Caleb T. Carr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

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September, 2017 Journal of Social Psychology

For decades it was thought the mere disclosure of one's religion enhanced perceptions of a speaker. New research revisits this assumption through a social identity lens. Findings reveal that it is not the mere disclosure of one's religion, but rather the congruence between the discloser's and target's religious beliefs that predicts attributions of professionalism in a business context. Now out in the Journal of Social Psychology.

 

July, 2017 Management Communication Quarterly

Why would a voice-over artist feel compelled to include a photo in her/his profile? Such was the guiding question of a recent article in MCQ, exploring the effects of various text- and pictographic-disclosures either related or not related to job tasks on employability within the micro-task service Fiverr. A great piece with some excellent collaborators:
Robbie Hall (now at Nebraska)
Adam Mason (now at Michigan State)
Eric Varney (now at Bradley)

 

April, 2017 Encyclopedia of Video Game Franchises

Compendium to the Encyclopedia of video game characters, I was pleased to contribute the Warcraft entry to this great edited volume looking at some of the most impactful video game franchises on society, scholarship, and culture. A great volume for scholars, gamers, and folks interested in how media influences our lives more broadly.

 

May, 2017 #ICA17 in San Diego

I was very excited to present some new work, great collaborations, and have some wonderful scholarly talks this year at ICA in San Diego. Thanks to all; but particularly to some wonderful collaborators: Dr. Rebecca A. Hayes, Dr. Eric Wesselmann, Dr. Jeff Hancock, Dr. Amy Gonzales, Dr. Dian de Vries, Dr. Sophie Waterloo, Ms. Megan French, and Ms. Penny Trieu!

See you in Prague!

 
 

Education

Ph.D., Telecommunication, Information Science & Media
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2011

M.A., Interpersonal Communication
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 2005

B.S., Business Administration
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 2002

 

Publications

Carr, C. T. (in press). Social media in intergroup communication. In H. Giles & J. Harwood (eds.), The Oxford encyclopedia of intergroup communication. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

O'Sullivan, P. B., & Carr, C. T. (in press). Masspersonal communication: A model bridging the mass-interpersonal divide. New Media & Society. doi: 10.1177/1461444816686104

Carr, C. T. (2017). A social identification approach to the effects of religious disclosures in business communication. The Journal of Social Psychology, 157, 571-587. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2016.1248810

Carr, C. T. (2017). Warcraft. In R. Mejia, J. Banks, & A. Adams (eds.), 100 greatest video game franchises (pp. 196-197). Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield Education.

Carr, C. T. (2017). Samus Aran: The Chozo's chosen. In R. Mejia, J. Banks, & A. Adams (eds.), 100 greatest video game characters (pp. 165-166). Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield Education.

Carr, C. T., Hall, R. D., Mason, A. J., & Varney, E. J. (2017). Cueing employability in the gig economy: Effects of task-relevant and task-irrelevant information on Fiverr. Management Communication Quarterly, 31, 409-428. doi: 10.1177/0893318916687397

Carr, C. T. (2016). An uncertainty reduction approach to applicant information-seeking in social media: Effects on attributions and hiring. In R. N. Landers & G. B. Schmidt (eds.), Using social media in employee selection: Theory, practice, and future research (pp. 59-78). New York, NY: Springer.

Carr, C. T., & Foreman, A. C. (2016). Identity shift III: Effects of publicness of feedback and relational closeness in computer-mediated communication. Media Psychology, 19, 334-358. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2015.1049276.

Carr, C. T., Hayes, R. A., Smock, A., & Zube, P. (2016). Facebook in presidential elections: Status of effects. In G. W. Richardson (ed.) Social media and politics: A new way to participate in the political process (pp. 41-70). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Carr, C. T., Varney, E. J., & Blesse, J. R. (2016). Social media and intergroup communication: Collapsing and expanding group contexts. In H. Giles & A. Maass (eds.), Advances in and prospects for intergroup communication (pp. 155-173). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Carr, C. T., Wohn, D. Y., & Hayes, R. A. (2016). 👍 as social support: Relational closeness, automaticitiy, and interpreting social support from paralinguistic digital affordances in social media. Computers in Human Behavior, 62, 385-393. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.03.087.

Hayes, R. A., Carr, C. T., & Wohn, D. Y. (2016a). One click, many meanings: Interpreting paralinguistic digital affordances in social media. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 60, 171-187. doi: 10.1080/08838151.2015.1127248

Hayes, R. A., Carr, C. T., & Wohn, D. Y. (2016b). It's the audience: Differences in social support across social media. Social Media and Society, 2(4). doi: 10.1177/2056305116678894

Lane, B. L., Piercy, C. W., & Carr, C. T. (2016). Making it Facebook official: The warranting value of online relationship status disclosures on relational closeness. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.0166.

