Welcome to the School of Communication.

Dr. John Hooker

Co-Director of Communication as Critical Inquiry
Assistant Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • COM 297.Sec 002 Communication Research MethodsDownload Syllabus
  • COM 297.Sec 003 Communication Research MethodsDownload Syllabus
  • COM 400.Sec 028 Independent Study
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Communication Education, Communication Research Methods, Public Speaking, Communication Technologies and Impacts, Assessment
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Communication Education, Clickers, Distance learning, Assessment
  • Ph D Media, Technology, and Society / Educational Development, Curriculum, and Instruction - 2010
  • Purdue University
  • West Lafayette, IN
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Teacher Immediacy Research, Instructional Delivery Method, Topic Relevance, And Cognitive And Affective Learning: An Experimental Investigation
  • MA Communication - 2002
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Teacher Immediacy, Clarity, Credibility, And Student Learning: An Exploration Of Relationships
  • BA Mass Communication / English - 2000
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal, IL
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Enskat, A., Hunt, S. K., & Hooker, J. F. (2017). A generational examination of instructional Facebook use and the effects on perceived instructor immediacy, credibility and student affective learning. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 26(4). doi: 10.1080/1475939X.2017.1354065

  • Hooker, J. F., Denker, K. J., Summers, M. E., & Parker, M. (2016). The development and validation of the student response system benefit scale. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 32(2), 120-127. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12121

  • Hunt, S. K., Meyer, K. R., Hooker, J. F., Simonds, C. J., & Lippert, L. R. (2016). Implementing the political engagement project in an introductory communication course: An examination of the effects on students’ political knowledge, efficacy, skills, behavior, and ideology. eJournal of Public Affairs, 5(2), 116-151. doi: 10.21768/ejopa.v5i2.111
  • Hooker, J. F. & Simonds, C.J. (2015). From the outside looking in: Employers’ view of the basic course. Basic Course Communication Annual, 27, 102-116.

  • Simonds, C. J., Hooker, J. F. & Wright, A. M. (2015). Instructional discussion: The most important area of training for new basic course instructors. Basic Course Communication Annual, 27, 32-42.

  • Hooker, J. F. (2015). The impact of relevance and teacher immediacy on cognitive and affective learning. Gauisus,3. Retrieved from gauisus.weebly.com

  • Frey, T. K., Hooker, J. F., & Simonds, C. J. (2015). The invaluable nature of speech evaluation training for new basic course instructors. Basic Course Communication Annual. 27, 1-9.

  • Hooker, J. F. & Denker, K. J. (2014). The learning loss scale as an assessment tool: An empirical examination of convergent validity with performative measures. Communication Teacher 28(2), 130-143. doi: 10.1080/17404622.2013.865765

  • J. D. Hooker, V. H. Nguyen, V. M. Taylor, D. L. Cedeño, T. D. Lash, S. M. Robledo, I. D. Vélez and M. A. Jones, “New Application for Expanded Porphyrins: Sapphyrin and Heterosapphyrins as Inhibitors of Leishmania Parasities”, Photochemistry and Photobiology 2012, 88, 194-200.

  • PRESENTATIONS
  • College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award
  • ISU College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2017
  • Stan and Sandy Rives Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
  • Illinois State University
  • 2016
  • Top paper, Instructional Resources Division
  • Central States Communication Association
  • 2014
  • Top panel, Basic Course Division
  • National Communication Association
  • 2014
  • Top 4 paper, Basic Course Division
  • National Communication Association
  • 2013
  • Top panel, Basic Course Division
  • National Communication Association
  • 2013
  • Top paper co-author, Basic Course Division
  • National Communication Association
  • 2013
  • Top paper panel selection
  • National Communication Association
  • 2013
  • Top panel, Basic Course Division
  • National Communication Association
  • 2011
  • Top paper panel selection
  • Central States Communicaton Association
  • 2011