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Jacob Garrison Copple

Doctoral Candidate

Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations

Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

 

Office:

Belo Center for New Media

300 Dean Keeton (A1200)

Austin, TX 78712

jgcopple@utexas.edu

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. 2020(exp), University of Texas at Austin, Moody College of Communication, Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, Advertising and Public Relations

 

M.A. 2015, Texas Tech University, College of Media & Communication, Mass Communication

 

B.A.2013, Texas Tech University, College of Media & Communication, Electronic Media & Communication

 

 

RESEARCH

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

 

2018††††††††††††††† Oh, J., Lim, H., Copple, J., Chadraba, E. Harnessing the Persuasive Potential of ††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Data: The Combinatory Effects of Data Visualization and Interactive Narratives ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† on Obesity Perceptions and Policy Attitudes. Published in Telematics and ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Informatics

 

2018††††††††††††††† Dudo, A., Besley, J., Kahlor, L., Koh, H., Copple J., Yuan, S. Microbiologistsí Public †††††††††††† ††††††††††† Engagement Views and Behaviors. Published in the Journal of Microbiology and ††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Biology Eduacation.

 

2017††††††††††††††† Dudo, A., Copple, J., Atkinson, L. Entertainment Film and TV Portrayals of Climate †††††††††† ††††††††††† Change and their Societal Impacts. Published in the Oxford Research ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Encyclopedia of Climate Science.

 

 

Refereed Conference Papers

 

 

2020††††††††††††††† Dudo, A., Copple, J., Looi, J., Moon, W-K., Bennett, N., Besley, J. C., Newman, T., Leavey, N., Lindenfeld, L., & Volpe, C. (February, 2020). Meteorologists as public communicators. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Seattle, WA.

 

2019††††††††††††††† Copple, J., Bennett, N., Moon, W-K., Dudo, A., Newman, T., Leavey, N., Lindenfeld, L., & Volpe, C. (August, 2019). Untangling the contribution of training on scientistsí willingness to participate in public engagement: A test of parallel multiple mediation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Toronto, Canada.

2019††††††††††††††† Copple, J., Atkinson, L., Them not me: Third person effects of climate change communication through select discrete emotions. Presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C.

 

2019††††††††††††††† Jamar, P., Copple, J. The Effects of Different Products Types in Sustainable PSAs. Paper accepted at the 2019 Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) in Vancouver. Presented by coauthor.

 

2018††††††††††††††† Oh, J., Lim, H., Copple, J., Chadraba, E. Harnessing the potential of data visualization for health communication: The combinatory effects of interactive narrative and data visualization on user perceptions and attitudes pertaining to obesity. Paper accepted at the International Communication Association annual conference. Presented by coauthor at the conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

2018††††††††††††††† Copple, J. An Analysis of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists as public communicators. Extended abstract accepted as a student poster at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Presented at the conference in Austin, TX.

 

2017††††††††††††††† Copple, J. Analysis of Climate Change Evidence Presentations and Information Formats. Paper accepted at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division. Presented at the conference in Chicago, IL.

 

 

Works in Progress

 

2020(exp)††††††† Copple, J., Jarreau, P., Porter, L., Algarra, D. Evaluation and Exemplifaction Effects of Science Visuals in an Mobile Application

 

2020(exp)††††††† Copple, J. Content Analysis of Scientist Use of Images on Twitter.

 

2020(exp)††††††† *Copple, J., Bennett, N., Moon, W-K., Dudo, A., Newman, T., Leavey, N., Lindenfeld, L., & Volpe, C. (August, 2019). Untangling the Contribution of Training on Scientistsí Public Engagement Intentions: A Test of Indirect Effects Using Parallel Multiple Mediation

 

2021(exp)††††††† Copple, J. & Jamar, P. Examination of Graphical Interface File (GIF) in Climate Change Communication

 

* - submitted for peer review to a conference or publication

 

 

Dissertation

 

2020(exp)††††††† Science Communication Engagement Scale Development

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† An empirical explication and scale creation of science communication engagement for use in science communication training. Proposal defense is scheduled for January 2020. Expected dissertation defense for Summer 2020.

 

Masterís Thesis

 

2015 †††††††††††††† Analysis of Climate Change Evidence Presentations and Information Formats

Examined the effects of climate change messages in four different information formats on issue perception: visual exemplar, textual exemplar, visual base-rate, and textual base-rate. Results suggest that exemplified message features promote greater worry or concern about the risks of climate change especially in a visual format.

 

 

Research Assistant Positions

 

2019††††††††††††††† Assessing Scientistsí Willingness to Engage in Science Communication

Summer research position funded by Stony Brook University and ScienceCounts! Sample creation of all scientist emails from 8 randomly selected science departments at 20 institutions in the Association of American Universities

 

2017- 2018††††† Beyond Fear: Examining the Influence of Hope, Happiness, Sadness, and Guilt on Climate Change Communication and Action.

Ten hours a week awarded by the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society. Survey creation, data cleaning, and analysis for 3,000-person sample through Qualtrics.

 

 

TEACHING

 

Courses Taught

 

2016††††††††††††††† Principles of Digital Media Production, Texas Tech University

Practical skills in visual effects software and principles of visual storytelling in video formats. In-person class ranging from 20-30 students mostly at the junior or senior level.

 

2016††††††††††††††† Multimedia Development, Texas Tech University

Practical skills in web design, coding languages, and storage and deployment of site files. In-person class ranging from 20-30 students mostly at the junior or senior level.

