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1st Student's Major

Communication Studies

1st Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Students' Professional Biography

Laura Pelletier received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato in the department of Speech Communication, graduating Magna Cum Laude in December of 2008. She is currently working on her Master of Fine Arts-Forensics in the Speech Communication department at MSU-Mankato. In addition to working on her graduate degree, she is also a teaching assistant in the department teaching Fundamentals of Speech classes. Laura is a member of the speech honor society Lambda Pi Eta, Delta Phi Chapter, was the 2007-2008 Wolff Family Speech Communication scholarship recipient, and has been elected to the 2009 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment as a student at MSU-Mankato. She conducted this research as part of a senior project under the direction of Dr. Dan Cronn-Mills in the Speech Communication Department.

Mentor's Name

Warren Sandmann

Mentor's Email Address

warren.sandmann@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Communication Studies

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Abstract

This study explores the idea that email recipients use the email username of the sender as a mediated cue to make basic assumptions of the identity of the sender. For this study 215 participants completed self-report surveys asking their perceptions of a fictional work group member including sex, age, race, and work productivity. Most participants were able to create a basic identity of their fictitious group member based solely on their email username.

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