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Stephens, K., and Dailey, S.L.. (2015). Human Resources Development in a Technology-Infused Workplace.

Mandziuk, R. M. (2014). "Grotesque and Ludicrous, but Yet Inspiring': Depictions of Sojourner Truth and Rhetorics of Domination." Quarterly Journal of Speech, 100.4, 467-487.

Burke, T. J., & Segrin, C. (2014). Bonded or stuck? Effects of personal and constraint commitment on loneliness and stress. Personality and Individual Differences, 64, 104- 106. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.02.27

Burke, T. J., & Segrin, C. (2014). Examining diet- and exercise-related communication in romantic relationships: Associations with health and relationship quality, Health Communication. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2013.811625

Segrin, C., & Burke, T. J. (2014). Loneliness and sleep quality: Dyadic effects and stress effects. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. doi10.1080/15402002.2013.860897

Stephens, K. K., Goins, E. S., & Dailey, S. L. (2014). Organizations disseminating health messages: The roles of organizational identification and HITs. Health communication, 29(4), 398-409.

Keeley, M. P., & Generous, M. (2014). Advice from Children and Adolescents on Final Conversations with Dying Loved Ones. Death Studies, 38 (5), 308-314. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2012.753556

Generous, M. & Keeley, M. P. (2014). "Creating and Validating the Final Conversations (FCs) Scale: A Measure of End of Life Relational Communication with Terminally Ill Loved Ones," Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care.

Villagran, M., & Weathers, M. (2014). Health care provider communication. In N. Harrington (Ed.), Exploring health communication from multiple perspectives. London: Routledge.

Villagran, M., & Baldwin, P. (2014). Health care team communication. In S. Chou & H. Hamilton (Eds.) Routledge handbook on language and health. London: Routledge.

Beebe, S. A. (2013). The importance of communication skill instruction and research in a changing society. Siberian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 5.

Burke, T. J., Woszidlo, A., & Segrin, C. (2013). The intergenerational transmission of social skills and psychosocial problems among parents and their young adult children. Journal of Family Communication, 13, 77-91. doi : 10.1080/15267431.2013.768247

Chory, R. M., Horan, S. M., Carton, S. T., & Houser, M. L. (2013). Toward a further understanding of students' emotional responses to classroom injustice. Communication Education. doi: 10.1080/03634523.2013.837496

Farris, K. L., Houser, M. L., & Wotipka, C. D. (2013). Assessing the transition of student public speaking competence. Basic Communication Course Annual, 25, 161-206.

Fox, R. L., Abrahamson, K. A., & Anderson, J. (2013). Exploring a Nursing Community On-line: A Breadth of Topics and a Depth of Understanding. International Journal of Reliable and Quality e-Healthcare, 2(1), 51-62.

Fox, R. L. & Burnette, A. E. (2013). Reframing corporations as individuals: The “persuasive marvels” unleashed by the Citizens United ruling. FirstAmendment Studies, doi: 10.1080/21689725.2013.852796

Kreps, G.L., Villagran, M. M., Trowbridge, J., Baldwin, P., Barbier, Y., Chang, A., Jun, J, Tucker, M., Saxton-Ross, A., & Friedman, S. (2013). Evaluation of the influence of an urban community park revitalization on African-American youth physical activity. In M. Dutta, & G.L. Kreps, (Eds). Communication and health disparities. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Ledford, C., Seehusen, D. A., Villagran, M., Cafferty, L., & Childress, M. (2013). Resident scholarship expectations and experiences: Sources of uncertainty as barriers to success. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 5, 4-12.

Salem, P. J. (2013). The complexity of human communication (2nd ed.). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Salem, P. J. (2013). The complexity of organizational communication: Describing communication during organizational turbulence. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, & Life Sciences, 17(1),49-65.

Salem, P. J. (2013). The use of mixed methods in organizational communication research. In M. C. Bocarnea, R. A. Reynolds, & J. D. Baker (Eds.), Online instruments, data collection and electronic measurements: Organizational advancements (pp. 24-39). Hersey, PA: IGI Global.

Shahsavari, H., Parsa-Yekta, Z., Houser, M. L., Ghiyasvandian, S. (2013). Perceived clinical constraints in the nurse-student interaction: A qualitative study. Nurse Education in Practice, 13(6), 546-552.

Villagran, M. Canzona, M., & Ledford, C. (2013). The milspouse battle rhythm: Understanding communication among military spouses. Health Communication, 28, 816-828.

