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Tony Roberto

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
Biography: 

Anthony (Tony) Roberto received his M.A. in Advertising and his Ph.D. in Communication from Michigan State University. He has held several academic and non-academic positions since completing his Ph.D. in 1995 and is currently a professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. Dr. Roberto’s areas of interest and expertise include health communication, persuasion and social influence, quantitative research methods.  To date, he has published 50 referred research articles, three books (including this one), 19 book chapters and encyclopedia entries, and five referred teaching articles in these and related areas; and has received two dozen awards for research, teaching, and service. Tony lives in Arizona with his wife Karin, a miniature poodle Brigitte, and a quarter horse named Peaches. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Communication, Michigan State University
  • M.A. Advertising, Michigan State University
  • B.A. Communication, Central Connecticut State University
Research Interests: 

health communication campaigns, persuasion and interpersonal communication

Publications: 
  • ROBERTO, A. J., & Goodall, C. E. Using the extended parallel process model to explain physicians’ decisions to test their patients for kidney disease. Journal of Health Communication (2009).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Raup-Krieger, J. L., & Beam, M. A. Enhancing Web-based prevention messages for Hispanics using targeting and tailoring. Journal of Health Communication (2009).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Goodall, C. E., & Witte, K. Raising the alarm and calming fears: Perceived threat and efficacy during risk and crisis. Handbook of risk and crisis communication (2009).
  • Witte, K. & ROBERTO, A. J. Fear appeals and public health: Managing fear and creating hope. Handbook of applied communication research (2009).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Carlyle, K. E., Zimmerman, R. S., Abner, E. L., Cupp, P. K., & Hansen, G. L. The short-term effects of a computer-based pregnancy, STD, and HIV prevention intervention. Communication Quarterly (2008).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., & Carlyle, K. E. Using technology to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs, and HIV. Communication perspectives on HIV/AIDS for the 21st century (2008).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Carlyle, K. E., Goodall, C. E., & Castle, J. D. The relationship between parents’ verbal aggressiveness and responsiveness and children’s relational satisfaction with parent and attachment style. Journal of Family Communication (0).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., & Eden, J. Cyberbullying: Aggressive communication in the digital age. Arguments, aggression, and conflict: New directions in theory and research (0).
Research Activity: 
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 319Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 100Intro to Human Communication
COM 319Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 100Intro to Human Communication
COM 319Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 319Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 100Intro to Human Communication
COM 319Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 319Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 494Special Topics
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 691Seminar
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 319Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 100Intro to Human Communication
COM 319Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 100Intro to Human Communication
COM 319Persuasion/Social Influence
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 799Dissertation
Presentations: 
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Eden, J., Savage, M., Deiss, D., & Ramos-Salazar, L. Prevalence and predictors of cyberbullying perpetration by high school seniors. Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association (Nov 2010).
  • Krieger, J. L., Kam, J., Katz, M., & ROBERTO, A. J. Does mother know best? An actor-partner interdependence model of college-age females’ HPV vaccination behavior. Paper presented to the Health Communication Division of the International Communication Association (May 2010).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Goei, R., Krieger, J. L., & Katz, M. L. Using the extended parallel process model to explain pediatricians’ communication with parents about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Health Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association (Mar 2010).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Goei, R., Krieger, J. L., & Katz, M. L. Using the extended parallel process model to explain pediatricians’ communication with parents about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Health Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association (Mar 2010).
  • Palazzolo, K. E., & ROBERTO, A. J. Media representations of intimate partner violence and punishment preferences: Exploring the mediating role of attributions and emotions. Mass Communication Division of the National Communication Association Conference (Nov 2009).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Krieger, J. L., Katz, M. L., Goei, R., & Jain, P. Predicting pediatricians’ communication with parents about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine: An application of the theory of reasoned action. Health Communication Division of the International Communication Association (May 2009).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Krieger, J. L., Katz, M. L., Goei, R., & Jain, P. Predicting pediatricians’ communication with parents about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine: An application of the theory of reasoned action. Health Communication Division of the International Communication Association (May 2009).
