Heather LaMarre
Heather LaMarre
Chair
Associate Professor
Departments: Communication and Social Influence, Media & Communication
Weiss Hall, Room 216A

Biography

Dr. Heather LaMarre (PhD, MPA - The Ohio State University) currently serves as chair for the Department of Communication and Social Influence within Klein College of Media and Communication, as well as chair of the mass communication division for the International Communication Association (ICA).

Dr. LaMarre’s research focus lies at the intersection of media psychology, health and political communication and narrative persuasion. Specifically, she is interested in the role media play in shaping attitudes, behaviors and opinions among key publics. Her recent work in this area examines the psychological processing and influence of media on corporate political behaviors and public attitudes with the aim of developing effective, persuasive communication strategies for social change. In 2018, Dr. LaMarre served as Fulbright Specialist in Israel where she studied the impact of political and social policy narratives on public attitudes. Dr. LaMarre’s research and impact are global, including serving as an expert in international media and collaborating as an invited researcher at Europe’s top social science program (University of Amsterdam). Her work is published in top scientific journals, presented at global conferences, often quoted by the press, and used in the classroom globally.

Dr. LaMarre has also served as the academic and/or adminstrative director of multiple award-winning programs, including the Masters in Conflict and Communication Management, London Study Abroad and Undergraduate Internship and Practicum. From 2014-2019, LaMarre served as chair of the Klein College Faculty Council. She has completed two terms as a university faculty senate representative and one as the university graduate board representative from Klein.

Education

Degree

Field

School

PhD

Mass Communication, Political Communication, Public Opinion

The Ohio State University

Courses Taught

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Name

Level

STRC 2552

Introduction to Public Relations

Undergraduate

Publications

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Misc.

Journal Article

Ability matters: Testing the differential effects of political news and late-night political comedy on cognitive responses and the role of ability in micro-level opinion formation

Walther, W.

International Journal of Public Opinion Research

2013

25, 303-322; DOI: 10.1093/ijpor/edt008

Journal Article

When parody and reality collide: Examining the effects of Colbert’s Super PAC satire on issue knowledge and policy engagement across media formats

International Journal of Communication

2013

7, 394-413; DOI: 19328036/20130005

Journal Article

Examining the intertextuality of fictional political comedy and real-world political news

Landreville, K. D.

Media Psychology

2013

16, 347-369; DOI: 10.1080/15213269.2013.796585

Journal Article

The influence of late-night TV comedy viewing on political talk: A moderated-mediation model

Landreville, K. D. & Holbert, R. L.

The International Journal of Press-Politics

2010

15, 482-498; DOI: 10.1177/1940161210371506

Journal Article

The irony of satire: Political ideology and the motivation to see what you want to see in The Colbert Report

Landreville, K. D. & Beam, M. A.

The International Journal of Press/Politics

2009

14, 212-231; DOI: 10.1177/1940161208330904

Service

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MM&C

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Member