Omori

Kikuko Omori

Ph.D. Student, 4th Year

Office: JOH 331
Phone: 414-229-2223
e-mail: ktaguchi@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: PDF
Degree:
M.A. Communication Studies, University of Kansas, 2009
B.A. Business Administration, Senshu University, Japan, 1994

Focus of Graduate Studies:

My area of research includes media and intercultural communication. I am interested in media influence on society, culture, and human communication. My major research question is how the globalization of media changes culture and human behavior, and how we can utilize media for better education. My dissertation examines cross-cultural comparisons of problematic self-disclosure on social networking sites between American and Japanese college students.

Teaching Interests and Experience:

I have taught undergraduate classes in both online and face-to-face settings. I have taught Business and Professional Communication (Commun105), Nonverbal Communication (Commun 320), Intercultural Communication (Commun 350), and Cross-cultural Communication (Commun 450). My coursework and research are also preparing me to teach all levels of courses related to Media Communication, Technology and Communication, Research Methods, Health Communication, and Public Speaking.

Publications:

Allen, M., Bourhis, J., Burrell, N., Cole, A.W., Cramer, E., Dilbeck, K., England, N. Hawkins, J.M., Maier, M., Mullane, R., Omachinski, K., Omori, K., DeCloedt-Pincon, D., Victor, A., Willes, K.L., & Zmyslinski, A.N. (in press). Comparing communication doctoral programs, alumni, and faculty: The Use of Google Scholar. Journal of the Association for Communication Administrators.

Herrman, A., Omori, K., McNallie, J., & Allen, M. (in press). Evidence of Analytic versus Holistic Thinking in Viewing Magazine Images. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication.

Allen, M., Dilbeck, K., England, N., Herrman, A., Kartch, F., Kim, J., Kulovitz, K., Lau, A., Maier, M., May, A., McNallie, J., Omori, K., & Shoji, K. (in press). Test of a causal model for sexual harassment using data from a meta-analysis. In N. Burrell, M. Allen, R. Preiss, and B. Gayle (Eds.), Research on Conflict: Advances Through Meta-Analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Taylor and Francis.

Allen, M., Omori, K., Burrell, N., Mabry, E., & Timmerman, E. (in press). Satisfaction with Distance Education. In M. G. Moore (Ed). Handbook of distance education. (Third ed.).

Allen, M., Dilbeck, K., England, N., Herrman, A., Kartch, F., Kim, J., Kulovitz, K., Lau, A., Maier, M., May, A., McNallie, J., Omori, K., & Shoji, K. (in press). Test of a causal model for sexual harassment using data from a meta-analysis. In N. Burrell, M. Allen, R. Preiss, and B. Gayle (Eds.), Research on Conflict: Advances Through Meta-Analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Taylor and Francis.

Kim, S., Allen, M., Antos, A., Gattoni, A., Grimes, D., Huang, H., Kim, J., Lu, S., Maier, M., May, A., Omachinski, K., Omori, K., Tenzek, K., Turkiewicz, K.L., & Zhang, Y. (2012). Testing an additive model for the effectiveness of evidence on the Persuasiveness of a message. Social Influence, 1-13. DOI:10.1080/15534510.2012.658285

Allen, M., & Omori, K. (2011). Book Review: Vangelisti, A.L. (Ed.). (2009). Feeling hurt in close relationships. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 527 pp.ISBN: 978- 0-521-86690-3. [Review of the book Feeling hurt in close relationships]. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30, 237-240.

Omori, K., Zhang, YB, Allen, M., Ota, H., & Imamura, M. (2011). Japanese college students’ media exposure to sexually explicit material, perceptions of women, and sexually permissive attitudes. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 40, 93-110.

Conference Presentations:

Omori, K., Herrman, A. R., McNally, J., & Allen, M. (2012, April). Beauty ideals in magazines: Cultural differences between Japanese citizens and US citizens in the US. Paper competitively accepted to Central States Communication Conference, Cleveland, Ohio.

Allen, M., Dilbeck, K., England, N., Herrman, A., Kartch, F., Kim, J., Kulovitz, K., Lau, A., Maier, M., May, A., McNallie, J., Omori, K., & Shoji, K. (2011, November). Test of a Causal Model for Sexual Harassment Using Data from a Meta-Analysis. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

Herrman, A., Omori, K., McNallie, J., & Allen, M. (2011, November). Traditional or Local Standards of Beauty? Japanese and American Responses to Fashion, Beauty, and Body Image in Magazines. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

Maier, M., Herrman, A., Kartch, F., Omori, K., Tenzek, K., Stache, L., Grimes, D., Dilbeck, K., Ahn, S., Glocka, J., Maloney, J., Zoromski, A., Burrell, N. (2011 November). Managing conflict while owning a small business: Saving face and figure in a health club. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

Omori, K. (2011, April). Gender Stereotype and Family: Who does the House Chores? Paper presented to the Central States Communication Association, Wisconsin.

* Allen, M., Kim, S., Antos, A., Gattoni, A., Grimes, D., Huang, H., Kim, J., Lu, S., Maier, M., May, A., Omachinski, K., Omori, K., Tenzek, K., Turkiewicz, K.L., & Zhang, Y. (2010,November). Testing an additive model for the effectiveness of evidence on the persuasiveness of a message. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco. *Designates a Top Paper Award

Omori, K., Zhang, Y.B., Ota, H., & Imamura, M. (2010, May). Japanese college students’ media exposure to sexually explicit material, perceptions of women, and sexually permissive attitudes. Paper presented at the Conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.