Doctoral Degree in Communication

Alumni Disserations and Post-Graduation Careers

Gary D. Altman
For God, Country, and Yale: The Witness of William F. Buckley, Jr.: Rhetorical Criticism of an American Jeremiad

Mark E. Granahan
Helter Skelter: Facing the Other Fact of Life A Quantitative and Qualitative Study Examining How Theatre for Young Audiences has Addressed the Nature of Death and Dying over the Past Century

Carla E. Intza
Barbara Stanwyck and Star Image Performance Theory

Michael S. Jeffress
“Finally, a Sport for Us!” Participant Experiences in Power Soccer-the First Competitive Team Sport for Electric Wheelchair Users

JR Kessler
The Unknown People: Identity and Oral History of the T’iistsoh Sikaadi

Melissa J. Newman
“Liking” Facebook: An Investigation of Faith-Based Use and Satisfaction of the Social Network among Christian Young Adults

Paul E. Stanek
The Enigmatically Uncanny: Transcendent Journey Myths in the Independent Film

Kevin Ray Crawford, Adjunct Faculty at Regent University College of Arts and Sciences
The Rhetorics of the Time-Image: Deleuzian Metadiscourse on the Role of Nooshock Temporality (viz. Inception) in Christopher Nolan’s Cinema of the Brain

Gary Gould, Instructor at Ryerson University
The Hat with a Thousand Faces: The Hat as a Communication Artifact of the Legendary Heroes Davy Crockett and Indiana Jones

Steven William Halliday
To Build a Better (Digital) Mousetrap: Testing the Learning Effectiveness of Al Gore's Book Our Choice Against the iPad App Based on the Book In Order to Suggest Design Improvements for Future Enriched eBooks

Joseph Frederick Martin, Professor at Hampton University
Lingua Franka: F.J. Sheed’s Theory of Communication

Justin Charles Velten
Needs-Based Assessment and Intercultural Training for Missions

Herman Howard, Instructor at Johnson C. Smith University
CBS News and the Special Events Unit: A Historical Study of the Management and Programming Decisions Surrounding the Apollo 11 Space Broadcast

David Hurtado, Faulty Member at Regent University School of Communication and the Arts
The Chronicles of Narnia series: Exploring Audience Involvement in an Entertainment-Education Transmedia Commercial Enterprise

Kangming Ma, Assistant Professor at Hampton University
Elitism, Populism, Chinese Culture, and Transnational Industries: A Comparative Study of Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou’s Film Narratives

Camesha Manzueta, Professor of Seinole State College
Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary McLeod Bethune: An Unusual Friendship during Uncommon Times and its Continued Contribution to Social Change

Laurie Porter, Faculty Member at Johson C. Smith University
How Women “Make Sense” of an Unwanted Pregnancy: A Case Study of the Abortion/Live Birth Paradox in Surveillance Research

Joy Qualls, Assistant Professor at Evangel University
“God Forgive Us for Being Women:” The Rhetorical Negotiation and Renegotiation of the Role of Women in the Assemblies of God

Robert Quicke, Assistant Professor at William Paterson University
The Beatles, Boy George, and Susan Boyle: An Historical-Interpretative Approach to Three British “Invasions” of American Popular Music from 1964 to 2009

Thomas Smedley, Visiting Professor at Johson C. Smith University
How to Mend a Broken World: A Comparative Study of Atatürk’s Büyük Nutuk and Augustine’s City Of God 

Christa Tess, Instructor at Minnesota State University-Mankato
Preservation, Maintenance, and Promotion of Cultural Purity in a Homogeneous German City: New Ulm, Minnesota

John Williford, Adjunct Instructor at North Greenville University
Ethereal Cowboy Way

Augustina Amakye, Dean of Communiations at African University College of Comm
He “Says,” She “Says:” Do They “Say” in the Same Way? A Case Study of Gendered Online Communication

Christine Bacon, Professor at Old Dominion University
Humor as a Communication Strategy in Military Marriages: The Influences of Its Uses and Perceptions on Marital Satisfaction

Mary Buck, Exective Director at Children's Storytelling & Family Literacy Corporation
Folklore, Fairy Tales and Other Small Stories: A Qualitative Study of Value Development and Four Christian Women over their Lifespan

