Recent Publications

Dr. Johnson published an article, "Producing, Distributing, and Teaching Ironhead," in the October 2016 issue of Journal of Media Education.

Dr. Wilder is author of a paper, "Communication Practices and Advice in Later Life Widowhood: 'We Just talked About What it is Like to Not Have Your Buddy'” published in Communication Studies (2016).

Dr. Sweet is the author of a book, Star Wars in the Public Square: The Clone Wars as Political Dialogue published in December, 2015 by McFarland as part of their Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy Series.

Dr. Johnson and Jason Moyer, Malone University, published a case study, "Interfaith Divisions at Southern State University," in the book, Casing Sport Communication (2015).

Dr. Wilder co-authored, with Braithwaite, D. O., Bach, B. W., Kranstuber, H., & Sato Mumm, S., The discourses of voluntary kin. In D. O. Braithwaite & J. T. Wood (Eds.).Casing Interpersonal Communication: Case Studies in Personal and Social Relationships (2nd ed., 2014). (pp. 51-58), Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. 

Dr. Johns co-edited, with Shing-Ling S. Chen and Laura Terlip (both of the University of Northern Iowa): a book, Symbolic Interaction and New Social Media (Studies in Symbolic Interaction series, Volume 43), published by Emerald Publishing, U.K., in August 2014.

Dr. Powell: Preparation and Communication are Vital for a Successful Adoption Dec. 2013. Expert Beacon Press.  

Dr. Powell: Prepare for and manage the challenges of parenting a preemie. Oct. 2013. Expert Beacon Press.

Rachel Woolsey '14: Parent and Adult-Child Relationships Affected by Alzheimer's Disease. Vol. 45, No. 2 of the Iowa Journal of Communication.

Jena Schwake '13: "It is what it is": College Students and One Night Stands. Lambda Pi Eta Undergraduate Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2013.

Dr. Johns: Facebook Gets Religion: Fund-Raising by Religious Organizations on Social Networks, was included in The Changing World Religion Map, edited by Stanley D. Brunn. Publication Forthcoming 2014 by Springer.

Dr. Powell with Ashley Matthys ’12: Effects of Suicide on Siblings: Uncertainty and the Grief Process. Journal of Family Communication, October 2013.

Dr. Wilder: A dialectical examination of remarriage dyadic communication and communication with social networks" was published in Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 13, 63-70.

Dr. Powell: The Motherhood-Imposed Glass Ceiling: Prematurity, Tenure, Adoption, Department Head, HALT.  In Baring Witness to Our Lives as Mothers in Academia. Eds. Mari Castañeda & Kirsten Isgro, May 2013.

Dr. Johnson: Deconstructing NFL Films' They Call It Pro Football, appeared in the fall 2012 issue of Teaching Media.

Dr. Johns: Ethical Issues in the Study of Religion and New Media, was included as a chapter in Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds, edited by Heidi A. Campbell and published October 2012 by Routledge.

Dr. Wilder (2012): A comparative examination of reasons for and uses of uncertainty and topic avoidance in first and remarriage relationships. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 53, 292-310.

Dr. Johns: Two screen viewing and social relationships: Exploring the invisible backchannel of TV viewing, was published in Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2012 (Proceedings of CATaC'12 - held in Aarhus, Denmark, July 3-6), pp. 333-343, October 2012.

Dr. Johns: Voting 'present': Religious organizational groups on Facebook, was included as a chapter in Digital religion, social media and culture: Perspectives, practices and futures (Digital Formations Series, volume 78), edited by Pauline Hope Cheong, Peter Fischer-Nielsen, Stefan Gelfgren & Charles Ess. Published February, 2012 by Peter Lang.