Vita

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, 08.11 to current

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Mass Communication, The Ohio State University, June 2011
Advisor: Prof. R. Lance Holbert
Committee: Profs. William “Chip” Eveland, Gerald Kosicki, and Dongyoung Sohn
Dissertation: The Role of Perceived Voluntary Group Cohesion on Participation in Voluntary Groups

 

M.A. in Telecommunication, Ball State University, May 2007
Advisor: Prof. James W. Chesebro
Thesis: The Influence of New Media on the Early Stages of the 2008 Presidential Election
* Winner Ball State University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Thesis Award

 

B.A. Youngstown State University, major in telecommunications, minor in history, May 2005

 

Advanced Statistical and Methodological Training

  • Social Network Analysis with Prof. Dongyoung Sohn
  • Computer Simulation using Agent-Based Modeling with Prof. Dongyoung Sohn
  • Structure Equation Modeling with Prof. Andrew Hayes
  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling with Prof. Christopher Browning
  • A Survey in Mediation and Moderation with Prof. Andrew Hayes
  • Social Network Analysis with Prof. Stanley Wasserman (ICPSR Summer Session)
  • Regression Modeling with Prof. Andrew Hayes

PUBLICATIONS

Geidner, N. W., Radovic, I., Imre, I., Coman, I., & Yuran, D. (Accepted). The role of interactive graphics in reducing misperceptions in the electorate. Visual Communication Quarterly.

 

Geidner, N. W. & D’Arcy, D. (In Press). The effects of online news paywalls on selective exposure. New Media and Society.

 

Bates, B. & Geidner, N. W. (In Press). “The economics of broadband.” In R. G. Picard & S.  Wildman (eds.), Handbook on the Economics of Media.

 

Dylko, I., Landerville, K., Beam, M., & Geidner, N. W. (2012). Gatekeeping and YouTube: News filters in the age of user-generated content. New Media and Society, 14, 832-849

 

Geidner, N. W. & Holbert, R. L. (2010). A meeting of broadcast and post-broadcast media in the 2004 American presidential election. Communication Research Reports, 28, 43-51

 

Holbert, R. L. & Geidner, N. W. (2009). The 2008 election: Highlighting the need to explore additional communication sub-fields to advance political communication. Communication Studies, 60, 344-358

 

Geidner, N. W. (2007). Extending the 30-second spot: Using stand-alone websites to increase the effectiveness of television advertising. Feedback, 3, 31-32

 

Geidner, N. W. (2007). Thoughts on creating interactive television: A TA’s perspective. Feedback, 2, 34-35

 

Geidner, N. W. (2006). The rise of the individual and the dichotomy of modern media. Review of Communication, 6, 342-347

 

Geidner, N. W. (2006). Looking toward 2008: The effects of new media on the political process. Review of Communication, 5, 93-100

 

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Geidner, N. W. (2013, August). Trends in the design of interactive sports graphics. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington D. C.

 

Geidner, N. W., Radovic, I., & Imre, I. (2013, August). Finding your own answers: Political ideology and ambiguous interactive news graphics. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington D.C.

 

Geidner, N. W., Radovic, I., Imre, I., Coman, I., & Yuran, D. (2013, June). The role of interactive graphics in reducing misperceptions in the electorate. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, London, Endland.

 

Geidner, N. W. & D’Arcy, D. (2013, June). The effects of online news paywalls on selective exposure. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, London, England.

 

Geidner, N. W. (2012, May). Perceived cohesion and individual-level voluntary group participation. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Geidner, N. W. (2010, August). Group involvement and the spiral of silence: Using agent-based modeling to understand opinion expression. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Denver, Colorado.

* Top 3 Student Paper Award Winner – Communication Theory and Methodology division

 

Geidner, N. W. (2010, June). Perceived network connection: Measuring individual-level connection to voluntary groups. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

 

Sohn, D. & Geidner, N. W. (2010, June). Collective dynamics of the spiral of silence: The role of quasi-statistical monitoring. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

 

Holbert, R. L. & Geidner, N. W. (2010, June). A theory of political campaign media connectedness (PCMC), part II: Clarifying the roles of debate viewing and online media. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

 

Dylko, I., Landerville, K., Beam, M., & Geidner, N. W. (2009, July). Gatekeeping and YouTube: News filters and the intermedia dynamic in the age of user-generated content. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

* Top 3 Student Paper Award Winner – Communication Technology division

 

Geidner, N. W. (2008, November). Perceived network connection as a communication concept: Initial explication of a concept and validation of a measure. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association of Public Opinion Research, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Kim, Y. M. & Geidner, N. W. (2008, May). Politics as friendship: The impact of online social networks on young voters’ political behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.

 

Holbert, R. L. & Geidner, N. W. (2007, November). A meeting of broadcast and post-broadcast media in the 2004 American presidential election: An analysis of the relationship between reach and specificity. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association of Public Opinion Research, Chicago, Illinois.

 

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introductory Quantitative Methods (Doctoral Level) 
  • Web Design and Production (Master’s Level)
  • Social Implications of New Media
  • Media and Terrorism
  • News Reporting (in journalism sequence)
  • Creative Message Design
  • Reporting and Editing for News Media (in public relations sequence)
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Introduction to Video Production