Dr. Vanessa Domine reframes health education as a complex terrain that resides within a larger ecosystem of historical, social, political, and global economic forces. Dr. Domine calls for a media-literate pedagogy that empowers students to be critical consumers, creative producers, and responsible citizens.
Dr. Marylou Naumoff considers the renewed American appetite for vampire and werewolf fiction as paradigmatic of Americans' need to process, manage, and confront uncertainty at a safe distance.
Dr. Christopher McKinley and Dr. Paul J. Wright co-investigate the association between diet and weight-focused informational support and online information seeking and the impact of this association on college students’ healthy eating intentions.
Dr. Hugh Curnutt (associate professor in SCM) offers an account of ‘‘sexting’s’’ cultural value and social uses by examining celebrities' production and distribution of sexual imagery on Twitter.
Dr. Christopher McKinley and his research team investigate the current frequency and nature of problem gambling-related content offered on U.S. college counseling center web sites (CCWs), and to extend previous research to the United Kingdom.