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WVU COMM Interaction Lab (#ixlab) | Conference Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

Wasserman, J. & Bowman, N. D. (2018, November). Preliminary Results of a Longitudinal Experiment of Cognitive Skill Acquisition in an Online Strategy Boardgame. Research in progress to be presented at the 104th National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Bishop, S. & Bowman, N. D. (2018, November). Diverse Students’ Attitudes Toward and Knowledge about Undocumented Immigrants in the United States. Paper to be presented at the 104th National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Clark-Gordon, C. V., Hadden, A., Bowman, N. D., & Frisby, B. (2018, November). College instructors and the digital red pen: An exploration of the adoption of digital written feedback technologies. Paper to be presented at the 104th National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Clark-Gordon, C. V., Cohen, E. L., & Bowman, N. D. (2018, November). To be spoiled or not to be spoiled? The role of choice and intrinsic psychological need satisfaction in enjoyment of spoilers. Paper to be presented at the 104th National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Conference Awards and Honors

Wasserman, J. A., & Bowman, N. D. (2018, June). Bugs on the brain: A mental model matching approach to cognitive skill acquisition in a strategy game. Top Faculty Paper in Game Studies, International Communication Association 68th Annual Conference, Prague.

Watts, E., Bowman, N. D., Koban, K., Nicholson, A. L., & Knight, J. (2018, June). Game Streaming and Digital Audiences: Awareness, Without Closeness. Top Faculty Paper in Game Studies, International Communication Association 68th Annual Conference, Prague.

Clark-Gordon, C., Bowman, N. D., Goodboy, A., & Wright, A. (2018, April). Anonymity and speaking up online: A meta-analysis. Top Papers in Communication and Technology, Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh.

Banks, J., Malazita, J. W., Walsh, E., & Bowman, N. D. (2017, November). Other(ing) and Self in Serious Games: The Role of Player-Avatar Relations in State Empathy. Top Papers in Game Studies, National Communication Association, Dallas.

Clark-Gordon, C., Bowman, N. D., Watts, E. (2017, November). Instructor use of Nonverbal Cues Online: The Effects of Emojis and Face-threat Mitigation on Student Perceptions of Digital Instructional Feedback. Top Papers in Instructional Communication, National Communication Association, Dallas.

Wasserman, J. A., & Banks, J. (2017, November). Universal engagement: Fandom and need satisfaction in videogame-to-film transmedia experiences. Paper presented at the National Communication Association 103rd Annual Convention, Dallas, TX. Top paper, Mass Communication Division.

Banks, J., Pietschmann, D., Lin, J-H, & Bowman, N. D. (2017, May). Expansion and Cross-Cultural Validation of the Common Player-Avatar Interaction Scale (cPAX). Top Faculty Paper in Game Studies, International Communication Association, San Diego. 

Wasserman, J. A. (2017, May). Game-based learning and mental models: Emerging research and methodological considerations. Paper presented at the International Communication Association 67th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. Honorable mention student paper, Game Studies Division.

Clark-Gordon, C., Watts, E., Bowman, N. D., & Banks, J. (2017, April). “As good as your word”: Face-threat mitigation and the use of instructor pictures on students’ perceptions of digital instructor feedback. Top papers in Instructional Communication, Eastern Communication Association, Boston.

Banks, J., Bowman, N.D., & Wasserman, J. (2016, November). A bard in the hand: The role of materiality in player-character relationships. Top papers in Game Studies Division, National Communication Association, Philadelphia.

Lancaster, A., Martin, M., Bowman, N. D., Cohen, E., Weber, K. D., & Westerman, D. K. (2016, November). Cop talk: Message framing, compliance, and perceptions of law enforcement. Top papers in Applied Communication Division, National Communication Association, Philadelphia.

Ahn, H., Bowman, N. D., & Kwolek, E. (2013, November). Generally concerned, but not specifically: General vs. situational influences of vulnerable narcissism on social network privacy concerns. Top papers in Human Communication and Technology Division, National Communication Association, Washington D.C.

Cohen, E., Bowman, N. D., & Lancaster, A. (2013, November). Are u with some1? Using text message experience sampling to examine the relationship between co-viewing, enjoyment, and eudaimonia. Top four papers in Mass Communication, National Communication Association, Washington D.C.

Bowman, N. D., Rogers, R., & Sherrick, B. I. (2013, April). “In control or in their shoes”: How character attachment differentially influences video game enjoyment and appreciation. Top paper in “Media and the Self” research category, Broadcast Education Association Research Symposium “Media and Social Life: The Self, Relationships, and Society.”

Bowman, N. D., Westerman, D., & Claus, C. J. (2012, April). How demanding is social media: Understanding social media diets as a function of perceived costs and benefits – a Rational Actor Perspective. Top three papers in Communication and Technology, Eastern Communication Association, Cambridge, MA.

Joeckel, S., Dogruel, L., & Bowman, N. D. (2011, November). Adolescents, morality and interactive entertainment: The influence of moral salience on actions and entertainment experience in interactive media. Top five papers in Mass Communication, National Communication Association, New Orleans.