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Emerging Media Research Cluster Spring Open Presentations


Emerging Media Research Cluster

School of Media and Communication

Spring 2016  Open Presentations
West Hall 310


March 25  Friday     1:30 p.m

  1. “Effects of Data Collection Mode and Response Entry Device on Survey Response Quality” 

by Louisa Ha, Chenjie Zhang and Weiwei Jiang

(2016 Information and Telecommunications Education and Research Conference (ITERA) Katherine Snow Research Award Finalist)

  1. “Persuasion Knowledge and The Third-Person Effect in the World of User-Generated Content: the Use of YouTube Product Review Videos, Electronic Word-of-Mouth and Online Video Advertising”

by Louisa Ha, Chang Bi, Ruonan Zhang, Chenjie Zhang, Liu Yang, Tao Zhang, Jarrett Connelly, Mohammad Abuljadail and Ling Fang (Work in Progress)


April 15 Friday  1:30 p.m.

“Current Citation Trends of Journalism and Mass Communication Scholarship and the Role of Total Online Access as a Predictor of Citations” 

by  Louisa Ha, Weiwei  Jiang, Chang Bi, Ruonan Zhang, Tao Zheng and Xiaoli Wen

(Paper accepted by the World Journalism Education Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, July, 2016)

April 22  Friday 1:30 p.m.

  1. “Smartphone Literacy, Loneliness, and Ego-Integrity Among Older Adults”

by Kisun Kim (Paper accepted by the 2016 International Communication Association Conference”

  1. “Parasocial Interaction with YouTubers”

by Ruonan Zhang (Work in Progress)


The Department of Telecommunications seeks applicants for part-time adjunct teaching positions

The Department of Telecommunications at Bowling Green State University ( communication/telecommunications.html) seeks strong applicants for part-time teaching assignments in the areas of video production, strategic communication, and media policy and industry.  Successful applicants will teach introductory courses in these areas. Starting date is August 2015 or January 2016.  Candidates must have a master’s degree in telecommunications or media-related fields or a bachelor’s degree with ten years or more professional experience in those areas.  Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.

Applicants should submit: 1) letter of application, 2) resume and 3) two current original letters of reference signed and includes; name, address and phone number.   Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts indicating highest degree.  Finalists are also required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Unless they request otherwise, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities that may arise.

Submit application materials to: 
Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
Applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2015.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Ha’s lecture series in University of Nebraska-Omaha featured in School of Communication Studies Newsletter

Telecommunications Professor Louisa Ha visited University of  Nebraska-Omaha as its University of Committee Advancement for Teaching speaker on Online Teaching and gave a series of lectures with graduate students and faculty of the School of Communication Studies.  Details are featured in its newsletter


In addition, she was also invited to talk about her research on US audiences’ responses to digital TV multicasting and how to get involved in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly in the research and creative activity colloquium in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln:



Ha to speak at both University of Nebraska-Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln

School of Media and Communication professor Louisa Ha will speak to the faculty and staff of  the University of Nebraska-Omaha on Do’s and Don’ts in online teaching on March 12 as a university invited speaker for instructional development.

This is part of her Nebraska trip during spring break in which she will also speak to graduate students and faculty in the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) about her research in social and mobile media and her career and editorship in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.   The organizer of the Omaha trip is Dr. Joy Chao, SMC alum and assistant professor in School of Communication of UNO.

In addition, Ha will also speak at a research colloquium of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on March 13 on her research on US  digital broadcast subchannel viewing:  A comparison of Commercial and Public Broadcast Channels.


SMC Graduate students Abuljadail, Wang, & Yang, and TCOMM Professor Dr. Ha have a new book chapter in press

Mohammad Abuljadail, Dr. Louisa Ha, Fang Wang & Liu Yang’s co-authored paper, “What Motivates Online Shoppers to “Like” Brands’ Facebook Fan Pages?” was accepted to be published as a refereed book chapter in the book Human Behavior, Psychology and Social Interaction in the Digital Era.

Class of 2014 Success Stories: Where My Falcons At? Tcom major and rapper Michael “Rosco” Blair turned banker bleeds orange and brown

When Michael “Rosco” Blair first visited Bowling Green State University, the campus and the sincere people he met made him feel like this was home. He said once he stepped foot on campus he knew this is where God wanted him to be. Now that he is preparing to graduate, that feeling remains just as strong.

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Dr. Laura Stafford, SMC Director, has “Blue brides: Exploring postnuptial depression” accepted for publication in Journal of Family Issues

Dr. Laura Stafford, SMC Director, has “Blue brides: Exploring postnuptial depression” accepted for publication in Journal of Family Issues. The study delves into under-recognized depression among newly married women.

Stafford, L., & Scott, A.M. (in press). Blue brides: Exploring postnuptial depression. Journal of Family Issues.