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School Director and Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
School Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
School Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1205
Biography

Linda Costigan Lederman is professor of health and human communication, director of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, and former dean of social sciences (2007-2012) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. An expert on communication and substance abuse, and author of more than 105 books, book chapters, journal articles and conference papers, her research has been funded by grants from federal agencies such as NIAAA, NIDA and DE totaling more than $8 million. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, she was professor of communication at Rutgers University, a member of the faculty of the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies, and the founding director of the Center for Communication and Health Issues at Rutgers, one of the first research groups in the nation to study the role of communication in alcohol use and abuse. In 2010, she was named Rutgers University Distinguished Graduate in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and in 2016, ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences named her as the recipient of the Gary Kranbuhl Difference Maker Award.

Education
  • Ph.D. Rutgers University 1979
  • M.A. Columbia University 1963
  • A.B. Brown University 1961
Research Interests

health communication and instructional communication

Publications
  • Lederman, L.C. (in preparation). Beyond the bottle: Stories of men and women who wanted to stop drinking. A creative nonfiction account of alcoholism and recovery. Manuscript completed (90,000 words).
  • Lederman, L.C. (2008). Beyond these walls: Exemplary readings in health communicaiton. Cambridge, England: Oxford University Press.
  • Lederman, L.C. Stewart, L. P. & Russ, T. (2007) Addressing college drinking through curriculum infusion: A study of the use of experience-based learning in the communication classroom. Communication Education
  • I Yanovitzky, L Stewart, Linda Lederman. (2006) Social distance, perceived drinking by peers, and alcohol use by college students. Health Communication.
  • Linda Lederman. (2006) The power of words: Treatment begins with naming the problem. Prwcention File (2006).
  • . . Fences may make good neighbors, but not in prevention.
  • Laitman, L, Lederman, Linda Costigan, Silos, I. (2005) Voices of Recovery: Stories of Recovering from alcoholism in the college years.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan, Gibson, W D, Taylor, M. (2005) Communication theory: Case Studies.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan, Stewart, L P. (2005) Changing the culture of college drinking: A socially situated prevention campaign.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan (Author). (2005) Intrapersonal communication and the role of self-talk in social interactions. Communication Theory: Case studies.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan (Author) ,Stewart, L P (Author) . (2005) College drinking as socially situated experiential learning (SSEL): The role of theory in the development of the conceptual model. Communication Theory: Case studies.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan (Author) ,Stewart, L P (Author) . (2005) No, everybody doesn't: Changing mistaken notions of the extent of drinking on a college campus. Cases in health communication.
  • L Lederman, Linda Lederman, R Kully. (2004) Believing is seeing: The co-construction of everyday myths in the media about college drinking. American Behavioral Scientist.
  • Finch, A J, Lederman, Linda Costigan. (2004) Yearbook I.
  • F Goodhart, Linda Lederman, L Stewart, L Laitman. (2003) Binge drinking: Not the word of choice. Journal of American College Health.
  • Linda Lederman, L Stewart. (2003) Using focus group interviews to capture the language of the target audience: Assessing a campaign to address domestic violence. Qualitative Research Reports.
  • Linda Lederman, L Stewart, F Goodhart, L Laitman. (2003) A case against "binge" as the term of choice: Convincing college students to personalize messages about dangerous drinking. Journal of Health Communication.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan. (2003) Focus group interviews for alcohol prevention campaigns on college campuses.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan. (2003) Alcohol abuse and college students. Encyclopedia of communication and information.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan. (2003) Interpersonal communication and listening. Encyclopedia of communication and information.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan. (2002) Intrapersonal communication. Encyclopedia of communication and information.
  • L Stewart, Linda Lederman, M Golubow, J Cattafesta, F Goodhart, R Powell, L Laitman.(2002) Applying communication theories to prevent dangerous drinking among college students: The RU SURE campaign. Communication Studies.
  • Linda Lederman, L Stewart, M Golubow. (2002) Using debriefing interviews to collect qualitative data on dangerous drinking: A case study. Qualitative Research Reports.
  • P Fabiano, Linda Lederman. (2002) Top ten misperceptions of focus group research. Working paper #3: The Report on Social Norms. Garfield, NJ: PaperClip Communications.
