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Brittnie Peck

Teaching Assistant
Communication
 Johnston Hall 323

Education

MA, Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University, 2014
BA, Communication Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011

Focus of Graduate Studies

I am a Doctoral Candidate focusing on family and health communication, with an emphasis on quantitative research methods.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are interpersonal and family communication, especially regarding relational aspects social cognition. Current areas of research include parent-child sexual communication, the relationship between a single-parent and child, and destructive communication practices such as bullying. I am also interested in exploring the relationship between experiences with family conflict and the ability to engage in conflict and provide social support in adult romantic relationships.

Teaching Experience

I currently teach Commun 105 – Business and Professional Communication. As an MA student I acted as Instructor for the introductory Public Speaking course, as well as a Teaching Assistant for 300-level Interpersonal Communication. My current coursework is preparing me to teach courses related to Research Methods and Interpersonal Communication.

Published Work

Allen, M., Bourhis, J., Burrell, N., Adebayo, C., Benedict, B., Cherney, M., Langston, D., Peck, B. S., Quinn, S., & Richards, R. (2018). Evaluation of communication Master’s Program on the basis of Google citations. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration.

Motel, L., & Peck, B. S. (in press). SexIER symbols: Examining the effects of a content analysis of gendered visual imagery in cross cultural road signs. Journal of Intercultural Communication.

Cole, A. W., Anderson, C., Bunton, T. E., Cherney, M. R., Cronin Fisher, V., Draeger Jr., R., Fetherston, M., Motel, L., Nicolini, K. M., Peck, B. S., & Allen, M. (2017). Student predisposition to instructor feedback and perceptions of teaching presence predict motivation toward online courses. Online Learning, 21, 245-262.

 Ruppel, E. K., Gross, C., Stoll, A., Peck, B. S., Allen, M., Kim, S-K. (2017). Reflecting on connecting: Meta-analysis of differences between computer-mediated and face-to-face self-disclosure. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 22, 18-34.

Peck, B. S. (2017). Delayed measurement. In M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Peck, B. S. (2017). Multi-trial design. In M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Peck, B. S. (2017). Random sampling. In M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 Peck, B. S. (2016). Family communication patterns and talking about sex. In McCornack, S., Parcell, E., Timmerman, L., Baker, B. A., Cronin-Fisher, V., Dorsett, N. A., Jagiello, K. L., Johnson, R. L., & Peck, B. (2016). Reflect and relate: An introduction to interpersonal communication (3rd ed. CUSTOM). Boston MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

 Peck, B. S., Manning, J., Tri, A., Skrzypczynski, D., Summers, M., & Grubb, K. What Do People Mean When They Say They “Had Sex”? (2016). Connecting Communication and Behavior. In Contemporary Studies in Sexuality & Communication: Theory and Practice.

 Peck, B. S., Christen, S., & Kelly, S. (2014). Using “The Big Bang Theory” to make a big impact: Explaining theory guided research. Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD, 1, 45-50.

Conference Presentations

Peck, B. S., & Jagiello, K. (November, 2018). Sexual risk in LGB population in emerging adulthood. Paper accepted and to be presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 Peck, B. S., & Richards, R. (April, 2018). Sexting in romantic relationships: A critical synthesis of extant literature. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 Peck, B., Parcell, E., Klasen, W. (November, 2017). Marital mental health conversations in military families: Dilemmas faced in necessary conversations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, Texas.                                 *Presented by invitation at the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, April 18, 2018.

 Peck, B. S., & Dellinger, J. B. (November, 2017). Traditional knowledge and health-related beliefs and behaviors: Measuring intergenerational transmission of knowledge in the Anishinaabe of North America. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, Texas.

Allen, M., Baker, B. M. A., Jagiello, K., Cherney, M., Motel, L., & Peck, B. S. (March, 2017). Head orientation during confrontations during the Presidential primary debates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Gross, C., & Peck, B. S. (November, 2016). Confronting the problem: A meta-analytic review of the effectiveness of bullying intervention programs in schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Peck, B. S., & Lenox, T. R. (October, 2016). Challenging hegemonic discourses of women’s rights: The use of Carnivalesque strategies on Reddit. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Chicago, IL.

Peck, B., Fylling, S. Q., & Dorsett, N. (March, 2016) Disclosing sexual fantasy within committed and casual romantic relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Grand Rapids, MI.

Peck, B., Kelley, P., Rhea, T., McCaskill, S., & Tidwell, H. (April, 2013). Distinguishing between sex and gender: The effects of dyadic gender and sex compositions on uncertainty reduction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gender Matters conference, Chicago, IL.

Christen, S., Buchanan, B., Burke, K., & Peck, B. (April, 2013). Immediacy on RMP. Searching for immediacy on RateMyProfessors.com: Investigating students’ feedback to identify quality of instructional communication assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, KY.                                                                          *Awarded Top Paper, Student Division

Kelly, S., Peck, B., & Christen, S. (April, 2012). Demonstrating the role of theory in research. Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Manuscripts in Progress

Peck, B., & Allen, M. Parent-child communication about sex as a predictor of sexual risk behaviors: A meta-analytic review.

Peck, B., Parcell, E., Klasen, W. Marital mental health conversations in military families: Dilemmas faced in necessary conversations.

Peck, B. S., & Dellinger, J. B. Traditional knowledge and health-related beliefs and behaviors: Measuring intergenerational transmission of knowledge in the Anishinaabe of North America.

Cronin Fisher, V., Peck, B. S., & Stoll, A. Evaluating the Role of Doctor/Patient Communication in Meeting Recommended Standards for Perinatal HIV Screening: Implications for Physician Practice and Prevention Intervention.

Gross, C., & Peck, B. S. Confronting the problem: A meta-analytic review of the effectiveness of bullying intervention programs in schools.

 Peck, B. S., Fylling, S. Q., & Dorsett, N. Disclosing sexual fantasy within committed and casual romantic relationships.