Morgan April

morgan.april@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 354
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D. student in Interpersonal and Family Communication, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.S. Communication Studies, Texas Christian University
  • B.A. Communication Studies, University of Kansas

Research Interests

Interpersonal and family communication processes that influence and are influenced by identity complexities with a focus on difficult situations (i.e., health diagnoses, parental infidelity), resilience, and psychosocial well-being.

Publications and Presentations

April, M., Soliz, J., & Strassburger, E. (2018, November). Communication identity tensions in the family: Pathways to (positive) relational and individual-level outcomes. To be presented at the National Communication Association Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.

April, M., & Schrodt, P. (2018). Person-centered messages, attributions of responsibility, and the willingness to forgive parental infidelity. Communication Studies, 1-20. doi:10.1080/10510974.2018.1469525

April, M., & Schrodt, P. (2018, April). Person-centered messages, attributions of responsibility, and the willingness to forgive parental infidelity. Presented at Central States    Communication Conference in Milwaukee, WI.

Chase Aunspach

chase.aunspach@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 356
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D student in Rhetoric and Public Culture with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies and minor in English.
  • M.A. Communication Studies, University of Nebraska.
  • B.A. Communication Studies and Sociology, University of Northern Iowa.

Research Interests

Critical Theory, Digital Culture, Field Methods, Masculinity, Materiality, Networked Media, Posthumanism, Queer Studies, Rhetorical Theory, Visual Culture.

Publications and Select Presentations

Aunspach, C. (In Press). "'Discrete' and 'Looking' (to Profit): Homoconnectivity on Grindr." Critical Studies in Media Communication.

Aunspach, C. (2020, May). "Queering the Map and Mapping Queerness: Toward a Hyperobject/ionable Criticism." Paper to be presented at the biannual meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America. Portland, OR.

Aunspach, C., & C. R. Kelly. (2020, May). "Smirk: An Affective Form of White Masculine Supremacy." Paper to be presented at the biannual meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America. Portland, OR.

Aunspach, C. (2019, April). "Taking the Bull(sh*t) by the Horns: r/RedPillWomen and the Entrepreneurship of the Relational Marketplace." Paper presented to the Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Interest Group at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association. Omaha, NE. Top Panel.

Chase Aunspach

Tyler Behymer

tbehymer2@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall 364

Education

  • B.S., Economics, Truman State University
  • M.A., student in Rhetoric and Public Culture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Research interests

Critical Theory, Rhetorical Theory, the Rhetoric of Economics, Forensics

Tyler Behymer

Amanda Brand

abrand7@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 352

Education

  • PhD Student – Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Culture) and a specialization in Women's and Gender Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MA Applied Sociology, Northern Arizona University
  • MA Applied Communication, Northern Arizona University
  • BS Communication Studies, Northern Arizona University

Research interests

Critical Theory, Digital and New Media, Dissent, Feminist Theory, Gender and Sexuality, Inequality, Pedagogy, Political Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory, Social Movements

Selected publications and presentations

Brand, A. (2019). Big Bang Theory. In Race in American Television. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. (Under contract)

Brand, A. (2018). Teaching through Self-Disclosure. Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Conference. Long Beach, CA.

Ferraro, K. and Brand, A. (2017). Victim Blaming: Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, Computer Mediated Communication, and Sexual Harassment. Co-facilitated training for Victim Witness Services volunteers and staff. Flagstaff, AZ.

Brand, A. (2016). Sexting: Defining a New Cultural Literacy through the Eyes of the Millennial Generation. Presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Conference. Oakland, CA.

Brand, A. (2015). From Locked Doors to Locked Screens: The Implications of Sexting as a Gendered Performance. (Master's Thesis)

Brand, A. (2014). Ideology, Privilege, and Social Criticism in Image Macros: A Rhetorical Analysis. (Master's Thesis)

Amanda Brand

Megan Cardwell

megan.cardwell@huskers.unl.edu

Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 350

Education

  • B.A. University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • M.A. Student in Interpersonal Communication

Research interests

Identity, (multi)ethnic-racial identity, interethnic-racial relationships, intersections of interpersonal and intergroup communication

Publications

Novotny, E., Carr, Z. M., Dietrich, S. B., Frank, M. G., Shaddock, T., Cardwell, M. E., Decker, A.J. (2017). How people really suspect and discover lies. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior,41(3) 41-52. doi: 10.1007/s10919- 017-0263-2.