  • Linda Lederman, L Stewart, S Barr, D Perry.(2001) RU SURE?: Using the AHC simulation in a dangerous drinking prevention campaign. Simulation/Gaming, Simulation/Gaming.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan (Author) ,Stewart, L (Author) ,Barr, S (Author) ,Powell, R (Author) ,Laitman, L (Author) ,Goodhart, F (Author) . (2001) RU SURE? Using communication theory to reduce dangerous drinking on a college campus. Public communication campaigns.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan (Author) ,Stewart, L (Author) ,Kennedy, L (Author) ,Donovan, B (Author) ,Powell, R (Author) ,Laitman, L (Author) ,Goodhart, F (Author) . (2001) Using qualitative and quantitative methods to triangulate the research process: The role of communication in perpetuating the myth of dangerous drinking as the norm on college campuses. Qualitative research: Applications in organizational life.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan (Author) ,Stewart, L P (Author) . (2001) RU SURE BINGO (With students in Advanced Health Communication). Promising practices: Campus alcohol strategies.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan, Gibson, W D. (2000) Communication theory: A casebook approach.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan (Author) . (2000) The impact of gender on self communication. Women and men communicating: Challenges and changes.
  • Lederman, Linda Costigan (Author) ,Stewart, L P (Author) ,Kennedy, L (Author) ,Powell, R (Author) ,Goodhart, F (Author) ,Laitman, L (Author) ,Barr, S (Author) ,McLaughlin, P (Author) . (2000) RU SURE? The role of communication theory and experiential learning in addressing dangerous drinking on the college campus. Communication theory: A casebook approach.
Research Activity
  • Moses,Karen S*, Lederman,Linda Costigan. First You Get Their Attention: Population Level Programming as First Step in Reducing Dangerous Drinking and Changing the Culture of the University to. ED(6/8/2007 - 9/5/2009).
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 494Special Topics
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 494Special Topics
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 795Continuing Registration
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 494Special Topics
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 494Special Topics
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 692Research
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 692Research
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 692Research
COM 790Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 494Special Topics
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 584Internship
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 692Research
COM 790Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 590Reading and Conference
COM 599Thesis
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 692Research
COM 790Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 692Research
COM 790Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Lederman, L. C. Publishing our work. Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA (May 2008).
  • Lederman, L. C. 100th Anniversary ECA: Looking forward. Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA (May 2008).
  • Lederman, L. C.(2007, Nov.). Changing the culture of college drinking. Changing the culture of college drinking. NCA national conference, Chicago, Il (Nov 2007).
  • Lederman, L. C. Language and prevention: A faculty perspective. U.S. Dept of Ed Invitational Conference on Alcohol and Other Drugs. Omaha, NE (Oct 2007).
  • Lederman, L. C. Simulation, socially situated experiential learning and alcohol abuse. Annual Conference of the Association of Recovery Schools. Minneapolis, MN (Sep 2007).
  • Lederman, L. C. Revisiting the use and abuse of focus group research: Part 1. Social Norms Conference, Denver, Co (Jul 2007).
  • Lederman, L. C. Revisiting the use and abuse of focus group research: Part 2. Social Norms Conference, Denver, Co (Jul 2007).
  • Lederman, L. C. Changing the culture of college drinking through simulation experiences. Annual conference of the Eastern Communication Association. Providence, R. I (Apr 2007).
  • Lederman, Linda. Language and prevention: A faculty perspective. U.S. Department of Education Invitational Conference on Alcohol and Other Drugs. Washington,DC (Oct 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Use and abuse of focus group research: Part 1. Social Norms Conference, Denver, Co (Jul 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Use and abuse of focus group research: Part 2. Social Norms Conference, Denver, Co (Jul 2006).
  • White, H, Yan, G, Faden, V, Morgan, T, Lederman, Linda. Comparing binge drinking measures for college students. Prevention Research Society conference (Jun 2006).
