Alyssa
Eckman
AEckman@uky.edu
859-257-7914
McVey 215
Renee
Kaufmann
Renee.Kaufmann@uky.edu
328 Lucille Little Library
Bio: 

Dr. Renee Kaufmann joins the School of Information Science faculty with a Masters and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Kentucky. Before pursuing graduate studies, Kaufmann worked for five years as a seventh grade teacher. This is where she started to question how communication really influenced learning outcomes. “I was baffled how some teachers would say things to students and the students would love the class and them, and then on the other hand, there would be other teachers who would say the same things and the students would hate the class and the teacher.” Kaufmann’s need for understanding the impact of communication on the classroom has extended into the online classroom. “It makes sense to move what we know about the traditional classroom into the online context. In the end, we want to build and deliver quality learning experiences.” Kaufmann’s research interest includes exploring online learning in higher education and the use communication technologies for educational and relational outcomes. More specifically, she focuses on how instructors can enhance the learning experience for their online students, as well as how communication on social media platforms can enhance or hinder learning and relationships. Her recent work has appeared in Communication Education, Communication Teacher, Communication Research Reports, Health Communication, and Computers in Human Behavior.

Shannon
Oltmann
shannon.oltmann@uky.edu
859-257-0788
343 Lucille Little Library
Bio: 

Shannon Oltmann is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include censorship, intellectual freedom, information policy, public libraries, privacy, and qualitative research methods. She has presented her research at academic conferences such as the Information Ethics Roundtable, the Annual Conference of the Association for Information Science & Technology, the iConference, and the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry. Her work has been published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Library Quarterly, Public Libraries Quarterly, Collection Management, Libri, and Science and Engineering Ethics.

Marko
Dragojevic
marko.dragojevic@uky.edu
859-218-3349
238 Blazer Dining
Bio: 

 

Marko Dragojevic (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky. He studies language and interpersonal/intergroup communication. In particular, his research focuses on the communicative significance of linguistic variation – that is, differences in language use, including the use of different accents, dialects, and languages. His research tries to answer three broad questions: (1) How do we evaluate different language varieties and the speakers who use them? (2) How do those evaluations influence our own and others’ communicative behavior? (3) What are the cognitive and affective processes underlying those effects? He pursues these questions in three related lines of research: language attitudes, linguistic accommodation, and linguistic framing in persuasion. His recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Human Communication Research, Language in Society, and Journal of Health Communication.

Jennifer
Scarduzio
jennifer.scarduzio@uky.edu
859-257-2954
240 Blazer Dining
Bio: 

Jennifer Scarduzio (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research examines the intersections of organizational, health, and interpersonal communication. She focuses on experiences of violence, identity, and wellness. Currently, she is working on multiple projects related to intimate partner violence (IPV), including: 1) perceptions of male and female perpetrators, 2) services offered for male and female perpetrators, 3) health concerns of IPV survivors, and 4) survivors' experiences navigating through the criminal justice system. Additionally, she studies the perpetration of employee sexual harassment across multiple settings, such as on social networking sites. She has published in journals and books such as Communication Monographs, Management Communication Quarterly, Health Communication, Violence Against Women, the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Handbook of Health Communication, among others.

Andrew
Pilny
andy.pilny@uky.edu
859-257-8676
236 Blazer Dining
Bio: 

 

Andrew Pilny (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky. His main research areas concerns the develop of effective organizing social systems and structures. His research has been applied to nonprofit organizations, social movement groups, work teams, and dark organizations. Andy also specializes in social network analysis. His work has been featured in Information, Communication, & Society, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, Communication Yearbook, Western Journal of Communication, and Social Psychology Quarterly. 

Tae Hyun
Baek
tae.baek@uky.edu
859-218-3745
McVey 128B
Bio: 

Tae Hyun Baek (Ph.D., University of Georgia) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication at the University of Kentucky. He has been teaching Digital Strategies, Integrated Strategic Media Management, and Quantitative Methods in Communication Research courses. His scholarly interests lie at the intersection of digital media, consumer-brand relationships and consumer psychology, with an emphasis on examining how digital media transform the persuasive processes and effects of strategic brand communication. Another research stream focuses on why and how consumers respond to advertising and other strategic communications that promote socially responsible behavior. He is dedicated to pursuing the psychological models of consumer motivation and emotion that underlie persuasive communication. At present, he has presented several papers (three best conference paper awards) at national academic conferences, including the American Academy of Advertising (AAA), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), American Marketing Association (AMA), Academy of Marketing Science (AMS), and American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA), His work has been published in book chapters, and leading journals such as the Journal of Advertising, International Journal of Advertising, Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Review of Communication, Asian Journal of Communication, Journal of Health Communication, and Health Communication. Before entering academia, he worked for Calson Marketing World Wide Korea in Seoul and for Franceschi Advertising & PR agency in Tallahassee, Florida.

Kimberly
Parker
kimberly.a.parker@uky.edu
859-218-3746
310 Blazer Dining
Bio: 

Kimberly A. Parker, (Ph.D., 2004, University of Oklahoma) is an Associate Professor in the College of Communication and Information and the iNET (Innovation Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking) Director. Dr. Parker has over 15 years’ experience working with non-profits in the area of social change campaigns and social entrepreneurship. Recently, she completed a year-long certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Kimberly's research has appeared in communication journals, including Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Journal of Public Relations Research, Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports, and Health Communication.

Maria
Cahill
maria.cahill@uky.edu
859-218-2293
355 Lucille Little Library
Sean
Burns
sean.burns@uky.edu
859-218-2296
327 Lucille Little Library
Bio: 

C. Sean Burns (Ph.D., 2013, University of Missouri) is an assistant professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky. He conducts research in scientific communication and publishing and is above all interested in how information and communication technologies influence the expectations and practices of scientists and information professionals, such as academic librarians. Dr. Burns's particular curiosity is with how the creation of information, where that specifically applies to knowledge management practices, and the production and dissemination of information, where that refers to authorship, peer review, information storage and retrieval, and other social and technological elements, shape these expectations and practices.

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