Faculty Research

Dr. Jay Dorfman “I’m at my happiest when I’m making music or teaching others to do it,” says Dr. Jay Dorfman. Dr. Dorfman gets to teach a variety of music courses at Kent State University ranging from music technology to Progressive and Vernacular Music Methods to Rock Band Performance and Pedagogy. Currently the coordinator of music education and an...

Dr. Jay Dorfman Composers Awarded Prestigious Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards Written by Andrew Paa Kent State faculty members Dr. Adam Roberts and Chris Coles have been awarded Individual Excellence Awards by the Ohio Arts Council. Each will receive a $5,000 grant in recognition of their exemplary body of work, which will support their continued...

Dr. Adam Roberts, composer Dr. Adam Roberts, Assistant Professor of Music Composition, has received the Farris Family Innovation Award to fund the recording of recently composed and forthcoming works. He is one of two recipients of this fellowship in the College of the Arts. This prestigious award is given to tenure-track faculty who are not yet tenured to support their...

Covering the Carnage: Journalists Risk Own Mental, Physical Health In Reporting From Dayton, El Paso Note: Gretchen Hoak is a former television reporter/anchor and current assistant professor of journalism in Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her research survey, “Are We Teaching Trauma?”,  focused on how universities prepare young journalists for the trauma they may endure in covering violence. Kent...

Organic light-emitting diode technologies (OLEDs), a key technological feature in the display of many models of mobile phones and televisions already provide great image quality and high-resolution. But are they as efficient as they can be? Inspired by methods used in liquid-crystal technology, Kent State University researchers in the College of...

COMM Assistant Professor Cristin A. Compton, Ph.D., co-authored “Organizing Sexuality: Silencing and the Push-Pull Process of Co-Sexuality in the Workplace” in the Journal of Communication Vol. 67, Issue 6, 2017, 874-896.   The article was co-authored by Debbie S. Dougherty from the University of Missouri....

School of Communication Studies Assistant Professor Jennifer M. McCullough, Ph.D., co-authored “Screen Exposure During Daily Routines and a Young Child’s Risk for Having Social-Emotional Delay” in Clinical Pediatrics, Vol. 56, No. 5, 2017, 1244-1253.   “Dr. Raman was a Pediatric Fellow at Akron’s...

COMM Assistant Professor Jennifer L. McCullough, Ph.D., co-authored “How Do You Like Your Forgiveness? Communication Style Preferences and Effects” in Communication Studies Vol. 68, No. 5, 2017, 568-587.  Her co-writers included: Andy J. Merolla, Ph.D., an assistant professor of interpersonal communication at the University of California -...

The Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG) held its 40th annual conference, themed “40 Shades of Purple: Four Decades of Feminisms,” Oct. 5 – 8 in Omaha, Neb.  Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate coordinator in the Kent State University School of Communication Studies, along with COMM...

Ideastream talks with Kent State University Professor Angela Neal-Barnett about the relationship between racial stress and infant mortality. According to Ideastream®, a black infant in one Ohio county is more than three times more likely than a white baby to die before his or her first birthday. As part of a continuing series, “Zip Code: the Hidden Vital Sign,” Ideastream talks with Kent State University Professor Angela Neal-Barnett about the relationship between racial stress in...