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Faculty and Staff Profile

Bryan Denham

Campbell Professor of Sports Communication


Office: 305D Daniel Hall
Phone: 864-656-1567
Fax: 864-656-0599
Email: BDENHAM@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Communications with Minor in Applied Statistics
University Of Tennessee 1996

MA Communications
California State University, Fullerton 1993

BA Journalism and Political Science
Indiana University 1989

 Courses Taught

Introduction to Human Communication
Introduction to Journalism
Basic Public Speaking
Newspaper Feature and Opinion Writing
Magazine Article Writing
Communication in a World Context
Communication Theory
Mass Communication Theory
Communication Research Methods
Sports Communication
Sports Media Criticism
Public Relations in Sports
Advanced Sports Communication (Media, Sport and Health)
Principles of Public Relations
Public Communication and Popular Culture
Political Communication
Mass Communication: History and Criticism
Senior Communication Seminar

Graduate
Theory and Research in Mass Communication
Empirical Research Methods
Special Topics (Media, Sport and Health)
Media in Politics
Sports Writing

 Profile

Dr. Denham has held the Campbell Professorship in Sports Communication at Clemson since 1999. His areas of study include media portrayals of substance use in sport and society, policy and health aspects of substance use, social science theory, and quantitative research methods. Dr. Denham served as Chair of the Department of Communication for three years and Chair of Department Personnel Committee for eight. He has authored approximately 60 peer-reviewed articles in 45 unique journals across the social, behavioral, and health sciences. He is also the author of 50 non-refereed commentaries and reviews as well as 10 book chapters and the scholarly text Categorical Statistics for Communication Research. Dr. Denham has presented approximately 70 papers at academic meetings, and from 2009 to 2019, he served as a referee for more than 300 manuscripts submitted to scholarly journals. Dr. Denham has more than 35 years of combined service to the editorial boards of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, and Mass Communication & Society, each affiliated with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

 Research Publications

Statistics Text
Denham, B. (2017). Categorical statistics for communication research. Chichester, West Sussex UK: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Selected Journal Articles
Denham, B. (in press). Male athlete representations in men's magazines: A study in mediated sport stacking. Communication and Sport.

Denham, B. (in press). Sports participation and attitudes toward race and ethnicity: A study of twelfth-grade students in the United States. Sociology of Sport Journal.

Denham, B. (2019). Attitudes toward legalization of marijuana in the United States, 1986-2016: Changes in determinants of public opinion. International Journal of Drug Policy, 71, 78-90.

Denham, B. (2019). Coverage of the Russian doping scandal in the New York Times: Intramedia and intermedia attribute agenda-setting effects. Communication and Sport, 7(3), 337-360.

Denham, B. (2019). Anabolic steroid cases in United States District Courts (2013-2017): Defendant characteristics, geographical dispersion, and substance origins. Contemporary Drug Problems, 46, 41-57.

Denham, B. (2017). When contaminated dietary supplements cause positive drug tests: Methylhexaneamine as a doping agent in sport. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 9, 677-689.

Denham, B. (2017). Athlete information sources about dietary supplements: A review of extant research. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 27, 325-334.

Denham, B. (2017). The third time is a charm: News media, policy dynamics, and the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act. International Journal of Sport Communication, 10, 141-152.

Denham, B. (2014). High school sports participation and substance use: Differences by sport, race and gender. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 23, 145-154.

Denham, B. (2014). Intermedia attribute agenda-setting in the New York Times: The case of animal abuse in U.S. horse racing. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91, 17-37.

Denham, B. (2011). Alcohol and marijuana use among American high school seniors: Empirical associations with competitive sports participation. Sociology of Sport Journal, 28, 362-379.

Denham, B. (2011). Dietary supplements - Regulatory issues and implications for public health. Journal of the American Medical Association, 306, 428-429.

Denham, B. (2011). When science, politics and policy collide: On the regulation of anabolic-androgenic steroids, steroid precursors and dietary supplements in the United States. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 35, 3-21.

Denham, B. (2009). Determinants of anabolic-androgenic steroid risk perceptions in youth populations: A multivariate analysis. Journal of Health & Social Behavior, 50, 277-292.

 Honors and Awards

Research Fellow, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, November 2017.

 Links

Curriculum Vita
Link to Categorical Statistics for Communication Research