J.D. Ponder, Ph.D., earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emporia State University and his Master of Arts from Wichita State University. He completed his Ph.D. from Kent State in December 2012. His research interests include the intersection of interpersonal and mass communication. In particular, he has conducted research on the effects of media use for political information and examined its effects on discussions with political in-group and out-group members as well as how media use impacts partisanship. He has also co-authored an encyclopedia chapter of the role of social networking in politics.
In addition to his political research, J.D. is working on a current line of research focused on how consumer communication manifests itself between college students and influential others. In these studies he is interested in understanding how interpersonal and mass communication influences materialistic attitudes, financial literacy, credit card misuse, financial well-being and debt.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- York, C., Ponder, J.D., Humphries, Z., Goodall, C., Beam, M., & Winters, C. (2020). Effects of Fact-Checking Political Misinformation on Perceptual Accuracy and Epistemic Political Efficacy. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699019890119
- Ponder, J. D. & Haridakis, P. M. (2014). Selectively social politics: The relationship between background characteristics, media use, elaboration, and discussion with political in-group and out-group members. Mass Communication and Society, 18, 281-302.
- Hanson, G. Haridakis, P., Wagstaff, A., Sharma, R., & Ponder, J. D. (2011). The 2008 Presidential Campaign: Political Cynicism in the Age of Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. Mass Communication & Society, 13, 584-507. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2010.51347
- Ponder, J. D. (2017). An Introduction to Communication Studies. In J. D. Ponder (Ed). Foundations of Communication (pp. 1-10). Indianapolis: IN. Fountainhead Press.
Ponder, J. D. (2017). A Quick Guide to APA Style. In J. D. Ponder (Ed). Foundations of Communication (pp. 31-43). Indianapolis: IN. Fountainhead Press.
Ponder, J. D. & Haridakis, P. M. (2017). Social media in political campaigns. In R. Alhajj & Rokne, J. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining (2nd ed). Springer, New York
Ponder, J. D. & Sharma, R. (2016). You Say You Want a Revolution? The Internet’s Impact on Political Discussion, Activism, and Societal Transformation. In D. Coombs & S. Collister (Eds.) Debates for a Digital Age: The Good (pp. 183-202). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger
Ponder, J.D., & McCullough, J. (2016). Financial Communication. In M. Allen (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods.
Ponder, J. D., Haridakis, P. M., & Hanson, G. (2014). Social networking in political campaigns. jj & Rokne, J. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Springer, New York.