Dr. Andrew Ledbetter, professor of Communication Studies

Andrew Ledbetter

Communication Studies
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a.ledbetter@tcu.edu | 817-257-4524

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Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.A., University of Kansas
B.S., Wheaton College

Courses Taught

COMM 20223 – Communication Theory
COMM 30233 – Social Networking Sites and Personal Relationships
COMM 60193 – Adv Research Methods in Communication
COMM 60213 – Social Networking Sites and Personal Relationships

Areas of Focus

Maintaining interpersonal relationships using technology; how attitudes toward technology shape its use; family communication patterns

  1. Ledbetter, A. M. (in press). Parent-child privacy boundary conflict strategies across the first year of college: Mediating family communication patterns, predicting psychosocial distress. Human Communication Research.
  2. Taylor, S. H., Ledbetter, A. M., & Mazer, J. P. (in press). Initial specification and empirical test of media enjoyment theory. Communication Research.
  3. Buckner, M. M., Ledbetter, A. M., & Payne, H. J. (2018). Family communication patterns as predictors of organizational dissent:  A replication study. Communication Studies, 69, 325-335.
  4. Ledbetter, A. M., & Finn, A. N. (2018). Perceived teacher credibility and students’ affect as a function of instructors’ use of PowerPoint and email. Communication Education, 67, 31-51.
  5. Shimkowski, J. R., & Ledbetter, A. M. (2018). Parental divorce disclosures and young adults’ emotion regulation strategies. Journal of Family Communication, 18, 185-201.
  6. Phillips, K. E., Ledbetter, A. M., Soliz, J., & Bergquist, G. (2018). Investigating the interplay between identity gaps and communication patterns in predicting relational intentions in families in the United States. Journal of Communication, 68, 590-611.
  7. Taylor, S. H., & Ledbetter, A. M. (2017). Extending media multiplexity theory to the extended family: Communication satisfaction and tie strength as moderators of violations of media use expectations. New Media & Society, 19, 1369-1387.
  8. Hendry, M. P., & Ledbetter, A. M. (2017). Narrating the past, enhancing the present: The associations among genealogical communication, family communication patterns, and family satisfaction. Journal of Family Communication, 17, 117-136.
  9. Kaufmann, R. M., Buckner, M. M., & Ledbetter, A. M. (2017). Having fun on Facebook?: Mothers’ enjoyment as a moderator of well-being and Facebook use. Health Communication, 8, 1014-1023.
  10. Ledbetter, A. M. (2017). Relational maintenance behavior and shared TV viewing as mediators of the association between romanticism and romantic relationship quality. Communication Studies, 68, 95-114.

Assistant Professor, Ohio University School of Communication Studies, 2007-2010

  1. Multiple top paper awards
  2. A First Look at Communication Theory (10th ed.)
  3. Directed Sam Taylor’s master’s thesis, which received the Outstanding Thesis Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
  4. Outstanding Mentor Award from the Master’s Education Division of the National Communication Association.
  5. Article of the Year Award from the Journal of Family Communication
  6. Early Career Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
  7. NCA “Teachers on Teaching” recognition.
  8. Outstanding New Teacher Award from the Central States Communication Association.
  9. Research featured in The Atlantic.
  1. National Communication Association
  2. Central States Communication Association