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Steven Corman

Steven Corman

Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

steve.corman@asu.edu

480-965-3830

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Arizona State University
PO Box 871205
Tempe, AZ 85287-1205

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Director, Center for Strategic Communication

Biography

Steven Corman studies the relationship of talk and written communication to organizational networks and activity systems. His "reticulation theory" holds that communication network links are “switched on” by shared activity, resulting in talk (or written communication) that restructures the system for future shared activity. This theory has a broad range of practical applications in areas like counter-terrorism and knowledge management.

Education

  • PhD, Communication Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988
  • MA, Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984
  • BS, Communication, Illinois State University, 1981

Expertise

Journal Articles

2016

Lu, Y., M. Steptoe, S. Burke, H. Wang, J. Tsai, H. Davulcu, D. Montgomery, S. R. Corman and R. Maciejewski. 2016. Exploring evolving media discourse through event cueing. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 22(1):220-229. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467991. (link )

2013

Corman, S. R. and S. Hitchcock. 2013. Media use and source trust among Muslims in seven countries: Results of a large random sample survey. Journal of Strategic Security 6(4):25-43. DOI: 10.5038/1944-0472.6.4.2. (link )

Finlayson, M. A. and S. R. Corman. 2013. The military interest in narrative. Sprache und Datenverarbeitung: International Journal for Language Data Processing 37(1-2):173-191. (link )

Tikves, S., S. Banerjee, H. Temkit, S. Gokalp, H. Davulcu, A. Sen, S. Corman, M. Woodward, S. Nair, I. Rohmaniyah and A. Amin. 2013. A system for ranking organizations using social scale analysis. Social Network Analysis and Mining 3(3):313-328. DOI: 10.1007/s13278-012-0072-x. (link )

Books

2013

Corman, S. R. ed. 2013. Narrating the Exit from Afghanistan. Center for Strategic Communication. ISBN: 978-0615775876.

Book Chapters

2013

Corman, S. R. 2013. Toward a fitting end: Concluding the Afghanistan War narrative. Pp. 117-143 In: Corman, S. R. ed., Narrating the Exit from Afghanistan. Center for Strategic Communication.

Corman, S. R. 2013. Understanding sociocultural systems through a narrative lens. Pp. 71-86 In: Strong, B., L. Babin, M. Zbylut and L. Roan eds., Sociocultural Systems: The Next Step in Army Cultural Capability. Pennyhill Press. Ft Belvoir, VA.

Conference Papers

2015

Ceran, B., N. Kedia, S. R. Corman and H. Davulcu. 2015. Story detection using generalized concepts and relations. Pp. 942-949 Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM). Paris. (link )

Reports

2014

Bartolucci, V. and S. R. Corman. 2014. The Narrative Landscape of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Center for Strategic Communication, Arizona State University. 1401. (link )

Corman, S. R., K. P. Fleischer, R. B. Furlow, H. Davulcu and M. Wiedeman. 2014. Strategic Frames Analysis of NATO Ballistic Missle Defense and Changes in Public Opinion. NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence and Center for Strategic Communication, Arizona State University. (link )

Furlow, R. B., K. P. Fleischer and S. R. Corman. 2014. De-Romanticizing the Islamic State's Vision of the Caliphate. Center for Strategic Communication, Arizona State University. 1402. (link )