| CV

| TERESA LYNCH

601 E. Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN, 47405
phone: (912) 209-0035 | email: lyncht@indiana.edu

| EDUCATION

Ph.D., Mass Communications
Indiana University, Expected 2017
Chair: Nicole Martins, Ph.D.
Dissertation Committee: Annie Lang, Ph.D., Andrew J. Weaver, Ph.D.; Mary C. Murphy, Ph.D. (Psychology Minor)

M.A., Telecommunications
Indiana University, 2013
Thesis: Nothing to fear? College students’ fear responses to video games.
Advisor: Nicole Martins, Ph.D.
Thesis Committee: Drs. Nicole Martins (chair); Andrew J. Weaver; Robert F. Potter

B.A., Music
Armstrong Atlantic State University, 2008
Advisor: Stephen Primatic, Ph.D.

| RESEARCH INTERESTS

Emotion and video games
Social identity, stereotyping, and media
Intergroup processes in video games
Dynamic, complex systems approaches in communication science

|  REFEREED PUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS

Gonzales, A. L., Kwon, E. Y., Lynch, T., & Fritz, N. (2016). ‘Better everyone should know our business than we lose our house’: Costs and benefits of medical crowdfunding for support, privacy, and identity. New Media & Society. doi:  10.1177/1461444816667723 (article)

Lynch, T., Tompkins, J. E., van Driel, I. I., & Fritz, N. (2016). Sexy, strong, and secondary: A content analysis of female characters in video games across 31 years. Journal of Communication, 66(4), 564-584. doi: 10.1111/jcom.12237 (article)

Matthews, N. L., Lynch, T., & Martins, N. (2016). Real ideal: Investigating how normal and ideal video game bodies affect men and women. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, 155-164. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2016.01.026 (article)

Potter, R. F., Jamison-Koenig, E. J., Lynch, T., & Sites, J. (2016). Effect of vocal tonal difference on automatic attention to voice changes in audio messages. Communication Research. doi: 10.1177/0093650215623 (article)

Lynch, T. & Martins, N. (2015). Nothing to fear? An analysis of college students’ fear experiences with video games. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 59(2), 298-317. doi: 10.1080/08838151.2015.1029128 (article).

Potter, R. F., Lynch, T., & Kraus, A. (2015). I’ve heard that before: Habituation of the orienting response follows repeated presentation of auditory structural features in radio. Communication Monographs, 1-20. doi: 10.1080/03637751.2015.1019529 (article).

|  REFEREED PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Potter, R.F. , Falk, M., Bae, S., Lynch, T., Matthews, N. L., Kraus, A., Mayell, S. (2012). Does the orienting response habituate to repeating auditory structural features that vary in semantic content? Society for Psychological Research. Psychophysiology, 49, S74. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01440.x (Full text).

| BOOK CHAPTERS

Lynch, T. (forthcoming) Validity. In J. Matthes (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Lynch, T. & Matthews, N. L. (forthcoming). Life and death. In S. Jones (Ed.), Avatars, AssembledThe Sociotechnical Anatomy of Digital Bodies. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Lynch, T. (forthcoming). Controlling your fear. In J. Breuer, D. Pietschmann, B. Liebold, & B. P. Lange (Eds.), Evolutionary Psychology and Digital Games: Digital Hunter-Gatherers. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. 

Lang, A., Han, J., Zheng, X., Almond, A., Lynch, T., & Matthews, N. L.,  (forthcoming) Driving, dating, and dying: The destabilization of real world behaviors in Grand Theft Auto. In J. Breuer, D. Pietschmann, B. Liebold, & B. P. Lange (Eds.), Evolutionary Psychology and Digital Games: Digital Hunter-Gatherers. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. 

| MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

Read, G. L., Lynch, T., & Matthews, N. L. (initial review). [title redacted for blind review]. Sex Roles.

Matthews, N. L., Lynch, T., & Weaver, A. J. (initial review). [title redacted for blind review]. Human Communication Research.

Gonzales, A. L., Calarco, J. M., & Lynch, T. (2nd revise and resubmit). [title redacted for blind review]. Communication Research.

Martins, N., Weaver, A. J., & Lynch, T. (revise and resubmit) [title redacted for blind review]. Journal of Communication.

| REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Lynch, T. & Murphy, M. C. (November 2017) Outcomes of men’s competition with high and low skill women gamers. Game Studies Division – 103rd  annual National Communication Association conference in Dallas, TX.

