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Danielle Sarver Coombs

Assistant Professor
Coombs earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Public Affairs from the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University in 2007.

 

Coombs’s current research focuses on two areas: political communication and sport fandom. She has published research in such publications as the Journal of Public Relations Research, the International Journal of Sport Communication, and Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics. Coombs is the co-editor of two, three-volume anthologies: We Are What We Sell: How Advertising Shapes American Life…And Always Has (Praeger, 2012) and American History Through American Sports: From Colonial Lacrosse to Extreme Sports (Praeger, 2014). She is the author of Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

 

Before joining Kent State, Coombs served as senior research manager for Insight Research Group (now Insight Strategy Group) in New York City. While at Insight, Coombs specialized in uncovering consumer insights in order to inform advertising campaigns, product design and brand strategies for numerous prominent brands from a variety of clients, including television, retail, non-profits and consumer packaged goods. During the 2004 Democratic primary season, Coombs was director of election research at Edison Media Research.
Research Areas
  • Sport
  • Branding
  • Advertising
  • Gender
Danielle Sarver Coombs
OFFICE
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
OFFICE HOURS

TR 9:15-10:45 AM
W 10-12 PM

CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-2572
dcoombs@kent.edu
COURSES TEACHING
Summer 2014
  • JMC 60040 - 020 Qrm In Jmc Data Analysis
  • JMC 80040 - 020 Qrm In Jmc Data Analysis