Research Symposium

37th Annual Research Symposium

College of Communication & Information

Research Symposium winners

Research Symposium

Patrick Auditorium

University of Tennessee

February 25, 2015

“Communication, Information & the Community”    

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Supported by the College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee

Time Event Location
8:30-9:00 a.m. 

Registration 

Continental Breakfast

CCI 3rd Floor Lobby
9: 00 - 10:00 a.m. 

Poster presenters will be with their posters during this time to discuss the posters with judges and with symposium attendees.

A complete list of posters and presenters is provided at the end of the program.

Poster Judges: Jackie Cameron, CCI PhD Student, and Dr. Devendra Potnis, School of Information Sciences  

Patrick Auditorium

(321 Communication Building) 

10:10 - 11:00 a.m. 

Panel – Reflections on Fall 2014 PhD Course:  iGovernance and Social Justice

Moderator/discussant: Dr. JoLynn Cunningham, Professor of Child and Family Studies (retired)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Kimberly Douglass, Assistant Professor, SIS;  
  • Laverne Gray, PhD Student CCI;  
  • Erica Jenkins, Masters Student, CCI;
  • Ivonne Ramirez, PhD Student, CCI.

Patrick Auditorium

11:10 - 11:55 a.m. 

Use of Scholarly Information:  Reflections on 4 Decades of Research

Dr. Carol Tenopir

Chancellor’s Professor and Professor, School of Information Sciences

Patrick Auditorium
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

"Share Your Research Posters" on Dispay

Scripps Convergence Lab

402 Communications Bldg.

1:25 - 2:15 p.m. 

Contributed Paper Session 1

Moderator: Dr. Michael Kotowski

Voting and Celebrity Endorsements of Political Candidates.

Julia Gillette, M.S. Student, University of Tennessee

Betting Markets vs Opinion Polling:  The 2014 Scottish referendum.

Jamie Greig, M.S. Student, University of Tennessee

The Moral Politics of Self-Concept.

Dr. Mark Harmon, Professor, University of Tennessee

Patrick Auditorium

(321 Communication Building) 

2:30 - 3:20 p.m. 

Contributed Paper Session 2:

Moderator: Dr. Vandana Singh    

What Employees Think Matters:  Examining the Relationship Between Top Leaders and the Organization’s Reputation.

Laura Lemon, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

Dispositional Agreeableness Predicts Ostracizing Others at Work

Bingqing Wang, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

Workplace Design and Employee Communication:  Using Participant Observation Data to Create Case Study-based Training.

Whitney Tipton, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

Patrick Auditorium

3:35 - 4:10 p.m.

 Contributed Paper Session 3:

 Moderator: Katherine Chyka 

Message Strategies in Military Advertising:  An Application of Taylor’s Six-segment Message Strategy Wheel.

Sejin Park, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

Zienab Shoieb, MS Student, University of Tennessee

Dr. Ron Taylor, Professor, University of Tennessee

Whose TV News?  Wealth and U.S. Network TV News Priorities.

Dr. Mark Harmon, Professor, University of Tennessee

Dr. Nick Geidner, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee

Patrick Auditorium

4:15 p.m.

Closing and Presentation of Awards

Dr. Suzie Allard, Director, Center for Information and Communication Studies

Patrick Auditorium

Poster Presenters

Beyond Downloads:  A More Complete Picture of Scholarly Article Usage.

  • Lisa Christian, Research Associate I, University of Tennessee
  • Rob Anderson, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee

Usability Analysis Within the DataONE Network of Collaborators.

  • Rachel Volentine, Research Coordinator II, University of Tennessee
  • Michael Frame, U.S. Geological Survey 
  • Dr. Carol Tenopir, Professor, University of Tennessee

A Saga of Sexuality:  The Rise of LGBTQ Representation in the Comic Medium.

  • Amanda Sexton, MS Student, University of Tennessee

Data Curation and the Need for Team Science.

  • Misty Jones, Research Associate I, University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Suzie Allard, Professor, University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Carol Tenopir, Professor, University of Tennessee

Data Sharing and Reuse:  What’s New?  Revisiting the Practices and Perceptions of Scientific Researchers in 2013 – 2014.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Dalton, Lecturer, University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Ivanka Pjesivac, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
  • Dane Hughes, Research Associate I, University of Tennessee
  • Danielle Pollock, PhD Student, University of Tennessee
  • Kristina Dorsett, MS Student, University of Tennessee

From Baby Killers to Patriots:  Understanding Veteran Identity in Vietnam War Commemoration.

  • Lindsey Bier, PhD Student, University of Tennessee

Scientific Communities of Practice:  Knowledge Creation & Collaboration in the North American Carbon Program.

  • Monica Ihli, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Molly Brown, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Oscar Hendrick, Science Systems and Applications Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Sabriana Delgado-Arias, Science Systems and Applications Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Vanessa Escobar, Science Systems and Applications Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Peter Griffith, Science Systems and Applications Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The University of Tennessee and Phase 2 of DataONE:  Continuing a Successful Relationship.

  • Laura Moyers, Research Coordinator I, University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Bruce Wilson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dr. Suzie Allard, Professor, University of Tennessee

The Howard Baker Modern Political Archives:  Political Cartoon Digital Collection.

  • Lisette Hernandez, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Niki Kirkpatrick, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Michelle Schabowski, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Kelsy Stillwell, MS Student, University of Tennessee

Seeing Policy Clearly:  A Comparison of Network Analysis Models on Domestic Partner Benefits in Tennessee.

  • Erica Jenkins, MS Student, University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Kimberly Douglass, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee

Symposium Committee

  • Dr. Suzie Allard, Director, Center for Information and Communication Studies 
  • Jackie Cameron, PhD Student
  • Katherine Chyka, MS Student
  • Dr. Devendra Potnis, School of Information Sciences 
  • Ms. Diana Hall, Administrative Services Assistant
  • Dr. Mariea Hoy, School of Advertising and Public Relations
  • Dr. Michael Kotowski, School of Communication Studies
  • Dr. Amber Roessner, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
  • Dr. Vandana Singh, School of Information Sciences 
  • Ms. Bobbie Suttles, Center for Information and Communication Studies