R. Lance Holbert
R. Lance Holbert
Professor
Departments: Communication and Social Influence, Media & Communication
Weiss Hall, Room 216A

Biography

Professor R. Lance Holbert is a faculty member within Klein’s Department of Communication and Social Influence. He studies persuasion-based processes of media influence within the context of politics. He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications. Professor Holbert is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center and an International Communication Association (ICA) Fellow. He is editor-in-chief of Journal of Communication, served as Chair of ICA’s and NCA’s Mass Communication Divisions, as well as NCA’s Political Communication Division, and was named the 2012 Teacher of the Year by the National Communication Association’s Mass Communication Division.

Education

Education

Year

School

Level

Subject

1991

University of Rochester

BA

History

1993

Syracuse University

MS

Television-Radio-Film

1993

Syracuse University

MPA

Public Administration

2000

University of Wisconsin

PhD

Mass Communication

Publications  

Holbert, R. L., Dias, N., Hardy, B. W., Jamieson, K. H., Levendusky, M. S., Renninger, A. S., Romer, D., Winneg, K. M., & Pasek, J. (2021). Exploring the role of media use within an integrated behavioral model (IBM) approach to vote likelihood. American Behavioral Scientist, 65, 412-431. doi: 10.1177/0002764220975054

Walter, N., Cohen, J., Holbert, R. L., & Morag, Y. (2020). Fact-checking: A meta-analysis of what works and for whom. Political Communication, 37, 350-375. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2019.1668894 

Holbert, R. L., & Park, E. (2020). Conceptualizing, organizing, and positing moderation in communication research. Communication Theory, 30, 227-246. doi: 10.1093/ct/qtz006

Holbert, R. L. (2019). Editorial vision, goals, processes, and procedures. Journal of Communication, 69, 237-248. doi: 10.1093/joc/jqz013

Robinson, N. W., & Holbert, R. L. (2018). Taking sides in the war on news: Exploring curvilinear associations and group differences. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 46, 684-702. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2018.1548028 

Holbert, R. L., Hardy, B. W., Park, E., Robinson, N. W., Jung, J., & Zeng, C. (2018). Addressing a statistical power-alpha level blind spot in political- and health-related media research: Discontinuous criterion power analyses. ANNALS of the International Communication Association, 42, 75-92. doi: 10.1080/23808985.2018.1459198

Robinson, N. W., Zeng, C., & Holbert, R. L. (2018). The stubborn pervasiveness of television news in the digital age and the field’s attention to the medium, 2010-2014. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 62, 287-301. doi:10.1080/08838151.2018.1451857 

Cohen, J., & Holbert, R. L. (2018). Assessing the predictive value of parasocial relationship intensity in a political context. Communication Research. (Available Online First). doi: 10.1177/0093650218759446