Mattison

About

Booker T. Mattison teaches screen writing and video production courses, in addition to creative jobs as an author and filmmaker.

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Education

Master of Fine Arts, Film and Television, New York University
B.A., Mass Communication, Norfolk State University

Experience

Professor Mattison’s most recent work is writer and director of “The Sound of Christmas,” premiering on all BET platforms late 2022. The film is an adaptation of Tiffany L. Warren’s novel The Replacement Wife and stars R&B recording artist Ne-Yo and Serayah (“Kingdom Business,” “Empire.”)

Mattison was the screenwriter and director for the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s story “The Gilded Six Bits,” which aired on Showtime. He is currently writing a thriller for MarVista Entertainment that he will direct. The film will stream on Tubi. Principal photography is scheduled to begin late 2022.

In 2011, he released his second novel, “Snitch,” which received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. Mattison’s debut novel “Unsigned Hype” was nominated for a South Carolina Book Award in the Young Adult Category.

Prior to Grady College, Mattison taught at the College of New Rochelle, Brooklyn College and Regent and Hampton Universities.

Russell

About: Karen Miller Russell is Jim Kennedy Professor of New Media and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, teaching public relations and media history and advising the college’s Integrated ADPR master’s program.

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Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A., Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.A., Mass Communication, University of West Georgia

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Russell studies media history with an emphasis on public relations and is interested in qualitative research, such as ethnography and case studies, on PR. She is the author of two books, “Promoting Monopoly: AT&T and the Politics of Public Relations, 1876-1941,” and “The Voice of Business: Hill and Knowlton and Postwar Public Relations.” She has published articles in the Journal of PR Research, Public Relations Review, Business History Review, Communication Yearbook, Journal of Political Marketing, American Journalism, and Journalism and Communication Monographs. She served as editor of the Journal of Public Relations Research from 2009 to 2015.

AEJMC-Peter Lang Scholarsourcing Book Series Panel Karen Miller Russell and Juan Meng

Hopkins, K., Dahmen, N., Russell, Karen M., Meng, Juan, & Neill, M. S. (August 5, 2021). AEJMC-Peter Lang Scholarsourcing Book Series Panel, invited talk at the 2021 annual conference of […]

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The Power of Women: Flanley & Woodward and the Women’s Angle in U.S. Public Relations Karen Miller Russell

Abstract: After working in corporate public relations during the 1930s, Mabel Flanley and Sally Woodward opened an all-woman agency in New York City in 1944. Their specialty was targeting women […]

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Recent PhD graduate Dr. Amie Jones has been named winner of the Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize Janice Hume, Peggy Kreshel & Karen Miller Russell

Recent PhD graduate Dr. Amie Jones has been named winner of the Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize, awarded by the American Journalism Historians Association for best dissertation of the year.  […]

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Image Repair in the Aftermath of Inaccurate Polling: How the News Media Responded to Getting It Wrong in 1948 and 2016 Karen Miller Russell

Abstract: The US presidential elections of 1948 and 2016 produced surprise outcomes when the predicted winners ended up losing the election. Using image repair theory, this article explains the strategies […]

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The Misunderstood Nineteenth Century Press Agent Karen Miller Russell

Abstract: Analysis of press coverage of nineteenth century American press agents indicates that, although press agents worked in a variety of sectors, their primary motivation was profit, their main strategy […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Russell teaches public relations core courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, with a particular interest in social media, globalization, and corporate social responsibility initiatives. She also teaches media history and is a member of the UGA graduate faculty.

Experience

Dr. Russell is a former PR writer for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, former PR specialist for the American Camping Association and former photography and publicity assistant for Common Wealth Development.

Awards and Fellowships

  • Outstanding Contribution to Historical Research commendation, International History of Public Relations Conference (2019).
  • Darwin-Davis Award recipient, honoring the spirit of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication (2018).
  • Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, UGA’s highest award for teaching (2017).
  • UGA Teaching Academy induction (2017).
  • Advisor to national championship team, PRSSA Bateman National Case Study Competition  (2007).
  • Pathfinder Award winner, recognition of original scholarly research which has made a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and practice of public relations by the Institute for Public Relations (2001).

Kohn

About: Dr. Kohn teaches advanced screenwriting, producing for film/television, documentary film, and qualitative methods; directs the Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions Study Abroad Programs; directs Roger Ebert’s Film Festival; and produces feature films and television programs.

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Education

Ph.D., Communication, University of Illinois, May 1995
M.S., Radio/TV, University of Illinois
A.B., English Composition/Literature, University of Illinois

Research Interests and Activities

His scholarly interest include qualitative methodology, celebrity, writing for the screen, autobiography, new technologies and critical tourism as viewed through the interpretive prisms of cultural studies, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and the new ethnography.

Teaching Specialties

Dr. Kohn teaches courses in writing for the electronic screen, producing for film and television, and cultural studies.

