William "Chip" Eveland
Professor of Communication, Professor of Political Science
Dr. Eveland teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in communication theory (COMM 1100, COMM 6807), political communication (COMM 4814, COMM / PoliSci 7168), public opinion (COMM 4820, COMM 4820H), mass media and society (COMM 3440, COMM 7840), and communication research methods (COMM 3160).
Dr. Eveland is interested in the role of interpersonal as well as technologically-mediated political communication (print newspapers, television, online news, online discussion networks) in developing informed and participatory citizens of democracy. His recent research has emphasized the contributions of political discussion and social network characteristics in communication effects. He is currently analyzing recordings of "real world" political conversations and social network data to understand the content and structure of informal political discussions, and how they impact political knowledge and participation.
In addition to his faculty position in the School of Communication, Dr. Eveland has a courtesy appointment in OSU's Department of Political Science. Since his research on political communication and social networks is inherently interdisciplinary, Dr. Eveland is involved in a number of collaborative centers on campus, including OSU's Mershon Center for International Securities Studies (as part of the Comparative National Elections Project with Richard Gunther and Paul Beck) and OSU's Innovation Group in Complexity in Human, Natural, and Engineered Systems. He is the Section Chair for "Media and Politics" for the Southern Political Science Association meeting in 2014.
For more information about Dr. Eveland please visit his page on the School of Communications website.