Thomas Feeley


Professor, Department of Communication, SUNY-University of Buffalo

Research Interests: Interpersonal and health communication

Thomas is interested in the identification, measurement, and testing of social influence processes in applied contexts such as health and organizations. One specific process he studies is the effect of mass communication campaigns on attitude change and behavior. His research interest is also in measurement in higher education, specifically in bibliometrics.



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Phone: (716) 645-1160
Address: 354 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260


Ph.D., University at Buffalo, 1996

Ed.M., University at Buffalo, 1993

B.A., University at Buffalo, 1991

Recent Publications

Feeley, T.H. (2015). Research from the inside-out: Lessons from exemplary studies in communication. Routledge: New York. 175 pages.

Yang, Z.J., Aloe, A.M., & Feeley, T.H. (2014). Risk information seeking and processing model: A meta-analysis.Journal of Communication, 64, 20.41.

Feeley, T.H., Anker, A.E., & Aloe, A. M. (2012). The Door-in-the-Face Persuasive Message Strategy: A Meta-Analysis of the first 35 Years. Communication Monographs, 316-343

Unpublished Data and Manuscripts

This article questions the value of studies that rank order prolific authors using a sample of journals in the field of communication. Article was rejected for publication from Communication Reports and reviewers overall viewed the tone as too vitriolic and largely didn’t agree with my perspective.

This article replicates a study conducted a few years earlier by Silvia-Westerwick and Glynn who examined citation patterns to authors in Communication Research and Journal of Communication. Our analysis adds three journals using the same analysis: Journal of Broadcast & Electronic Media, Human Communication Research, and Communication Monographs. After 10 months of review, the reviewers saw little value in replicating the same study, especially when the finding was not replicated. Our results fail to find evidence for a Matilda Effect.


This paper provides three replications of the pique technique and finds no empirical support the procedure works in compliance rates or average amount of giving to charitable causes.


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