Works in-progress

Cardwell, M. E., & Soliz, J. Critical Incidents in the Development of (Multi)Ethnic-Racial Identity: Experiences of Individuals with Mixed Ethnic-Racial Backgrounds in the United States. [Manuscript submitted for publication]

Koenig-Kellas, J., Baker, J., Minniear, M., Cardwell, M. E., & Kranstuber-Horstman, H. Experimentally Testing the Impact of Communicated Perspective Taking in the Context of Interpersonal Communication Between Friends. [Manuscript submitted for publication]

Cardwell, M. E., Examining the Role of Sibling Interaction in Multiethnic-racial Identity Development. [Thesis project, manuscript submitted for publication]

Cardwell, M. E., & Soliz, J. Examining malleable ethnic-racial identity in multiethnic-racial populations in the U.S. and Canada. [Project in data collection]

Will Cooney

william.cooney@huskers.unl.edu 
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 377
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D. Student in Rhetoric and Public Culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
  • M.A in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University
  • B.A. in History with a minor in Speech form Hillsdale College

Research Interests

Critical Theory, Rhetorical Theory, The Philosophy of Communication, Material Rhetoric, Rhetorical History, Public Policy, American Education, Information Operations, and Digital Media.

Conference Presentations

Cooney, W. (2017, November). The Haecceity of Things: Toward a Coming Community of Immanent Obligations. Paper Presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas,   TX. 

Cooney, W. (2016, November). Curating the Story of a Life through Facebook’s Algorithms: Digital Self-Writing as a Technology of The Self. Paper Presented at the meeting of the National    Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Cooney, W. (2016, May). From Justice to Prosperity: The Impossibility of Racial Equality in American  Education. Paper presented at the meeting of the Rhetorical Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

Kristen Everhart

ke.learning2communicate@gmail.com
(402) 472-3348

Education

B.A. in Communication with a minor in Political Science from San Diego State University

M.A. in Communication from San Diego State University

Ph.D. in Communication Studies with primary emphasis in health, interpersonal, and family communication.

Research Interests

I am interested in how people’s communication in family and relational contexts shape or reflect their decision making or stress-coping processes, particularly in situations of identity or health crises. My most recent research examines how couples communicate about chronic illness in ways that facilitate individual, relational, and physiological health.

Conference Presentations

Everhart, K. L., & Pauley, P. M. (2015).  Communicating childbirth: A memorable messages and control theory approach. Paper presented at the 101st annual meeting of the National Communication Association. Las Vegas, NV.

Moran, M.B., Lucas, M., Everhart, K., Morgan, A., & Prickett, E. (2015). Why are anti-vaccine messages so persuasive? A content analysis of anti-vaccine websites to inform the development of vaccine promotion strategies. Paper presented at the 143rd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. Chicago, IL.

Everhart, K. L., Moran, M.B., & Pauley, P. M. (2015). Effect of Family Communication on College Binge Drinking: Strategies to Improve Parent-Child Anti-Substance Use Talks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association. Madison, WI.  

Zoe Farquhar

zfarquhar@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 362

Education

  • Ph.D student in Rhetoric and Public Culture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A. Communication Studies, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. Communication Studies, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

I study the intersection of the rhetoric of social movements and the rhetoric of privilege. My research attempts to answer the question of where do privileged voices belong (or not belong) in the rhetoric of social movements (e.g. white voices in the BLM movement, etc).

Publications

Roger D. Gatchet, Amanda D. Gatchet, and Zoe C. Farquhar “The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected: Violating Audience Expectations in Clint Eastwood’s Speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention,” Communication Teacher, 32(4), 192-197. doi:  10.1080/17404622.2017.1372607

Presentations

Zoe C. Farquhar, “Making a Murderer as terministic Screen: Uncovering the Criminal (In) Justice System with Kenneth Burke.” Eastern Communication Association Convention: Boston, MA (March 2017).