  • White, H, Yan, G, Faden, V, Morgan, T, Lederman, Linda. Comparing binge drinking measures for college students. Prevention Research Society conference, Baltimore, MD (Jun 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies TPRC Retreat, New Brunswick, NJ (Jun 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Higher Education Center, Newton, MA (May 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Communication pedagogy and health communication: Instructional practices. Eastern Communication Association. Philadelphia (Apr 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. And nobody notices: Alcoholism among older adults as an "invisible epidemic. Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association, California State University at Northridge, Northridge, California (Apr 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Changing the culture of college drinking: a grounded theory approach. Student Affairs Council. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (Mar 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Building a better future: changing the culture of college student drinking in oregon. 6th Annual Conference - Oregon College and Communities Coalition (Feb 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Building a better future: Changing the culture of college student drinking in oregon. 6th Annual Conference - Oregon College and Communities Coalition. Eugene, Oregon (Feb 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Campus alcohol treatment issues symposium. Sponsored by Robert Wood Foundation, Newton, MA (Jan 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. The game of getting grants. Annual Faculty Retreat, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Tempe, Arizona (Jan 2006).
  • Lederman, Linda. Communication simulation as brief intervention: RU SURE. Inaugural Retreat of the Rutgers University Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center. New Brunswick, NJ (Jul 2004).
  • Lederman, Linda. Communication theory and prevention. Inaugural Retreat of the Rutgers University Transdisciplinary Prevention Research Center, New Brunswick, NJ (Jul 2004).
  • Lederman, Linda. The top ten misperceptions about college drinking: Implications for high school teachers. Rutgers RTV Outreach (Apr 2003).
  • Lederman, Linda. Presenter, Media, messages and alcohol prevention strategies. Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Annual Meeting, Newton, MA (Aug 2002).
  • Lederman, Linda. First you have to get their attention. The Top 10 Misperceptions Campaign. 3rd Annual Social Norms Conference, Anaheim, CA (Jul 2001).
  • Lederman, Linda. The RU SURE? campaign and the Rutgers model. California State University-wide Committee on Alcohol Policy (Jan 2001).
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L, Laitman, L, Goodhart, F, Powell, R. A case against binge drinking as the word of choice. US Department of Education, Safe and Drug Free Schools. 14th. Annual Meeting on Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention In Higher Education (Oct 2000).
  • Lederman, Linda. Language and prevention: A faculty perspective. U.S. Department of Education Invitational Conference on Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Lederman, Linda. Language and prevention: A plenary panel. U.S. Department of Education Annual Conference on Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Lederman, Linda. Communication pedagogy and health communication: Instructional practices. Eastern Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L. The role of communication in health issues: The RU SURE game of choices and consequences. New Jersey Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda. 50th Anniversary Communication Quarterly: Reflections of an editor. Eastern Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda. Communication and prevention simulations for recovery students. Association of Recovery Schools
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L. The role of communication in health issues: The SSEL model as a conceptual framework. New Jersey Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L, Johnson, S. The RU SURE Campaign: Innovative prevention strategies. SCILS Research Day
  • Yanovitzky, I, Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L. Defensive processing of alcohol related social norms messages by college students. International Communication Association
  • Yanovitzky, I, Stewart, L, Lederman, Linda. Social distance, perceived drinking by peers, and alcohol use by college students. International Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda. Use and abuse of focus group research: Part 1. Social Norms Conference
  • Lederman, Linda. Use and abuse of focus group research: Part 2. Social Norms Conference
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L. The RU SURE game of choices and consequences. Curriculum infusion of a drinking-related decision simulation, NCA
  • Russ, T, Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L. Addressing college drinking through curriculum infusion in the communication classroom. A study of the use of an experiential learning intervention, NCA
  • Lederman, Linda. How communication is part of the solution: alcohol on the college campus. National Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda. RU SURE? The Game. Experiential learning and curriculum infusion. National Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda. The top ten misperceptions campaign: A model program at rutgers. U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug Free Schools. 14th. Annual Meeting on Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention In Higher Education
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L, Barr, S, Perry, D. The socially situated experiential learning model: A communication-based approach to dangerous drinking on the college campus. Eastern Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L, Laitman, L, Goodhart, F, Powell, R. A case against "binge" as the term of choice: How to get college students to personalize messages about dangerous drinking. Communication and Health Issues Research Series: Report #15. National Communication Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L, Laitman, L, Goodhart, F, Powell, R. A case against "binge" as the term of choice: How to get college students to personalize messages about dangerous drinking. Communication and Health Issues Research Series: Report #15. National Conference on Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Pittsburgh
