Faculty Research and Creative Activities

Faculty Research and Creative Activities

Faculty Research and Creative Activities

Book Chapters


Addison, H. (in press) “‘That Younger, Fresher Woman’: Old Wives for New (1918) and Early Hollywood’s Cult of Youth.” In L. Marshall and V. Lipscomb (eds.) Staging Age: Depictions of Age in the Media. Palgrave Macmillan.

Ciccarelli, J. A., & Orbe, M. (in press). “Based on a true story”…But whose story is it and what’s the impact?: Critiquing the Disneyfication of race relations in Glory Road. In D. A. Brunson & L. L. Lampl (Eds.), Interracial communication: Contexts, communities, and choices. New York: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Harter, L. M., Kirby, E. L., McClanahan, A., & Edwards, A. (in press). A third wave discursive analysis of age-related infertility: Historical connections and contemporary contradictions in the performance of work and family. In P. M. Buzzanell, V. Bowers, & P. Sullivan (Eds.) Third wave feminist theorizing from a communication perspective. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Machiorlatti, J. (in press) Ecocinema, Ecojustice and Aboriginal Worldview: Native
and First Nations Media as Cultural Recovery. In P. Willoquet-Maricondi (Ed.) For Framing the World: Ecocriticism and Film. University of Virginia Press.


Addison, H. (2009). “Moderning Mother: The Maternal Figure in Early Hollywood.” In H. Addison, M. K. Goodwin-Kelly, and E. Roth (Eds.). Motherhood Misconceived: Representing the Maternal in U.S. Films. Albany, NY: State
University New York Press.

Christian, S.E. (2009). The 21st-century news staff: Traditional reporters, bloggers and citizens. In Edwards, C. & Lyons, E. (Eds.)Communication and Community Engagement. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Edwards, A. (2009). Communication and community engagement. In C. Edwards & A. E. Lyons (Eds.) Communication and Community Engagement (pp. 3-7). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt

Gershon, R.A. (2009). Media management & innovation: Disruptive technology and the challenges of business reinvention. In A. Albarran, P. Faustino and R. Santos (Eds.), The Media as a Driver of the Information Society. (pp. 299-319). Lisbon, Portugal: Media XXI / Formal press

Gershon, R.A. (2009). Intelligent networking and business process innovation.In I. Lee (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Telecommunications Planning and
Management (pp. 459-471). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Orbe, M., & Lyons, A. E. (2009). Father, husband, and social/cultural critic: An Afrosemiotic analysis of children’s books by Spike and Tonya Lee. In J. D. Hamlet & R. Means Coleman (Eds.), Fight the power!: The Spike Lee Reader (pp. 363-382). New York: Peter Lang.


Borden, S.L., & Bowers, P. (2008). Ethical tensions in journalism: What the press has
in common with other professions. In L. Wilkins & C.G. Christians (Eds.),
The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics (pp. 353-365). New York: Routledge.

Graham, E. E., & Edwards, A. (2008). A separate togetherness: Dialectical tensions and shadow realities in post-marital relationships. In. L. Arnold (Ed.) Research in family communication (pp. 90-98). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Junger, R. (2008). “Thinking Men and Women who Desire to Improve our Condition”: Henry O. Wagoner, Civil Rights, and Black Economic Opportunity, 1846-1887. In W. H. Alexander, C. L. Newby-Alexander & C. H. Ford (Eds.),Voices from Within the Veil: African Americans and the Experience of Democracy(pp. 140- 169). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


Borden. S.L. (2007). Responsible journalistic inquiry: The Paper. In H. Good (Ed.),
Journalism ethics goes to the movies (pp. 9-18). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Christian, S.E. (2007). A marriage of like minds and collective action: Civic journalism in a service-learning framework. In L. R. Frey and K. M. Carragee (Eds.) Communication Activism(Vol.1): Communication for social change. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Crabtree, R. D., & Ford, L. A. (2007). Community activist and/or communication consultant: Managing the dialectics of outsider-within status at a sexual assault recovery services center. In L. R. Frey and K. M. Carragee (Eds.) Communication Activism(Vol.1): Communication for social change (pp. 249-285). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Gershon, R.A. (2007). The Transnational media corporation and the economics of global competition. In Yahya R. Kamalipour (Ed.), Global Communication (2nd ed.). (pp. 55-78). Belmont CA: Wadsworth.

Orbe, M. (2007). Assessing the civil rights health of communities: Engaged scholarship through dialogue. In L. Frey & K. Carragee (Eds.), Communication activism (pp. 133-156). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Orbe, M., Groscurth, C. R., Jeffries, T., & Prater, A. D. (2007). Locating whiteness across the communication curriculum: A collective autoethnographic analysis of pedagogy, cultural standpoints, and student/teacher interaction. In L. M. Cooks & J. S. Simpson (Eds.), Whiteness, pedagogy, and performance (pp. 27- 48). New York: Lexington Books.

Hopson, M. C., & Orbe, M. (2007). ‘Playing the game:’ Recalling dialectical tensions for black men in oppressive organizational structures. Howard Journal of Communications, 18(1), 69-86.



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