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———– Application info

Search chair info

  • Dr. Jesse Fox
  • 3016 Derby Hall
  • 154 N Oval Mall
  • Columbus, OH 43210

Job call: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15713

Submit letter via academic jobs online on or before 1/15/2020 (use link above)

———– My current branding

  • I’m a social scientist studying human communication on faculty in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. My research investigates the mechanisms that bias moral judgments. I am most intrigued by the contexts that motivate people to perceive immoral actions as moral (or vice versa).A major goal of my work is to understand and predict moral judgment biases by intersecting communication theory with moral psychology. To this end, I ground my investigations in entertainment theories (e.g., Zillmann & Raney’s affective disposition theories), processing theories (e.g., Lang’s limited capacity model for motivated mediated message processing), interpersonal theories (e.g., Burgoon’s expectancy violations theory), and moral psychological theories (e.g., DeScioli and Kurzban’s dynamic coordination theory & Haidt’s moral foundations theory).Being primarily experimental, I commonly use open science tools to share my conceptualizations, predictions, operationalizations, datasets, and analyses with others.
  • My current CV
  • My cover letter (rough draft)
  • My research philosophy (incomplete rough draft)
  • My teaching philosophy (not written yet)
  • Diversity statement (not written yet)

———– Our specific details 

  • When we first met: We’ve known each other ever since I started bugging you about obtaining equipment (e.g, XBox S-Video Cables and a DVD recorder) for my thesis Skill Gap around FA2009-SP2010
  • Shared research: I wrote a book chapter for an encyclopedia you edited: Matthews, N. L. (2017). Levels of measurement. In J. Matthes (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781118901731
  • Shared research: I helped you clean data for this published abstract: Potter, R., Falk, M., Bae, S., Lynch, T., Matthews, N. L., Kraus, A., Mayell, S. (2012). Does the orienting response habituate to repeating auditory structural features that vary in semantic content? Society for Psychophysiological Research. Psychophysiology, 49, S74. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01440.x (full text).
  • Class project: I took your Intro to Psychophysiology course in FA2010 and I partnered with Bridget to run a study on disgust and real v. fantasy violence
  • Class paper: My final paper in the FA2010 class was on how realism and cooperation v. competition in games affects people’s arousal (via EDA) and valence (via PAR)
  • Class work: In the same class we also helped you edit your book
  • RA work: I was your research assistant during SP2012;
    • I cleaned data sets (HR and EDA)
    • Prepped data in excel for analysis
    • Designed and created the ICR website with you (pictures and all!)
    • link to your evaluation of me
    • You also put me as an conference author for audio habit for my RA work (SPR and AEJMC)
  • Game lab: I bugged you again to buy Skyrim for the lab; You allowed me to setup a Steam account on all the laptops (a modern games lab!)
  • Personal: I watched Ms. Darcy from time to time  🙂
  • AI work: I AI’d T207 during the Summer of 2014 (graded; wrote test questions; helped moderate/develop group activities)
  • Guest lecture: I guest lectured on the game industry’s structure, strategies, and trends for T207 (the one with the fun polling questions)

———– My research

  • 10 pubs
    • 2 solo author
      • 1 in Journal of Communication
      • 1 in Computers in Human Behavior
    • 5 first author
    • Highlights: Journal of Communication solo author, Communication Research, Journal of Media Psychology, Nature Human Behavior
  • 3 top paper awards (ICA, BEA, AEJMC)
  • 20 conference papers
  • 8 panels (I lead 4 of them)

———– My teaching (underlined stuff is in the job call)

  • Been teaching since the Fall of 2015 (4 years)
  • I’ve done large (200 students) and small lectures (20 students), hybrid online/in-person (25-50 students), and fully online classes (100-500 students)
  • Teach in communication technology, interpersonal and mass media effects, ethics, pop culture, comm and society, user experience focus in many courses

———– Service summary

Editorial Board Member

  • Communication Research Reports

Journal Reviewer

  • Journal of Communication, 2018-2019
    • Media Psychology, 2016-2019
    • Communication Research Reports, 2016, 2018, 2019
    • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 2016-2019
    • The Information Society, 2019
    • Human Communication Research, 2018
    • Communication Research, 2018
    • Information Communication & Society, 2018
    • Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 2012-2013
    • Human Ethology Bulletin, 2013

Pre-conference organization

    • Just Games? (June 2016). International Communication Association, Game Studies Division, Japan
    • Gaming Bodies. (May 2015). International Communication Association, Game Studies Division, Puerto Rico

Poster Judge

    • International Summer School, Germany, 2018

Conference Reviewer

    • International Communication Association, 2013 to present
    • National Communication Association, 2014 to present
    • Foundation for Digital Games, 2012

———– Awards

  • Top Paper Award, ICA, Mass Communication Division, 2019
  • Top Paper Award, BEA Symposium, 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching, UCONN, 2016
  • “Rookie [Professor] of the Year,” Student Communication Society, UCONN, 2016
  • College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, IU, FA2014 – SP2015 ($20,000)
  • Top Student Paper, AEJMC, Mass Communication & Society Division, 2014 ($75)
  • AEJMC Graduate Student Travel Award, 2014 ($750)
  • College of Arts and Sciences Travel Award, FA2013 ($250)
  • Merit Fellowship, FA2010 – SP2014 ($1000 per annum)
  • Graduate Tuition Scholarship, FA2008 – SP2014 ($11,500 – 15,500 per annum)

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