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Dr. Hye-ryeon Lee Receives NCI Grant

Along with her colleagues at the Cancer Center, Dr. Lee has recently obtained a grant funding from the National Cancer Institute to study health communication behaviors of Native Hawaiians, Marshallese and Chuukese in Hawaii, and Chamorro in Guam. This new study builds upon and adds to the knowledge gained from earlier study led by Dr. Lee that documented health information seeking among Pacific islander populations in Hawaii and Guam. This …

The Department of Communicology is Hiring

We are currently inviting applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, assistant professor position to begin August 1, 2017, pending position clearance and availability of funds.  For more information, please see the job posting on Work at UH.  Review of applications will begin on October 27, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions/inquiries, please contact Dr. Jessica Gasiorek, Search Committee Chair, at

Dr. Jinguang Zhang Receives NSF Grant

Dr. Jinguang “Andrew” Zhang received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research. The project, titled “Psychological and Behavioral Preparatory Responses to Male Aggressive Signaling,” examines how men and women cognitively, perceptually, and behaviorally respond to male speakers’ voice pitch in competitive situations. The project is funded by the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Science for a total award amount of $259,865. This is an international …

Voice Pitch Affects Perceptions of Social Influence

Dr. Jinguang “Andrew” Zhang and Dr. Jessica Gasiorek recently published an article in Communication Research, a flagship journal of the communication field, on the effects of males’ and females’ voice pitch on social influence. The researchers invited 37 pairs of previously unacquainted males and females who held opposing views on either lowering the legal drinking age or euthanasia to a lab to discuss their attitudes. The discussion lasted for 10 …