Cindy Vincent


Professional Details

Title Associate Professor
Department Media and Communication
Office Classroom Building 149
Phone 978.542.7089
Email cindy.vincent@salemstate.edu
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

COM 201 Introduction to Communications
COM 220 Media Literacy
COM 349 Principles of Public Relations
COM 450 Advanced Public Relations Writing
COM 495 Special Topics in Communications
COM 500 Directed Study in Communications
COM 503 Communications Portfolio Seminar
COM 506 Independent Research in Media Studies
MCO 201 Introduction to Communications
MCO 220 Media Literacy
MCO 249 How Public Relations Works
MCO 349 Principles of Public Relations
MCO 450 Advanced Public Relations Writing
MCO 495 Special Topics in Communications
MCO 500 Directed Study in Media & Communications
MCO 503 Media & Communication Portfolio Seminar
MCO 506 Independent Research in Media Studies
POL 306 Political Communication

Professional Biography

2014  Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Communication (Media Studies)

2013  Graduate Certificate, University of Oklahoma, Women’s & Gender Studies

2009  M.A., California State University, Sacramento, Communication (Media Studies)

2003  B.A., California State University, Sacramento, Journalism

Professional Interests

Academic Interests:

Civic and participatory media, critical media studies, digital media technologies, media and culture, and civic engagement.

My research investigates spaces of dissension and the negotiation of political power through civic media for dissent, with a focus on how poverty experts produce experiential knowledge. I engage in community-based design that facilitates a participatory media process in which participants co-construct collective stories about the lived experiences of poverty in a post-2009 recession society in the U.S. To learn more, please visit my website at http://csvincent.com.

Professional Experience:

2013-Present   Public Relations Consultant

2002-2013       Public Relations Specialist

2001-2002       Technical Writer

Responsibilities

Salem State University Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement

Salem State University Civic Engagement Committee Co-chair

Advisor of Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society

Selected Publications

Dunbar, N.E., Jensen, M.L., Miller, C.H., Bessarabova, E., Lee, Y-H., Wilson, S.N., Elizondo, J., Adame, B., Valacich, J.S., Straub, S., Burgoon, J.K., Lane, B., Piercy, C., Wilson, D., King, S., Vincent, C., & Schuetzler, R. (2017). Mitigation of Cognitive Bias with a Serious Game: Two Experiments Testing Feedback Timing and Source. International Journal of Game-Based Learning (IJGBL), 7(4).

Vincent, C., & Straub, S. (2016). Structures of Dissent: Social Media, Resistance Journalism, and the Mobilization of Poverty Activism. In G.W. Richardson (Ed.), Social Media and Politics: A New Way to Participate in the Political Process. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Bessarabova, E., Piercy, C., King, S., Vincent, C., Dunbar, N. E., Burgoon, J. K., Miller, C. H., Jensen, M., Elkins, A., Wilson, D., Wilson, S. N., & Lee, Y.-H. (2016). Mitigating Bias Blind Spot via a Serious Video Game. Computers in Human Behavior, 62, p. 452-466.

Vincent, C. (2016). Towards a Re-conceptualization of Lumpenproletariats: The Collective Organization of Poverty for Social Change Through Participatory Media. The Journal of Alternative and Community Media, 1, p. 70-83.

Vincent, C., & Foster, L. (2014). Change.org. In K. Harvey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Dunbar, N.E., Jensen, M.L., Miller, C.H., Bessarabova, E., Straub, S., Wilson, S.N., Elizondo, J., Burgoon, J.K., Valacich, J.S., Adame, B., Lee, Y-H., Lane, B., Piercy, C., Wilson, D., King, S., Vincent, C., & Schuetzler, R. (2014). Mitigating Cognitive Bias Through the Use of Serious Games: Effects of Feedback. In International Conference on Persuasive Technology (pp. 92-105). Springer International Publishing.

Dunbar, N.E., Wilson, S.N., Adame, B.J., Elizondo, J., Jensen, M.L., Miller, C.H., Allums Kauffman, A., Seltsam, T., Bessarabova, E., Vincent, C., Straub, S.K., Ralston, R., Dulawan, C.L., Ramirez, D., Squire, K., Valacich, J., & Burgoon, J.K. (2013, October-December). MACBETH: Development of a Training Game for the Mitigation of Cognitive Bias. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 3(4), p. 7-26. DOI: 10.4018/ijgbl.2013100102

Vincent, C. (2013). POOR Magazine and Civic Engagement through Community Media. In R.A. Lind (ed.), Race/Gender/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audience, Content, and Producers. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Selected Presentations

Lynch, C., Moore, S., & Vincent, C. (2018). Shifting the Paradigm: Reconceptualizing Civic Engagement to Promote Equitable, Sustainable Partnerships and Student Growth. Session to be presented at AAC&U 2018 Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. January 2018.