Zoe C. Farquhar and Sarah Rayne, “Exes for a Reason: Limitations of Continuing a Friendship with an Ex Romantic Partner,” Eastern Communication Association Convention: Boston, MA (March 2017).

Matthew R. Meier and Zoe C. Farquhar, “Toward Satire in Theory and Method.” The Helhaven Expedition: In Search of Burke the Satirist, Theorist, and Humanist, National Communication Association Convention for Kenneth Burke Society: Dallas, TX (November 2017).

Drew Finney

dfinney3@unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 356

Education

  • B.A. Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change, Drake University

Research Interests

Disability Studies, Rhetorics of the Body, Embodiment, Spatial rhetoric, Masculinity, Visual Culture, Rhetorical Theory

Conference Presentations

Finney, D. (2018, June). “Inspiration as Erasure: Scrubbing Class from Political Representations of Disability.” Presented at the biennial meeting of the Rhetorical Society of America. Minneapolis, MN.

Finney, D. (2017, November). “More Miracles Like Megan”: Erasure of Class in Trump’s Representation of Disability.” Presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. Dallas, TX.

Ashley Garcia

ashley.garcia@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 377
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D. Student in Rhetoric and Public Culture with a Specialization in Women's and Gender Studies
  • M.A., Communication from Northern Arizona University
  • B.A., Communication Studies with an emphasis in Pre-Law from Northern Arizona University
  • B.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish from Northern Arizona University

Research Interests

I specialize in interrogating the rhetoric of social protest and social movements as manifest in sport in our current socio-political context; more specifically, I examine the rhetoric of dissent as exhibited in silent protest events. My dissertation focuses on the NFL protests during the National Anthem started by Colin Kaepernick in 2016 and continuing through the 2018 NFL season. Through this dissertation, I explore the racialized rituals of identity in the NFL, Black masculinity, and the antecedent rhetorical/historical resources of Black protests. In addition to the study of the rhetoric of social protest/movements and identity in the context of sport, my research interests extend to social justice, human rights, women's rights, and film studies.

Conference Presentations

Garcia, A. D., & Cooney, W. R. (2019, November). The processional hymn of Sunday Night Football: Praising the patriotic unity in “Oh, Sunday Night.” Communication and Sport Division. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD. (Top Student Paper)

Garcia, A. D. (2019, August). American patriotism’s invisible racial warrant: Understanding the backlash against the NFL’s Black activist athletes. Paper presented at the meeting of the NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation, Alta, UT.

Garcia, A. D. (2019, April). (De)Humanizing the Black male athlete: Han’s achievement doping society in the realm of football. Sports Communication Interest Group. Paper presented at the meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE. (Top Student Paper)

Garcia, A. D. (2018, November). Trump’s racialized rhetoric vs. the NFL’s message of unity: Trump’s construction of “the people” in the NFL’s #TakeAKnee protests. Public Address Division. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Garcia, A. D. (2018, April). Negligent nipples: FEMEN’s self-objectifying protests as global media events. Communication Ethics, Activism, and Social Justice Interest Group. Paper presented at the meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI. (Top Four Paper)

Samantha Gillespie

sgillespie3@huskers.unl.edu

Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 350

Education
  • Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Public Culture with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies.
  • >M.A. Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Reno
  • <>B.A. Communication Studies with an emphasis in Journalism and Mass Communication, California State University, Monterey Bay

Research Interest

Rhetorical Theory, Feminist Theory, Critical Theory, Embodiment and Food culture in online spaces.

Publication

Gillespie, S. (August 2019). “Watching Women Eat: A Critique of Magical Eating and Mukbang Videos.” Master’s thesis, University of Nevada, Reno.

Work in-Progress

Gillespie, S. “She Eats So I Don’t Have To: A Critical Analysis of Agency, Eating Culture and Feminism in Mukbang Videos.” [Writing and Editing in-progress]

Jacqueline Gunning

jgunning2@huskers.unl.edu

Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 352

402-472-2070

Education

  • M.A. student in Interpersonal, Family, and Health Communication, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
  • B.S. Communication Studies, Emerson College

Research Interests

Health and interpersonal communication, narratives and storytelling, chronic illness, sexual and reproductive health.

