Posted May 9, 2016
Photo: Yue Zheng presents her research at the doctoral research symposium.
Bryce Rucker Graduate Research Award
Dr. Sei-Hill Kim presents Jane O'Boyle with the Bryce Rucker Research Award.
Graduate Teaching Award
Dr. Sei-Hill Kim presents Mark Tatge with the Graduate Teaching Award.
View all the images from the symposium on our Flickr site.
Jane O’Boyle and Mark Tatge were honored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the annual Doctoral Student Research Symposium April 14.
O’Boyle, a third-year doctoral student, received the Bryce Rucker Research Award. The award is supported by the SJMC graduate program and is in honor of Bryce Rucker, a former SJMC graduate director known for his excellence in research. O’Boyle was selected for both the quantity and quality of her research. In 2015 she won two top-paper awards from AEJMC, published one book chapter, presented five conference papers and had five papers under review.
Tatge, a second-year doctoral student, received the Graduate Teaching Award. He was lauded for his innovative and engaging approach to teaching business journalism. Tatge holds the Baldwin Business and Financial Graduate Fellowship for Business Journalists at USC.
Prior to the awards ceremony, seven doctoral students presented their most recent research projects at the symposium. Many of the projects were funded through the SJMC graduate student research grant program.
Information about the presenters and their research is listed below:
Khadija Ejaz, Perception and Use of Facebook Usage Amongst Muslim Women
Chris Frear, Media Framing of the Confederate Flag Debate in South Carolina
Jo-Yun Queenie Li, When Colleges Fail Us All: Campus Sexual Assault: Formative Survey Research on College
Student Perceptions, Attribution of Responsibility, and Preventive Behaviors.
Jane O'Boyle, College Students' Perceptions of Campus Sexual Assault: A Qualitative Study
Jeff Ranta, Measuring Strategic Communications
Mark Tatge, Assessing the Impact of Online Reviews on Trust and Purchasing Behavior
Yue Zheng, Combing the Situational Theory of Problem Solving and Technology Acceptance model to Motivate Mobile Donations for Nonprofit Organizations