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 Indiana. My primary research interests include communication in politics and comparative political communication.


    M.Soc.Sci., Uppsala University, Eurasian Studies

    B.A., Ohio State University, International Studies

    Courses Recently Taught

    R429 Public Relations Campaigns

    R349 Public Relations Writing


    Heatherly, K.A., Lu, Y. & Lee, J.K. (2016). Filtering Out the Other Side? Cross-Cutting and Like-Minded Discussions on Social Networking SitesNew Media & Society, 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.