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Eileen Doherty

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts

Eileen Doherty received her Ph.D. from Purdue University and joined the faculty of Marymount Manhattan College in the fall of 2012. She teaches classes in Interpersonal Communication, Principles and Theories of Communication, Communication Campaigns, Health Communication, and Organizational Communication. Professor Doherty’s research interests include persuasion and strategic message design in applied health contexts, the communication of social support in the context of health issues, and friendship maintenance in adulthood.

Professor Doherty is also the faculty recruiter for the Communication and Media Arts Division. Please contact her with any questions!

Title/Position

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts

Department

Communication and Media Arts

Email

edoherty@mmm.edu

Phone

212-774-4862

Degree(s)

B.A., University of Rochester
M.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., Purdue University

Recent Work

Publications

Wesselmann, E. D., Day, M., Graziano, W. G., & Doherty, E. F. (2015). Religious beliefs about mental illness influence social support preferences. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community, 43(3), pp. 165-174.

Doherty, E. F., MacGeorge, E. L., Gillig, T., & Clare, S. E. (2015). Motivations, concerns, and experiences of women who donate normal breast tissue. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, 24, pp. 105-110.

Liberman, C. J., & Doherty, E. F. (2015). Social support and stress buffering during end-of-life communication: The role of messages in alleviating concerns when death is imminent. In M. Brann (Ed.), Contemporary case studies in health communication: Theoretical and applied approaches (2nd ed., pp. 189–201). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Doherty, E. F., & MacGeorge, E. L. (2014). Barriers impeding social support: The experiences of young adults with bipolar disorder. Iowa Journal of Communication, 46(1), pp. 114-137.

Doherty, E. F., & MacGeorge, E. L. (2013). Perceptions of supportive behavior by young adults with bipolar disorder. Qualitative Health Research, 23, 361-374.

MacGeorge, E. L., Feng, B., Wilkum, K., Doherty, E. F. (2012). Supportive communication: A positive response to negative life events. In T. J. Socha & M. J. Pitts (Eds.), The Positive Side of Interpersonal Communication. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Research

Competitively Selected Conference Presentations

Doherty, E. F., & Wilson, K. M. (2016, November). Women “Playing House”: An In-Depth Examination of Adult Female Friendship on Television. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA.

Doherty, E. F., & MacGeorge, E. L. (2015, November). Development and Testing of Donor Recruitment Materials for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention. Las Vegas, NV.

Doherty, E. F.,& MacGeorge, E. L. (2013, November). Improving campaign message and strategy for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank: Insights from focus groups with young women. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention. Washington, D.C.

Doherty, E. F., & MacGeorge, E. L. (2011, November). Improving recruitment of young women donors for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank: Factors influencing intentions to donate. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention. New Orleans, LA.

Doherty, E. F., MacGeorge, E. L., Herbers, L., Gillig, T., Wilkum, K., & Hanasono, L. (2011, May). Improving campaign message and strategy for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank: Insights from donor interviews. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Meeting. Boston, MA.

Teaching

Courses taught:

COMM 104: Interpersonal Communication

COMM 107: Principles & Theories of Communication

COMM 236: Public Speaking in a Digital Age

COMM 250: Introduction to Organizational Communication

COMM 308: Advocacy, Media, & Public Health

COMM 321: Communication Campaigns

COMM 450: Capstone in Communication

Office Hours

Fall 2017: M 5:30-6:00pm; F 2:30-4:00, and by appointment.

Location

Nugent Hall 560A