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Name: Stephen Cooper
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Communication Studies/COLA
Phone: 304-696-2733
Email: coopers@marshall.edu
Expert:
 
Achievements

Research Based:
 
Conference Presentations:
Watching the Watchdog: Weblogs as the Fifth Estate. Presentation at the National Communication Association conference, November 2003.

Political Correctness, and the Spaciousness of Old Rhetoric. Presentation at the American Communication Association conference, September 2003.

Connecting the Dots: Implicit Commonalities Among Structuration, Cultural Morphogenesis, and Market Economics. Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America conference, May 2002.

Press Controls in War Time: The Historical, Legal and Institutional Context. Competitive paper presented at the Central States Communication Association conference, April 2002. Selected by the Mass Communication Interest Group as top faculty paper.

Unusual Routines, Part I: Development of Model and Application to Computer Mediated Communication Systems
Coauthored with Ronald E. Rice. Competitive paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, May 2001.

Unusual Routines and Computer Mediated Communication Systems. Presented at the National Communication Association conference, November 1999. Selected as top student paper by the Applied Communication Division.

Television News: “The Pictures in Our Heads.” Paper presented at the New Jersey Communication Association Conference, April 1999.

Privacy, and Computer-Mediated Environments. Paper presented at the New Jersey Communication Association Conference, April 1997. Selected as best graduate student paper.

Television News: “The Pictures in Our Heads.” Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Graduate Communication Conference, March 1997.

How to Improve Public Relations in Urban Public Schools.
Talk given at the 14th annual conference of the Central New Jersey Urban Schools Improvement Council, May 1993.


 
 
Publications :
Journalistic Ethics. In Social Issues: An Encyclopedia of Controversies, History, and Debates (in press).

Media Bias. In Social Issues: An Encyclopedia of Controversies, History, and Debates (in press).

Section editor of the Meet Your Footnotes feature. The American Communication Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 4 (Summer 2003).

Press Controls in Wartime: The Legal, Historical, and Institutional Context. The American Communication Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 4 (Summer 2003).

Collaborative Musical Expression and Creativity Among Academics: When Intellectualism Meets Twelve Bar Blues. The American Communication Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 1 (Fall 2002). Coauthor.

An Effect of the Medium in News Stories: “The Pictures in Our Heads” The New Jersey Journal of Communication, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Fall 2000).

Common Law, and Privacy in Computer-Mediated Environments,
The New Jersey Journal of Communication, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Fall 1997).

Military Control Over War News: The Implications of the Persian Gulf, The New Jersey Journal of Communication, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 1996).

Privacy and the News Media, The New Jersey Journal of Communication, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Fall 1995).

News Media Objectivity: How Do We Ask the Questions? The New Jersey Journal of Communication, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 1994).
 

Professional/Community Based Service:
 
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ:
Middle States Self-Study Core Committee, and Steering Committee. Member, January 1996 to April 1998.

Chairman, College Governance (one-year term). May 1996 to April 1997.

Vice Chairman, College Governance (one-year term). May 1995 to April 1996.

Honors Program. Member, September 1991 to June 1995.

Administrative and Exempt Professional Standards Committee for Review of Sabbatical Applications (two-year term). Member, 1993 to 1995.

Presidential Search, Constituent Committee (ad hoc). Member, September 1990 to February 1991.

Academic Computing Council (one-year term). Member, September 1987 to September 1988.
 
 
Marshall University:
Marshall University Institutional Review Board #2. Member, January 2003 to the present. Chair, December 2003 to the present.

College of Liberal Arts Research Committee. October 2002 to the present.

Webmaster for the Department of Communication Studies. September 2001 to present.

University Assessment Committee. September 2001 to present.
 
 
Professional Organizations:
American Communication Association. Member of the Board of Directors.

The Atlantic Journal of Communication. Member of the Editorial Advisory Board and Article Review Board.

 

Awards:
 

Press Controls in War Time: The Historical, Legal and Institutional Context. Competitive paper presented at the Central States Communication Association conference, April 2002. Selected by the Mass Communication Interest Group as top faculty paper.

Unusual Routines and Computer Mediated Communication Systems. Presented at the National Communication Association conference, November 1999. Selected as top student paper by the Applied Communication Division.


Privacy, and Computer-Mediated Environments. Paper presented at the New Jersey Communication Association Conference, April 1997. Selected as best graduate student paper.
 

Other Achievements:
 
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Ph.D., January 2001. The School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Dissertation Title: Unusual Routines and Computer Mediated Communication Systems. Chair: Ronald E. Rice

M.C.I.S. (Master of Communication and Information Studies), October 1994. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Thesis Title: Visuals in Television News: “The Pictures in Our Heads.” Advisor: Robert W. Kubey
 

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