Academic Research

Publications

Ray, C. D., Floyd, K., Mongeau, P. A., Mark, L., Shufford, K. N., & Niess, L. C. (2019). Planning improves vocal fluency and appearance of concern when communicating emotional support. Communication Research Reports, 36, 57-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/08824096.2018.1560251

Rubinsky, V., & Niess, L. C. (2021, March 25). Relational communication and consensual non-monogamy. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.1173

Zanin, A., Adame, E. A., Niess, L. C., & Martinez, L. V. (2020). Negotiating identity and the development of incremental mindset in a female adolescent sport context. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2020.1783389

Zanin, A., Martinez, L. V., & Niess, L. C. (2021). Fragmenting feminine-athletic identities: Identity turning points during girls’ transitions into high school. Communication and Sport, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/21674795211012991


Publications In Progress

Niess, L. C. (2020). Ask first: Communicating consent and sexual safety within the BDSM culture. Manuscript submitted for publication.


Conference Presentations

Waldron, V. R., Niess, L. C., Martin, J., Reutlinger, C., & O’Neil, E. (2021, November 18-21). “We are all in this together”: Which memorable moral messages guide student responses to the covid-19 pandemic?Top Paper” (Communication Ethics Division). 107th annual National Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA. https://www.natcom.org/nca-107th-annual-convention-renewal-and-transformation

Niess, L. C. (2020, November 19-22). Analyzing the anxiety and uncertainty levels and sensemaking processes of the COVID-19 pandemic with people who are playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Communication During Gameplay. 106th annual National Communication Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN. https://www.natcom.org/nca-106th-annual-convention-communication-crossroads

Niess, L. C. (2020, November 19-22). “I know he’s down, yet I can’t ask for it”: An autoethnography on the challenges a sex-positive non-monogamous individual faces when disclosing sexual preferences. Sexual Communication at the Crossroads: Utilizing Multiple Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives to Explore Sexual Communication and its Consequences. 106th annual National Communication Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN. https://www.natcom.org/nca-106th-annual-convention-communication-crossroads

Zanin, A., Martinez, L. V., & Niess, L. C. (2020, November 19-22). Fracturing or galvanizing feminine-athletic identities: Identity turning points during girls’ transitions into high school. Communication and Sport High Density: Showcasing the Breadth of Communication and Sport Research. 106th annual National Communication Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN. https://www.natcom.org/nca-106th-annual-convention-communication-crossroads

Niess, L. C., & Bryant, G. (2020, May 20-27). Ask first: Communicating consent and sexual safety within the BDSM culture. Sex, Gender, and Identity. 70th annual International Communication Association Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. https://www.icahdq.org/page/ICA2020

Zanin, A., Adame, E. A., Niess, L. C., & Martinez, L. V. (2020, May 20-27). “No one wants to be called a ‘Try Hard’’’: Negotiating Identity and the Development of Incremental Mindset in Girls Youth Sport.Top Paper” (Sports Communication Interest Group Top Papers Session). 70th annual International Communication Association Conference, Gold Coast, Australia. https://www.icahdq.org/page/ICA2020

Niess, L. C. (2019, November). Don’t touch the glass: An autoethnography on being held for observation in a mental health clinic for depression. Disability Issues Caucus. Paper presented at the 105th annual convention of the National Communication Association. Baltimore, MD.

Ray, C. D., Floyd, K., Mongeau, P. A., Mark, L., Shufford, K. N., & Niess, L. C. (2019, February). Planning improves vocal fluency and appearance of concern when communicating emotional support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Niess, L. C. (2018, July). Conflict within families when coming out as polyamorous: A parallel to coming out as LGBTQIA. Poster session presented at the 2018 International Association for Relationship Research Conference. Fort Collins, CO.

Niess, L. C. (2016, June). That’s what she said: Parent-child communication about sex. Interpersonal Communication in Families. Paper presented at the 66th annual convention of the International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan.

Teven, J., Niess, L. C., & Kelley, H. (2016, June). Teacher caring in the college classroom: Relationships with immediacy, clarity, and self-disclosure. Emotions and Beliefs: The Power of Internal Forces in the Classroom. Paper presented at the 66th annual convention of the International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan.

Niess, L. C., Kelley, H, & Teven, J. (2014, November). An assessment of an undergraduate lab director program for use in the basic communication course: A Five-year review. “Top Competitive Paper” (Basic Course Division). Paper presented at the 100th annual convention of the National Communication Association. Chicago, IL.


Invited Conference Panels

“’No need to wear masks. We’re family! Right?…’: Merging Autoethnography with Communication Theory to Transform Family Communication in Times of Uncertainty” Panelist, panel presentation at the National Communication Association, November 2021, Seattle, WA.

“Power, Resistance, and Identity in D&D and Communication” Panelist, panel presentation at the National Communication Association, November 2021, Seattle, WA.

“At a Crossroads with COVID: Gaming in the Era of a Global Pandemic” Panelist, panel presentation at the National Communication Association, November 2020, Indianapolis, IN.

“Interpersonal Communication at the Crossroads: Critical Interpersonal and Family Communication, Institutional Support, and Creating the Scholars of Tomorrow” Panelist, panel presentation at the National Communication Association, November 2020, Indianapolis, IN.

“Interpersonal Ties: Examining Social Networks” Chair/Respondent, panel presentation at the International Communication Association, May 2020, Gold Coast, Australia.

“Critical conversations about sexual health” Chair/Respondent, panel presentation at the Western States Communication Association, February 2018, Santa Clara, CA.

“Effective teaching and assessment strategies for the human communication course,” Respondent/Discussant, panel presentation at the Southern California Communication Symposium, October, 2013, Fullerton, CA.