  • Carlyle, K. E., ROBERTO, A. J., & Gallagher, E. B. The relationship between parents’ verbal aggression and responsiveness and young adult children’s intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration. Health Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association (Feb 2009).
  • ROBERTO, A. J. The (unintended) effects of a kidney disease prevention campaign targeting the general population on primary care physicians within the campaign area. Health Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association (Feb 2009).
  • Carlyle, K. E., ROBERTO, A. J., & Gallagher, E. B. The relationship between parents’ verbal aggression and responsiveness and young adult children’s intimate partner violence victimization and perpetration. Health Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association (Feb 2009).
  • ROBERTO, A. J. ). The (unintended) effects of a kidney disease prevention campaign targeting the general population on primary care physicians within the campaign area. Health Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association (Feb 2009).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., & Goodall, C. E. Predicting physicians’ decisions to test their patients’ level of kidney functioning: An application of the extended parallel process model. Manuscript presented to the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Krieger, J. L., ROBERTO, A. J., Roberto, H. L, & Love, R. Development of a culturally grounded intervention to increase awareness of breast problem clinics in Bangladesh. Manuscript presented to Health Communication Division of the National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., & Goodall, C. E. Predicting physicians’ decisions to test their patients’ level of kidney functioning: An application of the extended parallel process model. Manuscript presented to the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Krieger, J. L., ROBERTO, A. J., Roberto, H. L, & Love, R. Development of a culturally grounded intervention to increase awareness of breast problem clinics in Bangladesh. Manuscript presented to Health Communication Division of the National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Raup-Krieger, J. L., & Beam, M. A. Using targeting and tailoring to enhance prevention messages for Hispanics. Paper presented to the Health Communication Division of the International Communication Association (May 2008).
  • ROBERTO, A. J., Raup-Krieger, J. L., & Beam, M. A. Using targeting and tailoring to enhance prevention messages for Hispanics. Paper presented to the Health Communication Division of the International Communication Association (May 2008).
Service: 
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Director of Graduate Studies (2013 - Present)
  • Guest Editor, 2013, Journal of Health Communication
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Guest Presenter (Masters in the Classroom) (2010 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Guest Presenter (First Friday Forum) (2010 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University, Proxy for Dr. Paul Mongeau at Jen Eden’s Dissertation Defense (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Health Communication, Manuscript Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Guest Presenter (Masters in the Classroom) (2009 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Guest Lecturer (COM 404) (2009 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Guest Lecturer (COM 604) (2009 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Guest Lecturer (COM 100) (2009 - Present)
  • Human Communication Research, Guest Manuscript Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Guest Presenter (First Friday Forum) (2009 - Present)
  • Grad Faculty in Com Executive Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Grad Faculty in Com Executive Committee, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committe, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committe, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Personnel Committe, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Personnel Committe, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Health Communication, Manuscript Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Director Search, Member (2008 - Present)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences/Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Director Search, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Guest Lecturer (COM 501) (2008 - Present)
  • M.A. Committee, Consulting Member (2008 - Present)
  • M.A. Committee, Consulting Member (2008 - Present)
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research, Proposal Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research, EDITORIAL BOARD (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research, EDITORIAL BOARD (2008 - Present)
  • Health Communication, EDITORIAL BOARD (2005 - Present)
  • Health Communication, EDITORIAL BOARD (2005 - Present)
  • Health Communication, EDITORIAL BOARD (2005 - Present)
  • Health Communication Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association, VICE CHAIR (2010 - 2011)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research, EDITORIAL BOARD (2008 - 2011)
  • Health Communication Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, Paper Reader (2009 - 2009)
  • Communication Education, Guest Editorial Board Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Graduate Student Recruitment Welcome Weekend, PArticipant (2009 - 2009)
  • Health Communication Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, Respondant (2009 - 2009)
  • Western States Communication Association Graduate School Open House Recruitment Booth, Coordinator (2009 - 2009)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Guest Lecturer (COM 404) (2008 - 2008)
  • Communication Yearbook, Editorial Board (2008 - 2008)
  • Communication Quarterly, Editorial Board (2005 - 2008)
  • National Communication Association Graduate School Open House Recruitment Booth, Participant (2008 - 2008)
  • Association for Continuing Dental Education, Course Facilitator (2008 - 2008)