Communication Studies

Faculty Research

Faculty Publications 2010


Olaniran, B. A. (Ed.) (2010). Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, IGI Global.

Olaniran, B. A., Olaniran, O., & Edgell, D. (2010). Challenges with Knowledge Construction in an E-Learning Environment In B.Ertl (Ed.) Technologies and Practices for Constructing Knowledge in Online Environments: Advancements in Learning (pp. 186-201). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Olaniran, O., Adewuyi, B. O., & Olaniran, B. A. (2010). Assessment of Design Failure of Engineering Components: Case Study of Nigeria Oil and Gas Industries.

Olaniran, B. A. (2010). Conflict Management in Electronic Medium. International Journal of Conflict Management, 21(1), 44-69.

Olaniran, B. A., & Williams, I. M. (2010). Web 2.0 and Learning: A Closer Look at Transactional Control Model in E-Learning. In N. Lambropoulos & M. Romero (Eds.). Educational Social Software for Context-Aware Learning: Collaborative Methods and Human Interaction (pp. 23-37). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Punyanunt-Carter, N.M., Corrigan, M., Wrench,J.S., & McCroskey,J.C. (2010). A Quantitative Analysis of Political Affiliation, Religiousity, and Religous-based Communication. Journal of Communication and Religion, 33, 1-32. {Lead Article}

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Carter, S.L. (2010). Gender and Sports Blogs. Women and Language.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Smith, J. M. (2010). East Meets West: Is there a Difference Between Asian and American Girls' Use of the Internet and Negotiation of Identity? In Sharon R. Mazzarella (Ed.). Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity. Peter Lang Publishers.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Hernandez, E. (2010). Mentoring in the Virtual World. (pp. 177-192). In Shawn Long (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Virtual Work. IGI Global Press.

Spott, J., Pyle, C., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2010). Positive and Negative Nonverbal Behaviors in Relationships: A Study of Relationship Satisfaction and Longevity. Human Communication, 13, 29-41.



Faculty Publications 2009


Agnello, M., Todd, R., Olaniran, B. A., Lucey, T. A. (2009). Afghanistan and Multiculturalism in Khaled Hosseini’s Novels: Study of Place and Diversity. Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 3(2), 96-111. (Lead Article)

Carter, S. L., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2009). An acceptable way to deal with disruptive talking in the classroom. College Student Journal, 43(1), 56-58.

Catherine L. Langford. Shut Up and Sing: The Dixie Chicks and the State of Free Speech in the United States. 2009 Free Speech Yearbook. (In press.)

Hughes, P. C., Heuman, A., & Williams, D. E. (2009). Using viewpoints to promote dialogue about intercultural communication. Teaching Ideas for the Basic Course, 22, 1-5.

Mark A. Gring, (2009) Book Review of Colleen J. Shogan’s The Moral Rhetoric of American Presidents, for Presidential Studies Quarterly, Karen Hult, PSQ Book Review Editor, vol. 39 (1) pp. 159-161.

Mark A. Gring, “We Have Nothing to Fear But…”: A Rhetorical Analysis of Fear in Post 9-11 Sermons, accepted for publication in Catherine Chaput, Mary Jean Braun, and Danika M. Brown (Eds) Entertaining Fear: Rhetoric, Social Control, Peter Lang Publishers, June 2009.

Olaniran, B. A. (2009). Organizational Communication: Assessment of Videoconferencing as a Medium for Meetings in the Workplace. International Journal of Human Technology Interaction.5(2), 63-84.

Olaniran, B. A., & Austin, K. A (2009). Web-Assisted Instruction in Upper Division Communication Studies Curriculum: A Theoretical and Quantitative Analysis. Campus Wide Information Systems: The International Journal of Information & Learning Technology, 26(1), 43-53.

Olaniran, B.A. (2009). A proposition for developing trust and relational synergy in international e-collaborative groups. In J. Salmons & L. Wilson (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy (pp. 472-486). PA: IGI-Global.

Olaniran, B. A. (2009). Discerning Culture in E-Learning and Knowledge Management in the Global Workplace. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM & EL), 1(3), 180-195.

Olaniran, B. A. (2009). Culture, Learning Styles, and Web 2.0. Interactive Learning Environment: International Journal, 17, 4 261-271. (Lead Article)

Olaniran, B. A., Burley, H. E., Chang, M., Kuo, R., & Agnello, M. F. (2009). Socio-Technical Challenges of Semantic Web: A Culturally Exclusive Proposition? In M. Cruz-Cunha, E. Oliveira, A Tavares, & L. Ferreira (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services (pp. 613-629). NY: Information Science.