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L. Not just a game: The RU SURE? campaign to reduce dangerous drinking at Rutgers as a case study in using experiential learning in funded research. National Communication Association Preconference on Teaching and Researching Experientially
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L, Cattafesta, J, Goodhart, F, Laitman, L, Powell, R. Are Rutgers students sure about the RU SURE? Campaign? An interdisciplinary look at the RU SURE? campaign through the eyes of Rutgers students. Eastern Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L, Goodhart, F, Powell, R, Laitman, L. A case against "binge" as the term of choice: How to get college students to personalize messages about dangerous drinking. National Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L, Kully, R. Lessons learned from the myths and misperceptions about college drinking: Do they apply to alcoholism among older adults?. National Communication Association
  • Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L, Laitman, L, Goodhart, F, Powell, R. A case against "binge" as the term of choice: How to get college students to personalize messages about dangerous drinking. Communication and Health Issues Research Series: Report #15. National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA
  • Crownover, B, Lederman, Linda, Stewart, L. Remembering the songs I used to sing: An ethnographic approach to learning more about disease in older adults. Eastern Communication Association Conference
  • Stewart, L, Lederman, Linda. RU smoking?: Talking to college students about smoking as a first step in designing a campaign to reduce nicotine addiction on campus. Eastern Communication Association Conference
Work History

Before coming to ASU in 2006, Dr. Lederman was a professor of communication at Rutgers University and founding director of the Center for Communication and Health Issues in the School of Communication, Information and Library Science at Rutgers.

Service
  • former Dean of Social Science, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State Unviersity
  • Communication Quarterly, Associate Editor (2006 - Present)
  • Institute for Social Science Research, Director (2006 - Present)
  • University Substance Abuse Service Design Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Violence Prevention, Consultant (2004 - Present)
  • Journal of Health Communication, Editorial Board (2004 - Present)
  • IRB Liaison Committee, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Journal of Health Communication, Editorial Board (2003 - Present)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Alcohol Use, Member (2002 - Present)
  • Eastern Communication Association, Committee on Distinguished Research Fellows (2001 - Present)
  • Communication Research Reports, Editorial Board (2000 - Present)
  • Qualitative Research Reports, Editorial Board (1999 - Present)
  • Communication Quarterly, Editorial Board (1995 - Present)
  • Simulation/Gaming, Associate Editor (1995 - Present)
  • Simulation/Gaming, Associate Editor (1990 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School Faculty Search Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • ASU Student Services Council, Lecture, Changing the Culture of College Drinking (2006 - 2006)
  • California State University Emeritus and Faculty Retirement Association, Consultant (2006 - 2006)
  • Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Violence Prevention, Consultant (2006 - 2006)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Faculty Retreat, Grants Workshop (2006 - 2006)
  • University Alcohol Prevention Committee, Executive Committee, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • University Task Force on Alcohol Prevention, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Manuscript Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • California State University Emeritus and Faculty Retirement Association, Consultant (2006 - 2006)
  • Higher Education Center Robert Wood Johnson Consortium, Consultatn (2006 - 2006)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication Faculty Retreat, Grants Workshop (2006 - 2006)
  • Journal of Alcohol Studies, Manuscript Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Research Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • the 5th Annual Research Day and J & J Blue Ribbon Scholars Day, 2003 Space Committee, Planner (2004 - 2005)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research, Manuscript Reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Public Speaking Award Contest, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • Search Committee, Chair (2004 - 2004)
  • Selection Committee, Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Teaching Evaluation Committee, (2004 - 2004)
  • University of Nebraska, Alcohol Policy Interest Group, Consultant (2004 - 2004)
  • Alcohol Policy Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Public Speaking Courses, Coordinator (2000 - 2004)
  • Appointments and Promotions Committee, (2003 - 2003)
  • Journal of Health Communication, Manuscript Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • Search Committee, Director of Health Services, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Higher Education Center, Center Associate (2001 - 2003)
  • Appointments and Promotions Committee, (2002 - 2002)
  • Appointments and Promotions Committee, (2001 - 2001)
  • California State University Committee on Alcohol Policy, Consultant (2001 - 2001)
  • Department Retreat, Planner (2001 - 2001)
  • Appointments and Promotions Committee, (2000 - 2000)
  • Macmillan Publishing, Manuscript Reviewer (2000 - 2000)
  • R/PEN Committee, Member (1999 - 2000)
  • Communication Research Reports, Editorial Board (1998 - 2000)