Wohn, D. Y., Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. A. (2016). How affective is a “Like?” The effect of paralinguistic digital affordances on perceived social support. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 9, 562-566. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0162

Carr, C. T. (2015). Spotlight on ethics: Institutional Review Boards as systemic bullies. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 37, 14-29. doi: 10.1080/1360080X.2014.991530

Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. A. (2015). Social media: Defining, developing, and divining. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 23, 46-62. doi: 10.1080/15456870.2015.972282

Carr, C. T., & Zube, P. (2015). Network autocorrelation of task performance via informal communication within a virtual world. Journal of Media Psychology, 27, 33-44. doi: 10.1027/1864-1105/a000129

Hayes, R. A., & Carr, C. T. (2015). Does being social matter?: Effects of enabled comments on credibility and brand attitudes in social media. Journal of Promotion Management, 21, 371-390. doi: 10.1080/10496491.2015.1039178

Hayes, R. A., Smock, A., & Carr, C. T. (2015). Face[book] management: Self-presentation of political views on social media. Communication Studies, 66, 549-568. doi: 10.1080/10510974.2015.1018447

Carr, C. T. (2014). Applying a model of communicative influence in closed online and offline courses. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 18, 115-129.

Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. (2014). The effect of disclosure of third-party influence on an opinion leader’s credibility and electronic word-of-mouth in two-step flow. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 14, 38-50 . doi: 10.1080/15252019.2014.909296

Carr, C. T., & Walther, J. B. (2014). Increasing attributional certainty via social media: Learning about others one bit at a time. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19, 922-937. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12072

Rozzell, B., Piercy, C., Carr, C. T., King, S., Lane, B., Tornes, M., Johnson, A. J., & Wright, K. B. (2014). Notification pending: Online social support from close and nonclose relational ties via Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 38, 272-280. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.06.006

Carr, C. T., Vitak, J., & McLaughlin, C. (2013). Strength of social cues in online impression formation: Expanding SIDE research. Communication Research, 40, 261-281. doi: 10.1177/0093650211430687

Carr, C. T., Zube, P., Dickens, E., Hayter, C. A., & Barterian, J. A. (2013). Toward a model of sources of influence in online education: Cognitive learning and the effects of Web 2.0. Communication Education, 62, 61-85. doi: 10.1080/03634523.2012.724535

Carr, C. T., & Stefaniak, C. (2012). Sent from my iPhone: The medium and message as signals of sender professionalism in mobile telephony. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 40, 403-424. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2012.712707

Carr, C. T., Schrock, D. B., & Dauterman, P. R. (2012). Speech acts within social network sites' status messages. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 31, 176-196. doi: 10.1177/0261927X12438535

Carr, C. T., & South, J. C. (2012). Media now: Understanding media, culture, and technology (7th ed.) [Instructor’s Resource Manual]. Boston, MA: Wadsworth.

Vitak, J., Zube, P., Smock, A., Carr, C. T., Ellison, N., & Lampe, C. (2011). It’s complicated: Facebook users’ political participation in the 2008 election. Journal of CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14, 107-114. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2009.0226

Walther, J. B., Liang, Y. J., DeAndrea, D. C., Tong, S. T., Carr, C. T., Spottswood, E. L., Amchai-Hamburger, Y. (2011). The effect of feedback on identity shift in computer-mediated communication. Media Psychology, 14, 1-26. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2010.547832

Walther, J. B., Tong, S. T., DeAndrea, D., Carr, C. T., & Van Der Heide, B. (2011). A juxtaposition of social influences: Web 2.0 and the interaction of mass, interpersonal, and peer sources online. In Z. Birchmeier, B. Dietz-Uhler, & G. Stasser (Eds.), Strategic uses of social technology: An interactive perspective of social psychology (pp. 172-194). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Walther, J. B., & Carr, C. T. (2010). Internet interaction and intergroup dynamics: Problems and solutions in computer-mediated communication. In H. Giles, S. Reid, & J. Harwood (Eds.). The dynamics of intergroup communication (pp. 209-220). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Walther, J. B., Carr, C. T., Choi, S., DeAndrea, D., Kim, J., Tong, S., & Van Der Heide, B. (2010). Interaction of interpersonal, peer, and media influence sources online: A research agenda for technology convergence. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), The networked self: Identity, community, and culture on social network sites (pp. 17-38). New York, NY: Routledge.