Alan Campbell, Associate Dean of Students at University of Georgia
Spiritual Transformations: The “Non-Conversions” of Jews and Gentiles to Messianic Judaism: A Sense-Making Analysis of Interpersonal and Mass Communicative Influence

Toni DeLancey, Profesor at Northern Virginia Community College-Alexandria Campus
The Challenges of the United States Postal Service in Adapting in the Information Age: An Historical Critical Analysis

Rebecca Dinning-Brinkman, Instructor at Saint Vincent College
Memorializing on YouTube: An Ethnography on the Memorial Video Phenomenon

Carlton Edwards, Instructor at Virginia State University
A Qualitative Examination of the Socially Constructed African-American Christian’s Perceptions of Incarceration and the Incarcerated

Ronald Gilbert, Assistant Professor at Lee University
From Icons to IPods: Visual Electronic Media Use and Worship Satisfaction

Stephanie Iaquinto, Adjunct Faculty at Regent University's College of Arts and Sciences
Reading Parents, Reading Children: Ecological Influences on Parents’ Mediation of Children’s Leisure Reading and Children’s Responses

Mark Keuthan, Adjunct Faculty at Regent University's College of Arts and Sciences
Dark Ages: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Communication of Evil in Three Legendarium Stories

E. Ellen Kleiman-Redden
Cross-Cultural Representations in the Music of Lyle Lovett

Joleen Neighbours, Performing Arts Director at Nansemond River High School
The Role of Gender Identity in Regard to Differentiated Instruction (DI) in Theatre Arts Education

Curtis Perry Otto
Rhetoric, Science, and Global Climate Change

Jessica Ptomey, Professor Universit of Phoenix
A Rhetorical History of Postmodernism: A Condensation Symbol Constructed by the American Evangelical Tradition

William Riddell, Head of the Media and Communications Dept. at Christian Life College
Meaning, Identity, and Homelessness: A Qualitative Study of Chronic Homelessness in the California Central Valley

Julie Shen
Cross-Cultural Effectiveness of Christian Message Films: Taiwanese Responses to the Concepts of God and Man in the Film Bruce Almighty

Varsha Sherring
Women’s Identity Shaped by Television in India: A Study on Indian Pro-social Soap Operas as Cultural Barriers

Mary Eilene Wollslager, Lecturer at University of Texas-San Antonio
Media Literacy Training’s Effect on Recall: Children’s Awareness of Online Advertising on Neopets

Douglas S. Campbell, Professor Emeritus at Lock Haven University

Theoretical Assessments of Pretrial Publicity Effects: A Pioneering Attempt at Measuring the Tendency of Agenda-Setting Statements and Framing Interpretations to Produce Assumptions of Guilt

 Amy Chesser, Research Assistant at Univeristy of Kansas Medical College
Promoting National Values For Social Change: Evaluating the HEARTLINES Life Orientation Campaign in South Africa

Tracy Halsey Frederick, Profesor and Dept. Coordinator at Southwestern College
Feminizing the Pulpit: Feminine Style and the Religious Rhetoric of Joyce Meyer

Susan L. Huckstep, Assistant Professor at Averrett University
The Media’s Framing of Poverty Following Hurricane Katrina

Michele R. King, Visiting Assistant Professor at The College of William and Mary
From Gangsta’ to Gamester: an Entertainment Education Strategy for a School-based Gang Prevention Program

Karen Legg
Crisis Communication in the Local Church: A Macro look at church crises through the Lens of Chaos Theory

Laura Mixon
Use of the Authorizing Figure, Authoritarian Charisma and National Myth in the Discourse of Hugo Chavez: Toward a Critical Model of Rhetorical Analysis for Political Discourse

Lisa R. Neely
Engaging Difference through Eric Ehn’s Theatre of hospitality

Olubunmi J. Oloruntoba, Founder and Writer at 3Bute
The Cinemas of Jean Rouch and Djibril Diop Mambety: Constructing a Postcolonial-Surrealist Framework for West African Cinema

Laura A. Sherwood, Assistant Professor at Oral Roberts University
A Counter Story to Master Narratives for Persons with Disability: Carolyn Scheidies’ Life History