Experience

Dr. Kohn produced Zulu Dawn starring Burt Lancaster and Peter O’Toole; the independent feature Somebodies, which premiered at Sundance (2006); Rain, the Bahamas’ first indigenous feature which premiered at Toronto (2007) and on Showtime (2010); the feature film Bottleworld (2010); he was Executive Producer on the BET television series Somebodies (2008); he was Producer on the feature length documentary Bayou Maharajah that premiered at the SXSW Festival (2013); he produced the Emmy Award-winning short documentary Ebertfest 2012; and he was Executive Producer on The 73rd, 74th  and 75th Annual Peabody Awards Specials for PivotTV/Participant Media (2014, 2015 and 2016).  He has served on juries and mentored screenwriters at the Atlanta, Hawaii, Kerala, and Bahamas International Film Festivals. He is a board member of the Arkansas Cinema Society.  And he is the author of numerous scholarly articles and of the book Pursuing Hollywood: Seduction, Obsession, Dread (AltaMira Press, 2006).

Kim

About

Dr. Kim teaches advertising core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research focuses on the interaction between advertising and branding in various consumer and media contexts. He is the Director of the Cox International Center and the Executive Director of the Cox Center CAM Fellows Program, an international professional/scholarly development program for practitioners and scholars working in various sectors related to communication and media.

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Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Florida
M.A., Journalism, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A., Economics, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Kim’s research seeks to advance the knowledge of how advertising interacts with branding through scientific inquiries on the structural relationships among them and their effects on consumer memory and responses, as well as the development of measurement constructs and methods related to advertising and branding. Dr. Kim’s research activities include many publications in top/leading academic journals in addition to numerous refereed presentations and invited speeches at academic conferences and business venues. He is currently an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Advertising and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interactive Advertising. He was elected secretary of the 2021-2022 American Academy of Advertising Board of Directors.

The future of advertising in virtual, augmented, and extended realities Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Jooyoung Kim & Ted T. Kim

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Jooyoung Kim, & Jaemin Kim (Grady PhD student) (in press). The future of advertising in virtual, augmented, and extended realities. International Journal of Advertising.  Abstract: The ever-changing media environment […]

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Advertising and the Metaverse as a New Experiential Media Platform Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim, “Advertising and the Metaverse as a New Experiential Media Platform,” The Korean Advertising & PR Practitioners Society, Kunsan National University, South Korea, May 20-21, 2022

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Into the metaverse: state of art and research agenda Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim, “Into the metaverse: state of art and research agenda,” EUPRERA Webinar, European Public Relations Education and Research Association, June 3, 2022

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Metaverse beyond the hype: Multidisciplinary perspectives on emerging challenges, opportunities, and agenda for research, practice and policy Jooyoung Kim

Dwivedi, Y., et al. including Jooyoung Kim, Metaverse beyond the hype: Multidisciplinary perspectives on emerging challenges, opportunities, and agenda for research, practice and policy, International Journal of Information Management, 66(2022), […]

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The bifold triadic relationships framework: A theoretical primer for advertising research in the metaverse Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Jooyoung Kim & Sungsu Kim

Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, Jooyoung Kim & Jaemin Kim (Grady PhD student) (in press). “The bifold triadic relationships framework: A theoretical primer for advertising research in the metaverse.” Journal of Advertising, 50th […]

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Virtual Reality Experience in Tourism Advertising: Roles of Immersion and Advertising Engagement Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn and Jooyoung Kim

Jihoon Kim (Grady PhD alum), Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, and Jooyoung Kim. “Virtual Reality Experience in Tourism Advertising: Roles of Immersion and Advertising Engagement.” Presented at the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) Annual Conference, […]

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Pandemic Soundstage: Policy and Reality in Hollywood’s Return to Work Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn and Jooyoung Kim

Kate Fortmueller (2022). “Pandemic Soundstage: Policy and Reality in Hollywood’s Return to Work” Essential: Global Film and Television Production During the Pandemic. April 9-11. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. https://express.adobe.com/page/ZPOFOt9Mwpd9x/ Abstract: […]

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Into the Metaverse: State of Art and Research Agenda Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim (June 3). Into the Metaverse: State of Art and Research Agenda. This webinar is organized and hosted by EUPRERA (European Public Relations Education and Research Association). https://euprera.org/what-we-do/webinars/

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Advertising in the Metaverse Jooyoung Kim and Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn

Jooyoung Kim (March 24). Advertising in the Metaverse. Panelist at the half-day American of Academy of Advertising pre-conference, which was designed and led by Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn.

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Exploring Brand Humanization on SNSs: Brand personality and its influence on brand partner quality, brand attitude and consumer behavioral engagement Jooyoung Kim

Kwon, Eun Sook (Grady PhD alum) and Jooyoung Kim, “Exploring Brand Humanization on SNSs: Brand personality and its influence on brand partner quality, brand attitude and consumer behavioral engagement,” International Journal of […]

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Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interactive Advertising Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim has been reappointed for another term by American Academy of Advertising as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interactive Advertising.

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Faculty Fellow at the UGA Institute for Artificial Intelligence Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim was invited to be a Faculty Fellow at the UGA Institute for Artificial Intelligence. The Institute’s faculty come from several departments and academic units at UGA, including Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics, and Engineering.

