Dr. Eric KramerDr. Eric Kramer

Presidental Professor, Communication
University of Oklahoma

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Dissertations and Theses Chaired

Dissertations Chaired (pdf): Dissertation Abstracts

Current advisees, Research Themes, and Philosophy


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Areas of Study

1. Political Comm.

2. Mass Comm.

3. Comm. and Technology

4. Intercultural Comm.

5. International Comm.

6. History of Comm. Patterns

7. Gender Studies

8. Family Comm.

9. Public Sphere

10. Health Comm.

  30 19 13 25 13 17 10 6 19 3 Total Number of Dissertations and Theses in Each Area

Total Number of Dissertations Chaired: 41
Total Number of Theses Chaired: 9
1 3 Adkins, Gabriel L. (2011). An exploratory analysis: The role of network structures and boundary spanner behaviors as related to collaboration in inter-organizational networks. (UMI No. AAT 345053). (Assistant Professor, Speech, Theatre, and Journalism, Arkansas Tech University).
2 1 2 6 9 Akande, Olayemi (Yemi). (2002). A semiotic analysis of political cartoons: A case study of Nigeria. (UMI No. AAT 3045839). (Vice President of Leadership and Alumni Programs, FOCUS St. Louis).
3 1 2     5       9   Al-Habib, Saleh Abdullah. (1995). The perception of Jordanian and Saudi elites on national and international radio services. (UMI No. AAT 9619707). (King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.)
4 1 2 3   5 6     9   Anderson, Arlyn T. (2004). Shortwave broadcasting in a new world order: An historical examination of the influences of satellite radio and Internet radio on shortwave broadcasting since the end of the Cold War. (UMI No. AAT 3128839).(Assistant Professor, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI).
5     3               Bingham, Christopher. (2017).  An ethnography of Twitch streamers: Negotiating professionalism in new media content creation. (Film and Video Studies, University of Oklahoma).
6   2 3               Castleberry, Garret. (2015). Imitating and innovating a critical television studies model for communication. (Director of Forensics, Oklahoma City University).
7       4             Callahan, Loy Clark. (2002). Adaptation versus fusion theory in the experience of returned LDS missionaries. (UMI No. AAT 3070644). (Assistant Professor, Communication, Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, UT).
8 1     4     7   9   Croucher, Stephen M. (2006). Looking beyond the hijab: An analysis of Muslim adaptation to French culture. (UMI No. AAT 3206178). (Professor, Intercultural Communication, Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland).
9 1 2             9   Dalton, Philip Damon. (2002). Swing voters: A hermeneutic analysis of swing voters' interpretations of 2000 presidential campaign spots. (UMI No. AAT 3038983). (Assistant Professor and Chair, Speech Communication, Rhetoric, Performance Studies, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY).
10 1               9   Doty, Timothy M. (2007). The spirit of the Patriot Act: A hermeneutic analysis of patriotism as argument during House Judiciary Committee debate. (UMI No. AAT 3264591).(Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX).
11 1   3   5 6         Gough, Donna Lu. (2002). The development and globalization of a transnational media conglomerate: A historical case study of Matsushita Electric Industrial Company. (UMI No. AAT 3045827). (Professor and Chair, Mass Communication, Claflin University, SC).
12 1               9   Hall, Harry Thomas, Jr. (2005). Exploring the relationship between United States governmental secrecy and democracy: Classification, cultures of secrecy, and the public sphere. (UMI No. AAT 3164564). (Assistant Professor, Communication, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA).
13       4           10 Hallford, H. Gene. (2011). DWI: Drinking While Indian. The impact of culture and context on American Indian drinking behavior. (UMI No. AAT 3449589). (Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center ).
14           6         Hobbie, Gordon Dale. (1992). An examination of the views of seminary professors regarding the use of clinical methods in homiletical training. (UMI No. AAT 9305957). (Visiting Lecturer, Counseling, Reformed Theological Seminary, Oviedo, FL; Director, Emmaus Counseling Center).
15 1     4   6        

Igiel, Magdalena. (2014). National symbols and social change: A case study of Poland. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11244/10392  (Assistant Professor, Humanities, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY).