Publications & Conference Presentations

Rubinsky, V., Gunning, J., & Cooke-Jackson, A. (2018). “I thought I was dying:” (Un)supportive communication surrounding early menstruation experiences. Health Communication. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10410236.2018.1548337

Rubinsky, V., Cooke-Jackson, A., Gunning, J., & Bartson, C. (2018). “You can use the app instead of guessing:” Women’s use of period-tracking mobile applications. International Journal of Health and Media Research, 2, 101-118. Retrieved from http://ijhmr.hallym.ac.kr/

Gunning, J., Cooke-Jackson, A., & Rubinsky, V. (Revise & Resubmit) Negotiating shame, silence, abstinence, and period sex: Women’s shift from harmful memorable messages about reproductive and sexual health. American Journal of Sexuality Education.

Cooke-Jackson, A., Rubinsky, V., Gunning, J., & Bartson, C. (Revise & Resubmit). “Wish I would have known that before I started using it:” Contraceptive messages and information seeking among young women. Women’s Reproductive Health.

Gunning, J., Cooke-Jackson, A., & Rubinsky, V. (2019). Negotiating Shame, Silence, and Abstinence: Young women’s shift away from memorable messages of reproductive and sexual health. World Communication Association Conference, Wellington, NZ.

Cooke-Jackson, A., Rubinsky, V., & Gunning, J. (2019). “Wish I would have known that before I started using it:” Contraceptive messages and information seeking among young women. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Applied Communication Division, Baltimore, MD

Rubinsky, V., Cooke-Jackson, A., Hudak, N., Horstman, H., Gunning, J. (2019). Communicating for Survival: Recent Advances and Future Directions in Communication Research about Intimate Health. Panel presentation at the 105th National Communication Association Annual Convention, Feminist and Women Studies Division, Baltimore, MD.

Lucas Hackenburg

lhackenburg2@unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 350
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D student in Interpersonal, Family, and Health Communication Studies
  • M.A. Communication Studies, Texas State University
  • B.S. Communication Studies, Ohio University

Research Interests

Health communication, LGBT+ identity and community, Qualitative research methods, Quantitative research methods

Conference Presentations

Coker, M.C., & Hackenburg, L. (2017). Social media or social equality? A study of the use of digital media to improve LGBT acceptance in Singapore. Paper presented at the annual Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. October 5, 2017.

Hackenburg, L. (2018). Advocating for free speech in pro-life organizations: An analysis of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. Paper presented at the annual Southern States Communication Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee. April 7, 2018.

Hackenburg, L., & Coker, M.C. (2017). "Are you a weird boy?": A qualitative examination of how non-parental gay men talk about their sexual orientation with child family members. Paper to be presented at the annual National Communication Association convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. November 9, 2018.

Waldbuesser, C., Houser, M., Hosek, A., & Hackenburg, L. (2017). Instructor identity, confirmation, and perceptions of student nonverbal responsiveness. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention in Dallas Texas. November 16, 2017.

Robbie Hall

Robert.hall@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 354
402-472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D. Student in Interpersonal, Family, and Health Communication, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A., Communication Studies, Illinois State University
  • B.A., Communication Studies, Spanish Minor, Wayne State College

Interests

Conversations surrounding chronic/mental health, private information (non)disclosure, difficult conversations, qualitative research methods

Publications and Conference Presentations

Hall, R. D., & Miller-Ott, A. E. (2019). Invisible pain: A look at women’s (non)disclosure of fibromyalgia in the workplace. Iowa Journal of Communication, 51(2), 4-35.

Hall, R. D. (2019). We are family, or are we? An activity on identifying differences in attachment styles and family communication patterns through music media. Communication Teacher. doi: 10.1080/17404622.2019.1630657

Hall, R. D. (2019). Between friends, an “implicit trust”: Exploring the (non)disclosure of private mental health-related information in friendships. Presented as a competitive paper for the Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE. Top Four Paper Award & Nancy Burrell Award for the Top Student Paper.

Hall, R. D. (2019). Work life balance while being a graduate student: Creating dialogue. Presented as part of a discussion panel for the Graduate Student Caucus at the Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE. Top Panel Award.

