The Ohio Communication Journal publishes research from multiple perspectives, contexts, and methodologies within the discipline. In addition to furthering Ohio communication research, the OCJ represents scholars’ work from all over the United States. The editorial board features some of the top scholars throughout Ohio and beyond, including representatives from over 30 public and private institutions.
It is an honor to serve as Editor of the OCJ, and I look forward to reading more cutting edge research coming from this region!
Amber L. Ferris
Editor, Ohio Communication Journal
Amber Ferris (Ph.D., Kent State University) is an assistant professor of Communication at The University of Akron Wayne College. Ferris’ current research focuses on the effects of dependency with respect to social media and technology. The Journal Editor is a position that is appointed by the Executive Committee, and serves for a period of two years. The Vice President is an elected position that serves for two years and then moves into the President position for two years. Amber was elected in 2018.
Laura Russell (Ohio University) is an associate professor of Communication at Denison University. The Associate Journal Editor is a position that is appointed by the Executive Committee, serves for a period of two years, and then advances to the position of Journal Editor. Laura was appointed in 2016.
Jeff Kuznekoff (Ph.D. Ohio University) also holds a BA from Marist College and a MS from Illinois State University. His research interests include new communication technology and instructional communication. The Associate Journal Editor is a position that is appointed by the Executive Committee, serves for a period of two years, and then advances to the position of Journal Editor. Jeff was appointed in 2018.