Category Archives: Faculty

Publications by Dr. Magsamen-Conrad Featured in Communication Monographs and Journal of Youth Studies

Congratulations to Dr. M-C for these stellar publications!
Magsamen-Conrad, K., Checton, M. G., Venetis, M. K., & Greene, K. (in press). Communication efficacy and couples’ cancer management: Applying a dyadic model. Communication Monographs. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2014.971415

Banerjee, S., Greene, K., Bagdasarov, Z., Choi, S., & Magsamen-Conrad, K. (2014, online first). Adolescent egocentrism and tanning bed use: Is the relationship direct or mediated? Journal of Youth Studies. doi: 10.1080/13676261.2014.963536

Gajjala to speak at The New School Gender Studies Speaker Series


Each semester, the Gender Studies Program hosts a lecture series that brings in exciting outsider speakers, organizes panels that put faculty and students from other universities in conversation with faculty and students from within The New School, and works with students to facilitate events with activists, performance artists, or scholars they most want to hear.

On November 4, Gender Studies presents a dialogue between Jessie Daniels, Professor of Urban Public Health, Sociology and Environmental Psychology at the City University of New York, and Radhika Gajjala, Professor of American Culture Studies and Communication Studies at Bowling Green State University.

She will be speaking on the topic of Cyberfeminism and Women’s Digital and Material Labor

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SMC Research Colloquium 10/3/2014, 3:00 PM @ 314 BTSU: Demystifying Academic Book Publishing

SMC Research Colloquium
October 3, 2014, Friday, 3:00-4:15 PM,314 BTSU*(room change this time only)

Demystifying Academic Book Publishing (3:00-4:00)

Panelists: Drs. Al Gonzalez & Thomas Mascaro

Dr. Gonzalez is Professor in the School of Media and Communication. His research is best located at the intersection of rhetorical criticism and intercultural communication. This Friday, he will speak primarily from his experiences writing these books:  Planting the Future: The Rhetorical Legacy of Wangari Maathai, (under contract with Troubador Publishing); Intercultural Communication For Everyday Life (2014), Wiley-Blackwell; Mediating Cultures: Parenting in Intercultural Contexts (2013), Lexington Books; Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity and Communication, 5th Edition, (2012), Oxford University Press.

Dr. Mascaro is Professor in the School of Media and Communication. He earned his MA from the University of Michigan (1990) and Ph.D. from Wayne State University (1994). His dissertation was on TV documentaries in the Reagan years. Most recently, he wrote Into the Fray: How NBC’s Washington Documentary Unit Reinvented the News (Washington, D.C., Potomac Books, 2012—now University of Nebraska Press) and was nationally recognized for the work.

Epilogue (4:00-4:20)

Presenter: Sasha Allgayer

Sasha Allgayer is first-year doctoral student and will be presenting his research at the Global Fusion conference to be held in UT-Austin, Oct. 24-26. Before going to the conference, he would like to share his research entitled, “#OGiganteAcordou (#TheGiantHasAwoken): Memes During the 2013 Brazilian Protests,” first with his professors and fellow graduate students. Your attention and feedback will be appreciated.

A research article by Dr. Magsamen-Conrad and other communication scholars featured in Cancer Weekly

 A research article by Drs. Maria Venetis (Purdue), Magsamen-Conrad (BGSU), Checton (College of St. Elizabeth), and Greene (Rutgers) was featured in Cancer Weekly:

Congrats, DocMC and colleagues! 

