Welcome to the School of Communication.

Dr. Caleb Carr

Assistant Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Dr. Carr is epistemologically a quantitative researcher, who typically uses experiments and surveys to answer research questions. His research focuses on how individuals and organizations are blurring the line between personal and professional through technology. As effective lenses through which to explore these issues, Dr. Carr's research has often used online discussions and group decision tasks, the popular online multiplayer game World of Warcraft, and online communities in his experiments. In survey research, interesting data is often authored from human resource practitioners and managers in organizations.
  • Ph D Media & Information Studies - 2011
  • Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, MI
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: The Role of Extractive Information on Reducing Uncertainty Regarding Organizational Fit: A Test of Two Mechanisms
  • MA Interpersonal Communication - 2005
  • Central Michigan University
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Determining the Degree of Penetration and Purpose of Use of Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication in an Organization: A Case Study
  • BS Business Administration / International Business Administration - 2001
  • Central Michigan University
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Carr, C. T., Hayes, R. A., Smock, A., & Zube, P. (2016). Facebook in presidential elections: Status of effects. In G. W. Richardson (ed.), Social media and politics: A new way to participate in the political process. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
  • Hayes, R. A., Carr, C. T., & Wohn, D. Y. (2016b). It’s the audience: Differences in social support across social media. Social Media + Society, 2(4). doi: 10.1177/2056305116678894
  • Wohn, D. Y., Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. A. (2016). How affective is a “Like?” The effect of paralinguistic digital affordances on perceived social support. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 9, 562-566. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0162
  • Carr, C. T., Wohn, D. Y., & Hayes, R. A. (2016). (Thumbs up emoji) as social support: Relational closeness, automaticity, and interpreting social support from paralinguistic digital affordances in social media. Computers in Human Behavior, 62, 385-393. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.03.087
  • Carr, C. T., Wohn, D. Y., & Hayes, R. A. (2016). as social support: Relational closeness, automaticity, and interpreting social support from paralinguistic digital affordances in social media. Computers in Human Behavior, 62, 385-393. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.03.087
  • Hayes, R. A., Carr, C. T., & Wohn, D. Y. (2016a). One click, many meanings: Interpreting paralinguistic digital affordances in social media. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 60, 171-187. doi: 10.1080/08838151.2015.1127248
  • Hayes, R.A., Smock, A., & Carr, C.T. (2015). Face[book] management: Self-presentation of political views on social media. Communication Studies , 66(5), 549-568. doi: 10.1080/10510974.2015.1018447
  • Hayes, R. A., & Carr, C. T. (2015). Does being social matter?: Effects of enabled comments on credibility and brand attitudes in social media. Journal of Promotion Management, 21, 371-390. doi: 10.1080/10496491.2015.1039178
  • Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R.A. (2014). The effect of disclosure of third-party influence on an opinion leader’s credibility and electronic word-of-mouth in two-step flow. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 14, 38-50. doi: 10.1080/15252019.2014.909296
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Harvey, J., Carr, C.T., and Guibault, C. (2016, November). Effects of a Social Media Training Program on Cognition & Self-Efficacy in Normally Aging Individuals. Convention of the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Wohn, D. Y., Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. A. (2016, November). How affective is a “Like”? The effect of paralinguistic digital affordances on perceived social support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hayes, R. A., Carr, C. T., & Wohn, D. Y. (2016, June). It’s the audience, stupid: Differences in social support between social media sites. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Carr, C. T., Wohn, D. Y., & Hayes, R. A. (2016, June). Social media, relational closeness, and interpreting social support from paralinguistic digital affordances. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Carr, C. T., Baldwin, J. R., Lippert, L. R., & Hunt, S. K. (2015, November). A chilling effect: Analysis of the effects of Institutional Review Board (IRB) communication on faculty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • University Research Initiative Award
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2014
  • Best Faculty Paper
  • International Communication Association (Instructional and Developmental Communication Division)
  • 2014
  • University Research Initiative Award
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2013
  • 2nd Best Faculty Paper
  • International Communication Association (Human Communication Technology Division)
  • 2013
  • University Research Initiative Award
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • 2012