Olaniran, B. A., Burley, H., & Chang, M. (2009). Social Issues and Web 2.0: A Closer Look at Culture in E-Learning. In S. Murugesan (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, X.0: Technologies, Buisness, and Social Applications (pp. 613-629). NY: Information Science. Olaniran, B. A. (2009). A Proposition for Developing Trust and Relational Synergy in International E-Collaborative Groups. In J. Salmons & L. Wilson (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy (pp. 472-486). PA: IGI-Global.

Olaniran, B. A. (2009). Culture and Language Learning in Computer-Enhanced or Assisted Language Learning. M. Chang & C. Kuo (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Learning Culture and Language via ICTs: Methods for Enhanced Instruction (pp. 73-87). Hershey, PA: Information Service.

Olaniran, B. A., & Austin, K. A. (2009). Web-Assisted Instruction in Upper Division Communication Studies Curriculum: A Theoretical and Quantitative Analysis. Campus Wide Information Systems: The International Journal of Information & Learning Technology, 26(1), 43-53.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Wood, J. A. (2009). Julia Wood’s Instructor Resource Manual 7th. edition. Thomson Higher Education.

Williams, I. M., Warren, H. N., & Olaniran, B. A. (2009). Achieving Cultural Acquiescence through Foreign Language E-Learning. In M. Chang & C. Kuo (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Learning Culture and Language via ICTs: Methods for Enhanced Instruction (pp. 88-102). Hershey, PA: Information Science.



Faculty Publications 2008


Arif, A.A., Hughes, P.C., & Delclos, G.L. (2008). Occupational exposures among domestic and industrial cleaners. Occupational Medicine, 58(7), 458-463.

Arif, A.A., Hughes, P.C., & Delclos, G.L. (2008). Occupational exposures among domestic and industrial cleaners. Occupational Medicine.

Carter, S. L., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). An acceptable way to deal with disruptive talking in the classroom. College Student Journal.

Catherine L. Langford. Appealing to the Brooding Spirit of the Law: Good and Evil in Landmark Judicial Dissents. Argumentation & Advocacy 44 (Winter 2008): 119-129.

Catherine L. Langford. Speaking Ethically: A Case Study. 2008 Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, 12, 183-185.

Catherine L. Langford. Speaking Social Justice in the Basic Course. 2008 Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, 12, 63-66.

Catherine L. Langford. Consumer Student or Citizen Student? The Clash of Campus Speech Codes and Free Speech Zones. 2006-2008 Free Speech Yearbook, 93-105.

Catherine L. Langford. Review of “In the Name of Necessity: Military Tribunals and the Loss of American Civil Liberties” by Marouf Hasian, Jr. Rhetoric & Public Affairs (Fall 2008), 526-528.

Heuman, A. N., Simmons, D. J., Kinane, R. D., & Stow, B. D. (2008). Performing Identities. Communication Teacher, 22(3), 66-70.

Hughes, P. C., Heuman, A. N., & Williams, D. E. (2008). Using Viewpoints to Promote Dialogue about Intercultural Communication. Teaching Ideas for the Basic Communication Course, 12.

Mark A. Gring, Preachers, Terrorism, and War: Rhetorical Analysis of Sermons Responding to 9-11, Chapter 12 (pp. 269-296) in, O’Hair, Dan; Heath, Robert; Ledlow, Gerald R.; Ayotte, Kevin; (Eds). Terrorism: Communication and Rhetorical Perspectives. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc, 2008.

Olaniran, B. A & Edgell, D. (2008). Cultural Implications of Collaborative Information Technologies (CITs) in International Online Collaborations and Global Virtual Teams. In P. Zemliansky & K. St-Amant (Eds.), Handbook of Global virtual workspaces. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishers.

Olaniran, B. A. (2008). Electronic tribes: Some theoretical perspectives and implications. In. T. Adams and S. Smith (Eds.), Electronic-Tribes. University of Texas Press.

Olaniran, B. A. (2008). Group decision making in computer-mediated communication as networked communication: Understanding the technology and implications. In M. S. Raisinghani (Ed.). Handbook of Research on Global Information Technology Management in Digital Economy. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishers.

Olaniran, B. A., & Williams, D. E. (2008). Applying anticipatory and relational perspectives to the Nigerian delta region oil crisis. Public Relations Review, 34, 57-59.

Olaniran, B. A & Edgell, D. (2008). Cultural Implications of Collaborative Information Technologies (CITs) in International Online Collaborations and Global Virtual Teams. In P. Zemliansky & K. St-Amant (Eds.), Handbook of Global virtual workspaces (pp. 118-133). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Olaniran, B. A. (2008). Electronic tribes: Some theoretical perspectives and implications. In T. Adams and S. Smith (Eds.), Electronic-Tribes. University of Texas Press.

Olaniran, B. A. (2008). Group decision making in computer-mediated communication as networked communication: Understanding the technology and implications. In M. S. Raisinghani (Ed.). Handbook of Research on Global Information Technology Management in Digital Economy. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishers.

