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Adrienne Ivory

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Human Development, Virginia Tech
M.A., Communication, Virginia Tech
B.S., Psychology and Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Dr. Holz Ivory's research interests include health communication, media effects, media portrayals of gender, race, and sexuality, and the social impact of new communication technology.


Kaestle, C. E., & Holz Ivory, A. (2012). A forgotten sexuality: Content analysis of bisexuality in the medical literature over two decades. Journal of Bisexuality, 12, 35-48.

Holz Ivory, A., Gibson, R., & Ivory, J. D. (2009). Gendered relationships on television: Portrayals of same-sex and heterosexual couples. Mass Communication and Society, 12, 170-192.

Tedesco, J. C., & Ivory, A. H. (2009). Investigating real-time response measures for public health campaign messages. In Maier, M., Maurer, M., Reinemann, C., Meyer, V., & Maier, J. (Eds.), Real-time Response Measurement in the Social Sciences (pp. 175-192). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.

Holz Ivory, A., & Tedesco, J. C. (2007). The effects of health message primes on viewer responses to sexual health campaign web content. Business Research Yearbook, 14(2), 583-589.

Additional Information

Teaching Interests
Media Effects
Media and Health
Youth and Media
Communication Technology
Communication Research Methods

Professional Affiliations
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
International Communication Association

    Adrienne Ivory

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  • Department of Communication (0311)
    Shanks Hall, 108, Virginia Tech
    181 Turner Street, NW
    Blacksburg, VA 24061