Faculty Research

Faculty Research

Research News by Edelman CCCA Faculty

2021 Fall Research Showcase 

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About 130 participants (35% were faculty) presented 44 various projects from Writing Arts, Comm Studies, PR/ADV, Health Science, and Art departments to 100 public visitors (photo credit: Alex Rosson).  

Best Presentation Award recipients are:

  • “Celebrity Endorsement in Advertisement” by Alaina Guzman, Ciara Mondel, Kelly Van Fossen, Lea Hornback, Department of PR/ADV
  • “Emergent Sonification, the Anthropocene, and the Sublime Affectations of Computational (Un)Predictability" by Brandon Simon, Department of Comm Studies
  • “Concentrations of Chromium and Other Forgotten Things” by Emily Baker and her students, Department of Art
  • “How has Ben & Jerry’s issue advocacy and brand reputation been shaped through social media?” by Alexia Reigada & Erica Gerold, Department of PR/ADV

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October 2021

  • Gina Audio, Asadeh Nia-Schoenstein and Louis Rodolico (all PR/ADV) submitted a proposal titled “Reversing History’s Effects: Using Deep Reading to Promote Inclusion” for presentation at Temple University’s 20th Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence, which will be held January 6 – 7, 2022.
  • Celine Hong (PR/ADV), Bokyung Kim (PR/ADV), and So Young Lee's (PR/ADV) publication "Too Close to Like?: How Social Media Influencers Recast Personal Space Between Selfies and Instagram Users" was accepted byCommunication Studies.
  • Bokyung Kim (PR/ADV) and Celine Hong (PR/ADV) published "The Integrated Model of Wearable Activity Tracker Use: Exploring Health Beliefs and Obesity Information Seeking Behaviors from a Nationally Representative Sample" in theJournal of Medical Internet Research-Formative Research.
    Heather Lanier's (Writing Arts) essay, "We Don't Have to Be Superhuman: A Big Lesson from My Daughter's Little League," was published by TIME. Lanier's poem, "Only A Sliver of Love Runs Hot," was featured in the latest issue of the North American Review. 
  • Keri Mikulski (Writing Arts) published two comedic children's books withCapstone: "My Sister, the Sea Monster" and "Field Guide to Humans and Other Dangerous Beasts." Mikulski also published "Eighties Sitcom Props-Where Are They Now?" in the Weekly Humorist, and won a 2021 Writer's Digest Award for the humorous essay "Bailing on Another Vacation Blues."
  • Tara Bennett (RTF) published "The Story of Marvel Studios" with Abrams Books. Bennett and co-author Paul Terry were granted unprecedented access to Marvel Studios, which resulted in this collection of exclusive interviews, photos and stories that detail the development of the Studio's box-office hits. 
  • Nick DiUlio's (Journalism) article about Camden's comeback won first place in Folio's annual Eddie Awards for regional longform journalism.
  • Megan Atwood (Writing Arts) published four new books for children ages 8-12: Mothman in the Moonlight, Sasquatch Standoff, Grabbed by Greys, Revenge of the Kraken
  • Grace Fillenwarth's (Writing Arts) publication "Context and Communities: Valuing Collectivity in Feminist Rhetorical Inquiry" features in chapter nine of the collection Ethics and Representation in Feminist Rhetorical Inquiry. Fillenwarth's recent article "Remote TPC Internships: Infrastructures for Success" was recently published online in the Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. ​

September 2021

  • Colleen Montgomery's (RTF) article, "From Moana to Vaiana: Voicing the French and Tahitian Dubbed Versions of Disney's Moana," was published in a special issue of American Music that covered sound and music in Disney media.
  • Robby Gilbert (RTF) was contracted by Lee & Low NY to illustrate his sixth children’s book. Gilbert also presented "Interdisciplinary Study of Interdisciplinarity: Animation as a Model for Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Theory and Practice" at the 2021 Society for Animation Studies annual conference.
  • Colleen Montgomery (RTF) presented "'It won't cost much, just your voice!' Women's Voices and Agency in Disney and Pixar Animation" at the 2021 Society for Animation Studies Conference. Montgomery was also contracted with Oxford University Press to co-edit The Oxford Handbook of the Hollywood Musical (with co-editor Dominic McHugh, Professor of Musicology at the University of Sheffield).
  • Paul Monticone (RTF) wrote the essay "Institutions of the Mode of Production and The Classical Hollywood Cinema in Contemporary Media Studies" in the edited volume Resetting the Scene: Classical Hollywood Cinema Wayne State University Press. Monticone also attended workshops at the Digital Humanities Institute this summer.
  • Diana Nicolae (RTF) screened her documentary Come Find Me at the 2021 University Film and Video Association conference. Nicolae was also invited to peer review the documentary Strength and Beauty by Chelsea Wayant at the same conference.
  • Julie Haynes (Communication Studies) presented "Regional Identity and Rhetorical Contradictions in Dale Hansen's Sportscaster Persona" at the 2021 Popular Culture Association Conference on June 5, 2021. 
  • Heather Lanier's (Writing Arts) memoir, Raising a Rare Girl, was released in paperback this summer with Penguin Press. Lanier's poem, "My Family and I Disagree about Politics," appeared in The Cincinnati Review's online series, MiCRo.