Valerie J. Smith, Faculty Member at California State University - East Bay
The Information needs and Associated Communicative Behaviors of Afghan Female Refugees in the San Francisco Bay Area

Carol Stewart
Lessons Learned: How JetBlue Used Apologia and New Media to survive a Crisis: A Case Study

Tracey Valentine-Council
A Reflection in the Screen: A Visual Performance Ethnography of the Effects of Music Videos on Black Women

Donald H. Alban, Assistant Professor at Liberty University
Theory in Its Own Mirror: Self-Reflexive Coherence as a Validative Criterion in the Metatheoretical Appraisal of Ideas about Communication

Virgil P. Bakken, Associate Professor at Bemidji State University
Christopher Guest’s Social Critique: The Functions of Ironic Humor in Film

Marcia S. Berry, Assistant Professor at Azusa Pacific University
The Use of Scott McCloud’s Transitional Theory in Comic Book Analysis as a Paradigm for Creating an Effective Critical Mime Theory

Kim L. Bloomstrom, Assistant Professor at University of Alaska-Anchorage
The Conflicting Narratives of Arlington’s Confederate Monument: The Emblem of a Reunited People?

Christopher J. Cunningham
Miracles and the Supernatural in Popular Secular Film: A Narrative Analysis of The Green Mile, Bruce Almighty, and Phenomenon

Jason L. Garrett, Associate Professor at Campbellsville University
Nostalgic Nerds: The Nature and Function of Social Outcasts in Teen Film

Elizabeth W. McLaughlin, Associate Professor at Bethel College
Engendering the Imago Dei: A Rhetorical Study of Quilts and Quiltmaking as Metaphor and Visual Parable in the Anabaptist Peace Tradition

Kara K. Presnell, Assistant Professor at Wingate University
Media, Celebrities, and Identification: An Examination of Fan Relationships with Dale Earnhardt amid the Culture of NASCAR

Skip Redd, Faculty Memeber at Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Lived Experiences, Televangelism, and American Media: Lessons Learned from Individuals’ Reflections and Media Accounts about the PTL Scandal

Minyon Rusher
Effects of Celebrity Devotion and Religious Commitment through Parasocial Interaction and Identification

Patricia F. Sanders, Assistant Professor at University of North Alabama
Joining the Digital Landscape: An Exploratory Study of the Diffusion and Adoption of High Definition Radio Technology by the Broadcasting Industry

James W. Shores, Chair of the Communications Department at Montreat College
Christian Theatre as Entertainment-Education: Belief System Theory and the Impact of Live Performance

Deborah A. Strong
Audience Involvement with “Kushi Ko Sansar,” A Children’s TV Show in Nepal: An Entertainment-Education Initiative Promoting Positive Attitudes and Actions Toward People with Disabilities

Stephanie A. Bennett, Associate Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University
The Disappearance of Silence: A Dialectical Exploration of the Interpersonal Implications of Personal Mobile Media as Viewed through the Lens of Jacques Ellul’s la technique

Mark A. Blackwelder, Associate Professor at Freed Hardeman University
Let’s Start Talking: A Case Study of the Communication Effectiveness of English Conservation as an Evangelistic Method in Non-Native English-Speaking Countries

Debra K. Buenting, Missions Trainer at The Mission Society
Audience Involvement with Yellow Card: An Entertainment-Education Campaign Promoting Safe-Sex Behavior among African Youth

Robert J. Carey, Chair of the Communication Studies Dept. at Gardner-Webb University
The Working Relationship of Photojournalists and Reporters: A Co-Orientation Study

Stephanie M. Howard
One Voice/One Mic - Remixing and Rhyming the Sacred and the Secular: A Comparative Textual Analysis of Traditional Spirituals and hardcore Rap in the African-American Tradition

Julia C. Hunt
Racing into Culture: An Ethnography of Greyhound Owner’s culture

Amanda K. Lee, Vice-President of Instruction at Cape Fear Community College
The Role of Television on Moral Development from the Perspective of the Young Adult

Jeffrey W. Lyons
Hot Talk or Hot Air: The Relationship between Values and listening to Political Talk Radio

Bruce Marcey
The Constitutive Rhetorical Capacity of the Built Environment for the Framing of Ethos in Postmodern American Spirituality