Carr, C. T., Hall, R. D., Mason, A. J., & Varney, E. (2017). Cuing perceptions of employability from self- and other-generated information. Management Communication Quarterly, 31, 409-428. doi: 10.1177/0893318916687397

Jordan L. Johnson

jordanljohnson291@gmail.com
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 364

Education

  • Ph.D student in Rhetoric and Public Culture
  • M.A. Communication Studies, Kansas State University.
  • B.A. Political Science and Journalism, Doane University.

Research Interests

Public Memory, Political Violence, Forced Disappearance, Mexico ’68, Rhetorics of Dissent and Protest

Conference Presentations

Johnson, J. L. (2018). “It was the State: Precarity and resistance in the 2014 Ayotzinapa Student Massacre Protests.” Paper to be presented to the Activism and Social Justice Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. Salt Lake City, UT.

Johnson, J. L. (2018). “Confrontation and Crisis in Catalonia: A rhetorical analysis of the Catalan independence movement.” Paper to be presented to the Peace and Conflict Communication Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. Salt Lake City, UT.

Johnson, J. L. (2018). “They Were Taken Alive, We Want Them Back Alive: The Rhetorical-Hybrid Movement of Mexico’s Ayotzinapa Student Massacre Protests.” Paper presented to the Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association. Santa Clara, CA.

Trevor Kauer

trevor.kauer@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 362
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D. student in Interpersonal, Family, and Health Communication Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A., Communication Studies, Texas State University
  • B.S., Agricultural Life Sciences, Communication, & Leadership with emphasis in Food Science/Family Consumer Sciences, and a minor in Communication Studies, University of Idaho

Publications

Segrin, C., Kauer, T., Burke, T. (2019). Indirect effects of family cohesion on emerging adult perfectionism through anxious rearing and social expectations. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 2280-2285. doi:10.1007/s10826-019-01444-2

Jones, H., & Kauer, T. (2019). Dark Triad Personality. In J. J. Ponzetti, M. Blankemeyer, S. M. Horan, H. Lyons, & A. Shigeto (Eds.), Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships (1st ed., pp TBD). New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA.

Reardon, R., Folwell, A., Keehr, J. & Kauer, T. (2019). Effects of deception on the deceiver: An interdisciplinary view. In T. Docan-Morgan (Ed.), Palgrave handbook of deceptive communication (pp. TBD). London, UK: Palgrave

Folwell, A., & Kauer, T. (2018). “You see a baby die and you’re not fine”: A case study of stress and coping strategies in volunteer EMTs. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 46, 723-743. doi:10.1080/00909882.2018.1549745

Selected Conference Presentations

Eger, E., Jones, H., Parchois, J., & Kauer, T. (2019, November). Understanding university leaders’ communication about faculty diversity and inclusion. Paper presented to the Applied Communication Division at the One-Hundred-Fifth National Communication Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Kauer, T. (2019, April). Stress and Coping in the Workplace: First Responders use of Humor Messages. Paper presented to the Organizational Communication Division at the One-Hundred-Tenth Eastern Communication Association Conference, Providence, RI.

Kauer, T. (2018, November). First responder’s intimate partner communication: Perceptions of job-related stress, relational support, and appraisals of stress. Paper presented to the Family Communication Division at the One-Hundred-Fourth National Communication Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Top Student Paper

Farris, K., Houser, M., Carpenter, L., Kauer, T., & Van Eynde, H. (2018, November). The road to hel(l)icopter teaching: An empirical examination of a new instructional communication construct. Paper presented to the Instructional Development Division at the One-Hundred-Fourth National Communication Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Top Paper

Folwell, A., & Kauer, T. (2017, November). “You see a baby die and you’re not fine”: Stress, coping strategies, & burnout in volunteer emergency medical technicians. Paper presented to the Applied Communication Division at the One-Hundred-Third National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.