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The Impacts of Skip Option and Time Display on Viewer Response to In-Stream Video Ads: The Role of Perceived Control and Reactance Jooyoung Kim

Abstract: The primary purpose of the current study is to examine how the presence of two digital ad features—an ad skip option and ad time display, representing behavioral and cognitive […]

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A second chance to protect yourself and others: The impact of interactivity and efficacy messages on influenza vaccination intentions in virtual reality Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn and Jooyoung Kim

Lee, Joomi (Grady postdoctoral research associate), Ahn, Sun Joo (Grace), Wu, D., Lin, J.-H., & Kim, Jooyoung. (2021). A second chance to protect yourself and others: The impact of interactivity and efficacy messages […]

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The effects of commercial breaks on ad and program memory: A neurophysiological study Jooyoung Kim

ABSTRACT: Though the commercial break (CB) is a common advertising strategy, the neural processing that CBs evoke and effective CB positioning remain unclear. We investigated the effects of CB interruption, […]

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Exploring Brand Humanization on SNSs: Brand Personality and Its Influence on Brand Partner Quality, Brand Attitude, and Consumer Behavioral Engagement Jooyoung Kim

Eun Sook Kwon (Grady PhD Alum)and Jooyoung Kim (Forthcoming). Exploring Brand Humanization on SNSs: Brand Personality and Its Influence on Brand Partner Quality, Brand Attitude, and Consumer Behavioral Engagement. International […]

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Brand Awe: A Key Concept for Understanding Consumer Response to Luxury and Premium Brands Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim, Hyejin Bang (Grady PhD Alum), and William Keith Campbell (Forthcoming). Brand Awe: A Key Concept for Understanding Consumer Response to Luxury and Premium Brands. Journal of Social Psychology. […]

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Using directional cues in immersive journalism: The impact on information processing, narrative transportation, presence, news attitudes, and credibility. Matthew Binford, Keith Herndon, Jooyoung Kim & Bartosz Wojdynski

Abstract: This study examined the effects of the use of directional cues in immersive journalism on information recall, attitudes towards a news story, narrative transportation, presence, and message credibility by […]

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The Effect of Brand-Health Issue Fit on Fast-Food Health-Marketing Initiatives Hanyoung Kim and Jooyoung Kim

Abstract: Recognizing that fast-food brands are increasingly interested in featuring health and wellness values in their marketing, this study investigated the effect of perceived brand-health issue fit on consumer responses […]

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Exploring the Effects of Ad-Task Relevance and Ad Salience on Ad Avoidance: The Moderating Role of Internet Use Motivation Jooyoung Kim

Abstract: This study explores the effects of ad-task relevance and ad salience on ad avoidance. Through structural equation modeling (N = 555), significant effects of ad-task relevance and ad salience […]

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Effects of Social Identity and Schadenfreude on Attitude toward Brand Sponsoring an Instant Replay Review: The Moderating Role of Rivalry and Suspense Jooyoung Kim and Jihoon (Jay) Kim

Abstract: Used during sport games to guard against incorrect calls by referees, instant replay review has provided sponsoring brands an additional advertising opportunity. Although instant replay video (IRV) encourages sport […]

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Advertising Nativeness as a Function of Content and Design Congruence Jooyoung Kim and Hanyoung Kim

Abstract: Despite high interest in native advertising, the definition and effectiveness of native advertising remain subjects of debate. To address this problem, we explored the nature of perceived advertising nativeness […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Kim’s primary teaching areas are advertising and communication management, advertising campaigns, global advertising, advertising research, quantitative research methods, and data mining and analytics.

Experience

Dr. Kim has a wide array of experiences in advertising, communication, and business in both professional and academic settings. He is a member of various learned societies, including the American Academy of Advertising (AAA), in which he has been involved and served in various capacities since 2002. He is also a frequent speaker and consultant for global firms, especially in South Korea, on topics related to advertising and branding. He was the visiting professor of digital media at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York City in 2016 through AEF (Advertising Educational Foundation). Before entering academia, he worked as a full-time accounting associate at the headquarters of a top fashion firm in Seoul, South Korea.

Awards and Fellowships

Dr. Kim has received recognition from several journals and academic communities, including Korea Advertising Society (2018, Best Research Award), Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (2017, Top-read paper), International Journal of Advertising (2015, Best Article), American Academy of Advertising conference (2006, Best Conference Paper) and dissertation competition award (2003), and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference (2001, Top Paper in Advertising Division). Many student teams taught by Dr. Kim in his Advertising or IMC Campaigns course have won national awards and prizes seventeen times, including three Gold Awards (1st place) from Marketing EDGE’s Collegiate ECHO (2019, 2014, 2009) and the US-Canada Champion from InterAd competition (2002) sponsored by International Advertising Association.

Kavoori

About: Dr. Kavoori is currently engaged in a program of autoethnographic and narrative writing.

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Education

MFA, Narrative Non-Fiction writing, University of Georgia (currently enrolled).
Study in A Second Discipline (Ecology), University of Georgia.
Ph.D., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Maryland, College Park.
M.A., Cultural Anthropology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
B.A. Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India.

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Kavoori works in the field of Transnational Cultural Studies. He has written or edited ten books and over fifty single (or co-authored) journal articles and book chapters on the subject of media and culture in a global context. His work has appeared in Media, Culture and Society, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Journal of Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Cultural Studies / Critical Methodologies, Global Media and Communication, American Journalism, International Journal of Cultural Studies amongst many others. His books include The Logics of Globalization; Thinking Television and Global Bollywood. He is also the author of two books of fiction, including a novel, The Children of Shahida.

