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CCI Research Symposium – 2022


Resilience, Community, & Compassion:
Innovative Research to Move Us Forward

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Student Presentation Award Winners

Student Research Stars

First Place: Scott Greeves
Second Place: Jessica Barfield
Third Place: Amanda Womac

Research Poster Kaleidoscope

First Place: Makayla Lerner, Dr. Sreedhar Upendram, Isabella Baxter
Second Place: Shelby Luttman
Third Place: Sarah Devereux

Trivia Winner

Amanda Womac

Student Session Participation Winners

(sponsored by SIS)

Makayla Lerner
Scott Greeves

Session Moderators


Research Advisory Committee

Suzie Allard
Tori Bertram
Sarah Devereux
Brian Dobreski
Laura Miller
Kelsey Badger
Carolyn Hank
Jiangen He
Joy Jenkins
Chad Lanctot
Anna McClure
Emily Pritt
Curry Wilson
Suzie Allard
Kelsey Badger
Courtney Childers
Brian Dobreski
Anna Franklin
Jiangen He
Joy Jenkins
Laura Miller
Emily Pritt
Curry Wilson


2022-CCI Research Symposium Agenda PDF

Time Session Location
11:00 – 11:50 Session #1 — RESEARCH POSTER KALEIDOSCOPE CCI 4th floor elevator banks (outside SIS)
Sarah Devereux
Not Stranger or Friend: The Role of Personal-Service Provider Relationships
Elisha Jewell, Dr. Joy Doan
Music Collections in Academic Libraries: Taking Advantage of a New Age of Technology in Decentralization & Data Management
Makayla Lerner, Dr. Sreedhar Upendram, Isabella Baxter
Bridging the Digital Divide: Community Programs Targeting Broadband Access and Adoption in Rural Tennessee
Shelby Luttman
How Divergent Risk-Characters Rewrite the Anti-Vaccination Narrative
Anna McClure
Environmental Media Studies: A Call for Revision and Expansion of Perspective

11:50 – 12:00 Break

Time Session Location
12:00 – 12:50 Session #2 – PANEL
The Power of Community: Advice for Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Community-Engaged Research
CCI Scripps Convergence Lab
(Room 402)

Dr. Laura Miller, Associate Professor, School of Communication Studies


Dr. Beth Foster, Professor and Director, School of Advertising and Public Relations
Dr. Sreedhar Upendram, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Joseph Winberry, Doctoral Candidate, College of Communication & Information

Streaming available via Zoom (registration required for non UT-netID access)


Time Session Location
12:50 – 1:30 Lunchtime Trivia & Snacks CCI Scripps Convergence Lab (Room 402)


Time Session Location
1:30 – 2:00 Online Trivia ZOOM


Time Session Location
Jessica Atkins, Kelsey Badger, Claire Jordan, Hannah Nelsen, Katerina Ozment, Olivia Young
Telling the Story: Accessing, Analyzing, and Visualizing Publication Data to Communicate Organizational Research Impact
Video | PDF
Dr. Mark Harmon, Kelley Glasgow
How Journalists and News Broadcasters Use Quotes from Shakespeare Plays
Video | PDF
Jalen Blue
Social Costs and the Sensemaking Process
Video | PDF

2:30 – 2:35 Break

Time Session Location
2:35 – 3:20 Session #4 – STUDENT RESEARCH STARS ZOOM
Dr. Adam Love, Dr. Alex Deeb, Patrick Crowe
The Politics of Taking A Knee: Qualitative Media Analysis of the Kaepernick Protest.
Scott Greeves, Dr. Mustafa Oz
Facebook Versus Twitter: How Social Media Affordances Influence Willingness to Express Opinions About Systemic Racism
Teodora Trifonova
Identifying Trend of Rising Verbal and Physical Violence Against Journalists Globally
Patrick Crowe
Black Military Affiliated People’s Perspective on Sport Media Post-Kaepernick.

3:20 – 3:25 Break

Time Session Location
3:25 – 4:10 Session #5 – FACULTY RAP ZOOM
Dr. Abhijit Mazumdar, Baisakhi Dalapati
A Qualitative Study of India’s Press Ethics: Misinformation & Source Verification
Zoom recording passcode: dz!?e2HH
Prof. Stuart Brotman, Paige Hill, Pranaav Jadhav, Simran Kumari, Austin Toy
Survey Data and Social Media Research: Findings and Observations
Dr. Mustafa Oz, B. Nurumov
Examining Types, Directions and Deliberative Attributes of Incivility on Facebook versus Twitter
Dr. Mark Harmon
U.S. Newscasts Still Labor to Understand Strikes

4:10 – 4:15 Break

Time Session Location
4:15 – 4:55 Session #6 – STUDENT RESEARCH STARS ZOOM
James Cartee
A Pop Culture Study of Values, Symbols, and Signs – The Application of Semiotics Theory to Film: Narratives and Characters
Amanda Womac
A Discussion and Reconsideration of the Deficit Model of Science Communication
Jessica Barfield
Evaluating Social Robots as a Function of Colorization, Mode of Communication and Perceived Intelligence

4:55 – 5:00 Closing

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