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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
Academic Interests:
  • Media effects on adolescents, emerging adults, and families
  • Media literacy
  • Sexual messages in television programs popular among young people
Selected Works:
  • 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.