Professor and Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication, Department of Communication
Ronald E. Rice (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1982) is a Professor and the Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication in the Department of Communication at UC Santa Barbara. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of Montreal (2010), elected President of the International Communication Association (ICA) (2006-2007), awarded a Fulbright Award to Finland (2006), and appointed as the Wee Kim Wee Professor at the School of Communication and Information and a Visiting University Professor, both at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (August 2007, August 2009, and June 2010). His co-authored and edited or co-edited books include Organizations and unusual routines: A systems analysis of dysfunctional feedback processes (2010); Media ownership: Research and regulation (2008); The Internet and health care: Theory, research and practice (2006); Social consequences of Internet use: Access, involvement and interaction (2002); The Internet and health communication (2001); Accessing and browsing information and communication (2001); Public communication campaigns (1981, 1989, 2001, 2012); Research methods and the new media (1988); Managing organizational innovation (1987); and The new media: communication, research and technology (1984). He has published more than 100 refereed journal articles and 60 book chapters. Ronald has conducted research and published widely in communication science, public communication campaigns, computer-mediated communication systems, methodology, organizational and management theory, information systems, information science and bibliometrics, social uses and effects of the Internet, and social networks.
organizational and management theory; information systems; information science and bibliometrics; social uses and effects of new media; environmental communication; knowledge management; online and digital health interventions