UGA-Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) Faculty Mobility Grant  Anandam Kavoori

Anandam (Andy) Kavoori was awarded a UGA-Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) Faculty Mobility Grant ($4,500) for a week-long workshop with the Munich Science Communication Lab (https://www.mscl.de/) at LMU. In addition, he will work […]

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Investigating Ecological Legacies in Amazonian Forests Anandam Kavoori and John Weatherford

Proposal written with Florida Institute of Technology. Dollar Amount: $117, 832.

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Asia’s shifting television landscapes Anandam Kavoori

Chadha, K. & Andy Kavoori (forthcoming). “Asia’s shifting television landscapes” in Kim. Y (ed.) Media in Asia (Routledge).  This article explores television landscapes in Asia. Exploring both past and emergent […]

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Re-making the World: Autoethnographic Interventions Anandam Kavoori

Abstract: This collection of autoethnographic eco-poetry offers a pedagogical vision for environmental education in an age of Climate Change (and its denial). The poems reflect on the author’s efforts at […]

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Cricket, Media and the Nation: An autoethnographic exploration of three mediated moments in Indian cricket.  Anandam Kavoori

Andy Kavoori (2021): Cricket, Media and the Nation: An autoethnographic exploration of three mediated moments in Indian cricket. Abstract: This autoethnographic essay explores the media and cultural construct of key […]

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Dull as Dachau Anandam Kavoori

Andy Kavoori (2021). Dull as Dachau. Abstract: Dull as Dachau is a reflexive, autoethnographic account of the contrived engagement of American undergraduates (from a privileged background) of a class-mandated visit […]

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Investigating Ecological Legacies in Amazonian Forests John Weatherford and Anandam Kavoori

Proposal for “Investigating Ecological Legacies in Amazonian Forests’ submitted to NSF’s HEGS (Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences) Program.  Dollar Amount: $ 117, 832 (over three years). Kavoori and Weatherford will be […]

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Submitted Grant Anandam Kavoori

Kavoori, A. (Science Communication / Storytelling Lead). Proposal to NSF (25 million dollars over five years) for the creation of an ERC (Engineering Research Center) for Clean and Equitable Battery […]

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Other Notables Anandam Kavoori and Taylor Cole Miller

Andy Kavoori has been selected for a Fulbright award. He will serve as the Garcia-Robles-Fulbright Distinguished Chair in U.S. Studies at the Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico for the Spring […]

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Enhancing the understanding of tropical biodiversity: Developing conceptual models and underwater videos for communicating the importance of riparian-river connections in food webs in the Brazilian Pantanal Anandam Kavoori

“Enhancing the understanding of tropical biodiversity: Developing conceptual models and underwater videos for communicating the importance of riparian-river connections in food webs in the Brazilian Pantanal.” Global Research Collaboration Grant […]

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Global Postmodernity, World Music and the discourse of Authenticity: Insights from the Buena Vista Social Club Anandam Kavoori

Abstract: This paper is a textual accounting of the world music phenomena (Buena Vista Social Club) across the realms of music, YouTube, social media and industry commentary. It develops a […]

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The Dreams of Nations: An Ethno-Story Anandam Kavoori

Abstract: This post-colonial “Ethno-story” narrative is a contribution to new modes of narrative storytelling within the tradition of auto-ethnography, identity politics and subaltern studies.  Written as an exemplar, it weaves […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Kavoori teaches a range of courses—Environmental Communication, Writing for Digital Media, Digital Storytelling, International Communication, Race, Gender and Media amongst many others. He directed Grady’s Costa Rica study abroad program from 2014 to 2019.

Experience

Dr. Kavoori has been a consultant to News Corporation, CNN International, Discovery Channel, amongst others. He was a faculty judge for The George Foster Peabody Awards for over twenty years. Dr. Kavoori has taught in study abroad programs developed by Grady/ UGA (Oxford University, Costa Rica and Cambodia), the UNO/ University of Innsbruck program in Austria and held a visiting position at Korea University (Seoul, Korea). Before joining academia, he was a journalist with media organizations in India and the United States.

Awards and Fellowships

Dr. Kavoori has been a Lilly Teaching Fellow and Mentor at UGA. In addition to awards for teaching in the Grady College, he has been nominated for both the Russell and Meigs Teaching Awards at UGA. He was a Service Learning Fellow and has been nominated by the Grady College (on three occasions) for the Distinguished Research Professorship at the University of Georgia. He was also invited to be a member of the UGA Teaching Academy.

Jones

About: Dr. Jones directs the George Foster Peabody Awards, and is Lambdin Kay Professor in the Entertainment and Media Studies Department.  His research specialty is television studies, with a focus on popular politics, satire and parody.  He is the author and editor of five books, including Entertaining Politics: Satiric Television and Civic Engagement (2nd ed.), Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era, and The Essential HBO Reader.

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Education

PhD: Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas at Austin (1999)
MA: Political Science, Auburn University (1993)
BA: Political Science, Auburn University (1985)

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Jones helped establish the field of Political Entertainment Television and Popular Politics.  He is the author and editor of five books, including Entertaining Politics: Satirical Television and Political Engagement, 2nd ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010); Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era (NYU Press, 2009); News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe (Routledge, 2012); The Essential HBO Reader (University Press of Kentucky, 2008).  He is also the author of almost 30 articles and book chapters on the intersections of popular culture and politics.

