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Columbus, Indiana 47203
Prior to returning to school for my Ph.D., I studied computer science and worked at IBM for 12 years as a programmer and project manager. This inspired me to specialize in media studies and new media. My primary research interests are virtual work, technology adoption, and adaptation including media law, and the uses and effects of technology on communication processes. My current research projects include investigating the use of social media between instructors and students and the effects of technology on student-parent communication in college. I particularly enjoy teaching and am passionate about media literacy education and making students good digital citizens.
Sarapin, S.H. & Morris, P.L. (in press). Entertaining free expression on public sidewalks: Are city ordinances kicking musical muses to the curb? First Amendment Studies.
Sarapin, S.H. & Morris, P.L. (December 2017). Executive censorship of science: Muzzling federal researchers, thwarting the public’s right to know, and impairing trust in government. Communication and Law Review, 17(1). http://www.commlawreview.org/
Sarapin, S. H., Morris, P.L., & Vo, N. (2017). The biggest lie on the Web: Coming to terms with the failure to read through the lens of the First Amendment First Amendment Studies, 51(2).
Niedzwiecki, C.S. & Morris, P.L. (2017). Reality television. In M. Allen (Ed.). SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Morris, P.L. (2017). Triangulation. In M. Allen (Ed.). SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Matei, S.A., Bruno, R, & Morris, P.L. (2015). Visible Effort: Visualizing and measuring group structuration through social entropy. In S.A. Matei & M. Russell (Eds.) Transparency in social media: Tools, methods and algorithms for mediating online interactions (Computational social sciences). New York: Springer Publishing House.
Sarapin, S. H., & Morris, P. L. (2015). Faculty and Facebook friending: Instructor-student online social communication from the professor’s perspective. TheInternet and Higher Education, 27, 14-23.
Morris, P. L. & Niedzwiecki, C. S. (2014). Odd or Ordinary: The Influence of Reality TV on Perceptions of Family. In A. F. Slade, A. J. Narro, & B. P. Buchanan (Eds.) Reality television: Oddities of culture. Lexington Books.
Sarapin, S. H., & Morris, P.L. (2014). When “Like”-minded people click: Facebook interaction conventions, the meaning of “speech” online, and Bland v. Roberts. First Amendment Studies, 48(2), 131-157.
Morris, P .L. & Connaughton, S. L. (2013). Managing effectively in virtual work contexts: An empirical study. In E. Nikoi & K. Boateng (Eds.) Collaborative communication processes and decision making in organizations. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Haas, E. J., Mattson, M., Jones, C., & Morris, P. L. (2013). Newspaper coverage of motorcycle accidents: A content analysis from a media framing perspective with implications for practice. International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, 9(2). Retrieved from http://ijms.nova.edu/Fall2013/IJMS_Artcl.Haasetal.html
Morris, P. L. (2012). Listening and Legos. International Journal of Listening, 26(2), 94-97.
Morris, P. L. (2011). Glimpses of community on the Web. In S. A. Matei and B. C. Britt (Eds.), Virtual sociability: From community to communitas (pp. 25-38). West Lafayette, IN: Ideagora.