Gonazales, A. L., Lynch, T., & Calarco, J. M. (May 2017). Technology Problems and Student Achievement Gaps: A Validation and Extension of Technology Maintenance. Communication and Technology Division – 67th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Lynch, T. (April 2017). Playing with emotion: A framework for investigating emotion in video games. Video Games Research Symposium – 2017 Broadcast Education Association Annual Conference. *Top Paper

Tompkins, J. E., Lynch, T., van Driel, I. I., & Fritz, N. (November 2016). Virtual vixens and virgins in Japanese and U.S. video games. Game Studies Division – 102nd Annual National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Martins, N., Weaver, A. J., & Lynch, T. (November 2016). What the public “knows” about media effects research: The influence of news story characteristics on perceived credibility and belief change. Mass Communication Division – 102nd annual National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Read, G. L., Lynch, T., & Matthews, N. L. (June 2016). Playing versus watching a sexualized female avatar under varied cognitive load. Information Systems Division – ICA 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Tompkins, J. E., Lynch, T., van Driel, I. I., & Fritz, N. (June 2016). Kawaii Killers and Femme Fatales: How Japanese and U.S. video game firms communicate the power of female characters. Game Studies Division – ICA 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Matthews, N. L., Lynch, T., Read, G. L. (June 2016). Experiencing games: Investigating what influences the adverse effects of game violence. Game Studies Division – ICA 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Lynch, T. (November 2015). Exploring the paradox of intragroup hostility in intergroup competition. Incubator Session acceptance for the Games Division pre-conference at the National Communication Association, 101st Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Lynch, T., Tompkins, J. E., van Driel, I. I., & Fritz, N. (November 2015). An analysis of female videogame protagonists from 1984 to 2014. National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV. *Top 4 competitive student paper.

Lynch, T., Martins, N., & Falender, J. M. (November 2015). Are women bad for the box office? The role of actor sex in anticipated enjoyment of films. National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Lynch, T. (May 2015). Fight, flight, or just feasting your eyes? International Communication Association, San Juan.

Read, G. L. & Lynch, T. (May 2015). Does cognitive capacity affect self-objectification after exposure to sexualized videogame characters? International Communication Association, San Juan.

Lynch, T. & Weaver, A. J. (August 2014). A look of horror: Perceptions of frightening content based on character expression. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal. (.pdf)

Lynch, T. & Martins, N. (May 2014). Nothing to fear? Fright reactions to video games. International Communication Association, Seattle.

Matthews, N. L. & Lynch, T. (November 2013). Reconstruing violence: Using construal level theory to investigate the effects of narrative and avatar similarity on aggression, hostility, and prosocial outcomes. National Communication Association, Washington D.C.

Potter, R. F., Jamison-Koenig, T., Lynch, T., Mayell, S., & Falk, M. (August 2013). Change Deafness: Deafness to voice changes during the processing of radio messages. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington D.C.

Matthews, N. L., Lynch, T., & Martins, N. (June 2013). The real ideal: The effects of attainable and unattainable video game bodies on users’ body-image disturbance. International Communication Association, London.

Potter, R.F., Falk, M., Bae, S., Lynch, T., Matthews, N. L., Kraus, A., & Mayell, S. (September 2012). Does the orienting response habituate to repeating auditory structural features that vary in semantic content? Society for Psychological Research, New Orleans.

Potter, R.F., Falk, M., Bae, S., Lynch, T., Matthews, N. L., Kraus, A., & Mayell, S. (August 2012). Does automatic attention allocation to auditory structural features habituate? Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