Francis C. McDonald, Asst. Dean for Admin. at Hampton's Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
Diversity Initiatives: Their Effects on Job Satisfaction among Public Relations Practitioners

Michelle L. Selk
“Asians in Action:” An Examination of the Reinscription of Asian and Asian American Female Racial Stereotypes in Contemporary Action Films Starring Lucy Liu

Richard H. Tiner, Faculty Member at Belmont University
Processes and Outcomes in the Creation of Radio Commercial Announcements: A Two-Step Qualitative Analysis

Lawrence C. Trotter
Blasting Rocks: The Extemporaneous Homiletic of Robert Lewis Dabney

Suzanne M. Uhl
Politics, Power and the Pulpit: Henry Parry Liddon’s December 1880 Sermons in Response to Events Resulting from the Public Worship Regulation Act of 1874

Rachel E. Williams
Adaptation and Beyond: From Isolation and Separation toward Broader Cultural Inclusion and Integration 

Mathew A. Cabot, Associate Professor at San Jose State University
An Exploration of the Ways Psychology and the Four-Component Model Can Help Create a Multidimensional Approach to Public Relations Ethics Research and Instruction

Dawn M. Casas
Communication Adaptability with Bi-ethnic Marital Conflict

Elliott P. Cooke
Fatherhood Communication: An Initial Investigation of Source, Context and Content of Parenting Messages for Men

Lauren Duncan
3-D and the Era of Immersion (1985-2005): The Historic Implications of Modern Stereo Film Technology

Alison English, Head Librarian at Vanguard University
Educating Us into the Virtues: A Consideration of Ethnodrama as a Valid Form of Public Moral Argument in Addressing Domestic Violence

Barbara R. Ingram
Cyberspace Communication 2.0: Viewing Higher Education Web Page Design through the Lens of Visual Rhetoric

William David Lee, Jr.
Understanding the Use of New Media Technology in the 21st Century Local Church: A Case Study of Media Use at Orlando Faith Assembly of God Church

Luz E. Mendez
Special Community Students’ Attitudes towards the Bilingual/Bicultural Transition of Utuado, Puerto Rico

Heidi N. Petak
Rhetoric and the Evangelical Christian Community: Contemporary Opposition to Theatre in Church Worship

Jonah L. Rice, President of Southeastern Illinois College
The Art of Peacemaking: A Case Study in Postmodern Visual Rhetoric

Lewis E. Rutledge, Faculty Member at Point Loma Christian College
Highly Successful Coaches in Competitive Intercollegiate Forensics: An Ethnographic Analysis Seeking a Method to the Madness

William J. Ventura
The Personal Values Communicated by Truett Cathy and their Effect on the Culture of Chick-Fil-A: A Qualitative Case Study

Julie K. Welker, Professor at Howard Payne University
Parental Perceptions of Control: A Study of Parental Mediation of Children’s Internet use at Home

Karl J. Baehr
Converged Media Ratings: Towards a New Method of Measuring Media Use

Janet Rose Blakely
Acculturation and the Use of Media among Arab Women Immigrants Living in Metropolitan Detroit

Janine Wilkes Dunlap, Associate Professor at Freed-Hardeman University
Veggie Tales: Moral Education through Entertainment-Education Videos

John Bruce Giertz, Assistant Professor at Bakersfield College
The Lincoln-Douglas Campaign of 1858: A Constitutive Rhetorical Analysis

Rhonda D. Herb,
Myth, Symbol, and Archetype: Images of Healers and Healing in Contemporary American Fiction

John Roy Katsion, Profesor at Multnomah Bible College
Images as Representative Anecdotes: The Visual Rhetoric of the Imagery on United States Dollar Coins from 1794-1999

R. Michael Leary,
Dialogue Among Nations: An Ethnographic Study of Interpersonal, Intercultural Diplomatic Negotiations in the Multilateral Context of the United Nations

Marcela A. Matviuk
The Social Influence of Sports Celebrities: The Case of Diego Maradona

Mark Louis Menga
Digital Dualism - The Invisible Soul Made Visible Through digitally Animated

Wade B. Mumm
Transformational Leadership: A Case Study of the Role of Communication by a College President in the Organizational Change of a Christian College