Abrahamson, K., Fox, R. L., & Doebbeling, B. (2012). Facilitators and barriers to clinical practice guideline use among nurses. American Journal of Nursing, 112(7), 26-35.

Beebe, S. A. (2012). C. S. Lewis on philosophy of communication. Journal of Values and Communication in Modern Society, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Beebe, S. A. (2012). The importance of communication skill instruction and research in a changings Society. Journal of Siberian Federal University, Humanities & Social Sciences, 12, 1717-1722.

Burnette, A. E., & Fox, R. L. (2012). My Three Dads: The Rhetorical Construction of Fatherhood in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, 2(3), 80-91.

Dewberry, D. R. & Fox, R. L. (2012). Easy as 1, 2, 3: Rick Perry and self-deprecation as image restoration. Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric 2(1), 1-10.

Horan, S. M., & Houser, M. L. (2012). Understanding the Communicative Implications of Initial Impressions: A Longitudinal Test of Predicted Outcome Value Theory. Communication Education, 61, 234-252.

Houser, M. L., Fleuriet, C., & Estrada, D. L. (2012). The Cyber Factor: An Analysis of Relational Maintenance Through the Use of Computer-Mediated Communication. Communication Research Reports, 29, 34-43.

Keeley, M. P., & Baldwin, P. (2012). Final Conversations, Phase II: Children and Everyday Communication, Journal of Loss and Trauma, 17 (4), 376-387.

Keeley, M. P., & Baldwin, P. (2012). Final Conversations: Positive Communication at the End of Life. In M. Pitts and T. J. Socha, Eds., Positive Communication in Health and Wellness. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Salem, P. J. (2012). Civic engagement and communication technology networks. In M. H. Safar, & K. A. Mahdi (Eds.), Social networking and community behavior modeling: Qualitative and quantitative measures (pp. 51-66). Hersey, PA: IGI Global.

Villagran, M. Hajek, C., Zhao, X., Peterson, E., & Wittenberg, E. (2012). Communication accommodation and culture: Predictors of treatment adherence among Mexican immigrant patients. Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 443-452.


Barwind, J. A., Salem, P. J., & Gratz, R. D. (in press). A bigger screen for a narrower view. In K. M. Ryan (Ed.), The more you know: Law and order, inconvenient truths and how television shapes our worldview. Lexington, MA: Lexington Press.

Burke, T. J., & Ruppel, E. K. (in press). Investigating Facebook self-presentational motives on Facebook: Daily effects on social anxiety and interaction success. Communication Studies.

Burns, M. E. (in press). Recruiting prospective students with stories: How personal stories influence the process of choosing a university. Communication Quarterly.

Canzona, M., Villagran, M., Bylund, E., & Seehusen, D. (in press). Constructing and communicating privacy boundaries: How family medicine physicians manage patient requests for religious disclosure in the clinical interaction. Health Communication.

Fox, R. L. (in press). Between Gobitis and Barnette: God, Country, and Joe Johnson. In Arkansas History and Freedom of Expression. Stephen A. Smith (ed.). Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press

Houser, M. L. & Pytlak, M. A. (in press). “Because I’m the Teacher and I said so”: Examining GTA power and credibility in the classroom via the use of behavioral alteration techniques. Western Journal of Communication.

Keeley, M. P. (in press). End of Life Communication. In the International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication, Eds., C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff), Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell Publications.

Keeley, M. P. (in press). ABC-X Model of Family Stress and Coping. In Encyclopedia of Health Communication (Eds., T. L. Thompson & J. G. Golson), Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Keeley, M. P. (in press). Bereavement. In Encyclopedia of Health Communication (Eds., T. L. Thompson & J. G. Golson), Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Keeley, M. P. (in press). Final Conversations. In Encyclopedia of Health Communication (Eds., T. L. Thompson & J. G. Golson), Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Keeley, M. P., Generous, M., & Baldwin, P. (in press). Final Conversations Phase II: Children’s Final Conversation Messages with Dying Family Members. Journal of Family Communication, 14 (3).

Ledford, C., Canzona, M. Seehusen, D., Cafferty, L., Schmidt, M., & Villagran, M. (in press). Differences in physician communication when patients ask versus tell about religion/spirituality. Family Medicine.

Shahsavari, H., Parsa-Yekta, Z., Houser, M. L., Ghiyasvandian, S. (in press). First encounters with instructors: Nursing students' experiences and perceptions. The Journal of Nursing Research.