Vincent, C. (2017). Students as Civic Agents: Civic Education, Media and Service-Learning. General interest session presented at Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting. Baltimore, MD June 2017.

Vincent, C., & Jeffrey, J. (2017). Students as Civic Agents: Applying Civic Education through Media Literacy and Experiential Learning. Paper presented at the Northeast Media Literacy Conference. New Britain, CT February 2017.

Vincent, C., Gordon, E., Koenig Richards, C., Lyons, M., Mihailidis, P., & Rhinesmith, C. (2016). Technology, Civic Participation and Social Change: Exploring Civic Media Across Practice, Research and Pedagogy. Seminar presented at the National Communication Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA November 2016.

Hallowell, B., Wolfson, T., Cabral, N., Deutch, L., Haywood, A., Ryan, C., Carragee, K., & Vincent, C. (2016). Media Activism & Social Justice: Conversation Cafés. Special program presented at the National Communication Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA November 2016.

Alexopoulos, C., D’ Enbeau, S., Klean Zwilling, J., McClaeren, J., Ramasubramanian, S., & Vincent, C. (2016). Sexual Violence on U.S. college campuses: A civics of avoidance or engagement? Panel presented at the National Communication Association Conference. Philadelphia, PA November 2016.

Vincent, C. (2016). Celebrating Diversity Through the Salem Public School District Civic Media Project. Paper presented at Boston Civic Media: Design, Technology, Social Impact. Boston, MA June 2016.

Vincent, C., & Straub, S. (2016). Structures of Dissent: Social Media, Resistance Journalism, and the Mobilization of Poverty Activism. Paper presented at Western States Communication Association. San Diego, CA March 2016.

Vincent, C. (2015). Civic Media Creation via Media Literacy Education and Participatory Media Production in Communities of Poverty. Paper to be presented at International Media Education Summit. Boston, MA November 2015.

Vincent, C. (2015). Participatory Media as Catalysts for Change: Communicating the Intersectional Experiences of Women in Poverty. Paper presented at 6th International Digital Storytelling Conference. Northampton, MA September 2015.

Vincent, C. (2015). Resistance Journalism: Expression, Self-Empowerment, and the Creation of Counternarratives on Poverty Through Community Media. Panel presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. San Francisco, CA August 2015.

Vincent, C. (2015). Redefining Reflexivity in the Digital Age: The New Cultural Complexity of Reflexivity. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico May 2015.

Bessarabova, E., Piercy, C., King, S., Vincent, C., Dunbar, N. E., Burgoon, J. K., Miller, C., Jensen, M., Elkins, A., Wilson, D., Wilson, S. N., & Lee, Y.-H. (2015). Mitigating Bias Blind Spot via a serious videogame. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Convention. San Juan, Puerto Rico May 2015.

Vincent, C. (2014). Towards a Reconceptualization of Lumpenproletariats: The Collective Organization of Poverty for Social Change via Participatory Media. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Montréal, Quebec, Canada August 2014.

Dunbar, N.E., Jensen, M.L., Miller, C.H., Bessarabova, E., Straub, S., Wilson, S.N., Elizondo, J., Burgoon, J.K., Valacich, J.S., Adame, B., Lee, Y-H., Lane, B., Piercy, C., Wilson, D., King, S., Vincent, C., & Schuetzler, R. (2014). Mitigating Cognitive Bias Through the Use of Serious Games: Effects of Feedback. Paper presented at the International Conference on Persuasive Technology. Padova, Italy May 2014.

Vincent, C. (2013). Deconstructing the Welfare Queen: Towards a Standpoint Theory of Poverty. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference. Washington, D.C. November 2013.

Dunbar, N., Wilson, S., Adame, B., Elizondo, J., Jensen, M., Miller, C., Allums, A., Seltsam, T., Bessarabova, E., Vincent, C., Straub, S., Ralston, R., Dulawan, C., Paiz-Ramirez, D., & Squire, K. (2013). Macbeth: Development of a Serious Game for the Mitigation of Bias. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. London, U.K. May 2013.

Vincent, C. (2012). Language of Struggle: POOR Magazine and the Re-appropriation of “Poor” Language. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference. Orlando, FL November 2012.

Vincent, C. (2012). Race/Gender/Media 3.0: Considerations of Diversity for Educators and Scholars. Paper presented at the Broadcast Education Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV April 2012.

Vincent, C. (2011). Technological Constructions of Reality: An Ontological Perspective. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. St. Louis, MO August 2011.

Vincent, C. (2011). Community Media and Processes of Civic Engagement. Paper presented at International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference. Istanbul, Turkey July 2011.

Vincent, C. (2010). Evolving the Collective Conscious: A Closer Look at the Offline Actions of the Online World. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference. San Francisco, CA November 2010.

Vincent, C. (2010). New Media in the Public Sphere: Public Sphere Formation in Spaces of Conflict. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference. San Francisco, CA November 2010.