Olaniran, B. A. (2008). Human Computer Interaction & Best Mix of E-interactions and Face-to-Face in Educational Settings. In S. Kelsey, & K. St-Amant (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication (pp. 49-61). Hershey, PA:. IGI Global.

Olaniran, B. A., & Agnello, M. F. (2008). Globalization, Educational Hegemony, and Higher Education. Journal of Multicultural Educational Technology, 2(2), 68-86.

Olaniran, B. A., & Williams, D. E. (2008). Applying anticipatory and relational perspectives to the Nigerian delta region oil crisis. Public Relations Review, 34, 57-59.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). Using Equity Theory to Examine Relationship Maintenance, Communication Satisfaction, and Relationship Satisfaction in Father-Daughter Relationships. Human Communication. A Publication of the Pacific and Asian Communication Association, 11(1), 161 – 176.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). Book review: Communicating Affection: Interpersonal Behavior and Social Context. Southern Communication Journal, 73, 102-103.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). Father Daughter Communication. VDM Verlag Press.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). Father-daughter relationships: Examining family communication patterns and interpersonal communication satisfaction. Communication Research Reports, 25, 23-33.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). Perceived realism of African American portrayals on television. Howard Journal of Communication, 19, 241-257

Punyanunt-Carter, N.M., Wrench, J. S., Corrigan, M., & McCroskey, J.C. (2008). The development and validation of a religious communication apprehension scale. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Wrench, J. (2008). Advisor-advisee three: Graduate students’ perceptions of verbal aggression, credibility, and conflict styles in advising relationships. Education, 12, 579-587.

Punyanunt-Carter, N.M., Wrench, J. S., Corrigan, M., & McCroskey, J.C. (2008). An examination of the reliability and validity of the religious communication apprehension scale. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 37, 1-15.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). Book review: Communicating Affection: Interpersonal Behavior and Social Context. Southern Communication Journal, 73.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). Father-daughter relationships: Examining family communication patterns and interpersonal communication satisfaction. Communication Research Reports.

Roach, D. (2008). Classroom power. The international encyclopedia of communication (Vol. 2, pp. 507-509). Oxford, UK, and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Scholl, J. C. (2008). A book review of Conflict coaching: Conflict management strategies and skills for the individual. American Communication Journal.

Scholl, J. C. (2008). Special Occasion Speaking. In T. Adams (Ed.), The ACA Open Knowledge Guide to Public Speaking. [Online]

Susan K. Opt and Mark A. Gring, The Rhetoric of Social Intervention: An Introduction, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2008. Graduate and advanced undergraduate book that explains, expands, and applies the Rhetoric of Social Intervention.

Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2008). The Influence of Graduate Advisor use of Interpersonal Humor on Graduate Students. NACADA: Mentoring Journal, 54-72.

Zhang, Y., Scholl, J. C., Wang, W., & Buchanan, J. (2008). Who are the college students behind the wheel after drinking? International Electronic Journal of Health Education.



Faculty Publications 2007


Arif, A.A., Hughes, P.C., & Delclos, G.L. (2007). Occupational asthmagens among domestic and industrial cleaners: A qualitative study. Annals of Epidemiology, 17, 723.

Bowman, B. Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., Cheah, T. Y., Watson, J., & Rubin, R. B. (2007). Does listening to Mozart affect listening ability? International Journal of Listening, 34, 1-8.

Carter, S. L., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2007). Acceptability of treatments for plagiarism in the college classroom. College Student Journal, 41, 336-341.

Findley, M. & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2007). The impact of gender on instructor nonverbal communication from the perspectives of learner affect and learners' perceptions of instructor. Human Communication, 10, 243-257. Hughes, P. C., & Stow, C. A. (2007). A descriptive study of emergent family conflict roles. In L. B. Arnold (Ed.), Family Communication: Theory and Research. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Hughes, P. C., Gring, M., Williams, D. E. (2007). Incorporating family into the forensic organizational structure. National Forensic Journal.

Olaniran, B. A. (2007). Challenges to implementing e-learning and lesser developed countries. In A. L. Edmundson (Ed.), Globalized e-learning cultural challenges. (pp. 18-34). Hershey PA: Idea Group, Inc.

Olaniran, B. A. (2007). Culture and communication challenges in virtual workspaces. In K. St-Amant (ed.), Linguistic and cultural online communication issues in the global age (pp. 79-92). PA: Information science reference (IGI Global).

Olaniran, B. A. (2007). The Role of Perception in Crisis Management: A Tale of Two Hurricanes. Multicutural Education, 15, 13-16.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2007). Using attachment theory to study communication motives in father-daughter relationships. Communication Research Reports, 24(4), 311-318.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (2007). Using attachment theory to study satisfaction in father-daughter relationships. Human Communication, 10(2), 103-120.