Walther, J. B., Van Der Heide, B., Tong, S. T., Carr, C. T., Atkin, C. K. (2010). The effect of interpersonal goals on inadvertent intrapersonal influence in computer-mediated communication. Human Communication Research, 36, 323-347. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.2010.01378.x

 

Conference Presentations

Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. A. (2017, May). Identity shift effects of self-presentation and confirmatory & disconfirmatory feedback on self-perceptions of brand identification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Hayes, R. A., Carr, C. T., & Wesselman, E. (2017, May). “Why didn't you Like that?”: Perceived social media ostracism through paralinguistic digital affordances.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Carr, C. T., & Banks, J. (2017, April). Exploring the agency and complexities of avatar-mediated interactions via the PaaP model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Banks, J., & Carr, C. T. (2017, April). Exploring the phenomenology of zero-history specific social demand in a multiplayer environment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Harvey, J., Carr, C. T., & Guibault, C. (2016, November). Effects of a social media training program on cognition & self-efficacy in normally aging individuals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Wohn, D. Y., Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. A. (2016, November). How affective is a ‘Like’?: The effect of paralinguistic digital affordances on perceived social support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Carr, C. T., Hall, R. D., Mason, A. J., & Varney, E. J. (2016, June). Cueing perceptions of employability from self- and other-generated information in Fiverr. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Carr, C. T., Haupt, A., Krämer, N. (2016, June). Reconsidering the relationship between relational closeness and dimensions of social support: A multinational Facebook study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Carr, C. T., Wohn, D. Y., & Hayes, R. A. (2016, June). Social media, relational closeness, and interpreting social support from paralinguistic digital affordances. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Hayes, R. A., Wohn, D. Y., & Carr, C. T. (2016, June). It's the audience, stupid: Differences in social support between social media sites. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Carr, C. T., Baldwin, J. R., Lippert, L. R., & Hunt, S. K. (2015, November). A "Chilling Effect": Analysis of the effects of Institutional Review Board (IRB) communication on faculty morale. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Carr, C. T., Varney, E., & Blesse, J. (2015, November). Intergroup communication in social media: Rethinking social identity and intergroup and intragroup interactions online. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Carr, C. T., Hayes, R. A., & Rothblum, A. (2015, September). Using leadership linguistics in a masspersonal medium to predict team performance: NFL captains' tweets during the 2012 season. Paper presented at the Conference for Media Psychology, Tübingen, Germany.

Hayes, R. A., & Carr, C. T. (2015, September). Your brand is bad and you should feel bad: Schadenfreude and brands in social media. Paper presented at the Conference for Media Psychology, Tübingen, Germany.

Carr, C. T. (2015, May). Effects of professionals' religious disclosures on social and task attraction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Juan, PR.

Carr, C. T., & Foreman, A. C. (2015, May). Identity Shift III: Effects of publicness of feedback and relational closeness in computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Juan, PR.

Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. A. (2015, May). D) All of the above: Reinvigorating masspersonal communication within the discipline. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Juan, PR.

Hayes, R. A., Carr, C. T., & Wohn, D. Y. (2015, May). One click, many meanings: Interpreting paralinguistic digital affordances in social media. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Juan, PR.

Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. A. (2014, November). Social media: Defining, developing, and divining. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Hayes, R. A., Smock, A., & Carr, C. T. (2014, November). Face[book] management: Self-presentation of political views on social media. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Carr, C. T. (2014, May). Applying a model of communicative influence in education in closed online and offline courses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA. Top Paper in the Instructional & Developmental Communication Division.

Carr, C. T. (2014, May). Negative hyperpersonal intensification effects of religiosity in e-mail signature blocks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Hopper, K. M., Carr, C. T., Hayes, R. A., & Baiocchi-Wagner, E. (2014, May). “Friendly” alternatives: The effect of maintaining Facebook connections with exes on romantic relational investment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Carr, C. T., Hayes, R. A., Smock, A., & Zube, P. (2013, November). It's getting more complicated: Facebook users' political participation in the 2012 election. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Washington, D. C.

Carr, C. T., & Hayes, R. A. (2013, June). The effect of disclosure of third-party influence on an opinion leader’s credibility and influence in two-step flow: Public relations via social media. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, London, England.

Hayes, R. A., & Carr, C. T. (2013, June). Does being social matter? The relationship between enabled comments and purchase intention in blogs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, London, England.

Johnson, A. J., Lane, B., Tornes, M., King, S., Wright, K. B., Carr, C. T., Piercy, C., & Rozzell, B. (2013, June). The social support process and Facebook: Soliciting support from strong and weak ties. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, London, England.

Piercy, C., Lane, B., & Carr, C. T. (2013, June). The warranting value of online relationship status disclosure: And indicator of real world relational characteristics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, London, England. Top Two Paper in the Communication and Technology division.

Rozzell, B., Piercy, C., Carr, C. T., King, S., Lane, B., Tornes, M., Johnson, A. J., Wright, J. B. (2013, June). The weakness of strong ties: Online social support from networks via social network sites. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, London, England.

