Welcome to the School of Communication.

Dr. Joseph Blaney

Associate Dean for Research, Facilities, and IT
Professor of Communication
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • I'm a former broadcaster who fell in love with teaching and communication research.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • COM 460.Sec 001 Seminar In Mass CommunicationDownload Syllabus
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Media Effects, Campaigns, Crisis Communication
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Repair of Public Image, Media Pedagogy
  • Ph D Communication / Persuasion - 1998
  • University of Missouri
  • Columbia, Missouri
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: ""The Clinton Scandals and the Politics of Image Restoration"
  • MA - 1995
  • Saint Louis University
  • BA - 1988
  • Loyola University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Blaney, J. R. (in press). Social media analytics, radio advertising, and strategic partnerships. In J. A. Hendricks (Ed.), Radio's Second Century: A Reader. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Blaney, J.R. (in press). The role of team success and failure in mitigating fan dissatisfaction with ticket price increases. In A. C. Billings, W.T. Coombs, and K.A. Brown (Eds.). Reputational Challenges in Sport. London: Routledge.
  • Blaney, J. R. (in press). American media framing of the cardinalate appointments of Pope Francis. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 13.
  • Blaney, J. R. (2016). Democrats and Republicans: In their own words. In N. S. Lind and E. Rankin (Eds.). Today's Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
  • Blaney, J. R. (2016). Radio, politics, and elections. In W.L. Benoit (Ed.). Praeger Handbook of Political Campaigning in the United States. Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Blaney, J. R. (2016). Image restoration theory: Time for the quantitative turn. In J. R. Blaney (Ed.). Putting Image Repair to the Test: Quantitative Applications in Image Restoration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Blaney, J. R. (Ed.). (2016). Putting Image Repair to the Test: Quantitative Applications of Image Restoration Theory. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Blaney, J. R., Lippert, L. R., and Smith, J. S. (Eds.). (2013). Repairing the Athlete's Image: Studies in Sports Image Restoration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Twork, J. D. , and Blaney, J. R. (2013). Reputation differences between mortification only and mortification/corrective action strategies following a transgression by a professional athlete. In Blaney, J. R., Lippert, L. R., and Smith, J. S. (Eds.). Repairing the Athlete's Image: Studies in Sports Image Restoration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • 1st Place Experimental Audio
  • National Broadcast Society
  • 2009
  • Award of Excellence
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • 2009
  • Best of Competition
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • 2009
  • 1st Place Experimental Audio
  • National Broadcasting Society
  • 2008
  • 2nd Place, Medium Market Morning Show
  • Illinois Broadcasters Association
  • 2007