Charles Ray Stewart
The Use of Entertainment - Narratives to Promote Moral and Spiritual Values: A Case Study of a Message to the Conscience ® (1964-2004)

Miguel Antonio Torres
Communicating the Wholly Other in Christian Popular Fiction: Rhetorical Effects of Post-Enlightenment Concepts of God

Susan Mechele Ward, Assistant Professor at Delaware County Community College
Rhetorically Constructing a “Cure:” FDR’s Dynamic Spectacle of Normalcy

Sharon Campbell Waters
Media Influence on Pre-Middle School African Americans’ Perceptions Toward Science, Mathematics, and Technology Courses and Careers

Naaman K. Wood, Professor At Tidewater Community College-Chesapeake Campus
Critical Readings on the Borderlines of Jazz: The Context and Rhetoric of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac”

Catherine Karl Wright, Faculty Member at George Mason University
Digital Piracy: The Investigation of Music Downloading via P2P Connections

Gunilla Barker
Cultural Influences on the News: A Study of the War in Iraq in Swedish and American Media

Christopher Beck
Presidential Inaugurals: A Quantitative Analysis of First and Second American Presidential Inaugural Addresses as Subsets within the Rhetorical Genre

Thomas J. Carmody, Chair of the Communication Dept. at Vanguard University
“Arise and Stand Forth:” A Fantasy Theme Analysis of American Clergy and their Calls for Social Action in the Nineteenth Century Anti-Dueling Movement, 1804-1856

Steven L. Hamrick
A Theory and Behavior-based Analysis on the Nature of Situational and Interactive Influences on On-Line Students’ Perceptions of Motivation and Satisfaction: A Multiple University Study of Perceptual Barriers and Comforts

Steven L. Kiruswa
Evaluating Effects of an Entertainment-Education Film on Self-Efficacy towards HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Kenyan Military

Craig E. Mattson, Faculty Member at Trinity Christian College
Post-Modern Infallibilism and the Hermeneutics of Assent

Christine Miller
The Role of Rejection Messages in Substance Abuse and Recovery: A Qualitative Investigation of Christians in Recovery

J. Marcus Ryan
The Face of Faith During National Crisis: News Coverage of Religion and Faith Following September 11, 2001

Renee B. Stewart
Employee Perceptions of Trust: Rebuilding the Employee-Employer Relationship

William Barton Tolleson
U2’s Gospel of Modulation in a Decade of Change: A Babinian Analysis of the Zoo TV, PopMart, and Elevation Tours

Shyla Rae Welch
Post-September 11th Perception of Islam and the Spiral of Silence

Raymond Anderson, Associate Professor at Sterling College
Black Beats for One People: Causes and Effects of identification with Hip Hop Culture

WaNelle Anderson, Assistant Professor at Norfolk State University
Compliance - Gaming Strategies African American Males Would Use to Persuade Other African American Males to Comply with the Census Bureau

Glenn Corillo, Faculty Member at ECPI Technical College
A Case Study: The Effects of the Mobile Data Terminal on a Large Police Department: The Impact of Technology on the History of Law Enforcement

Paul Creasman, Chair of the Communications Dept. at Arizona Christian Uiversity
Larry Norman’s Trilogy: An Application and Extension of Text in Context Criticism

Janie Crouch, Chair of Comuications and Theatre Dept. at Tidewater Community College
The Role of Relational Maintenance and Equity in Parasocial Relationships Within the Scope of Science Fiction/Fantasy Television Programming

Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas, Assistant Professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University
Sistah McDroppin’ Rhymes with a Beat: Fantasy Theme Analysis

Zachary Eswine, Senior Pastor Riverside Church
The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Preaching, Theory, and Practice of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

John Hatch
Reconciliation as a tragicomic Corrective: From Racial Offense to Rhetorical Coherence

Brian Hess
The Rhetoric of E.C. Comics: 1950-1955

Wayne Lewis, Faculty Member at Franciscan University of Steubenville
The Framing and Value of World Magazine: A Weekly Newsmagazine with a Biblical Perspective

Marc Newman, Faculty Member at Palomar Junior College
Overcoming Illusions and Reconstituting Redemption: Toward a Model of Transcendence in film

