Meet the Faculty
Keli L. Finnerty-Myers
Assistant Professor of Communication
Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 250
Phone: (310) 506-6806
- Ph.D., Communication, University of Arizona,
- M.A., Communication, Pepperdine University,
- B.A., Communication and Spanish, Azusa Pacific University,
- Introduction to Communication Research
- Quantitative Communication Research Methods
- Philosophy and Effects of Mass Communication
- Introductory Statistics
- Media effects on adolescents, emerging adults, and families
- Media literacy
- Sexual messages in television programs popular among young people
- Finnerty-Myers, K. (2011). Understanding the dynamics behind the relationship between exposure to negative consequences of risky sex on entertainment television and emerging adults' safe-sex attitudes and intentions. Mass Communication & Society, 14, 743-764.
- Eyal, K., & Finnerty, K. (2009). The portrayal of sexual intercourse on television: How, who, and with what consequence? Mass Communication & Society, 12, 143-169.
- Eyal, K., & Finnerty, K. (2007). The portrayal of consequences of sexual intercourse on prime-time programming. Communication Research Reports, 24, 225-233.
- Nabi, R., Finnerty, K., Domschke, T., & Hull, S. (2006). Does misery love company? Exploring the therapeutic effects of TV viewing on regretted experiences. Journal of Communication, 56 (4), 689-706.