AEJMC conference in Chicago 2017


Bri Wilson presenting our paper “Picture Yourself Healthy–How Social Media Users Select Images to Shape Health Intentions and Behaviors” — this year’s Top Theory paper in the CT&M division.


At D4 Irish Pub – From left to right: George Pearson, Missy Robinson, Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, Bri Wilson, Daniel Sude

Getting together at ICA

Silvia’s doctoral advisees got together at the OSU reception at the ICA conference in San Diego, May 2017 (nice sunset!)

From left to right:
Dr. Matthias R. Hastall (associate professor, TU Dortmund, Germany),
Dr. Melanie A. Sarge (assistant professor, Texas Tech),
Dr. Benjamin K. Johnson (assistant professor, VU Amsterdam),
Dr. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick (professor, Ohio State U),
Kate T. Luong (PhD student, Ohio State U),
Dr. Melissa Robinson (Slippery Rock U)

Top Paper Awards at 2017 Annual ICA Conference

Two of Silvia’s advisees won top paper awards at the International Communication Association’s Annual Conference and will receive their awards in San Diego this May. J.C. Abdallah, MA student, won the Top 2 Faculty Paper Award from the Sports Communication Interest Group for “The Gridiron Gain: The Effects of Sports Spectatorship on Self-Esteem” paper with Dr. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick. 


Melissa Robinson, PhD student, won a top student-led paper award from Health Communication Division with co-author, Dr. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick. The paper is entitled “Instilling Belief in the Ability to Change for the Better: Narrative Persuasion for Sleep Hygiene Self-Efficacy.”


PhD Advisee Earns Research Award at Annual Comm Day

Silvia’s PhD advisee, Kate T. Luong, earned the Walter B. Emery Scholarship, a research award designated for pre-candidacy PhD students at the annual Comm Day Graduate Student Celebration on April 21, 2017.

Undergraduate Students Present Research at Denman Forum

Jonathan Schulman and Srisivaa Karri, undergraduate students, presented results from a research study conducted with George Pearson, PhD student, and Silvia at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum this past spring. Their poster was titled “Exploring Selection of Ideologically-Consistent Media Online and in Print.”




The Denman Forum provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities to the OSU community and beyond.