I am a newly minted (& newly married as of May 20, 2012) PhD from Purdue University. I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Akron in the School of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences. My research and teaching can be found at rebeccakbritt.com. I enjoy painting and illustrating whenever the inspiration hits me.
My current research seeks to extend Social Cognitive Theory (Bandura, 1986) by looking at how it works with Affordances (Norman, 2002) to explain and predict how navigational learning occurs via new media devices. Contextually, I wish to better understand communication practices in online health communities, the development of health campaign messages and visual persuasion. The University of Akron, located outside of Cleveland, Ohio, provides the perfect setting and resources to examine communicative phenomena, particularly in the health industry- Cleveland Clinic, hospitals and associations are all nearby.
Tumblr Account: rkivic.tumblr.com (Recent WIPS and Paintings...hardly update)