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D. Jasun Carr

D. Jasun Carr

Associate Professor and Minor Advisor Global Studies and Languages | Chair, Department of Global Studies and Languages | Chair, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology

Office: Frazier Hall 316

(208) 282-2995



BS, Communication Processes, UW-Green Bay; MS, Electronic Media, Kutztown University; PhD, Mass Communication, UW-Madison


Digital Media; Social Media; Media Psychology; Research Methods

Courses Taught:

CMP2202: Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing; CMP2203: Media Literacy; CMP3307: Social and Interactive Media Campaigns; CMP3309: Communication Inquiry; CMP3339: Web Design; CMP6601: Introduction to Graduate Research Methods; CMP6630: Communication Revolutions


Dr. Jasun Carr earned his PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His ongoing research interests focus on persuasion, consumer culture, and civic engagement; the interaction of source and generational cohort in new media; and the changing journalistic and persuasive practices within social media platforms. Currently he is in the beginning stages of developing a scale to clarify the measurement of "social media trust." In addition to teaching and research, he acts as webmaster and social media coordinator for the department.

Dr. Carr’s CV

Dr. Carr’s Website

Dr. Carr’s ORCID

Selected Publications:

Carr, D. J. (2018). Multitasking & Multiskilling. In Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh (Ed.), International Encyclopedia for Journalism Studies. (In Press)

Carr, D. J. (2018). Exploring the Role of Parasocial Relationships on Product Placement Effectiveness. American Communication Journal, 20(1), 31-45.

Carr, D. J. & Bard, M. (2017). Even a Celebrity Journalist Can’t Have an Opinion: Post-Millennials’ Recognition and Evaluation of Journalists and News Brands on Twitter. Electronic News, Online First, doi: 10.1177/1931243117710280

Carr, D. J. (2017). The Internet and Information Economy. In Robert Rycroft (Ed.), The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. ABC-CLIO.

Carr, D. J., Barnidge, M., Lee, B. & Tsang, S. J. (2014). Cynics and skeptics: Evaluating the credibility of mainstream and citizen journalism. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(3), 452-470.

Awards & Honors

Faculty Senator - College of Arts & Letters

Political Communication Interest Group - Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication: Head (2016-17), Vice-Head (2015-16), Research Co-Chair (2013-15).

ISU Office of Research: ISU College of Arts & Letters Combined Subject Pool Pilot. (2018-June 2020)

ISU College of Arts & Letters: Faculty Travel Funds. (2017, 2015)

ISU Office of Research: Faculty Travel Funds. (2017)

Idaho Humanities Council Grant: Humanities Cafe 2015-16: Identity. (2015)

ISU College of Arts & Letters: Infrastructure Grant Proposal Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion DSLR Photography and Video Cameras. (2015)