Welcome to the School of Communication.

Professor Stephen Hunt

Professor
Executive Director of the School of Communication
Dir School Of Comm
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • COM 424.Sec 001 Seminar In PersuasionDownload Syllabus
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Argumentation and Debate, Communication Assessment, Communication Methodology and Pedagogy, Communication Needs of Students At-Risk, Communication Theory, Freedom of Speech, Instructional Communication, Persuasion, Political Communication, Public Speaking, Special and Diverse Populations

  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • I have published articles on several topics including instructional communication, persuasion, and communication pedagogy. My major research interests include the pedagogy of civic and political engagement, critical thinking, communication skill assessment, and training/mentoring graduate students.

  • Ph D Communication / Communication Education, Instructional Communication - 1998
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Carbondale, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Cognition and Communication: Students' Cognitive Styles and the
  • MA Communication / Communication Education, Instructional Communication - 1994
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Cedar Falls, IA
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Culture and Cognition: The African American Thinker in the
  • BFA Speech Communication - 1992
  • Emporia State University
  • Emporia, KS
  • 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), 545-557. doi: 10.1080/1475939X.2017.1354065

  • Simonds, C. J., Hunt, S. K., & Simonds, B. K. (2017). Communication as critical inquiry. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press.
  • Meyer, K. R., & Hunt, S. K. (2017). The lost art of lecturing: Cultivating student listening and notetaking. Communication Education, 66, 239-241. doi:10.1080/03634523.2016.1275719

  • 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
  • Hunt, S. K., and Woolard, C. E. (2016). Service learning and innovative pedagogies. In P. L. Witt (Ed.), Handbooks of Communication Science: Vol. 16. Communication and Learning (pp. 527-552). Berlin, Germany: DeGruyter Mouton.
  • Simonds, C. J., & Hunt, S. K. (2016). The internal marginalization of basic course scholarship. Basic Communication Course Annual, 28, 1-10.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Boatwright, B., Carpenter, N. J., Hunt, S. K., & Mazer, J. M. (2016, November). Online social capital and the 2016 election: Fostering civic engagement among students through social media analytics. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hess, J. A., Fassett, D. L., Simonds, C. J., Mello, B. W., Broeckelman-Post, M. A., MacArthur, B., & Hunt, S. K. (2016, November). The basic communication course forum: A SWOT analysis of the basic course. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. (Top Panel, Basic Course Division)
  • Schreiner, A., Beck, A., Diel-Hunt, S. J., Hunt, S. K., Lippert, L. R., Carpenter, N. J., & Williamson, D. (2016, June). 80 million square pegs, on round hole: How civic technology is redefining the ways millennials engage with the 2016 election and beyond. Presented at the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Cummings, M., Hunt, S. K., Trent, K., Carpenter, N. J., & Williamson, D. (2016, June). Developing a digital communication and social media strategy to encourage civic engagement on your campus. Presented at the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting, Indianapolis, IN.
  • 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.
  • Lippert, L. R., & Hunt, S. K. (2015, June). Programmatic assessment of civic engagement outcomes for redesigned courses. Poster presented at the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Carpenter, N., & Hunt, S. K. (2015, June). Talking “SMACC” about SOTU: Developing civic pathways through social media analytics. Presented at the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Beall, M. L., Gess, A., Gouran, D. S., Hunt, S. K., McGrew, H., Pawloski, D., & Sullivan-Trainor, D. (2015, April). But they are in high school…PSEO and AP students convergence into the university atmosphere. Presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI.
  • Hunt, S. K., Myers, S. A., Sellnow, D. D., & Simonds, C. J. (2015, April). Converging basic course pedagogy/administration and published peer-reviewed scholarship. Presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI.
  • Hunt, S., Carpenter, N., Hopper, K.M., Lippert, L., & Moore, M. (2015, April). Talking SMACC about social media: Converging scholarship through cutting-edge technology in the classroom. Discussion panel presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI.
  • Carpenter, N., & Hunt, S. K. (2015, February). Talking SMACC about social media: Exploring Illinois State’s social media analytics command center. Presented for Presidential Scholars, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Outstanding Collge Research Award
  • SFSC
  • 2011
  • Political Engagement Project Program of Excellence Award
  • The New York Times and American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • 2011
  • Teachers on Teaching
  • National Communication Association
  • 2011
  • New York Times & AASCU Political Engagement Project Program of Excellence Award
  • New Yorks Times and American Association of State Colleges and Univdersities
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Collge Researcher Award
  • SFSC
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Mentor Award
  • National Communication Association
  • 2009
  • Team Excellence Award for Success 101
  • Illinois State University
  • 2009
  • College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2008
  • Inaugural Program of Excellence Award
  • National Communication Association
  • 2008
  • Voice of Conscience Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2008
  • Educating Illinois in Action Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2008
  • Faculty Leadership Award
  • School of Communication Graduate Student Association
  • 2008
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Political Engagement Scholar
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • 2007
  • Outstanding University Teaching Award (Category 1)
  • Illinois State University
  • 2007
  • Stan and Sandy Rives Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2007
  • The Pantagraph's 20 Under 40
  • The Pantagraph
  • 2007
  • CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2006
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Scholarship
  • Illinois State University
  • 2006
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • Illinois State University
  • 2006
  • ISU Carnegie Fellow for Political Engagement
  • 2006
  • Outstanding New Teacher Award
  • Central States Communication Association
  • 2002
  • University Teaching Initiative Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2001
  • Dissertation Research Award Fellowship
  • Southern Illinois University
  • 1997
  • Debate Coach of the Year
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • 1993