross published a book in July titled, “The Misadventures of Central and East European Media and Journalism.” In addition, his book chapter, “Journalism and Transitions to Democracy in Eastern Europe,” was published in The Handbook of Journalism Studies. He had two articles in Transitions Online: “Ready to Scream?” and “Once Upon a Time in Kyiv” and recently had a Q&A published in Allgemeine Deutsche Zeitung für Rumänien, the only German-language daily newspaper in Central and Eastern Europe.

Associate Professor Amber Roessner has published two recent columns in the Washington Post: “The Renaissance of Jimmy Carter and What it Means for 2020” and “Why Democrats Should Reconsider Flocking to Iowa.”

Doctoral Student Charli Kerns was featured in the University of Tennessee’s Campus News for translating her love of action sports and whitewater canoeing into an academic career, focusing her research on how action sports media can help re-imagine issues of gender in sport and culture.


Mark Your Calendar


Aug. 9 Summer Sessions End
Aug. 21 Fall Classes Begin
Sept. 2 Labor Day
Sept. 17 CCI Graduate Student Reception
Sept. 23-26 CCI Diversity & Inclusion Week
Sept. 26 CCI Diversity Festival, 5:00-7:00 p.m., CCI Lobby/Patio
Oct. 4 CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Patrick Auditorium
Oct. 9 CCI Job & Internship Fair, Student Union Ballroom, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Oct. 11 CCI Board of Visitors Meeting, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Scripps Lab
Oct. 11 CCI 50th Anniversary Gala, 5:30 – 11:15 p.m., Knoxville Convention Center
Oct. 12 CCI Tailgate, 3 hrs. prior to UT/Mississippi State Kickoff
Oct. 17-18 UT Fall Break
Oct. 25 CCI Strategic Planning Committee Vision/Mission Retreat
Nov. 22 CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Patrick Auditorium
Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving
Dec. 4 Classes End
Dec. 5 Study Day
Dec. 5 CCI Holiday Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Scripps Lab
Dec. 12 Graduate Hooding
Dec. 13 Commencement Ceremony