Selected Grants

 

  • Identifying and Implementing Effective Visual Enhancements to Correct High-Priority COVID-19 Misinformation. Poynter Institute, Co-Investigator, 2020–2021, $9, 658

  • Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Training in Wearable Computing. NSF, Co-Investigator, 2019-2022; $259,199

  • A Randomized Trial of Letting Go and Staying Connected, an Interactive Parenting Intervention to Reduce Risky Behaviors Among Students. NIH, Co-Investigator, 2016-2020; $3,169,671

 

  • Faculty Seed Grant, Washington State University, Principle Investigator, 2015-2017; $22,438

 

  • Pilot Grant from The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Washington State University, Principle Investigator, 2014-2016; $29,987   

 

  • Finch Center for Teaching and Learning Research grant, Maryville University, Principle Investigator, 2011-2012; $5000

 

  • Research Grant, Maryville University, Principle Investigator, 2010-2011; $5000

 

Selected Recent Awards

 

  • Top Faculty Paper Award, Political Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2020.

 

  • Top Paper Award, Political Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2020.

 

  • Social Science Research Council (SSRC) News Coverage and US Elections workshop, April 23-24, 2020, Brooklyn, NY.

  • Top Method Paper Award, Communication Theory and Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2017

 

  • Top 2 Faculty Paper Award, Communication Theory and Methodology Division, AEJMC, 2017

 

  • Outstanding Mentorship for Communication Graduate Students, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University, 2015. 

 

  • Rossy Award for Outstanding Mentorship, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University, 2014. 

 

  • Promising Professor Teaching Award, AEJMC, 2011.

 

  • Top Paper, Guido Stempel Prize, AEJMC, August 2010.

 

Selected Invited Lectures

 

  • Panelist on Surviving the Coronavirus Infodemic, Center for Informed Public, University of Washington, April 9th, 2020

  • Panelist on New Faculty Orientation: Research, Washington State University, August 16, 2019

  • Lecture on Emerging Technology Research, Tezpur University, India, February 4, 2019

  • Panelist on Red Feed, Blue Feed – What Our Echo Chambers are Doing to Our Democracy, Humanities Washington, November 29, 2018

  • Presentation on Social Media and Incivility, University of  Vienna, Austria, November 6, 2018

  • Presentation on Selective Exposure and Candidate Evaluation: The Moderating Role of Family Communication Patterns during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election at the Communication, Populism and Electoral Choice in the New Media Environment Conference, Cadenabbia, Italy, June 21, 2018.

 

  • Lecture on Emerging Technology in Political and Health Campaigns at the Common Reading Faculty Lecture Series, Washington State University, February 6, 2018.

 

  • Panelist on Twitter and Fake News at The Annual Foley Institute Symposium, Washington State University, October 24, 2017.

 

  • Speaker on Mobile Technology and Health at the Research Week, organized by OGRD, Washington State University, October 11, 2017.

 

  • Panelist on Uncivil People, Places and Politics at the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA., August 31, 2017.

 

  • Panelist on Social Media and 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections at AEJMC, Chicago, August 11, 2017.

 

  • Panelist on Teaching with Technology at AEJMC, Minneapolis,  August 9, 2017.

 

  • Panelist on Online Data Collection Methods at AEJMC, August 6, 2016.

 

  • Panelist on Social Media and Political Campaigns at AEJMC, August 5, 2016.

 

  • Lecture on Social Media and Political Participation at the Research and Methods Symposium, School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, Washington State University, April 4, 2016.

 

  • Lecture on EMA Methodology via Mobile Technology at the Prevention Science Colloquium, Washington State University, April 8, 2016.

 

  • Lecture on Emerging Technology Research at the Association Faculty for Women (AFW), Washington State University, September 16, 2015.

 

  • Panelist on Importance of Visual Frames: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges at the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA., May 24, 2014.

 

  • Keynote Speaker on Social Media and Public Relations Campaigns at the Community Service Public Relations Council (CSPRC) St. Louis, November 8, 2011.

 

  • Lecture on Incivility in the Political Blogosphere at the University of Wisconsin Alumni Meet, St Louis, November 1, 2011.

 

  • Lecture on Seeking More Information and Conversations: Influence of Competitive Frames and Motivated Processing at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands, September 20, 2011. 

 

  • Panelist on Teaching with Technology at the Promising Professors and Distinguished Educator Award Panel, AEJMC, August 11, 2011. 

 

  • Lecture on Social Media and Communication at the Career Workshop. Maryville University, January 22, 2011.