Dr. Rebecca Curnalia

Professor

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Associate Professor in the Department of Communication.

Her education includes:
  • PhD: Kent State University
  • MA: Northern Illinois University
  • BA: Olivet College

Her recent publications include:

  • Curnalia, R. M. L., & Ferris, A.L. (in press for 2014). Concepts, Sources, Integration: A Step-by-Step Guiding to Writing Your Literature Review in Communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.
  • Curnalia, R. M. L. (in press for 2014). Fear Tactics in Political Campaigns. In M. Shally-Jensen (Ed.) American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  • Curnalia, R. M. L. (2014). Frugal reality TV during the Great Recession: A qualitative content analysis of TLC’s Extreme Couponing. In A. F. Slade, D. Givens-Carooll, & A. J. Narro (Eds) Reality Television: Oddities of Culture. Lexington Press.
  • Curnalia, R. M. L., & Mermer, D. L. (2014). The ‘Ice Queen’ melted and it won her the primary: Evidence of gender stereotypes and the double bind in news frames of Hillary Clinton’s ‘emotional moment’. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication15.
  • Curnalia, R. M. L., & Wecht, C. L., & Ferris, A. L. (2014). Becoming a Critic: An Introduction to Analyzing Media Content. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.
  • Curnalia, R. M. L., & Mermer, D. L. (2013). Integrating uses and gratifications with the theory of planned behavior to explain political disaffection and engagement. American Communication Journal15.
  • Curnalia, R. M. L. (2013). The frightening state of political discourse: A case study of the use of fear in the 2012 GOP primary. In C. E. Rountree (Ed.) Venomous Rhetoric on the Political Right and Left. Praeger.

 

Her research interests include:

  • Persuasion theory as it applies to political campaigns, news, and ideology in entertainment media
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

 

Her recent awards include:

  • Dean’s Award for Curricular Innovation, 2014
  • Top three competitive paper, Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference, 2013
  • Distinguished Professor in University Service, 2012
  • Advisor to the OCA Student Organization of the Year, Iota Pi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, 2009