Jay Hmielowski

About Jay Hmielowski

Jay Hmielowski (Ph. D. 2011, The Ohio State University) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. His major areas of interest are environmental communication, science communication and political communication. Specifically, he is interested in how different types of messages or the combination of conflicting messages affect the structure of people’s attitudes, and how the complexity of people’s attitudes influences a variety of outcome variables such as information seeking, information processing, and engaging in environmental or political behaviors. His second area of interest is how media influences institutional trust (i.e., trust in scientist or government), and how people’s level of trust affects attitudinal and behavioral outcome variables. His research has been published in journals such as Mass Communication and Society, Communication Monographs, and Communication Research. Dr. Hmielowski teaches courses in environmental communication, political communication and mass communication. 


Selected Publications

Hmielowski, J. D., Hutchens, M. J., & Cicchirillo, V. J. (in press). Living in an Age of Online Incivility: Examining the Conditional Indirect Effects of Online Discussion on Political Flaming. Information, Communication & Society.   

Hutchens, M. J., Cicchirillio, V. J., & Hmielowski, J. D. (in press).  HOW COULD YOU THINK THAT?!?!: Understanding Intentions to Engage in Political Flaming. New Media & Society.

Hutchens, M. J., Hmielowski, J. D., Beam, M. A. (in press). Rachel, Rush, and Rx.: Modeling Partisan Media’s Influence on Structural Knowledge of Healthcare Policy.  Mass Communication & Society.

Feldman, L., Myers, T., Hmielowski, J. D., & Leiserowitz, A. (in press). The Mutual Reinforcement of Media Selectivity Effects: Testing the Reinforcing Spirals Framework in the Context of Global Warming.  Journal of Communication.  

Hmielowski, J. D., Feldman, L., Myers, T. A., Leiserowitz, A., & Maibach, E. (2013). An Attack on Science?: Media Use, Trust in Scientists, and Perceptions about Global Warming. Public Understanding of Science.  doi:10.1177/0963662513480091.

Holbert, R. L., Esralew, S. E., Lee, J., Walther, W. O., Hmielowski, J. D., & Landreville, K. D. (2013). Affinity for Political Humor: An Assessment of Internal Factor Structure, Reliability, and Validity. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, 26(4), 551-572.

Dalisay, F., Hmielowski, J. D.,  Kunish, M. J., & Yamamoto, M. (2012). Social Capital and the Spiral of Silence. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 24(3), 325-345.

Hmielowski, J. D. (2012) Intramedia Moderation, Electoral Ambivalence, and Electoral Decision Making. Mass Communication and Society, 15(3), 454-477.

Holbert, R. L., Hmielowski, J. D., & Weeks, B. E. (2012). Clarifying Relations Between Ideology and Ideologically-Oriented Cable TV News Use: A Case of Suppression. Communication Research, 39(2), 194-216.

McCluskey, M., & Hmielowski. J. D. (2011). Opinion Expression During Social Conflict: Comparing Online Reader Comments and Letters to Editors. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 13(3), 303-319.

Hmielowski, J. D., Holbert, R. L., & Lee, J. (2011). Predicting the Consumption of Political TV Satire: Affinity for Political Humor, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Communication Monographs, 78(1), 96-114.

Holbert, R. L., Hmielowski, J. D., Jain, P., Lather, J. & Morey, A. (2011). Adding nuance to Political Humor Effects: Experimental Research on Juvenalian Satire Versus Horatian Satire. American Behavioral Scientist, 55, 187-211.

Book Chapters & Encyclopedia Entries

Hmielowski, J. D. (2013). Priming Theory. In M. Eastin (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Media Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Holbert, R. L. & Hmielowski, J. D. (2011). Secondary Analysis in Political Communication Viewed as Creative Act.  In E. P. Bucy & R. L. Holbert (Eds.) Sourcebook of Political Communication Research: Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques (pp. 81-95). New York: Routledge.

Honors and Awards

Udall Fellow, University of Arizona                                                                                                               2013-2014

AEJMC Top Faculty Political Communication paper (with M. Beam & M. Hutchens)                        2013

ICA Top Faculty Political Communication paper (with L. Feldman, T. Myers, & A. Leiserowitz)      2013

ICA Top Faculty Environmental Communication paper (with E. Nisbet)                                             2012

ICA Top Faculty Mass Communication paper (with L. Feldman, T. Myers, & A. Leiserowitz)         2012

AEJMC Promising Professor Competition Third Place Graduate Student Division                         2011

Doris Gildea Morgan Scholarship School of Communication, The Ohio State University              2010

NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar                                                                                                                   2010

AEJMC Top-three Faculty CT&M paper (with M. McCluskey & R. Lichenfeld)                                     2009          

NCA Top-five Student Gender and Identity paper                                                                                    2006

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Contact Information

Jay Hmielowski
Assistant Professor
Fax: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 317

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences