Chandra Massner, M.A.

Associate Professor of Communication

  • Office: Armington Learning Center, 427
  • Telephone: (606) 218-5004
  • E-mail:

Introduction to Communication
Desktop Publishing
Introduction to Journalism
Principles of Editing and Design
Mass Media in Society
Gender and Communication
Public Relations
Advanced Journalism
Public Speaking

B.S., Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
M.A., Communication, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Ph.D. student, Communication, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia

  1. Massner, C., Epling, L., Little, R., and Cade, N. (in press). The Psychology of Political Communication in Social Media: Using Social Media to be Global and Autonomous, Common Grounds Research Networks.
  2. “Determined to Politic Online: Analyzing Self-Determination, Politics, and Social Media” with LeAnne Epling and Nancy Cade, Southeastern Psychology Association, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2019.
  3. “The Psychology of Political Communication in Social Media: Using Social Media to be Global and Autonomous” with LeAnne Epling and Rachel Little, International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Science, Granada, Spain, July 2018.
  4. “Getting Social: Utilizing Innovative Teaching Techniques across the Curriculum,” with Sumer Bingham, Amanda Slone, and Kim Willard, Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities Teaching, Learning, and Technology Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, June 2018.
  5. “But, First Let Me Take a Selfie: The Effect of Selfie on Self-Esteem” with LeAnne Epling, Southeastern Psychology Association, Charleston, South Carolina, March 2018.

Mass Communication
Social Media
Higher Education
Intercultural Communication.

The Bear Facts, student newsletter
Chi Omicron Mu, communication honor society
University of Pikeville Honors Program