AMANDA L. IRIONS, LECTURER, will complete her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication at University of Maryland in 2018 with specialization in interpersonal communication, persuasion, and quantitative data analysis. Her research focuses on when and why people recruit third parties to help them achieve their goals, what they say while doing it, and the relationship between the actors. Courses she teaches include: Comm 209 (Public Speaking); Comm 210 (Small Group Communication); and Comm 375 (Theories of persuasion).
Irions, A. L. (In press). Survey: Loaded questions. In M. Allen (Ed.), SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Irions, A. L. (In press). Survey: Negatively keyed items. In M. Allen (Ed.), SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Irions, A. L. & Nichols, A. L. (2017). Believing and sharing conspiracy theories is a relational phenomenon. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, Texas.
Hample, D. & Irions, A. L. (2015). Arguing to display identity. Argumentation, 29, 4, 389-416. doi:10:1007/s10503-015-9351-9