 

2015††††††††††††††† Principles of Digital Media Production, Texas Tech University

Practical skills in visual effects software and principles of visual storytelling in video formats. In-person class ranging from 20-30 students mostly at the junior or senior level.

 

 

Pedagogy & Training

 

2016††††††††††††††† Fundamentals for TAs, University of Texas

††††††††††† Six-hour course for incoming teaching assistants that demonstrated full features of Canvas course software. Objectives included proficiency in message system, assignment creation, quiz creation, grading, and course organization.

 

Teaching Assistantships

 

2019-†††††††††††††† Life of the Mind, Undergraduate Honors, University of Texas

Current assistantship position, Fall 2019. Duties include holding weekly office hours, participating in outside classroom events and guest speakers, suggesting related and interesting readings, and grading the majority of written assignments.

 

2018††††††††††††††† Persuasion Theory, Graduate, University of Texas

A small 10-hour assignment where I sat in on masterís level lectures, maintained office hours throughout the semester, and graded written assignments. Student interactions and meetings during office hours revolved around critical thinking and strategy of public relations and advertising cases with relevant persuasion theories discussed in the course.

 

2017-2019†††††† Science Communication, Undergraduate, University of Texas

††††††††††† The majority of my teaching assistantships at UT Austin were in this class. I helped produce this class with Dr. Anthony Dudo by gathering weekly material about a range of science communication topics and issues. Online class of students from the school of advertising and public relations as well as students in natural sciences that chose to minor in science communication. Duties included grading exams, implementing digital proctoring services for quizzes and tests, and maintaining weekly engagement with students.

 

2016-2017†††††† Psychology of Advertising, Undergraduate, University of Texas

Adapted physical multiple-choice test to an online exam for students to take in-class on the day of the exam. Large undergraduate class for advertising, public relations, and business school students. Duties included grading, attending class, office hours and proctoring exams.

 

2016††††††††††††††† Integrated Communication Management, Graduate, University of Texas

Assisted students with their group assignments for advertising and public relations campaigns. Met with each group to talk through specific details of cases as well as their solutions. Small graduate class for advertising and public relations students. Duties included grading, attending class, office hours and giving feedback on presentations.

 

 

SERVICE

 

2019††††††††††††††† Student leader of Science & Technology Communication Research Group

††††††††††† Organize and lead weekly meetings about upcoming and ongoing projects. Coordinates with 3 faculty members, 4 graduate students, and 2 undergraduate students on upcoming conference deadlines and publication submissions.

 

2019††††††††††††††† Reviewer for the International Communication Associationís Visual Communication Division for 2019 Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

 

2019††††††††††††††† Reviewer for the International Communication Associationís Environmental Communication Division for 2019 Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

 

2019-†††††††††††††† Mentor, Andrea Lloyd

Andrea is a Masterís student in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations and a budding researcher interested in science communication. Specifically, she concentrates most of her efforts into how NASA and space exploration is discussed in society. Andrea is a helpful, fresh set of eyes in the Science & Technology Communication Research Group. Iíve helped Andrea improve her resume for positions here on campus as well as small course projects.

 

2018-2019†††††† Mentor, Krisha Patel

Krisha was part of our small but effective research group as an undergraduate interested in the research process. She attended all our meetings and we helped her understand our projects and made her feel welcomed and a part of everything we did. She was instrumental in initial coding done for a project on scientists use of images on Twitter.

 

2018-2019†††††† Mentor, Elaine Almeida.

Spoke with and guided Elaine through the process of research as she determined whether a Ph.D. was right for her after her masterís program at the University of Texas. Elaine started her first semester in a Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

2016-2019†††††† Graduate Student Advisor, ComSHER Division, AEJMC

 

2016-2018†††††† Advertising Doctoral Society Officer, University of Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

2018-†††††††††††††† International Communication Association (ICA)

 

2017-†††††††††††††† Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2014-2016†††††† Unit Coordinator for Photo & Video Content, College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University

Essential functions included creating video productions for the college as well as organizations and corporations contracted through the college either personally or through the supervision of video interns. Photographing all promotional, educational and representation of the College either personally or through the supervision of photography interns.

 

2013-2016†††††† Freelance Visual Storyteller Ė Photography, Videography, and Web Design. Personally employed

Meeting with clients to determine their objectives, needs, and expectations with their desired budget. Creation, organization, and deployment of all production assets to desired location including correct formats for files and delivery to website hosting services via FTP. Continual back and forth communication with client until satisfied.

 

 

 


REFERENCES

 

Anthony Dudo, Associate Professor

Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Texas at Austin

E-mail: dudo@utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-2367

Office: Belo Center for New Media 4.354

 

Lucy Atkinson, Associate Professor

Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Texas at Austin

E-mail: lucyatkinson@austin.utexas.edu†††††††

Phone: 512-471-6665

Office: Belo Center for New Media 4.346

 

David Perlmutter, Professor & Dean

College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University

E-mail: david.perlmutter@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-8179

Office: College of Media & Communication, Deanís Suite

 

Matt Eastin, Professor

Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Texas at Austin

E-mail: matt.eastin@austin.utexas.edu

Office: Belo Center for New Media 4.324

 

Lee Ann Kahlor, Associate Professor

Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Texas at Austin

E-mail: kahlor@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-791-5726

Office: Belo Center for New Media 4.372