Teaching Specialties

Dr. Jones teaches classes in Television Studies, Media and Politics, Popular Culture, Documentary Tradition, Media Studies, Theory and Methods in Critical/Cultural Studies, and Critical Analysis of Journalism.

Hume

About: Dr. Janice Hume teaches media history, ethics & diversity, and media credibility. Her research concerns American journalism history, public memory and media coverage of death.

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Education

Ph.D., Journalism, University of Missouri
M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri
B.J., University of Missouri

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Hume’s research focuses on the history of American journalism as it relates to American culture and public memory. Her latest book Popular Media and the American Revolution: Shaping Collective Memory (New York: Routledge, 2014) considers the relationship between journalism and history in building a national narrative. For her first book Obituaries in American Culture (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000), she read more than 8,000 obituaries published in newspapers in New York City, New Orleans, Baltimore, Chicago and San Francisco, along with Niles’ Weekly Register and The National Intelligencer to show what they reveal about changing American values.  Dr. Hume’s second book Journalism and a Culture of Grief (Routledge, 2008) was co-authored with Dr. Carolyn Kitch of Temple University and considers the social construction of death in American media. She has also published research in a number of academic journals, including Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism History, American Journalism and Journal of Popular Culture.
She has presented papers at conferences of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, American Journalism Historians Association, International Communications Association, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender, International Society for the Study of Subjectivity and the Symposium on the Antebellum Press, the Civil War and Free Expression.

Janice Hume Earns Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism History Janice Hume

Janice Hume Earns Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism History – The American Journalism Historians Association Service Awards Committee has honored Janice Hume of the University of Georgia as the 2022 […]

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The American Founding in Public Memory Janice Hume

Abstract: This presentation concerned the role of journalism in forging early collective memory of the American Revolution. Journalists pre-dated history scholars by decades. Their stories of revolutionary events and people were […]

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Recent PhD graduate Dr. Amie Jones has been named winner of the Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize Janice Hume, Peggy Kreshel & Karen Miller Russell

Recent PhD graduate Dr. Amie Jones has been named winner of the Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize, awarded by the American Journalism Historians Association for best dissertation of the year.  […]

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Affordable Learning Georgia Pilot Grant for Developing an Open-Licensed Historical Game, $9,000. Game title: Justice in Georgia: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Memory of Leo Frank. Janice Hume

Abstract: The game will take place in two parts, in 1915 and 1986, in the aftermath of two of the most notorious crimes in Georgia history, the murder of 13-year-old […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Hume’s teaching interests include media history, ethics & diversity, and media credibility.

Experience

Dr. Hume spent twelve years as a newspaper reporter and features editor. She was lifestyle and arts editor at the Mobile Register (Alabama). Before coming to UGA, she served on the faculty of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Kansas State University.

Awards and Fellowships

In 2012 Dr. Hume received the American Journalism Historians Association’s National Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has been named an SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow and to the Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy. She has been twice named Journalism Department Teacher of the Year and has twice received the Roland Page Outstanding Faculty Award, presented by graduate students of the Grady College.

Hamilton

About: Dr. Hamilton teaches cultural, critical, and historical approaches to media studies. His research addresses alternative media and democratic communication.

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Education

Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Iowa
M.A., Communication, University of Washington
B.A., English/Communication, University of Washington

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Hamilton’s research focuses on the history, theory and practice of alternative media and democratic communication. A central goal of his project is, first, to develop a historicizing critique not only of specific practices of democratic communications but also of their conceptualizations and forms. Second, but equally importantly, the project seeks to recontextualize, retheorize, and thus reconstitute the possibilities of democratic communications in the current era of digital media, globalization, and perpetual political, economic, and ecological crises. Dr. Hamilton’s books include “Democratic Communications: Formations, Projects, Possibilities” (Lexington Books, 2008; paperback edition 2009); “Alternative Journalism” (Sage, 2009), which is co-written with Chris Atton (Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland); and “Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising” (Routledge, 2017), co-edited with Robert Bodle, and Ezequiel Korin. He continues to publish research in leading journals such as Media, Culture, and Society, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, and Media History, and present his work at a variety of major academic conferences.

Terrains of Media Work; Producing Amateurs and Professionals in the 19th-Century United States. Jay Hamilton

Abstract: This article investigates the reproduction of the foundational terrain of media work as composed of amateur and professional realms through the youth movement of amateur journalism in the late 19th-Century […]

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Panelist on “The Voice Catchers: How Marketers Listen In to Exploit Your Feelings, Your Privacy, and Your Wallet.” Jay Hamilton

Abstract: This Author Meets Critics conversation (with Edward Timke, Duke University; Mara Einstein, Queens College, CUNY; Nora Draper, Univ. New Hampshire) focuses on Joseph Turow’s book The Voice Catchers: How […]

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Drone Journalism as Visual Aggregation: Toward a Critical History Jay Hamilton

Hamilton, Jay. “Drone Journalism as Visual Aggregation: Toward a Critical History.” Media and Communication 8(3), 2020. https://www.cogitatiopress.com/mediaandcommunication/article/view/3117/3117 Abstract: The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs—commonly referred to as drones) in […]

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Editor of themed section: “Independent Media Centers 20 Years On” Jay Hamilton

