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Communication & Journalism Department



Director of Graduate Studies | Associate Professor


2010 PhD, Communication, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Dissertation Title: “What Was That Supposed to Mean?”: Mass-Mediated Ambiguous Political Messages, Uncertainty, and Interpersonal Discussion

2006 MA, Mass Communication, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

2004 BS, Journalism, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Journal publications

Diercks, D.,* & Landreville, K. D. (forthcoming). The indirect effects of partisanship and partisan media on knowledge about same-sex marriage policy: Exploring the knowledge and belief gap hypotheses. Mass Communication & Society. *Graduate-student

Staggs, S. M.,* & Landreville, K. D. (forthcoming). The impact of pretrial publicity on “eye for an eye” retributivist support and malicious perceptions of criminal offenders. Mass Communication & Society. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2016.1167917. *Graduate-student

Landreville, K. D. (2015). Satire as uncertain territory: Uncertainty expression in discussion about political satire, opinion, and news. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, 28(4), 559-582. doi: 10.1515/humor-2015-0105

Landreville, K. D., White, C., & Allen, S. (2015). Tweets, polls, and quotes: Gatekeeping and bias in on-screen visuals during the final 2012 presidential debate. Communication Studies. doi: 10.1080/10510974.2014.930919.

LaMarre, H. L., Landreville, K. D., Young, D. G., & Gilkerson, N. (2014). Humor works in funny ways: Examining humorous tone as a key determinant in political satire message processing. Mass Communication & Society, 17(3). doi: 10.1080/15205436.2014.891137

Holbert, R. L., Lee, J., Esralew, S., Walther, W. O., Hmielowski, J. D., & Landreville, K. D. (2013). Affinity for political humor: An assessment of internal factor structure, reliability, and validity. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 26(4), 551-572. doi: 10.1515/humor-2013-0034

Landreville, K. D., & LaMarre, H. L. (2013). Examining the intertextuality of fictional political comedy and real-world political news. Media Psychology, 16(1), 347-369. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2013.796585

Dylko, I., Beam, M. A., Landreville, K. D., & Geidner, N. (2012). Gatekeeping and YouTube: News filters and the intermedia dynamic in the age of the user-generated content. New Media & Society, 15(4), 832-849. doi: 10.1177/1461444811428899

Landreville, K. D., & LaMarre, H. L. (2011). Working through political entertainment: How negative emotion and narrative engagement encourage political discussion intent in young Americans. Communication Quarterly, 59(2), 200-220. doi: 10.1080/01463373.2011.563441

Landreville, K. D., Holbert, R. L., & LaMarre, H. L. (2010). The Influence of Late-Night TV Comedy Viewing on Political Talk: A Moderated-Mediation Model. International Journal of Press-Politics, 15(4), 482-498. doi: 10.1177/1940161210371506

LaMarre, H. L., & Landreville, K. D. (2009). When is fiction as good as fact? Comparing the influence of documentary and historical reenactment films on engagement, affect, issue interest, and learning. Mass Communication & Society, 12(4), 537-555. doi:10.1080/15205430903237915

LaMarre, H. L., Landreville, K. D., & Beam, M. A. (2009). The irony of satire: Political ideology and the motivation to see what you want to see in The Colbert Report. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 14(2), 212-231. doi:10.1177/1940161208330904

Holbert, R. L., LaMarre, H. L., & Landreville, K. D. (2009). Fanning the flames of a partisan divide: Debate viewing, vote choice, and perceptions of vote count accuracy. Communication Research, 36(2), 155-177. doi:10.1177/0093650208330248

Kaid, L. L., Postelnicu, M., Landreville, K., Yun, H. J., & Hendren, A. G. (2007). The effects of political advertising on young voters. American Behavioral Scientist, 50(9), 1137-1151. doi: 10.1177/0002764207300039

Trammell, K. D., Williams, A. P., Postelnicu, M., & Landreville, K. D. (2006). Evolution of Online Campaigning: Increasing Interactivity in Candidate Web Sites and Blogs through Text and Technical Features. Mass Communication & Society, 9(1), 21-44. doi:10.1207/s15327825mcs0901_2

Williams, A. P., Trammell, K. D., Postelnicu, M., Landreville, K. D., & Martin, J. D. (2005). Blogging and Hyperlinking: Use of the Web to Enhance Viability During the 2004 US Election. Journalism Studies, 6(2), 177-186. doi:10.1080/14616700500057262

Grants and Funded Projects

Proposal Under Review:

2016, Improving the State of STEM Journalism in Wyoming, EPSCoR Broader Impacts Proposal: Education, Outreach, and Diversity for Track-1 RII Submission, National Science Foundation, $300,000 - $400,000.

Funded Projects as PI:

2016, “Germany Meets the US”: 2016 Campus Weeks, German Embassy in Washington D.C., $7,192.36

2015-2016, More than a meme: Elaboration and uncertainty in 2016 presidential campaign memes, Caitlin Long Excellence Fund, $350.

2012-2013, Small Town, Big Election: A Look at New, Alternative, and Emerging Media Sources Used by Rural Residents during the 2012 Presidential Campaign, Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy, $6,000.

2011-2012, Changing Hearts and Minds with Multimedia Journalism: How Multimedia Impacts Story Comprehension, Attitude Change, and Recall, University of Wyoming College of Arts & Sciences, $1,000.


2016, Accepted into the University of Wyoming Active Learning Institute by the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, a 4-day conference on implementing active learning techniques in the classroom, $500 Reward

2016, First Place Winner of the Active Learning Institute’s Best Active Learning Presentation, $100 Reward

Top Three Student Paper Award in the Communication Technology Division at the 2009 Conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA.

First Place Student Paper Award in the Mass Communication & Society Division at the 2008 Conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Top 4 Student Paper Award in Political Communication at the 2006 International Communication Association Annual Conference, Dresden, Germany.

The Center for European Studies at the University of Florida Travel Grant for $750 to assist travel expenses to the 2006 International Communication Association Annual Conferences, Dresden, Germany.

Outstanding Master's Student Award. College of Journalism and Communications. University of Florida. Nominated by Cory Armstrong and Melinda McAdams. Summa cum Laude. Highest Honors Graduate from the UF College of Journalism and Communications with a 3.97 upper division GPA (May 2004)

University Scholars Program. Awarded $2,500 for undergraduate research on the Florida 2002 gubernatorial race. Mentored by Dr. Lynda Lee Kaid (May 2002 March 2003)

Florida Bright Future's Scholarship.  Awarded 100 percent tuition payment and $500 a semester (August 2000 May 2004)

Dr. Kristen Landreville, Ph.D.

Kristen Landreville photo
Dr. Kristen Landreville is an associate professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication and Journalism.

Contact Information

425 Ross Hall | (307) 314-9090 |

Courses Taught

COJO 3530: Multimedia Production | COJO/POLS 3550: Political Communication | COJO 4530/5530: Web Design and Management | COJO 5070: Quantitative Research Methods
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