Kari Wilson earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communication (with concentrations in Interpersonal Communication and Research Methods) from Purdue University. She also has an M.A. in Interpersonal Issues in Mass Communication from Purdue University, as well as a B.A. in Communication and Education from Wittenberg University. She has taught at IU South Bend since Fall, 2012.
Dr. Kari Wilson
Professor Wilson’s research empirically examines the intersections of mass communication with interpersonal and health communication. Her research has been featured in several journals, including Human Communication Research, Journal of Media Psychology, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, Body Image, and Substance Use and Misuse.
In her teaching, Professor Wilson focuses on challenging students to critically consider how media and other forms of communication affect their daily lives as well as to encourage students to examine the intersections of concepts for a more complete learning experience.
- Ph.D. (2012) Mass Communication, Purdue University
- M.A. (2008) Interpersonal Issues in Mass Communication, Purdue University
- B.A. (2005) Communication/Education, Wittenberg University
Identification with media characters
Perceived realism of media
Portrayals of relationships in the media
Effects of traditional and new media on relationships
Traveling with my husband
Playing with my dog Sophie
Courses Taught at IUSB:
- COMM-C501: Applied Quantitative Research Methods in Communication Studies
- COMM-C525: Communication Pedagogy
- COMM-C544: Advanced Relational Communication
- SPCH-S205: Introduction to Speech Communication
- SPCH-S223: Business and Professional Communication
- SPCH-C393: Communication Research Methods
- SPCH-S405: Human Communication Theory
- TEL-R287: Processes and Effects of Mass Communication
- TEL-R404: Topical Seminar in Telecommunication (VT: Media & Health/ Media Entertainment Theory)