Kauer, T. (2017, April). Stress, coping strategies, & burnout in volunteer emergency medical technicians. Paper presented at the Forty-First Northwest Communication Association Conference, Couer d’Alene, ID. Top 3 Paper All-Conference

Mallory L. Marsh

mlmarsh@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 364

Education

  • Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Public Culture with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies
  • M.A. Communication Studies, The University of Alabama
  • B. J. Advertising and Communication Studies, University of Nebraska—Lincoln

Research Interests

Critical Theory, Feminist Theory, Forensics, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Rhetorics of Gender, Rhetorics of White Supremacy, White Femininity

Publication

Bonander, A. R. & Marsh, M. L. (2015). Modern mimicry and YouTube: How technology has influenced pedagogy and performance of poetry interpretation within competitive forensics. Communication Studies, 66(4), 448-457. doi:10.1080/10510974. 2015.1057607.

Representative Conference Presentations

Marsh, M. L. (2019). Rhetorical Malewashing of Race-Based Hatred in the United States: (Mis)Remembering the Ku Klux Klan. Competitive paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD. Critical and Cultural Studies and Feminist and Women Studies Divisions.

Marsh, M. L. (2019). Surviving Misogyny to Weaponize Whiteness: The Women of the Alt-Right. Competitive paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD. Feminist and Women Studies Division.

Marsh, M. L. (2018). “Immorality Sweeps over our Land”: An Analysis of Roy Moore’s Moral Paradox. Competitive paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT. Public Address Division and Religious Communication Association.

Marsh, M. L. (2017). Justifying the Teaching of Artistic Advocacy: Making the Case for Forensics within a Small College’s Liberal Arts Curriculum. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX. National Forensic Association.

Marsh, M. L. (In progress). Legislating Hatred, Legislating Justice: The Rhetorical Work of the “Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018”

Mackensie L. Minniear

mackensie.minniear@huskers.unl.edu 
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 362
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • B.A. UC Santa Barbara
  • M.A. University of Montana

Research Interests

Family Communication, Intergroup Communication, Identity, Race/Ethnicity

Publications

Minniear, M., Sillars, A. & Shuy, K. (2017). Risky Business: Disclosures of risk behavior among emerging adults in the digital age. Communication Reports.

Conferences

Minniear, M. & Soliz, J. (November 2018).  “I wish someone told me being Black wasn’t monolithic”: Messages about Race and Identity in Black Families. To be presented at the National Communication Association annual meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. Top Paper Award

Minniear, M. (2018).  Identity Gaps and Accommodation in Race-Related Communication in Interracial Romantic Relationships. To be presented at the National Communication Association annual meeting in Salt Lake City, UT.

Minniear, M. & Soliz, J.E. (May 2018). Socialization in Multiethnic-Racial Families: Examining the Associations Between Parental Communication About Prejudice and Discrimination and Psychological Well-Being.  Presented at the Family Communication Pre-Conference at the International Communication Association 68th Annual Convention, Prague, Czech Republic.  

Bergquist, G., Minniear, M. & Soliz, J. (2017) The Relationship Between Inclusive Worldviews and Intercultural Communication Anxiety: Exploring Mediating Roles of Perspective-Taking and Empathy. National Communication Association.  To be presented in Dallas, TX.

Toni Morgan

toni.morgan@huskers.unl.edu  
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 362
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D. student in interpersonal, family, and intergroup communication
  • B.S., Communication Studies, Abilene Christian University
  • M.A., Communication Studies, Texas State University

Research interests

Family communication, parent-child relationships, acceptance and relational resilience, family storytelling and perspective-taking, religious difference

Presentations and Work in Progress

Morgan, T.M. (In progress). The communication of (non)acceptance during religious differences between parents and children: A turning points analysis.

Soliz, J. & Morgan, T.M. (In progress). Religious identity and supportive communication in interfaith families.

Horan, S.M., Morgan, T. M.& Burke, T.J. (2016, April). Sex, alcohol, and risk: Parental messages and associated behavior of adult children. Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association 107th Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland.

