Justin Reedy


Dr. Justin Reedy
Position: Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington, 2013              

Email: jreedy@ou.edu

Office: Burton Hall Room 131

Office Hours: T 10:00-12:00

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Classes Fall 2016 semester: 

Comm 3243 Communication and Social Change


Academic Interests: 

Dr. Justin Reedy is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and research associate in the Center for Risk & Crisis Management.

Professor Reedy studies political communication and deliberation, mass and digital media, and group and organizational communication. In particular, his research focuses on how groups of people make political and civic decisions in online and face-to-face settings. In one of his current projects, he and his colleagues are applying theories of group communication to the context of terrorism, with the aim of building a stronger understanding of group dynamics and decision-making in terrorist cells and leadership groups. He is also working on a project examining the norms of political discussion in the United States, and how Latino immigrants in the U.S. develop their understanding of political conversation in their new society. His work in the Center for Risk & Management focuses on how people and policy makers can come together to deliberate and make better decisions on public policy issues that involve significant societal and personal risk.

Dr. Reedy earned a B.S. degree from Georgia Tech in 2000, and earned a master’s degree (2008) and then a Ph.D. (2013) in communication, with a certificate in political communication, at the University of Washington. Prior to graduate school, he was a media professional, working as a reporter and columnist at daily newspapers in the Atlanta area, and then as a media relations specialist and science writer for the UW Medicine system of the University of Washington.


Representative Publications:

Knobloch, K., Gastil, J., Reedy, J., & Walsh, K.C. (2013). Did they deliberate? Applying an evaluative model of democratic deliberation to the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41, 105-125.

Collingwood, L. & Reedy, J. (2012). Listening and responding to criticisms of the deliberative civic engagement process. In Nabatchi, T., Weiksner, M., Gastil, J., & Leighninger, M. (Eds.) Democracy in motion: Evaluating the practice and impact of deliberative civic engagement (pp. 233-261). New York: Oxford University Press.

Wells, C., Reedy, J., Gastil, J., & Lee, C. (2009). Information Distortion and Voting Choices: The Origins and Effects of Factual Beliefs in Initiative Elections. Political Psychology, 30, 953-969.

Reedy, J., & Wells, C. (2008). Information, the Internet and Direct Democracy. In Chadwick, A. & Howard, P.N. (Eds.) The Handbook of Internet Politics (pp. 157-172). London: Routledge.

Gastil, J., Reedy, J., Braman, D., & Kahan, D. M. (2008). Deliberation across the cultural divide: Assessing the potential for reconciling conflicting cultural orientations to reproductive technology. George Washington Law Review, 76, 1772-1798.

Gastil, J., Reedy, J., & Wells, C. (2007). When good voters make bad policies: Assessing and improving the deliberative quality of initiative elections. University of Colorado Law Review, 78, 1435-1488.