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Halie Wenhold

Halie Wenhold, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication

On Faculty since 2020



halie.wenhold@wheaton.edu

Dr. Wenhold is a media scholar interested in bridging the gap between the interpersonal and virtual. Her research explores the possible influence of media on adolescent and emerging adult development, relationships, and values in a fame-centric social media society.

Ph.D., Communication and Media Studies
University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Arts in Communication (emphasis Broadcast Journalism), Minor in Sociology
Hope College, Holland, MI

Wenhold, H. (October, 2015). College women's journalistic career aspirations and perceptions of female television news personalities. Panel Presentation at the University of Michigan Communication Studies Colloquium, Ann Arbor, MI.

Wenhold, H., & Harrison, K (April, 2016) Top Paper Award: College women's journalistic career aspirations and perceptions of female television news personalities, Presented at the Lillian Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication's Annual Conference on "Equity and Equality of the Sexes in Communication: Are Women Getting There?", North; Miami, FL.

Wenhold, H., & Harrison, K (August, 2016). College women's journalistic career aspirations and perceptions of female television news personalities. Presented at the Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN. Selected as the "Top Student Paper" from the Lillian Kopenhaver Center Conference

Wenhold, H., & Harrison, K. (August, 2016). Redefining the news journalist for the Millennial generation: College women's relationships with celebrity news personalities. Presented at the Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

Wenhold, H., & Harrison, K. (November, 2016). Television use and mealtime routine and climate among US families with preschoolers. Presented at the Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Harrison, K., Vallina, L., Couture, A, Wenhold, H., & Moorman, J.D. (October, 2017). Sensory curation: Building a theory of child media selection based on multichannel sensory affordance. Presented at the Society for Research on Child Development's Special Topic Meeting on Technology and Media in Children's Development, Irvine, CA.

Harrison, K., Vallina, L., Couture, A., Wenhold, H., & Moorman, J.D. (May, 2018). Sensory curation: Moving us forward Pushing our theoretical and methodological boundaries. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference Society for Research on Child Development's Special Topic Meeting on Technology and Media in Children and Media, Prague, Czech Republic.

Harrison, K., Couture, A., Wenhold, H., & Moorman, J.D. (October, 2018). Children's media use for somatosensory regulation and implications for family conflict: Findings from survey. Presented at Digital Media and Developing Minds Congress, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, U.S.A.

Wenhold, H. & Harrison, K. (2018). Television use and family mealtimes among a sample of US families with preschoolers. Journal of children and media, 12(1), 98-115. 

Harrison, K., Vallina, L., Couture, A., Wenhold, H., & Moorman, J.D. (2018). Sensory curation: Theorizing media use for sensory regulation and implications for family media conflict. Media psychology, 22(4), 653- 688. 

Wenhold, H. & Harrison, K. (2019). Emerging adult women's career role modeling and wishful identification with female TV news personalities. Communication quarterly, 67(1), 41-59. 

Wenhold, H. & Harrison, K. (2019). Familial correlates of US preschooler physical activity. Journal of children and media, 13(2), 219-227.