Carr, C. T., Zube, P., Dickens, E., Hayter, C. A., & Barterian, J. A. (2012, November). Toward a model of sources of influence in online education: Cognitive learning and the effects of Web 2.0. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.

Carr, C. T., & Walther, J. B. (2012, May). Learning about prospective employees one bit at a time: Increasing attributional certainty via social media. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Carr, C. T., & Stefaniak, C. (2011, November). Sent from my iPhone: The medium and message as signals of sender professionalism in mobile telephony. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Carr, C. T. (2011, May). Assessment of person-job and person-organization fit using online information. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Carr, C. T., & Van Der Heide, B. (2010, November). Communication technologies facilitating social and task dynamics in online groups. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Carr, C. T., & Zube, P. (2010, November). Social networks in online task groups. Paper presented at the annual meeting the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA. Top Student Paper in the Group Communication division.

Walther, J. B., Liang, Y., DeAndrea, D. C., Tong, S., Carr, C. T., Spottswood, E. L., & Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2010, November). The effect of feedback on identity shift in computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Carr, C. T. (2010, June). The diametrics and modality of SIDE: A review and extension. Paper presented at the annual meeting the International Communication Association, Singapore.

Carr, C. T. (2010, June). A model of antecedents to extractive information seeking strategies within the hiring process. Paper presented at the annual meeting the International Communication Association, Singapore. Top Three Student Paper in the Organizational Communication division.

Carr, C. T., Klautke, H. A., Miller, V. D., Walther, J. B. (2010). Employers’ use of the Internet and new communication technologies to evaluate job applicants: A theoretical agenda. Paper presented at the annual meeting the International Communication Association, Singapore.

Carr, C. T., McLaughlin, C., & Vitak, J. (2009, November). Online impression formation and group affiliation. Paper presented at the annual meeting the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. Top Four Student Paper in the Human Communication & Technology division.

Van Der Heide, B., Tong, S. T., Carr, C. T., Walther, J. B. (2009, November). The effects of interpersonal goals on inadvertent interpersonal influence in computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at the annual meeting the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Carr, C. T., & Van Der Heide, B. (2009, September). Communication technologies facilitating social and task dynamics: Examining intra-group relational satisfaction in World of Warcraft. Paper presented at the Conference for Media Psychology, Duisburg, Germany.

Carr, C. T., Schrock, D. B., & Dauterman, P. R. (2009, May). Speech acts within social networking sites' status messages. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Vitak, J., Smock, A., Zube, P., Carr, C., Lampe, C., & Ellison, N. (2009, May). "Poking" People to participate: Facebook and political participation in the 2008 election. Paper presented at the annual meeting the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Carr, C. T. (2008, May). Social influence on an organization’s successful adoption of instant messaging. Paper presented at the annual meeting the International Communication Association; Montreal, Canada.

Carr, C., Choi, S., DeAndrea, D., Kim, J., Tong, S., Van Der Heide, B., & Walther, J. (2008, May). Interaction of interpersonal, peer, and media influence sources online. Paper presented at the annual meeting the International Communication Association; Montreal, Canada.

Carr, C. (2005, April). Amenities in residence halls and students’ interpersonal communication abilities: At the heart of residential living and learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting the Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, MO.

 

Teaching & Appointments

Illinois State University, Normal, IL 2012 - Present
Associate Professor (2016 - )
Assistant Professor
(2012 - 2016)
COM227: Organizational and Professional Speaking
COM229: Foundations of Organizational Communication
COM229: Foundations of Organizational Communication (Online format)
COM297: Communication Research Methods
COM318: Social Dynamics of Communication Technologies
COM418: Foundations of Mediated Communication
COM495: Seminar in Organizational Communication
COM497: Introduction to Research Methods

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 2011 - 2012
Assistant Professor
COMM3263: Organizational Communication
COMM3653 : Computer-Mediated Communication
COMM5363 : Communication and Technology

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2007 - 2011
Instructor
TC100: The Information Society
TC200: History and Economics of Telecommunication
Teaching Assistant
TC100: The Information Society
TC201: Intro to Telecommunication Technology
TC356: Media Marketing
TC456: Multichannel Telecommunication

Baker College Online, Flint, MI 2007 - 2011
Instructor
SPK201: Oral Communication
SPK211: Group Dynamics
SPK401: Presentational Speaking

Davenport University, Alma, MI 2004 - 2007
Instructor
COMM120: Presentation Techniques
COMM311: Organizational Communication
MGMT225: International Business

Mid-Michigan Community College, Mt. Pleasant, MI 2004
Instructor
SPE101: Fundamentals of Communication

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 2001, 2003 - 2004
Instructor
SDA101: Introduction to Communication
IPC495A: Communication Facilitation
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
SDA101: Introduction to Communication

Updated 8 Sept, 2017

 
 
 
 
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