Eric Rasmussen

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Phone: +1.806.834.6870
Office: 415
Office Hours: Tues., Noon - 5 p.m.
Web:  http://
Classes Taught: 
  • PR Graphics & Production
  • Introduction to PR
  • PR Writing
  • History of Communication
  • Mass Communication Theory

Dr. Rasmussen's research focuses on children and media. He is specifically interested in parental mediation and why/how parent-child conversations about the media influence children at different developmental stages in various ways. He is currently working on several projects investigating the effects of active mediation within a persuasion framework. Dr. Rasmussen has 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. His 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.

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Dr. Rasmussen has worked professionally in various public relations settings, including corporate, agency, non-profit, education, and small business. He previously taught communications courses at The Ohio State University and Brigham Young University.

Leadership / awards:
Dr. Rasmussen received the Walter B. Emery Scholarship Award/Junior Researcher of the Year Award at The Ohio State University, and was nominated for the Elizabeth Clay Howald Presidential Fellowship at The Ohio State University.

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