Joseph Graf Asst Professor School of Communication
- Additional Positions at AU
- Graduate Admissions Director, Master of Arts in Strategic Communication
- BA Journalism, University of Wisconsin - Madison; MA Journalism and Mass Communication, The Ohio State University; Ph.D., George Mason University
- Joseph Graf is an assistant professor of public communication. He is former research director for the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, which promoted Internet politics to improve civic engagement. He has published extensively in political communication and online politics and is focused on the intersection of civic involvement and new media technology. Graf has taught as a visiting professor at The George Washington University. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Graf, Joseph. “The prevalence of comment sections in U.S. daily newspapers” Paper presented at the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium 2021, March 2021. Top Faculty Paper, Newspaper and Online News Division. Virtual conference.
Graf, Joseph. “Image, Issues and Advocacy in White House E-mail Newsletters.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, August 2015.
Graf, Joseph, Joseph Erba and Ren-Whei Harn (2017). The Role of Civility and Anonymity on Perceptions of Online Comments. Mass Communication and Society, 20(4), 526-549.