Jen Rome

jennifer.rome@huskers.unl.edu  
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 352
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Public Culture
  • M.A. in Communication Studies-University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • B.S. in Secondary Education-Language Arts, University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • B.S. in Marketing, University of Scranton

Research Interests

Affect Theory
Neoliberalism
Public Memory
Rhetorics of Health and Gender
Rhetorics of Motherhood
Social Movements and Protest Rhetorics

Works in Progress

Rome, J. M. (2018). “Taking back our bodies, Taking back our lives: Critiquing the public memory of Jane.” Paper accepted for the Critical and Cultural Studies Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Rome, J. M. (2017). “The percolation of postpartum depression: A feminist rhetorical critique of Our Bodies, Ourselves.” Paper presented for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Rome, J. M. (2016). “Exploring rhetorical ecologies of male (in)fertility: Gaining visibility and voice through blogs.” Paper presented for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Division at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

William Sipe

Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 362

Education

  • Ph.D. Student in Rhetoric and Public Culture
  • M.A. Communication Studies, Ball State University 
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Otterbein University

Research Interests

Critical Theory, Social Movements, and Neoliberalism

Conference Presentations

Sipe, W. J. (2018). A wild Westworld of gender performance: Love, sex, and neoliberalism in the HBO sci-fi drama. To be presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender National Conference.

Sipe, W. J. (2018). Debate and diversity: Reexamining gendered language in judges’ ballots. Top Student Paper, Accepted to Central States Communication Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Sipe, W. J. (2017). Decolonizing the rhetorical canon: Cracking the canonical foundation via the Nyaya Sutra. Presented at the National Communication Conference, Dallas, TX.

Sipe, W. J. (2017). On Arrival: Feminine leadership in post-9/11 science fiction. Presented at The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender National Conference, Omaha, NE.

Sipe, W. J., Gibbs, A. & Escobio, I. (2017). The bias of the ballot: Gender disparities in NEDA debate. Presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender National Conference, Omaha, NE.

Sipe, W. J. & Parson, M. (2017). Who cares about the gays anymore?: How marriage equality silenced LGBT discourse in the 2016 presidential debates. Presented at the Eastern Communcation Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Katherine Storck

kbrockha@gmail.com 
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 377
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • B.A. in Communication Studies from DePaul University
  • M.A. in Communication Studies from San Diego State University
  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in interpersonal/family communication, and a specialization in gender and women’s studies.

Research Interests

Interpersonal, family, and gender communication. Critical intersections of gender and interpersonal/family communication. Unhealthy romantic relationships, Discourses of reproduction, and feminism. I use qualitative interpretive, critical, and feminist methods to study the experiences of women in a variety of contexts.

Publications  and Presentations

Brockhage, K. & Phillips, K. (in press). (Re)Negotiating our relationship: How contradiction emerge in sibling privacy boundaries. Southern Journal of Communication.

Brockhage, K. (2015, November). Discourses of donation: Exploring egg donors cultural discourses of motherhood. To be presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

Braithwaite, D. O., Abetz, J. S., Moore, J. & Brockhage, K. (2014, November). Communication structures of supplemental voluntary kin relationships. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention in Chicago, IL.

Brockhage, K. Discourses of definitions: A thematic analysis of how young women discursively construct abuse. (In progress).

Cassidy Taladay

ctaladay2@unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 356

Education

  • M.A. student in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism (B.J.), Advertising & Public Relations and Communication Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Interests

Family communication, family and group storytelling and meaning-making, communication in difficult contexts

Conference Presentations

Koenig Kellas, J., Morgan, T., Taladay, C., Minton, M., Forte, J., & Husmann, E. (2019).

Putting CNSM Theory into action: Translational storytelling in the context of parenting. Manuscript to be presented to the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

Carol Tschampl-Diesing

c.tschampl_diesing@yahoo.com
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Certificat des Études in French Language and Culture, Université de Paris - La Sorbonne
  • B.A. in French, Central University of Iowa
  • B.A. in Mass Communication - Radio Broadcasting emphasis, Morningside College
  • M.A. in Speech Communication – Interpersonal and Intercultural emphasis, University of South Dakota
  • M.S. in Educational Administration – Secondary Education emphasis, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Ph.D. Student in Communication Studies - Interpersonal and Family emphasis, University of Nebraska – Lincoln


Research Interests

Military Families, Military Servicemembers, Female Veterans, Mothers in the Military, Voluntary/Fictive Kin.