Cameron Pace, Faculty Member at Evangel College
Website Usability Politics: A Content Analysis of Campaign Websites during the Fall 2002 Election

Jane Rowe, Adjuct Faculty at Old Dominion University
The Print Media and the Metaphors of Nature

Steven Smith, Faculty Member at Southeastern Theological Seminary
Surrendered Communication: The Homiletic Theory of Francais Fénelon’s Dialogues of Eloquen

Ronald Owen Bearden, Pastor at AL-W. Florida Conference of the Methodist Church
Hermeneutical Closure and Cognition in Narrative Hermeneutics: Aids to Conclusion Drawing, Polyseme Reduction, and Persuasion, with Implications for Homiletic Theory

Joseph George Bierman, III, Faculty Member at Rowan University
Transnational Industries and Jim Sheridan’s National Narratives

Mihai Bocarnea
Mediated Effects of Celebrities: Cognitive and Affective Paths of Processing Information about Princess Diana’s Death

Lance David Clark, Professor and Exec. Producer at Huntington University's HTV News
The Bifurcated Detective in the X-Files: A Rhetorical Narrative Critique

James Walter Egli, Leadership and Mission Pastor at Vineyard Church
Successful Cell Groups: Critical Factors in Small Group Growth

Curtis R. Holsopple, Faculty Member at Virginia State University
Primary Friendships On-Line: Using Electronic Mail for Building and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships

Robert Mark McManus, Faculty Member at Marietta College
An Exploration of Barny Burnett’s Theory of the Management of Meaning Applied to the Rhetoric of Contemporary Christian Music Artist Amy Grant

Lois May McSkimming
Koinonia asa Development Paradigm of Liberation: An Interpretive Biography of Eglantyne Jebb and the Save the Children Fund

Paul Douglas Patton, Chair of Communications and Media at Spring Arbor College
The Prophetic Passion and Imagination of David Mamet

Jason Baker, Professor at Regent University School of Education
The Effects of Instructor Immediacy and Student Cohesiveness on Affective and Cognitive learning in the On-line Classroom

Joe Kickasola, Associate Professor at Baylor University
The Resonant Image: Immediacy, Abstraction, and Transcendence in the Cinema

Gordon McAlister
Computer-Mediated Immediacy: a New Construct in Teacher-Student Communication for Computer-Mediated Distance Education

Kip Redick, Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Christopher Newport University
Wilderness as Art and the Naissance of Environmental Consciousness: The Wild Transfigured in the ‘Visual Landscape of Jasper Francis Cropsey and Frederick Law Olmstead’

Ron Roach, Chair of the Appalachian Studies Dept. at East Tennesee State University
A Pentadic Analysis of George Campbell’s ‘A Dissertation of Miracles’

Pam Robles
The Rhetorical Construction of Enmity in the Discourse of Christian Conservativism

Joy Taveesin
Diffusion of Communication Technology in the Political Process: A Case Study of Thailand

Sam Ebersole, Professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo
Uses and Gratifications of the World Wide Web in an Educational Context

Preethi Jacob
Diffusing an Education-Entertainment Television Series Across National Boundaries: Superbook in the Former Soviet Union

Scott Johnson
Embodied Rhetoric in Anglo-American Modernity

John Luton, Faculty Member at Elizabeth City University
Effects of Religious Orientation and Perceptions of Communication Competence and Apprehension on Burnout potential

Charles Martin, Award-winning Novelist
Deciphering the Message in the Bottle: Walker Percy’s Ethical and Humane Theory of Human Communication

Larry McGill
Scottish Common Sense Philosophy in American Political Rhetoric: An Analysis of Speeches by John Witherspoon, John Adams, and Ronald Reagan

Ned Vankevich,
The Rhetorical Agon of “Allopathic” and “Alternative” Medicine: Marginalization, Resistance, and Empowerment in Dr. Richard Schulze’s Botanically-based Natural Healing Crusade

Stephen Von Drehle Bird
Politics, Economics, Technology and Religion: A Cultural History of the Danville, Virginia Press 1940-1970

Brian Douglas Cannon, Assistant Professor at Hawaii Pacific University
Photographs as Icons: Exploring Iconicity and the Visual Strength of Still Images in Photojournalism