Jay Hamilton is the editor of themed section: “Independent Media Centers 20 Years On.” Media, Culture & Society 42, no. 6 (September 2020). https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/mcsa/42/6

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Hamilton teaches cultural, critical and historical approaches to media studies. He holds an appointment to the Graduate Faculty. Dr. Hamilton has taught First-Year Seminars and in the Grady@Oxford study abroad program. A research paper written by an undergraduate student he mentored in the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities program won the prestigious national Alfred E. Seaman Award from the Advertising Education Foundation. Additional awards earned by former students include major international professional awards (such as an AKQA Future Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity) and scholarly awards (Dissertation of the Year from three major scholarly organizations.) In 2014 he was appointed a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor, the University’s most prestigious teaching honor to recognize superior teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Hamilton is also the recipient in 2003, 2009 and 2013 of the Grady College Roland Page Outstanding Faculty Award, which honors excellence in teaching at the graduate level.

Experience

Prior to joining the Grady College, Dr. Hamilton taught at the State University of New York College at Geneseo, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and at the University of Iowa. In addition, he has worked as a copywriter for Corporate Communications at Microsoft Corp., and as a training coordinator at the law firm of Piper & Marbury L.L.P.

Davis

About: Charles N. Davis is the Dean of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He was appointed in 2013, after a long career in journalism.

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Education

B.S., Criminology, North Georgia College
M.A., Journalism, University of Georgia
Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Florida

The First Amendment is an Absolute Charles N. Davis

Abstract: Students new to the study of First Amendment law often grapple with the complexity and ambiguity of its parameters, a sensation familiar to all who encounter legal analysis and scholarship […]

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Experience

Davis worked for ten years as a journalist after his graduation from North Georgia College, working for newspapers, magazines and a news service in Georgia and Florida before leaving full-time journalism to complete a masters degree from the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and to earn a doctorate in mass communication from the University of Florida. He spent 14 years as a faculty member, including four as department chair at the Missouri School of Journalism.  Davis also spent five years at Mizzou as Executive Director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition.

Awards and Fellowships

His teaching awards include the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Teacher of the Year Award in 2008, the Provost’s Award for Junior Faculty Teaching in 2001, and the University of Missouri Alumni Association’s Faculty/Alumni Award in 2008.

Nowak

About: Nowak is responsible for developing and managing the College’s new Center for Health and Risk Communication, which seeks to foster an interdisciplinary approach to health and risk-related Communication projects, including interventions, campaigns, messaging and messages, news media and provider-patient communication.

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Education

Dr. Nowak received his B.S. in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with majors in both economics and communications. He continued his studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he subsequently earned an M.A. degree in journalism (1987) and a Ph.D. in the field of mass communications (1990).

Experience

Glen Nowak has been the associate dean of research and graduate studies since August 2021. He is a professor of advertising and public relations and director of the Grady College’s Center for Health and Risk Communication. Prior to joining the Grady faculty in January 2013, he worked 14 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He spent six years as director of media relations at CDC and six years as communications director for CDC’s National Immunization Program. He has experience in managing and implementing health and risk communications programs, media relations, health information campaigns and social marketing. Prior to joining CDC in January 1999, Dr. Nowak was an associate professor of advertising and communication at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. At Georgia, Dr. Nowak taught undergraduate and graduate courses in principles of advertising, communication and advertising research, communication and advertising management, social marketing, and health communications. In the course of his career, Dr. Nowak has authored or co-authored a number of peer-reviewed journal articles on communications practices, social marketing, and health communications, and conducted numerous workshops and trainings on health communication, social marketing, risk communication and media relations.

Crisis and risk management through strategic and operational communications – from disinformation prevention to future pandemics Glen Nowak

Glen Nowak (via Zoom) was an invited panelist for a session on “Crisis and risk management through strategic and operational communications – from disinformation prevention to future pandemics,” at 17th […]

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Advancing Crisis Communication Effectiveness: Integrating Crisis Scholarship with Practice Bryan H. Reber, Yan Jin & Glen Nowak

Bryan Reber, Yan Jin, and Glen Nowak. (forthcoming). “Advancing Crisis Communication Effectiveness: Integrating Crisis Scholarship with Practice.” The Handbook of Crisis Communication (2nd edition) (Eds. W. T. Coombs and S. J. Holladay), Wiley-Blackwell.  Abstract: Reber, Jin, […]

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Tools and Techniques for Building & Sustaining Trust in Health Information Glen Nowak

Glen Nowak was an invited panelist for a session on “Tools and Techniques for Building & Sustaining Trust in Health Information,” at National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media, […]

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Better Understanding Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy and Refusal: The Influence of Broader Beliefs about Vaccines Glen Nowak

John Boyle, Glen Nowak, Rachel Kinder, Ronaldo Iachan and James Dayton. “Better Understanding Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy and Refusal: The Influence of Broader Beliefs about Vaccines,” International Journal of Environmental […]

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National Science Foundation Development Grant Glen Nowak and Michael Cacciatore

Glen Nowak is a co-Principal Investigator on a $1 million National Science Foundation Development Grant supported under NSF’s Phase 1 funding for projects involving Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention. This […]

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Proposal Title: “Improving Infectious Disease Models with Longitudinal Surveys of Health Decision Making Preferences and Influences.” Glen Nowak and Michael Cacciatore

