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

Biography

R. Lance Holbert is professor within Temple University’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 90 peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters. Professor Holbert is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, and was recently named 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  

Walter, N., Cohen, J., Holbert, R. L., & Morag, Y. (2020). Fact-checking: A meta-analysis of what works and for whom. Political Communication37, 350-375. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2019.1668894

Holbert, R. L., & Park, E. (2019). Conceptualizing, organizing, and positing moderation in communication research. Communication Theory. (Available Online First) doi: 10.1093/ct/qtz006

Holbert, R. L. (2019). Editorial vision, goals, processes, and procedures. Journal of Communication69, 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 Research46, 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 Association42, 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

Holbert, R. L., Hardy, B. W., & LaMarre, H. L. (2017). A normative assessment of 2016 political convention speech exposure: Perceived political threats and anticipated general election legitimacy. American Behavioral Scientist, 61, 379-400. doi: 10.1177/0002764217693275

Holbert, R. L., Zeng, C., & Robinson, N. W. (2017). Adopting an integrated behavioral model (IBM) approach to news media exposure: A focus on experiential and instrumental attitudes toward politics. Mass Communication & Society, 20, 573-593. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2016.1274764

DeAndrea, D. C., & Holbert, R. L. (2017). Increasing clarity where it is needed most: Articulating and evaluating theoretical contributions. ANNALS of the International Communication Association, 41, 168-180. doi: 10.1080/23808985.2017.1304163

Gottfried, J., Hardy, B. W., Holbert, R. L., Winneg, K., & Jamieson, K. H. (2017). The changing nature of political debate consumption: Social media, multitasking, and knowledge generation. Political Communication, 34, 172-199. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2016.1154120