Dr. Glenna Read

Assistant Professor of Advertising, ADPR

About: Dr. Read teaches Media Strategy and Insights and Analytics. Research interests are media psychology/effects, identity and representation, and psychophysiology.

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Ph.D., Mass Communication, Indiana University
M.A., Experimental Psychology, Appalachian State University
B.A., Psychology, Georgia State University

Research interests and activities:

Dr. Read’s research focuses on the interactions between media messages and identity with an overarching interest in social, cognitive, affective, and physiological mechanisms. Her central vein of research examines processes underlying responses to identity/representation in media messages. Other research interests include the use of media and communication technology to promote positive health and social outcomes. Her published research appears in Journal of Communication, Journal of Advertising, Communication Methods and Measures, Sex Roles, Communication Research Reports, and Computers in Human Behavior. She has presented her work in national and international academic conferences and is secretary for the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association.

Teaching specialties:

Her teaching interests and experiences include media strategy, research methods, media psychology, and consumer neuroscience.

Awards and Fellowships:

She received the 2019 Annie Lang Dissertation Award from the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association, was awarded the Indiana University Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 school year, and received the Indiana University Provost’s Travel Award for Women in Science in 2016.

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