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.
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