Gwen Hullman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Speech Communication and Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Social
PhD, Kent State University, Communication Studies
MACTM (Master of Applied Communication Theory and Methodology), Cleveland State University
BA, Ohio State University, Communication
I joined the UNR faculty in 2004. My research program explores how message structure and communication motivation influence communication competence in interpersonal and mediated contexts. Based on this goal, I have concentrated my studies in methodological issues related to measuring communication competence and motivation, the use of varied message structure in health-related communication events and campaigns, and the impact of varied message structure on request message compliance.
My recent work includes how noncompliance with request messages diverts people’s communication goals from the task to managing their identities. The nature of the relationship (e.g., intimacy level, socially-governed obligations, etc.) sheds light on how the goals are reflected in the message structure we see in other people’s communication patterns.
Hullman, G. A., Planisek, A., McNally, J., & Rubin, R. B. (in press). Competence, personality, and self-efficacy: Their relationships in an undergraduate course. Atlantic Journal of Communication.
Hullman, G. A., Seibert, S., Arias, A., & Miller, J. (2008). Second request messages: Changes in structure, goals, and characteristics. Journal of Communication Studies, 2, 169-185.
Hullman, G. A. (2008). Antecedents to the third-person perceptual effect. Northwest Communication Association Journal, 52-77.
Hullman, G. A., & Daily, M. (2008). Evaluating physician communication competence scales: A replication and extension. Communication Research Reports, 25, 316-322.
Hullman, G. A. (2007). The Communicative Adaptability Scale: Exploring its use as an other-report measure. Communication Reports, 20, 1-23.
Lin, C. A., & Hullman, G. A. (2005). Tobacco prevention messages online: Social marketing via the Web. Health Communication, 18, 177-195.
Rubin, A. M., Haridakis, P. M., Hullman, G. A., Sun, S., Chikombero, P., & Pornsakulvanich, V. Television exposure not predictive of terrorism fear (2005). In E. K. Grusin & S. H. Utt (Eds.), Media in an American Crisis: Studies of September 11, 2001 (pp. 191-206). New York: University Press of America. (Reprinted from Newspaper Research Journal, 24 (1) 128-225).
Hullman, G. A. (2004). Interpersonal communication motives and message design logic: Exploring their interaction in perceptions of competence. Communication Monographs, 71, 208-225.
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