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Dr. John Banas

John Banas

Position: Associate Professor
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas, 2005


Office: Burton Hall Room 134
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Spring 2020 classes

  • COMM 1113 Principles of Communication
  • COMM 3253 Persuasion Principles

Academic Interests

Dr. Banas specializes in Persuasion theory and Interpersonal communication. His research interests concern how to help people resist the influence of persuasive messages as well as how communication affects relationships.

Professor Banas’ research is published an in press in numerous journal, including: Communication Monographs, Communication Quarterly, Communication Education, Southern Journal of Communication, Health Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Reports, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, and Public Health Reviews.

In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Banas has served as a communication consultant and facilitator for a number of organizations, including: The University of Texas MBA program, Standard Aero, and the Oklahoma Department of Homeland Security.

Representative Publications

Bisel, R. S., Kramer, M. W., & Banas, J. A. (2016). Scaling up to institutional entrepreneurship: A life history of an elite training gymnastics organization. Human Relations, 1-26. 

Richards, A., Banas, J. A., & Magid, Y. (2016). More on inoculating against reactance to persuasive health messages: The paradox of threat. Health Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1196410

Richards, A., & Banas, J. A. (2015). Inoculating against reactance to persuasive health messages. Health Communication, 30, 451-460.  

Banas, J. A., & Miller, G. (2013). Inducing resistance to conspiracy theory propaganda: Testing inoculation and meta-inoculation strategies. Human Communication Research, 40, 1-24.

Banas, J. A., Turner, M. M., & Shulman, H. (2012). A test of competing hypotheses of the effects of mood on persuasion. Communication Quarterly, 60, 143-164 (lead article).

Banas, J. A., & Turner, M. M. (2011). Exploring the “that’s-not-all” effect: A test of theoretical explanations. Southern Communication Journal, 76, 305-322.

Banas, J. A., Dunbar, N., Rodriguez, D., & Liu, S.-J. (2011). A review of humor in educational settings: Four decades of research. Communication Education, 60, 115-144.

Banas, J. A., Rains, S. A. (2010) A Meta-Analysis of Research on Inoculation Theory Communication Monographs 281-311

Banas, J. A., Pfau, M., Semmler, S., Deatrick, L., Lane, L., Mason, A., Craig, E., Underhill, J. (2010) Role and Impact of Involvement and Enhanced threat in Resistance Communication Quarterly 58: 1, 1-8