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LSU Manship School of mass Communication

Meghan Sanders

Meghan Sanders

Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Planning; Douglas L. Manship Endowed Professorship; Director, Media Effects Lab

Phone: (225) 578-7380

Email: msand@lsu.edu

Office: 217A Journalism Building


Meghan Sanders teaches research methods and statistical analysis, public relations and mass communication theory courses. She simultaneously serves as Co-director of the Forum on Media Diversity, an outlet geared towards providing information to students, media professionals, and the general public on the effects of media in regards to the perpetuation of gender and racial stereotypes and other issues of media literacy. Her research focus is on the cognitive processing and the emotional effects of new media and entertainment media. She also examines psychophysiological responses to media content.

Her work experience includes positions with The Houston Chronicle, WVUE-FOX 8 in New Orleans, and KATC-TV3 in Lafayette, LA. She received a Master of Arts in Mass Communication degree from Penn State University and a Bachelors of Arts degree from Dillard University.

Dr. Sanders speaks about her research.

Dr. Sanders speaks about her teaching philosophy.

Selected Publications

Sanders, M. S. (2010). Making a good (bad) impression: Examining the cognitive processes of disposition theory to form a synthesized model of media character impression formation. Communication Theory, 20(2),  147-168.

Jeong, Y., Sanders, M. S., & Zhou, X. (2010). Bridging the gap between time and space: Examining the impact of commercial length and frequency on advertising effectiveness. Journal of Marketing Communications, 1-17.

Esmail, A. M., Sullivan, J. M., & Sanders, M. S. (2010). Charter school vs. public school:  A test of implicit preference. In. A. Esmail and A. Duhon-Ross (Eds.). Charter Schools: Answering the call, saving our children. University Press of America.

Ramasubramanian, S., & Sanders, M. S. (2009). The good, the bad, and the ugly: Effect of perceived morality, attractiveness, and competence on affective dispositions toward and playability of video game characters. Journal of American Media Psychology, 2(3-4), 148-169.

Sanders, M. S., & Sullivan, J. M. (accepted for publication).  Category Inclusion and Exclusion in Perceptions of African Americans: Using the Stereotype Content Model to Examine Perceptions of Groups and Individuals. Race, Gender and Class.

Sanders, M. S. (2009). Chapter 13: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing. In S. Zhou and D. Sloan (Eds.) Research Methods in Communication (pp. 181-202). Vision Press.

Oliver, M. B., Kim, J., & Sanders, M. S. (2006). Personality.  In J. Bryant and P. Vorderer (Eds.). Psychology of entertainment (pp. 329-342).  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum.

Oliver, M. B. & Sanders, M. S. (2004).  The appeal of horror and suspense.  In S. Prince (ed). The horror film (pp. 242-260). New Brunswick, NJ,  Rutgers University Press.

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