- My wife and I were married more than 10 years ago and have since added four beautiful daughters to our family, who thankfully got their looks from my wife. I love college football, playing any kind of competitive sport, reading, and building furniture. When I grow up I want to be doing exactly what I'm doing now.
- PR Graphics & Production
- Introduction to PR
- PR Writing
- History of Communication
- Mass Communication Theory
- My research focuses on children and media. I am specifically interested in parental mediation and why/how parent-child conversations about the media influence children at different developmental stages in various ways. I am currently working on several projects investigating the effects of active mediation within a persuasion framework. I have authored or co-authored articles that have appeared in Journal of Communication, Communication Yearbook 37, Journal of Health Communication, Family Relations, and Human Communication Research. My research has also been presented at conferences for the Society for Research in Child Development, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, International Communication Association, and International Public Relations Research Conference.
- Ph.D., The Ohio State University
- I have worked professionally in various public relations settings, including corporate, agency, non-profit, education, and small business. I previously taught communications courses at The Ohio State University and Brigham Young University.
- Nathanson, A.I., Sharp, M., Alade, F., Rasmussen, E.E., & Christy, K. (in press). The relation between television exposure and theory of mind among preschoolers. Journal of Communication.
- Rasmussen, E.E. (2013). Theoretical underpinnings of reducing the media’s negative effect on children: Person-centered, negative-evaluative mediation within a persuasion framework. Communication Yearbook 37.
- Rasmussen, E.E. & Ewoldsen, D.R. (2013) Dr. Phil and Psychology Today as self-help treatments of mental illness: A content analysis of popular psychology programming. Journal of Health Communication.
- Gentile, D.A., Nathanson, A.I., Rasmussen, E.E., Reimer, R.A., & Walsh, D.A. (2012). Do you see what I see? Parent and child reports of parental monitoring of media. Family Relations, 61, 470-487.
- Nathanson, A.I. & Rasmussen, E.E. (2011). TV-viewing compared to book reading and toy playing reduces responsive maternal communication with toddlers and preschoolers. Human Communication Research, 37, 465-487.