16 1     4     7       Ikeda, Richiko. [池田理知子] (1995). Changing interpretations of gender relations in Japan. (UMI No. AAT 9541484).(Professor, International Communication, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan; 国際基督教大学教養学部).
17       4 5   7 8     Isa, Masako. [伊佐雅子] (1996). Empowerment and Disempowerment: The Social-Cultural Reintegration of the Wives of Japanese Corporate Sojourner. (UMI No. AAT 9711464). (Professor, Dept. of English Communication, Okinawa Christian University, Okinawa, Japan; 沖縄キリスト教学院大学)
18       4 5           Izumi, Satoko. [泉里子] (2010). Intercultural Communication of Identity: A study of Japanese International Students in the United States. (UMI No. AAT 3409336).
19 1     4       8   10 Iwakuma, Miho. [岩隈美穂] (2002) An adjustment process and communication dilemma of people with disabilities in Japan. (UMI No. AAT 3042503). (Associate Professor, Department of Medical Communication, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; 京都大学大学院医学研究科).
20     3   5           Jackson, Roni. (2017). An ancient practice in the modern age: An examination of the Camino de Santiago and the impact of technology on modern pilgrimag.
21 1       5   7 8 9   Jafri, Amir Hamid. (2003). Karo kari (honor killing) in Pakistan: A hermeneutic study of various discourses. (UMI No. AAT 3082947).(Dean/Professor, Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan).
22 2 3 4 5 Ju, Hyejung. (2010). Glocalization of the Korean popular culture in East Asia: Theorizing the Korean Wave. (UMI No. AAT 3444453). (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Claflin University, SC)
23 1   3           9   Kim, Sang Ho [김상호/金相鎬]. (2002). Embodiment, technology and communication: A phenomenological exploration of communication in the technological milieu. (UMI No. AAT 3045835). (Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication, Daegu University, Daegu, South Korea).
24     3 4 5           Kim, Tae-Sik. (2012). Globalization, new technologies, and intercultural flexibility: Communication and culture of Korean adolescents in the United States. (UMI NO. ATT 3503064). (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Media Studies and Journalism, Masryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
25 1 2 3           9   Lee, Soobum [이수범]. (1997). Colonizing consumer culture: A semiotic analysis of the Korean advertising. (UMI No. AAT 9733699). (Professor, Dept. of Mass Communication, University of Incheon, Incheon, Korea).
26       4             Liu, Yang (Vivian). (2017). What does it mean to be Chinese?: American Sojourners' experiences of being the Other in China. (Assistant Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University).
27 1   3           9   Matusitz, Jonathan A. (2006). Cyberterrorism: A postmodern view of networks of terror and how computer security experts and law enforcement officials fight them. (UMI No. AAT 3207541). (Assistant Professor, Communication, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL).
28       4       8     McIlwain, Charlton Deron. (2001). Communication ecologies and contemporary African American families: A study of Black family death rituals. (UMI No. AAT 3004877). (Associate Professor, Media, Culture and Communication, New York University, New York, NY).
29 1 2 3     6         Moellinger, Terry. (2010).  To "think different": The unexpected consequences of personal computer and internet use. (UMI No. AAT 3409345).
30     3       7       Nnochirionye, Stanley Ifeanyichukwu. (2005). Graduate student perceptions of teacher nonverbal and verbal immediacy and credibility in distance education. (UMI No. AAT 3163447).(Distance Education/I-TV Coordinator, East Central University, Ada, OK).
31 1 2 9 O'Brien, Matthew W. (1997). A rhetorical analysis of "The Contract with America". (UMI No. AAT 9812261). (Living in the Lake Tahoe area).
32 1 4 5 Pathak, Archana A. (1998). To be Indian (hyphen) American: Communicating diaspora, identity and home. (UMI No. AAT 9839803). (Core Faculty, Department of Women's Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA).
33       4             Porch, Lewis Alan. (2010). Cultural values and persistence in Muscogee (Creek) college students: Attrition in post-secondary education. (UMI No. 3444456). Ph.D. is in Organizational Leadership. (Instructor of Speech, Central Texas College).
