Jill Cornelius Underhill, Adjunct Faculty

Jill Cornelius Underhill, PhD, is a member of the Communication Studies faculty at Marshall University. She earned her doctorate in Communication with an emphasis in Persuasion & Social Influence from the University of Maryland in 2012. Dr. Underhill’s research program takes an empirical approach to studying the intersection of persuasion, emotion, and cognition in order to better understand the processes mediating and moderating message reception, acceptance, and behavior change. Specifically, her research focuses on how emotional appeals can elicit attitude and behavior change within political, social, and health communication contexts.

She teaches Research and Writing MethodsApplied Quantitative Research, and Thesis.