Conference Presentations

Braithwaite, D.O., Waldron, V.R., Allen, J., Berquist, G., Brockhage, K., Marsh, J., Oliver, B., Swords, N., Tschampl-Diesing, C. (2016, November). (Top Paper). “Feeling warmth and close to her”: Turning points of adult stepchildren in a positive relationship with a stepparent. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Braithwaite, D.O., Marsh, J., Tschampl-Diesing, C., Leach, M. (2016, November). A diary study of the interaction and enactment of the family kinkeeper role. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Tschampl-Diesing, C. (2015, April). Effects of deployment on family communication: A narrative inquiry of a mother in the military. Paper presented at the annual Gender Matters Conference, University Park, IL.

Conference Paper

Tschampl-Diesing, C. L. (2018, Spring). Exploring difference in family: Communication and privacy management for female veterans between their military voluntary kin and their biolegal families. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI. *Top Four Paper, Top Student Debut Paper, and Nancy Burrell Top Student Award in  Interpersonal and Small Group Division; Past Officers Top Graduate Debut Paper

Publications

Braithwaite, D. O., Waldron, V. R., Allen, J., Oliver, B., Bergquist, G., Storck, K., Marsh, J., Swords, N., Tschampl-Diesing, C. (2018). “Feeling warmth and close to her”: Communication and resilience reflected in turning points in positive adult Stepchild–Stepparent relationships. Journal of Family Communication. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15267431.2017.1415902

Braithwaite, D. O., Marsh, J. S., Tschampl-Diesing, C. L., Leach, M. S. (2017). “Love needs to be exchanged”: A diary study of interaction and enactment of the family kinkeeper role.  Western Journal of Communication, 81(5), 601-618. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2017.1299881

Tschampl-Diesing, C. L. (2016, Fall).  A communication perspective on the military: Interactions, messages, and discourses. [Review of the book A communication perspective on the military: Interactions, messages, and discourses, edited by E. Sahlstein Parcell & L. M. Webb]. Iowa Journal of Communication, 48(2), 175-178.

Darcy Wente-Hahn

dhahn@huskers.unl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. student in interpersonal, family, and intergroup communication
  • M.A., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • B.S., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Research interests

Interpersonal and family communication, gender, sex, sexuality, Queer Theory, and qualitative research methods.

Presentations and Work in Progress

Wente-Hahn, D. L. (2018). An exploration of communication privacy management in mixed orientation marriages. Accepted at the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.  

Wente-Hahn, D. L. (2018). Red and blue: Exploring gender and sexuality in the classroom. Accepted for presentation at Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Wente-Hahn, D.L. (2016). A communication privacy management analysis of revealing or concealing transgender identity to physicians. Peer-reviewed competitive paper accepted for presentation at the convention of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA

Hahn, D. L. (2015) Butch in the streets, femme in the sheets; an examination of lesbian dating scripts. Peer-reviewed competitive paper accepted for presentation at the convention of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  *Awarded top thesis in interpersonal division.

 

Braedon Worman

bworman@huskers.unl.edu
Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 354
(402) 472-3348

Education

  • Ph.D. student in Interpersonal, Family, & Intergroup Communication
  • M. A., Communication, California State University - Fresno
  • B. A., Communication, California State University - Fresno
  • B. A., Philosophy - Religious Studies, California State University - Fresno

Research Interests

Interpersonal communication, family communication, identity, religious belief, privacy management

Conference Presentations 

Worman, B. G. (November, 2018). Who Knows What I Believe?: The Development and Utilization of Privacy Rules by Individuals in Exclusivist Christian Families that have Adopted Significantly Different Religious Beliefs. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Worman, B. G. (November, 2018). What and How to Reveal: The Development and Utilization of Privacy Rules by Individuals in Exclusivist Christian Families that have Adopted Significantly Different Religious Beliefs. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Worman, B. G. (April, 2017). You Gotta Have Faith: Communication Privacy Management in Exclusivist Christian Families Regarding a Significant Change in Religious Belief. Thesis presented at the annual Central California Research Symposium, Fresno, CA.

Worman, B. G. (November, 2016). ‘Leave It This Year Also’: A Narrative Criticism of Jesus’s          and Luke’s Use of the Parable of the Barren Fig Tree. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.