Roach, K. D., & Brown, J. D. (2007). Business and professional communication (10th ed.). Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing.

Scholl, J.C., Heuman, A.N., Olaniran, B.A., Williams, D.E. (2007). Communicating during terrorist threats and acts through crisis communication centers (399-409). Mediated Public Relations. Peter Lang USA.

Stockstill, C. J., & Roach, K. D. (2007). Communication apprehension in high school athletes. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 32, 53-64.

Wrench, J., & Punyanunt-Carter, N.M. (2007). The Relationship between computer-mediated communication competence, apprehension, self-efficacy, perceived confidence, and social presence. Southern Communication Journal, 72, 355-378.



Faculty Publications In-Press


Heuman, A. N. (In Press). Identity Narratives: The Family Interview Assignment as a Site for Self-Reflexivity in the Communication Classroom. Communication Teacher.

Heuman, A. N., & Langford, C. L. (Forthcoming). Tradition and Southern Confederate Culture: Manifesting Whiteness through Public Memory at Texas A&M University. In M. Reyes (Ed.), Public Memory and Ethnicity. Under review with the University of Alabama Press and Cambridge University Press.

Mark A. Gring, Re/defining the Prophetic Voice: Analysis of Unitarian/Universalist and Reformed post 9-11 Sermons, accepted for publication in, L. Ripley Smith and Kristin M. Lynn, (Eds.), Prophets Under Fire: Critical Perspectives on God's Messengers in Contemporary Society; under review, Baylor University Press; Rhetoric and Religion series edited by Martin Medhurst.

Olaniran, B. A. (In press). Challenges Facing the Semantic Web and Social Software as Communication Technology Agents in E-Learning Environments. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments.

Olaniran, B. A. (In press). Distinguished contributing author to L. Tomei (Ed.). Lexicon of Online and Distance Education. PA: IGI Global. Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 18(1), 43-49.

Olaniran, B. A. (In press). Culture and Language Learning in Computer-Enhanced or Assisted Language Learning. M. Chang & R. Kuo (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Learning Culture and Language via ICTs: Methods for Enhanced Instruction. PA: Information science. Reprint in International Journal of information Communication Technology and Human Development.

Olaniran, B. A. (In press). Culture, Learning Styles, and Web 2.0. Interactive Learning Environment: International Journal.

Olaniran, B. A., & Williams, I. M. (In press). Web 2.0 and Learning: A Closer Look at Transactional Control Model in E-Learning. In N. Lambropoulos & M. Rodriga (Eds.). Educational Social Software for Context-Aware Learning: Collaborative Methods and Human Interaction. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Olaniran, B. A., Burley, H., & Chang, M. (In press). Social Issues and Web 2.0: A Closer Look at Culture in eLearning. In S. Murugesan (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0. X.0: Technologies, Business, and social applications. NY: Information Science.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. & Rubin, R. B. (In press). Response scales: Does it matter what words you use? InRodney Reynolds (Ed.) Handbook on Research on Online Instruments, Data Collection, and Electronic Measurements: Organizational Advancements. IGI Global Press.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (In press). East Meets West: Is there a Difference Between Asian and American Girls' Use of the Internet and Negotiation of Identity? In Sharon R. Mazzarella (Ed.). Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity. Peter Lang Publishers.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (In press). Parasocial relationships in dating and makeover programs. In Judith Lancioni (Ed.) Dating and Make-over Reality Television Programs. McFarland Press.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (In Press). Understanding Communication Motives. Texas Speech Communication Journal.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Carter, S. L. (In press). Families with a child with special needs. In S. Marrow (Ed.), Families in crisis.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Hernandez, E. (In press). Mentoring in the Virtual World. In Shawn Long (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Virtual Work. IGI Global Press.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (In press). College students' perceived realism perceptions on occupational roles, negative personality characteristics, low achieving status, and positive stereotypes of African American portrayals on television. Howard Journal of Communication.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (In press). Parasocial relationships in dating and makeover programs. In Judith Lancioni (Ed.) Dating and Make-over Reality Television Programs. McFarland Press.

Punyanunt-Carter, N. M., & Wrench, J. (In press). Advisor-advisee communication three: Organizational communication variables in the graduate advisee-advisor relationships. Education.

Scholl, J. C., Olaniran, B. A., Williams, D. E., & Heuman, A. N. (in press). Data collection for Crisis Communication Centers: Community preferences for terror threat and act information (pp. 1-22). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Wrench, J. S., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. M. (In press). The Influence of Graduate Advisor use of Interpersonal Humor on Graduate Students: Advisor-Advisee Communication Four. NACADA: Mentoring Journal.