Reginald E. Ecarma, Associate Profesor at North Greenville University
Beyond Ideology: A Study of Wildavsky’s Cultural Theory as Applied to Political Communication

Andrew David Gess, Assciate Professor at Bethel University
Ideographic Criticism: A Study in Rhetorical Critical Approach

Bala Ahmadu Musa, Professor at Azusa Pacific University
Retribalization and Conflict Management in the New World (Dis)order: The Media, Diplomacy and the Framing of Domestic Implosions in Bosnia and Rwanda

Richard Kenneth Olsen, Jr., Professor at University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Drafting a New American Dream: A Rhetorical Analysis and the NBA Draft Utilizing a Triangulated Approach to Criticism

Michael Ray Smith, Professor at Campbell University
The Jesus Newspaper: How Charles Sheldon Integrated a Christian Approach in a Daily Newspaper in 1900

Lorene M. Wales, Chair of Film & TV at Regent's School of Communication and the Arts
Progression or Oppression: The Status of Women’s Leading Roles in Film 1990-1995

Walter Owens Williams
Anagogic Rhetorical Theory: Reassociating the dialogic Mythos and Logos in Search of the Dianoia

Robert Herbert Woods, Jr., Faculty Member at Spring Arbor College
Contemporary Christian music Radio: A Uses and Gratification Analysis

Laurie Godfrey
The Printers of the Williamsburg Virginia Gazettes, 1766-1776: Social Controls and Press Theory

James Duncan
Computers in Political Conversation: Tocquesville and the Internet

Lydia Black, Assistant Professor at Southeastern University
Implementation of Total Quality Management in a Technoscience research laboratory: Issues of consubtantiality and schismogenesis

Janet Lynn Reynolds, Assistant Professor at Pepperdine University
Value Perceptions in the Soap Opera, Another Life

Russell West, Faculty Member at Asbury Seminary
They That Might Be One: An Interpretive Study of the Pentecostal Leadership’s Quest for Racial Unity

Vincent Rosini
from the Parabloic to the Sermonic: The Romance and Divorce of Film and Church, 1907-1932

Mark Frederick, Adjunct Professor at Regent University College of Arts and Sciences
We: Using Interpersonal Communication to Define the Relationship Between Same-Gender, Adult, Close Friends

Jon Ohlhauser, President at Hope Heath Ventures
Canadian Prime Ministerial Discourse: Facing Rhetorical Situation While Constrained by Constitutional Convention

Annalee Ward, Faculty Member at University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
The Rhetorical Dimensions of Disney Morality

Alex Wainer, Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University
The Descent of the Dark Knight: Mythic Expression in Comic Book Technique

Linda Eure, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Covenant Counseling Services
Female Relationships as Depicted in Nine Contemporary Films: A Cultural Demonstration of Redemption - A Cultural Demonstration of Concern

Arthur Terry, Professor at Bethel University
Genre and Divine Causality in the Religious Films of Spencer Williams

Maureen Flanagan, Head of Humanities Department at Illinois Institute of Tehnology 
The Impact of the application of Television Aesthetics on Students Perception of Instructor Image and Student Satisfaction with Televised Distance Education

Thomas David Parham, III, Professor at Azusa Pacific University
Communication Contexts on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’

Timothy D. Wright
Dancing with Shadows: Stylistic Attributes of Impressionalism in Selected Works by Horton Foote

Valerie Dixon Babb
Adolescents’ Development of Parasocial Relations through Popular Television Situation Comedies

Warren Koch, Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University
Cultural Back Talk: An Exploration in Convivializing Media through an Application of dialogic Ethics

Glenn Settle
Four Great Sermons: Rhetorical Methodology of the Sermons in Four Major American Novels

Wing-Tai Leung, Administrator at Breakthrough International Ministries
Toward a Model of Cities in Radical Transition: The Role of the Media

Matthew Melton, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences at Lee University
The logology of Fall and Redemption: A Critique and Expansion of Burkeian Terms

Karen Turner Ward, First Ph.D. Graduate and Professor at Hampton University
Urban Rhapsody: Communication Paradigms for Building a Cultural and Racial Bridge