| REFEREED CONFERENCE PANEL PRESENTATIONS

Lynch, T. (April 2017). From subtle to not so subtle: Using the cues hypothesis to facilitate student understanding about identity-based inequity and bias. “Work smarter, not harder: Examples and tips for how research and teaching can complement one another” panel with B. Rubenking (Respondent), K. Coronado, A. Eden, C. Matthews, & N. L. Matthews for 2017 Broadcast Educator’s Association conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Lynch, T. (November 2016). Embeddedness and considering how environments serve as part of systems’ initial conditions. “Applying Dynamic, Complex Systems Approaches in Communication Research” panel with J. L. Sherry (Chair), A. Lang, A. Boyan, N. L. Matthews, & A. Almond for Communication and Social Cognition Division – 102nd National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Lynch, T. (June 2016) Power and inexperience as challenges for graduate students in supporting open science. “Communicating Open Science: What the Communication Field Has to Offer to the Next Scientific Revolution” panel with M. Elson, J. D. Ivory, S. Kalyanaraman, N. L. Matthews, & M. A. Sarge for Information Systems Division – ICA 66th Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Lynch, T. (November 2014). The role of others’ bodily expression in fright experience. “Psycho/biological Considerations for Human Interactions within Video Games” panel with N. D. Bowman (Chair), J. Cummings, M. Grizzard, R. Husky, & N. L. Matthews for Communication and Social Cognition Division – National Communication Association 100th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Lynch, T. (April 2013). Assessing individual differences: An analysis of females in male dominated online video games. “Methods and Considerations for Measuring Media Responses” panel with R. Bailey (Chair), J. R. Keene, N. Lewis, N. L. Matthews, & A. Westcott-Baker. Broadcast Education Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

| NON-REFEREED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Lynch, T., Tompkins, J. E., van Driel, I. I., & Fritz, N. (April 2015). An analysis of female videogame protagonists from 1984 to 2014. Media Arts and Sciences Speakers Series, Bloomington. (audio and abstract)

Lynch, T. (March 2015). Gaming under fire: Unraveling #GamerGate. Techie Women Have More, Bloomington.

Lynch, T. (April 2014). Nothing to fear? Media Arts and Sciences Speakers Series, Bloomington. (audio and abstract)

Lynch, T. (November 2012). It’s a man’s (virtual) world: Analyzing female gamers’ participation in male-dominated games. Media@IU, Bloomington.

Lynch, T. & Martins, N. (February 2012). Just a game: Analyzing fright reactions to video games. Women in Science Program, Bloomington.

| ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Graduate Scholars Fellow
University Graduate School, Indiana University, FA16 – SP17

Instructor of Record for C216 – Social Scientific Perspectives on Gender and Media
The Media School, Indiana University, SP16

Associate Instructor for S317 – Children and Media
The Media School, Indiana University, FA15

Research Assistant to Nicole Martins, Ph.D., FA14, SP15
The Media School, Indiana University

Research Assistant to Amy Gonzales, Ph.D., SP14
Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University

Instructor of Record for T340 – Electronic Media Advertising, FA13
Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University

Research Assistant to Andrew Weaver, Ph.D., FA12, SP13
Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University

Associate Instructor for T340 – Electronic Media Advertising, SP12
Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University

Associate Instructor for T343 – Electronic Media Sales, FA11
Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University

| INVITED SPEAKER

Lynch, T. (2017). Virtual bodies and gendered processes. Analytics Division. 2017 East Coast Game Conference in Raleigh, NC.

Lynch, T. (2016). The significance of sexualized virtual bodies. Expert’s Panel “Sexism and Gender Inequality in Video Games” with Jeffrey Goldstein (Utrecht U.), Jeroen Jansz (Erasmus U. Rotterdam), Aphra Kerr (Maynooth U.), Anne Mette Thorhauge (U. of Copenhagen, Danish Media Council). 2016 Pan European Game Information (PEGI) Congress in Warsaw, Poland.

| INVITED LECTURES

Just a bucha sexy pixels? Female character design in video games
SPHF255 Human Sexuality
FA15, School of Public Health, Indiana University
  
Reclaiming indigenous identity through new media
ORG358 Communication and Social Responsibility
FA15, SP16 College of Communication, Butler University

Fear and digital games
CS8005 The Power of Media: Myth and Reality
FA15, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, Nanyang University

The state of research on play
FA15, SP15, The Media School, IU
G310 Game Design I: Concepts

Oh the horror! Designing to elicit fear
FA15The Media School, IU
C223 Introduction to Design and Production

Child’s play: A look at children and video games
FA15, SP15, The Media School, IU
T317 Children and the Media

Fear in Children’s Media
FA15, SP14, FA13, SU13, FA12, Department of Telecommunications, IU
T317 Children and the Media

Video Games: For the Individual and Society
SP14, SP13, Department of Telecommunications, IU
T205 Media and Society

Designing Women: Women in games and women making games
FA14, FA13, Department of Telecommunications, IU
T192 Women in (and) the Media

Creative Execution in Advertising
SP12, Department of Telecommunications, IU
T340 Electronic Media Advertising

| SERVICE TO THE DEPARTMENT

Media School Graduate Learning Co-op Presenter, FA15
Shared and demonstrated effective presentation styles for conferences and colloquia venues

