Matthew J. A. Craig

Ph.D. Student

Communication & Information

Kent State University

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Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

M. A., Communication, 2020

MA Project: Emotional robots: Examining participant's perceptions of emotionally expressive robots. Chad Edwards, Ph.D. (Chair)

WMU Signature: Teaching & Student Success

Signature Project: Going beyond the library search: Using social media to engage students in evaluating sources.

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

B. A., Organizational Communication, 2017

What I've been up to

Publications and Proceedings:

Craig , M. J. A. (in press). Robots, AI, Automation, and those who

define them [Special issue]. Popular Culture Studies Journal.

Craig, M. J. A., & Edwards, C. (2021). Feeling for our robot overlords:

Perceptions of emotionally expressive social robots in initial interactions. Communication Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2021.1880457

Craig, M. J. A, Edwards, C., Edwards, A. (2020) “But they’re my

avatar”: Examining character attachment to android avatars in Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human. In Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 169-179). ACM. https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378298

Craig, M. J. A, Edwards, C., Edwards, A., & Spence, P. (2019).

Impressions of message compliance-gaining strategies for considering robot rights. In 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (pp. 560-561). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2019.8673117

Refereed Conference Papers and Presentations:

Craig, M. J. A. (2021, March 23-28). Lions, bears, wolves, and herding cats:

Making sense of what it means to be a leader through the use of metaphors [Paper presentation]. Central States Communication Association 90th Annual Convention, Cincinnati, OH, United States.

 

Craig, M. J. A., & Edwards, C. (2021, March 23-28). Feeling for our

robot overlords: Perceptions of emotionally expressive social robots in initial interactions [Paper presentation]. Central States Communication Association 90th Annual Convention, Cincinnati, OH, United States.

 

Craig, M. J. A., & Packard, C. (2021, March 23-28). Bridging borders:

Incorporating technology to disarm imposter syndrome and the illusion of isolation in the classroom [Paper presentation]. Central States Communication Association 90th Annual Convention, Cincinnati, OH, United States.

 

Craig, M. J. A. (2020, November 19-22). At the crossroads

of coming out and online identities [Conference session]. National Communication Association 106th Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN, United States.

 

Craig, M. J. A., & Albrehi, F., S. (2020, November 19-22). "Hey, what's

up?" An ethnographic examination of Queer People of Colors' challenging experiences on Grindr [Paper presentation]. National Communication Association 106th Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN, United States.

Craig, M. J. A., Sapurtua, R., & Whitehead, E. (2020, November 19-22).

Transparency and sexual autonomy: Examining experiences of Queer People of Color and their use of Grindr [Paper presentation]. National Communication Association 106th Annual Convention, Indianapolis, IN, United States.

Craig, M. J. A., Edwards, C., & Edwards, A. (2019, September 4-6).

Gendered robots and compliance-gaining: Does a robot's physically perceived gender make a difference in their persuasiveness [Paper presentation]. 11th Conference of The Media Psychology Division, Chemnitz, Germany.

Craig, M. J. A., Edwards, C., & Edwards, A. (2019, May 24-28). Video

games, morality, and robots: Examining player's moral decision making in Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human [Paper presentation]. International Communication Association 69th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., United States.

Craig, M. J. A. (2019, April 3-6). "Doggos, puppers or yeet": Making

sense of the internet and examining source credibility [Paper presentation]. Central States Communication Association 88th Annual Convention, Omaha, NE, United States.

Honors and Awards

2020 Department-Level Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award

for the School of Communication, Western Michigan University

2019 Student Caucus Travel Grant, $155, National Communication

Association Diversity Council

2019 Teaching Assistantship, Western Michigan University (Fall 2019-

Spring 2020)

2019 College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Research Assistantship

Award $3,188

 

2019 Graduate Student Travel Grant, $566, Western Michigan

University

2019 All University Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award,

Western Michigan University - One time winner is selected from a competitive University-wide pool of department level awardees.

2019 Department-Level Graduate Research and Creative Scholar Award

for the School of Communication, Western Michigan University

2018 Teaching Assistantship, Western Michigan University (Fall 2018-

Spring 2019)