Abstract: The objective of this project is to create more reliable infectious disease models that are informed by social science regarding health-related preferences, perceptions and intentions/behaviors. This project will design […]

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What lessons can we learn from the Covid pandemic about how to communicate public health during a time of crisis? Glen Nowak

Glen Nowak was a guest on the Research Comms Podcast, a weekly podcast featuring interviews with “people who are doing inspiring, innovative work in the field of research communications.” The […]

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Research Proposal: “[Creation of a] Southeastern Mountains-to-Ocean Vector-borne Disease Regional Center of Excellence at the University of Georgia.” Glen Nowak

A five-year, $9,987,040 proposal submitted to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PI: Michael Yabsley, Professor, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA. Co-PIs include Travis […]

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Looking Ahead: Caregivers’ COVID-19 Vaccination Intention for Children 5 years old and younger Glen Nowak

Abstract: Little research has been conducted to examine parents’ intention to vaccinate their young children for COVID19. An online survey with a national U.S. sample of 682 primary caregivers of […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination and Public Health Communication Strategies: An In-depth Look at How Demographics, Political Ideology, and News/Information Source Preference Matter Michael Cacciatore and Glen Nowak

Abstract: Widely accepted public health actions and recommendations, particularly those related to vaccines, are critical to U.S. and global responses to infectious disease pandemics, such as COVID-19. Drawing from nationally […]

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Outbreak Risk Communication: The Role of the Media Glen Nowak

Abstract: As a result of the real and potential harm they bring, infectious disease outbreaks often attract, as well as benefit from, news media attention and coverage.Some infectious disease outbreaks, […]

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Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention: Heterogeneous Model Integration for Infectious Disease Intelligence, Phase 1 Glen Nowak

Title: “Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention: Heterogeneous Model Integration for Infectious Disease Intelligence, Phase 1” Proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation, October 4, 2021. Proposal requested amount: $1,171,745 PI […]

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Grant Proposal Submitted Glen Nowak

Title: Finding Ways to Prevent Salmonella Infections involving Birds and People: An Exploratory Assessment of Behavior, Microbiology, and Climactic Factors Proposal submitted in response to 2021 UGA Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grant […]

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Do Young Adults Attend to Health Warnings in the First IQOS Advertisement in the U.S.? An Eye-Tracking Approach Glen Nowak and Joe Phua

Abstract: In October 2019, a heated tobacco product (HTP) IQOS debuted in the United States. This study examined young adults’ attention and cognitions in response to an IQOS ad that […]

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Information Sharing and Communications Glen Nowak

Dr. Nowak served as an invited panelist to discuss information sharing and communication needs, strategies, and best practices to inform pandemic influenza preparedness and response. 

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American Communication Strategy for the COVID-19 Pandemic Glen Nowak

Dr. Nowak served as an invited panelist to discuss public health communication challenges and approaches used in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those involving vaccines and vaccination […]

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Countering Vaccine Misinformation, Disinformation, and Mal-Information Glen Nowak

Dr. Nowak served as an invited panelist to discuss challenges and approaches to dealing with different types of vaccine misinformation. His comments focused on the importance of being able to […]

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Getting to Yes: Vaccinating the Hesitant and Resistant Among Populations who Experience Health Disparities and Lower Vaccination Rates Glen Nowak and Alexander Pfeuffer

Abstract:  Getting to Yes is a collaboration with The Tri-County Rural Health Network, UMAS, GSU, and UGA. The overall goal of this work will be to understand the drivers of the […]

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Using Influenza Vaccination Location Data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Glen Nowak

Victoria Fonzi, Kiran Thapa, Kishor Luitel, Heather Padilla, Curt Harris, M. Mahmud Khan, Glen Nowak and Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa, Using Influenza Vaccination Location Data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance […]

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Do Young Adults Attend to Health Warnings in the First IQOS Advertisement in the U.S.? An Eye-Tracking Approach Joe Phua and Glen Nowak

Abstract: Introduction: In October 2019, a heated tobacco product (HTP) IQOS debuted in the United States. This study examined young adults’ attention and cognitions in response to an IQOS ad […]

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Do Young Adults Attend to Health Warnings in the First IQOS Advertisement in the U.S.? An Eye-Tracking Approach Glen Nowak and Joe Phua

Abstract: Introduction: In October 2019, a heated tobacco product (HTP) IQOS debuted in the United States. This study examined young adults’ attention and cognitions in response to an IQOS ad […]

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Do Young Adults Attend to Health Warnings in the First IQOS Advertisement in the U.S.? An Eye-Tracking Approach. Glen Nowak and Joe Phua

Abstract: Introduction: In October 2019, a heated tobacco product (HTP) IQOS debuted in the United States. This study examined young adults’ attention and cognitions in response to an IQOS ad […]

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Communicating with the Public During a Public Health Emergency Glen Nowak

Glen Nowak is an invited panelist at the June 25-July 2 (virtual) annual meeting of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention. The panel session on June 29 is […]

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Adherence to Timely Vaccinations in the United States Glen Nowak

Hargreaves AL, Glen J. Nowak, Paula Frew, AR Hinman, WA Orenstein et al., “Adherence to Timely Vaccinations in the United States,” Pediatrics, 145(3, March 2020):e20190783. Abstract: We used 2014 National […]

