E. Rice (Ph.D.,
E. Rice (Ph.D., M.A. in Communication Research, Stanford University,
in English Literature, Columbia University, 1971) is Arthur N. Rupe
the Social Effects of Mass Communication in the Department of
He has co-authored or co-edited Organizations and Unusural Routines: A Systems Analysis of Dysfunctional Feedback Processes (2010); Media Ownership: Research and Regulation (2008); The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research and Practice (2006); Social Consequences of Internet Use: Access, Involvement and Interaction (2002); The Internet and Health Communication (2001); Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication (2001); Public Communication Campaigns (1st ed.: 1981; 2nd ed.: 1989; 3rd ed.: 2001; 4th ed.: 2012); Research Methods and the New Media (1988); Managing Organizational Innovation (1987); and The New Media: Communication, Research and Technology (1984).
Dr. Rice has conducted research and published widely in communication science, public communication campaigns, computer-mediated communication systems, environmental communication, methodology, organizational and management theory, information systems, information science and bibliometrics, social uses and effects of the Internet, and social networks. His publications have won awards as best dissertation from the American Society for Information Science and Technology, half a dozen times as best paper from International Communication Association divisions, twice as best paper from Academy of Management divisions, and once from the National Communication Association.
Dr. Rice has been elected divisional officer in both the International Communication Association and the Academy of Management, elected President of the ICA (2006-2007), awarded a Fulbright Award to Finland (2006), appointed as Wee Kim Wee Professor of the School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (2007) and as Nanyang University Professor (2008, 2009). He has served as Associate Editor for Human Communication Research, and for MIS Quarterly, and is on the editorial board of Asian Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Communication Studies Journal, Communication Theory, Human Communication Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (online), Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Management Information Systems, and New Media and Society.In July 2016, Google Scholar reported over 21,000 citations to Dr. Rice’s work, with a H-factor of 73. Chua and Yang’s study (The shift towards multi-disciplinarity in information science, JASIST, 59(13), 2156-2170) included Dr. Rice in their list of most frequent, and inter-connected authors during both periods of 1988-1997, and 1997-2007. An informal citation analysis in 2000, using Social Sciences Citation Index (not Sciences Citation Index, however, and not including self-citations) showed that Dr. Rice's publications were cited over 1200 times by over 600 indexed (mostly unique) serial articles. Public Communication Campaigns has been adopted by more than 100 institutions. An
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