34       4             Sakai, Jiro. [坂井二郎] (1997). A phenomenology of intercultural communication. (UMI No. AAT 9721059). (Adjunct Lecturer, Language Center [English], Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan;  立教大学ランゲージ・センター[英語科]).
35       4   6         Sakurai, Takuya [櫻井拓也]. (2010). Expressing The kami (deities): A study Of Washinomiya Saibara Kagura. (UMI No. ATT 3444458). (Assistant Professor, Dept. of English Language, Tokyo Denki University, Japan; 東京電機大学 工学部講師)
36 1     4   6   8     Scannell, Denise. (2007). Italian American identity: A hermeneutic examination of Tampa's Italian community. (UMI No. AAT 3253701). (Assistant Professor, Humanities, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY).
37 1     4   6         Thornton, Tyler James. (2015). Communication functions of South Africa Apartheid and the U.S. Mexico security fence. (Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation).
38       4             Tovstiadi, Konstantin (Kosta). (2008). Cultural identity and personal involvement of community interpreters. (UMI No. AAT 3336906). (UX Specialist, Office of Information Technology, University of Colorado Boulder). 
39   2         7       Van Gilder, Bobbi. (2016). (De)centering heteronormativity in the U.S. military: Identity (re)negotiation and cultural change following the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell". (Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeastern University).  
40 1 2       6     9   Wänström, Johan. (2006). No time for reason: Deliberation, status, and democracy in the modern society. (UMI No. AAT 3208005). (Theme Culture and Society, Linköping University, Sweden).
41 1               9   Worth, David Steven. (2003). The built environment as communication: Totality, alterity, and dissociation in urban and suburban spaces. (UMI No. AAT 3082925).(Director, George R. Brown Forensics Society; Lecturer, School of Humanities, Rice University, Houston, TX).
42 1 2   4 5           Yamada, Michiko. (2004). An analysis of Japanese TV commercials that feature foreign celebrities: A content analytic and interview approach. (UMI No. AAT 3152839). (Assistant Professor, Communication, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC).
43 1     4 5 6         Yoshitake, Masaki. [吉武正樹] (2008). The modern language ideology of English pedagogy in Japan: Intercultural and international communication consequences. (UMI No. AAT 3303528).(Associate professor, English Education, Fukuoka University of Education, Munakata City, Fukuoka, Japan; 福岡教育大学英語教育講座).
44 1 2   4 5 6         Zeybek, Ali Yavuz. (1996). Turkish television to Central Asia: Perceptions of Turkish Avrasya television in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzhstan. (UMI No. AAT 9622967). (Suleyman Demirel University, Almaty, Kazakhstan).
45 1     4   6     9   Zuckerman, Sean David. (2003). Caught in the crossfire: Non-combatant communicative practices in Northern Ireland. (UMI No. AAT 3102432). (Associate Professor, Communication Studies, California State University, Sacramento, CA).
ID                   MASTER'S THESIS CHAIRED
1   2       6   8     Ikeda, Richiko. (1992). Ie to Kazoku: A shift in the communication pattern of the Japanese family.
2   2       6 7       Lam, Kit. (1992). What is Ju Dou about.
3   2         7     10 Larsen, Sandra. (2001). The Medicalization and Processualization of Breastfeeding.
4 1     4             Miller, Greg. (2009). A Gebserian Analysis of Law Across Cultures.
5 1               9   Scannell, Denise. (2002). Negotiating the environment: An examination of the United States government’s efforts to design effective consultations with Native Americans.
6   2       6         Snidow, Shawn. (2006). The associative function of rock and roll music in advertising: Baby boomers, luxury cars, and youth culture.
7   2         7   9   Takagi, Nariko. (1996). Race as a referent system in popular Japanese magazine advertising.
8 1 2         7   9   Yamada, Michiko. (1997). Double consciousness as a fantasy theme: Analysis of Japanese contemporary culture, rape fantasy and ladies comics.
9 1     4 5 6     9   Zhang, Chaodong. (1996). A dualism in Chinatown phenomenon.
  current status updated in July 6, 2016

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