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An Assessment of Parents’ Childhood Immunization Beliefs, Intentions, and Behaviors Using a Smartphone Panel Glen Nowak

Boyle J., Berman L, Glen J. Nowak, Iachan R, Middleton D and Deng Y. “An Assessment of Parents’ Childhood Immunization Beliefs, Intentions, and Behaviors Using a Smartphone Panel,” Vaccine, 2020;38(10):2416-2423. […]

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Glen Nowak is part of a $5 million five-year University of Georgia proposal submitted to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration Glen Nowak

Glen Nowak is part of a $5 million five-year University of Georgia proposal submitted to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in response to a call for proposals to improve […]

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UGA Transdisplinary Earth System Science for Global Solutions and Public Engagement (ENGAGE) Michael Cacciatore and Glen Nowak

Michael Cacciatore and Glen Nowak are part of a $2,974,744 five-year University of Georgia proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation to create a UGA Transdisplinary Earth System Science for […]

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Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Response (CIERR) Michael Cacciatore, Glen Nowak, Glenna Read, Bartosz Wojdynski & Itai Himelboim

Glen Nowak, Michael Cacciatore, Bart Wojdynski, Glenna Read, and Itai Himelboim are part of a University of Georgia proposal submitted in response to a National Institutes of Health call for […]

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Understanding flu vaccination attitudes and behaviors: Exploring a measure of health decision-making preferences. Michael Cacciatore and Glen Nowak

Abstract: Annual influenza vaccination has been recommended for all adults in the United States since 2010, but coverage estimates indicate that less than half of American adults complied during the […]

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Communication Challenges during Influenza Pandemics. Glen Nowak

Abstract:  Influenza pandemics have the potential to cause much illness and death and are thus a major focus of public health planning and preparation. As the influenza pandemic that took […]

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Adherence to Timely Vaccinations in the United States. Glen Nowak

Abstract: To estimate 1) the proportion of children not adhering to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended early childhood immunization schedule and 2) associations between schedule adherence, sociodemographic […]

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Using Immersive Virtual Reality to Improve the Beliefs and Intentions of Influenza Vaccine Avoidant 18-to-49-Year-Olds: Considerations, Effects, and Lessons Learned. Nathaniel J. Evans, Glen Nowak, Bartosz Wojdynski, Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn & María E. Len-Ríos

Abstract: Only one-third of adults 18 to 49 years old in the United States receive a recommended annual influenza vaccination. This study examined whether supplementing vaccine information statements (VIS) with […]

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The Global Vaccine Action Plan – insights into its utility, application, and ways to strengthen future plans. Glen Nowak

Abstract: The pace of global progress must increase if the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) goals are to be achieved by 2020. We administered a two-phase survey to key immunization […]

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Development of a measure to assess vaccine confidence among men who have sex with men. Glen Nowak

Abstract: Recent serogroup C meningococcal disease outbreaks led to meningococcal vaccine recommendations for Southern California men who have sex with men (MSM). Assessment of vaccine confidence is critical to improving […]

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Development of a US trust measure to assess and monitor parental confidence in the vaccine system. Glen Nowak

Abstract: To develop a Vaccine Confidence Index (VCI) that is capable of detecting variations in parental confidence towards childhood immunizations centered on trust and concern issues that impact vaccine confidence. […]

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Book Contract: Advancing Crisis Communication Effectiveness: Integrating Public Relations Scholarship with Practice Yan Jin, Glen Nowak & Bryan H. Reber

Abstract:: Advancing Crisis Communication Effectiveness shows how crisis communication plans and efforts for complex and challenging issues benefit when academic perspectives are connected with practitioner experiences. This book brings crisis […]

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“Effectively addressing opioid drug use and misuse: Identifying the crisis and risk communications challenges and opportunities.” Glen Nowak

Abstract: The epidemic of opioid drug use and misuse in the United States and in many other continues unabated.  Communicating to healthcare practitioners, the public, news media, and those legally […]

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Pandemic influenza vaccines – Communication of benefits, risks, and uncertainties Glen Nowak

Abstract:  Vaccines that would be recommended and offered in response to a novel influenza virus bring many communication challenges. This chapter identifies and describes some of the major issues that […]

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Media Science and Practice Michael Cacciatore and Glen Nowak

Abstract: Given their influence and visibility, understanding how news media cover topics involving medicines and how they provide information to their target audiences is essential when it comes to medicinal […]

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“Communicating during an Outbreak or Public Health Investigation” Glen Nowak

Abstract: Epidemiologists and medical investigators deployed to disease outbreaks and public health investigations involving illness and deaths often need to communicate the journalists, local officials, and community members. This chapter […]

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The 2014-15 U.S. measles outbreak and parents’ vaccination beliefs, confidence, and intentions Michael Cacciatore, Glen Nowak & Nathaniel J. Evans

Abstract: While it seems intuitive that highly visible vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks should impact perceptions of disease risk and facilitate vaccination, few empirical studies exist to confirm or dispel these beliefs. […]

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Inadequate and incomplete: Chinese newspapers’ coverage of the first licensed human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in China Michael Cacciatore and Glen Nowak

Abstract: Glaxo Smith Kline’s Cervarix was the first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine licensed for use in China in July 2016 and officially launched there on July 31, 2017. Since news […]

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