Faculty in the University of Dayton Department of Communication provide an excellent education in the theory, history, ethics, and practice of communication, preparing students for careers and leadership in a wide variety of professions.

Faculty publish research in many areas of expertise, including public speaking, the basic communication course, interpersonal communication, political communications, mass media, journalism, public relations, gender roles, and ethics, to name a few. This collection provides a sampling of their published works.

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Submissions from 2017

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Print Versus Digital: How Medium Matters on 'House of Cards', Patrick Ferrucci and Chad Painter

Submissions from 2016

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Market Matters: How Market-Driven is 'The Newsroom'?, Patrick Ferrucci and Chad Painter

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Foul Ball: Audience-Held Stereotypes of Baseball Players, Patrick Ferrucci, Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Chad Painter, and J. David Wolfgang

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Strengthening the Introductory Communication Course: An Opportunity through Better Alignment with Today’s Needs, Jon A. Hess

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All in the Game: Communitarianism and 'The Wire', Chad Painter

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The Complexity of Disability, Chad Painter

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Gender Games: The Portrayal of Female Journalists on 'House of Cards', Chad Painter and Patrick Ferrucci

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Flipping the Script: Newspaper Reporting of the Trayvon Martin Shooting, Chad Painter and Erin Willis

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Alternative Media and Normative Theory: A Case of Ferguson, Missouri, Mark Anthony Poepsel and Chad Painter

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Race Prominent Feature in Coverage of Trayvon Martin, Erin Willis and Chad Painter

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The Role of Public Relations in Social Capital, Weiwu Zhang and Alan Abitbol

Submissions from 2015

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'People in Hell Want Slurpees': The Redefinition of the Zombie Genre through the Salvific Portrayal of Family on AMC's 'The Walking Dead', Joshua D. Ambrosius and Joesph M. Valenzano

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Making Oral Communication a Successful Part of the Common Core, Jon A. Hess

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'His Women Problem': An Analysis of Gender on 'The Newsroom', Chad Painter and Patrick Ferrucci

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Communication and the Common Core: Disciplinary Opportunities, Joesph M. Valenzano

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The Speaker: The Tradition and Practice of Public Speaking, Joesph M. Valenzano III and Stephen W. Braden

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Communication Pathways, Joesph M. Valenzano, Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, and Erin S. Parcell

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A Model for the Development of a Sustainable Basic Course in Communication, Samuel P. Wallace

Submissions from 2014

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Suit My Heart: Staging Foster Youth Narratives that Hit Home, Michelle Hayford

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World Theatre, Michelle Hayford

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Mapping Reality: An Introduction to Theatre, Charlie Mitchell and Michelle Hayford

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Cowboys, Angels, and Demons: American Exceptionalism and the Frontier Myth in the CW's 'Supernatural', Joesph M. Valenzano

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Reforming General Education: A Departmental Experience With Mission and Assessment, Joesph M. Valenzano and Samuel P. Wallace

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Consistency and Change: The (R)Evolution of the Basic Communication Course, Joesph M. Valenzano, Samuel P. Wallace, and Sherwyn P. Morreale

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Student Learning Outcomes: Primary Drivers of Course Design, Samuel P. Wallace

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The Role of Public Relations in Social Capital and Civic Engagement, Weiwu Zhang and Alan Abitbol

Submissions from 2013

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Sexual Disclosures: Connections to Relational Satisfaction and Closeness, Tina A. Coffelt and Jonathan A. Hess

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Pseudo Newsgathering: Analyzing Journalists’ Use of Pseudo-events on 'The Wire', Patrick Ferrucci and Chad Painter

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A Black and White Game: Racial Stereotypes in Baseball, Patrick Ferrucci, Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Chad Painter, and Glenn Leshner

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The Risks and Rewards of Serving as a Department Chair, Jon A. Hess

Can I Quote Me on That?, Chad Painter

What’s Yours is Mine: The Ethics of News Aggregation, Chad Painter

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The Speaker's Primer, Joesph M. Valenzano III, Stephen W. Braden, and Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post

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Directing the Winds of Change: The Basic Course and General Education, Joseph M. Valenzano III

Submissions from 2012

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Building Support for the Introductory Oral Communication Course: Strategies for Widespread and Enduring Support on Campus, Jon A. Hess

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Helping Junior Faculty Achieve Success in Promotion and Tenure, Jon A. Hess

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Communication Strategies to Restore Working Relations: Comparing Relationships that Improved with Ones that Remained Problematic, Jon A. Hess and Katelyn A. Sneed

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Unprofessional, Ineffective, and Weak: A Textual Analysis of the Portrayal of Female Journalists on 'Sports Night', Chad Painter and Patrick Ferrucci

Mocking The News: How 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Holds Traditional Broadcast News Accountable, Chad Painter and Louis Hodges

Submissions from 2010

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Mocking The News: How 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Holds Traditional Broadcast News Accountable, Chad Painter and Louis Hodges

Submissions from 2009

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Leading and Aligning IT Innovations in Higher Education, Thomas D. Skill

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His Final Homily: Pope John Paul II's Death as an Affirmation of His Life's Message, Joesph M. Valenzano

Submissions from 2008

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Female Caregivers Ask Questions in the First Year of Caring, Linda L. Pierce, Victoria Steiner, and Teresa Thompson

Submissions from 2007

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Stroke Caregiving: Two Sides to the Story, Teresa Thompson

Submissions from 2006

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Distancing from Problematic Coworkers, Jon A. Hess

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Turning Points in Relationships with Disliked Co-workers, Jon A. Hess, Becky Lynn Omdahl, and Janie M. Harden Fritz

Submissions from 2005

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Public and Relational Communication Ethics in Political Communication: Integrity, Secrecy, and Dialogue in ‘The Contender’, Jon A. Hess and Joy Piazza

Submissions from 2003

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Maintaining Undesired Relationships, Jon A. Hess

Submissions from 2002

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Embracing the Hybrid Model: Working at the Intersections of Virtual and Physical Learning Spaces, Thomas D. Skill and Brian A. Young

Submissions from 2001

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Rethinking Our Approach to the Basic Course: Making Ethics the Foundation of Introduction to Public Speaking, Jon. A. Hess

Submissions from 2000

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Dealing with Co-workers We Don't Like, Jon A. Hess

Submissions from 1999

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Planning for Technology-Enhanced Learning on Residential Campuses, Thomas D. Skill

Submissions from 1995

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Context vs. Process: Revising the Structure of the Basic Course, Donald D. Yoder and Samuel P. Wallace

Submissions from 1994

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Business as Usual: Ethics as Mundane Behavior, and the Case of Target Corporation, Jon A. Hess

Submissions from 1993

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Teaching Ethics in Introductory Public Speaking: Review and Proposal, Jon A. Hess

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The Diffusion of Innovations: A Review and Explication of Central Concepts, Thomas D. Skill

Submissions from 1992

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'Wait — Something’s Missing!': The Status of Ethics in Basic Public Speaking Texts, Jon A. Hess

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Basic Public Speaking Principles: An Examination of Twelve Popular Texts, Jon A. Hess and Judy C. Pearson

Submissions from 1989

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Implications of Student and Instructor Involvement in the Basic Course, Samuel P. Wallace and Don B. Morlan