Venetis, M. K., Magsamen-Conrad, K., Checton, M. G., & Greene, K. (2014). Cancer communication and partner burden: An exploratory study. Journal of Communication, 64, 82-102. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12069

Gajjala featured in South Asian Literary Association Newsletter for work #DHpoco

Dr. Gajjala was featured for her work on Digital Humanities Postcolonial (#DHpoco) along with collaborators from other institutions – Dr. Roopika and  Dr. Rahul Gairola – in the South Asian Literary Association Newsletter over the Summer of 2014.See –



TCOM faculty and graduate students to present 7 papers in 2014 AEJMC Conference in Montreal

Department of Telecommunications faculty (in bold) and graduate students (italics) will present 7 refereed competitive papers in 2014 AEJMC Conference in Montreal:

1. Ha, Louisa, Xu, Ying, Yang, Chen, Wang, Fang, Yang, Liu, Jiang, Weiwei, Abuljadail, Mohammad, Hu, Xiao and Gabay, Itay (2014). News Content Engagement or News Medium Engagement?  A Longitudinal Analysis of News Consumption Since the Rise of  Social and Mobile Media 2009-2012.  Paper to be presented at the Mass Communication and Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and  Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 6-9.

2. Abuljadail, Mohammad, Yang, Liu, & Wang, Fang (2014). What Motivates Online Shoppers to “Like” Brands’ Facebook Fan Pages.
Paper to be presented at the Media Management and Economics Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, , Montreal, Canada, August 6-9.

3. Lee, Yen-I & Tetteh, Dina (2014).  Mobile Health Apps Use: The Role of Ownership, Health Efficacy and Motivation. Paper
to be presented at the Graduate Students Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 6-9.

4. Kim, J., & Park, Sung-Yeon (2014, August). The Effects of Generation Identity and Fit to Prototype on Hostile Media Perception and
Willingness to Speak. Paper to be presented at the Korean American Communication Association Session, Association for
Education in Journalism & Mass Communication Annual Conference, , Montreal, Canada

5. Yun, Gi Woong, Morin, David, Park, Sanghee, Joa, Claire, Labbe, Brett, Lim, J., Lee, S. & Hyun, D. (2014). Tweeting flu and setting agenda on Twitter network. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference,  Montreal, Canada.

6. Yun, Gi Woong, Park, Sanghee, Joa, Claire, Jiang, Jing, Ha, Louisa, Morin, David, & Lim, J. (2014). Local vs. Hyperlocal newspaper: Community actor perception, readership, and advertising effects. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.

7. Morin, David & Yun, Gi Woong (2014). Peering over the ideological wall: Examining priming effects among political partisans. Paper to be presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.


Dr. Ellen Gorsevski explores lives of women Nobel Peace laureates in new book

In “Dangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates,” published in February by Troubador Publishing, Dr. Ellen Gorsevski, an associate professor of communication at Bowling Green State University, examines the lives and enormous contributions of 15 women who used any nonviolent means of communication available to them to advocate for peace, often at great risk to themselves and their families.

Read more on ZOOM

How to teach older adults to use tablets – Tips from BGSU students

Students in Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad’s Small Group Communication course share tips for teaching tablet workshops for older adults. Since Spring 2013, Students enrolled in small group communication courses at BGSU have been conducting classes to help the older adults better understand tablets (e.g., iPads, Kindles, Nooks, and Galaxys). Drawing from the framework of Intergroup Contact Theory, the ICI facilitates a series of systematic and supportive interactions between younger and older adults meant to reduce negative attitudes between the generations, facilitate the development of positive interpersonal relationships, and build skills important to both generations. Pre- and post-test survey results from the classes have indicated statistically significant improvement in trust and communication apprehension of older adults toward younger adults as well as statistically significant improvement in the attitudes of younger adults about diversity, disabilities, and civic intentions. In this series of tutorials, students who have been through the program answer questions the future students may have

Ha spoke on media ratings and media literacy in Toledo Blade article

Louisa Ha, Chair of Telecommunications, provided her opinion on media ratings in Toledo Blade article ran on April 27, titled, “Rating the Ratings: Some parents say current systems aren’t reliable.”

The Intergenerational Communication Intervention (ICI) Project Graduation

For six weeks, BGSU students have been showing more than 60 older adults how to use various kinds of technology. On April 16, 2014, these seniors “graduated” from the program at the Wood County Senior Center. The Intergenerational Communication Intervention (ICI) project was developed by Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad, an assistant professor of communication, in partnership with the Wood County Committee on Aging.