Kyle A. Heatherly

Doctoral Candidate

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  • Biography

    I received my B.A. from Ohio State University (2006) and my master's degree from Uppsala University (2010). Prior to beginning my doctoral studies, I taught English as a foreign language in Turkey, interned at research institutes in Stockholm, Sweden, and Washington, D.C., and worked on public policy and government relations for a youth-serving organization in Indiana. My primary research interests include comparative and historical political communication and ideology.


    M.Soc.Sci., Uppsala University, Politics and International Studies

    B.A., Ohio State University, International Studies

    Courses Recently Taught

    Public Relations Campaigns

    Public Relations Writing

    Reporting, Writing & Editing I

    Statistics for Journalists

    Communications Law


    Heatherly, K. A., Lu, Y., & Lee, J. K. (2017). Filtering Out the Other Side? Cross-Cutting and Like-Minded Discussions on Social Networking SitesNew Media & Society, 19(8), 1271-1289. doi: 10.1177/1461444816634677.

    Lu, Y., Heatherly, K. A., & Lee, J. K. (2016). Cross-Cutting Exposure on Social Networking Sites: The Effects of Discussion Disagreement on Political Participation. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, 74-81. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.01.030.

    Heatherly, K. A., Fargo, A. L., & Martin, J. A. (2014). Anonymous Online Comments: The Law and Best Media Practices from Around the World. International Press Institute, Vienna, Austria.