The educators of the Department of Communication at Messiah frequently publish and present quality scholarship in their field and in the context of their vibrant Christian faith.


Submissions from 2020

Role models in the media: a content analysis of preschool television programs in the U.S, Karla R. Hamlen

Submissions from 2018

Racial Reconciliation and Inclusive Excellence at Church-Related Colleges and Universities, Todd Allen

An investigative cinema: Politics and modernization in Italian, French, and American film, Fabrizio Cilento

Submissions from 2017

World vision's lack of vision: A case study of the 2014 gay hiring crisis, Nance McCown

Submissions from 2015

What Julian Smith hates (and loves) about Facebook: social media parody as self-promotion, Fabrizio Cilento

Submissions from 2013

The ontology of replay: The Zapruder video and American conspiracy films, Fabrizio Cilento

Submissions from 2012


The Second Text: Missionary Publishing and Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, David N. Dixon

Submissions from 2009

Quantifying media literacy: Development, reliability, and validity of a new measure, Edward T. Arke

Submissions from 2007

The role of public relations with internal activists, Nance McCown

Submissions from 2005


Aid Workers or Evangelists, Charity or Conspiracy: Framing of Missionary Activity as a Function of International Political Alliances, David N. Dixon

Submissions from 1997


Press Law Debate in Kenya: Ethics as Political Power, David N. Dixon