Graphic Designer, “Third Half” Media School Colloquium Series  SP15
Designed promotional flyer and email templates for the Director of Graduate Services

IU Telecom Graduate Student Rep, FA13, SP14
Attending committee meetings where issues of curriculum and requirements are discussed; presenting graduate student interests and concerns to the committee; reporting back to the graduate students

IU Graduate & Professional Student Organization Telecom Rep, FA12, SP13
Attended monthly meetings for reps from academic units across campus; forwarded pertinent email and correspondence to telecom graduate students; actively solicited opinions of telecom grad students and voiced their perspectives to the GPSO; participated in GPSO social and civic activities

Author, gradblog@IUtel, iutelecomgrad.wordpress.com, FA12, SP13
IU Department of Telecommunications graduate student blog

Peer Facilitator, FA12, FA14
Led a departmental Associate Instructor training session

Departmental Graduate Ambassador FA11 – SP13
Met with potential tenure track faculty candidates and potential graduate student candidates, answered candidate questions and escorted on and off campus

| SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY

Pow-wow Volunteer, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, FA15
Assisted with running pow-wow registration and t-shirt sales

IU GPSO Conservation Subcommittee Rep, FA12, SP13
Attended monthly meetings regarding “green” efforts and conservation of resources on the IU campus and worked within a small group to encourage the graduate and professional community to adopt such efforts

| SERVICE TO THE FIELD

Conference Organizer
ICA Game Studies Division Preconference Chair, 2016, Tokyo, Japan

Reviewer, SP14 – SP15
National Communications Association: Mass Communications Division

Reviewer, FA13 – FA14
International Communications Association: Games Division, Mass Communications Division

Contributor, Motivate.Play. motivateplay.com
A blog of theory and practice regarding motivation, other aspects of cognition, and games

| SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Community Cultural Speaker – Ongoing
Providing talks and demonstrations on Indigenous American culture, art, and affairs from both historic and contemporary vantages with a specific focus on the Lakota people

Volunteer Presenter – Wonderlab SP15
Demonstrated aspects of psychophysiological measurement in communication research to youth at a children’s science museum event

| PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Broadcast Education Association
International Communication Association
National Communication Association

| MEDIA COVERAGE OF RESEARCH

Press in reference to Lynch et al. (2016) “Sexy, strong, and secondary” appears in Huffington Post, International Business Times, PBS Newshour, Revelist, Develop, Playstation Lifestyle, VICE, Gamasutra, Games Tribute (Spain), Beritagar (Indonesia), etc. Selected coverage: Huffington Post

Press in reference to Lynch & Martins (2015) “Nothing to fear?” appears in Daily Mail (UK),Science 2.0, PscyhCentral, Medical Daily, Computer Graphics World, Global News (Canada), Newsroom America. Selected coverage: Science Daily

The Media School Report (2014) Interview regarding #GamerGate and the state of communication research relevant to hostility toward women in gaming. URL

| PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Communications Coordinator
Bloom Marketing Group, 2009 – 2011

Freelance Graphic Designer
Self Employed, 2008 – 2011

Substitute Teacher
Monroe County Community School Corp., 2008-2009
Memorial Day School, 2008

Advertising Director/Business Manager
The Inkwell newspaper, 2005-2007

Arts & Entertainment Editor
The Inkwell newspaper, 2004-2005

| TECHNICAL SKILLS

Action Script
Audacity
Flash
Photoshop
InDesign
Photography (DSLR)
Illustrator
FL Studio
Fmod
SurveyMonkey
WordPress

| AWARDS & ACTIVITIES

The Tom and Jay Darragh Travel Award; 2017
NCA Caucus Student Travel Grant; 2015
College of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant Recipient; FA & SP 2015
Graduate Scholar’s Fellowship; 2013 – 2014
ICA Travel Grant Recipient; 2013, 2014, 2015
The Presser Faculty Award; 2007
Presidential Honor Scholar; 2003 – 2007
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity; 2006 – 2008
Governor’s Honor Scholar; 2003 – 2007

| HOBBIES & INTERESTS

Video games
Hiking, camping, swimming, kayaking, general outdoorsing
Percussion
Fancy shawl dancing
SEC Football (Go Dawgs!)

| THINGS I DON’T LIKE

N00b tubers
Corner campers