Dr. Leslie A. Rill, PhD
Office phone: 503.725.3608
Office hours: Spring 2013 Monday & Wednesday, 9:00-9:45 & 1:00-1:45,
University Center Building 440
PhD | University of Missouri
MA | University of Nebraska-Omaha
BS | University of Nebraska-Omaha
Political Attitudes and Behaviors
Comm 311: Research Methods in Communication
Comm 410/510 New Media and Technology in Communication
Comm 420/520: Political Communication
Dr. Leslie A. Rillis political and mass communication scholar whose interests lie in the role that media and politics play in shaping our interactions and behaviors. Her research focuses on the impact of new media, such as Facebook, on individuals’ self-presentation. She also studies political communication by examining the influence of interpersonal and media messages on democratic behaviors and attitudes.
Rill, L. A., Baiocchi, E., Hopper, M., Denker, K., & Olson, L. N. (2009). Exploration of the relationship between self-esteem, commitment and verbal aggressiveness in romantic dating relationships. Communication Reports, 22 (2), 102–113.
McKinney, M. S., & Rill, L. A. (2009). Not your parents’ presidential debates: Examining the effects of the CNN/YouTube young citizens’ civic engagement. Communication Studies, 60, 392–406.
Rill, L. A., & Davis, C. (2008). Testing the second level of agenda setting: Effects of news frameson reader-assigned attributes of Hezbollah and Israel in the 2006 war in Lebanon. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 85(3), 609-624.