Dr. Candice Lanius

Assistant Professor, Communication Arts

Contact

1310 Ben Graves Drive
Morton Hall
Room 234
Huntsville, AL 35899
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256.824.2122
candice.lanius@uah.edu

Biography

Dr. Candice Lanius is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Arts Department at UAH. She earned her PhD from the Department of Communication & Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY). Her dissertation, “Arguments in Big Social Data Analysis: Uncovering the Hidden Rhetoric of Sociological Data Science,” addressed the subjective, interpretive moments embedded in the research design of data science projects that use social media data sets to answer sociological questions. Generally speaking, Dr. Lanius studies how communities adapt to modern information-communication technologies. Her work is situated in the fields of big data theory, digital rhetoric, and argumentation theory. She enjoys teaching User Experience, Research Methods, Public Speaking, and Public Relations courses at UAH. She is a founding member of the eValuation and User Experience Lab in CAHS.

Generally speaking, Dr. Lanius studies how communities adapt to modern information-communication technologies. Her work is situated in the fields of big data theory, digital rhetoric, and argumentation theory. She is co-chair of the Ethics and Social Aspects of Data Sharing interest group of the Research Data Alliance, and she enjoys teaching User Experience Design, Public Speaking, and Public Relations courses at UAH.

Generally speaking, Ms. Lanius studies how communities adapt to modern information technologies. Her work is situated in the fields of big data theory, digital rhetoric, and theory. She is co-chair of the Ethics and Social Aspects of Data Sharing Interest Group of the Data Alliance, and she enjoys teaching User Experience Design, Public Speaking, and Public courses at UAH.

Dr. Candice Lanius' Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • Ph.D., Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 2017
  • Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction, 2015
  • M.S., Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2014
  • B.A., Anthropology and Statistics, The George Washington University, 2012

Affiliations

  • National Communication Association
  • Research Data Alliance
  • Rhetoric Society of America

Expertise

  • Big Data Theory
  • Digital Rhetoric
  • Procedural Rhetoric
  • Argumentation Theory

Recent Publications

  • Lanius, C., Weber, R., Robinson, J. (Accepted and Forthcoming). User experience methods in research and practice. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication.

  • Lanius, C., Weber, R., MacKenzie, W. (Accepted and Forthcoming). Use of bot and content flags to limit the spread of misinformation among social networks: A behavior and attitude survey. Social Network Analysis and Mining.

  • Lee, J. S., & Lanius, C. (Accepted and Forthcoming). Eye tracking student perception of medieval illuminated manuscripts. Medieval Perspectives, 34.

  • Lanius, C. (2021). Rhetorical implications of contact tracing mobile applications: An examination of big data’s work on the body. POROI: Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry.

  • Lanius, C., Weber, R., Spiegle, J., Robinson, J., & Potts, R. (2020). Drawing on personas: How user personas affect creativity. Technical Communication, 67(4), 48-71.

  • Lanius, C. (2019). Torment porn or feminist witch hunt: Apprehensions about the #MeToo movement on /r/AskReddit. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 43(4). doi.org/10.1177%2F0196859919865250

  • Lanius, C. (2019). Data cannot speak for themselves: Unreasonable claims within the big social data community. In Networking Argument, C. Winkler (Ed.) New York, NY: Routledge.

  • Robinson, J., & Lanius, C. (2018, August). A geographic and disciplinary examination of UX empirical research since 2000. In Proceedings of the 36th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication (SIGDOC ’18).DOI:10.1145/3233756.3233930. ACM.

  • Robinson, J., Lanius, C., & Weber, R. (2017). The past, present, and future of UX empirical research. Communication Design Quarterly, 5(3), 10-23.

  • Lanius, C. (2017). Telling the quants from the quacks: Evaluating statistical arguments in debates online. In M. Folk & S. Apostel (Eds.), Establishing and evaluating online credibility and digital ethos. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.