|Dr. Detenber has been a faculty member in the School of Communication and Information since 1998. Prior to joining the School, Dr. Detenber taught at the University of Delaware and Stanford University. He has many years of experience in video production and non-commercial radio, but now teaches primarily communication theory and research classes. He has broad research interests, and has conducted studies on the psychological and emotional impact of media presentations, public opinion, processes and outcomes associated with social cognition and communication, political communication, and computer-mediated communication. His research has appeared in many of the top journals in the field of communication, for which he also serves as a reviewer. Currently, he is Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Communication and Head of the Communication Research Division. In addition to university work, Dr. Detenber has consulted with high tech companies, taught communication skills to school teachers, and given numerous presentations to educators and media professionals.
- Effects of telemarketing on survey response; self-construal and third-person effect
- Environmental Sustainability among Multiple Stakeholders: Communication as the Basis of Social Capital, Collective Action and Policy Support
- Press Performance, Policy and Impact
- Reconceptualizing Information Processing: How Rural People Digest News
- Reconceptualizing Information Processing: How Rural People Evaluate Political News
- Religious Uses of Internet; Trust in Science
- Testing the Heuristic-Systematic Model in the Context of an Online Health Discussion Board
- Understanding Public Perceptions of Homosexuals and Attitudes toward Media Portrayals of Homosexuals in Singapore
- Chia, S. C., Li, H., Detenber, B. H., & Lee, W. (2006). Mining the Internet plateau: An exploration of the adoption intention of nonusers in Singapore. New Media & Society, 8(4), 589-609.
- Lee, B. H., Sim, L. C., Tan, T. , & Detenber, B. H. (2004). Getting to know you: Exploring the development of relational intimacy in computer-mediated communication. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 9.
- McLeod, D. M., Detenber, B. H., & Eveland, W. P. (2001). Behind the third-person effect: How people generate media impact assessments and link them to support for censorship. Journal of Communication, 51(4), 678-695.
- Simons, R. F., Detenber, B. H., Roedema, T. M., & Reiss, J. E. (1999). Emotion-processing in three systems: The medium and the message. Psychophysiology, 36, 619-627.
- Eveland, W. P., Nathanson, A. I., Detenber, B. H., & McLeod, D. M. (1999). Rethinking the social distance corollary: Perceived likelihood of exposure and the third-person perception. Communication Research, 26, 275-302.