Kyle A. Heatherly

Doctoral Candidate

Contact Information

  • Office Hours:
    By appointment
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  • Research and Creative Interests

    political communication, civility, incivility, mediatization,


    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 did public policy and government relations work for a youth-serving organization in central Indiana. My primary research interests include political communication (comparative and historical), mediatization, 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

    Communications Law

    Statistics for Journalists


    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.