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Ethan Morrow

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Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL, 61801

Office Hours

Fall 2023: T, R, 1:00-2:00pm
Graduate Student


Ethan Morrow is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a B.A. in communication and Spanish and a master’s in communication from the University of Missouri. His research interests are centered around the effects of media messages on individuals’ safety and security perceptions and behaviors. He is specifically interested in the topics of privacy, surveillance, cybersecurity, and policing.


M.A., Communication, University of Missouri
B.A., Communication and Spanish, University of Missouri

Courses Taught

CMN 101: Public Speaking

CMN 102: Introduction to Communication

CMN 326: Mass Media and the Audience

CMN 574: Communication Research Methods

CMN 595: Mass Media and Health

Highlighted Publications

Morrow, E. (2022). Priming privacy: The effect of privacy news consumption on privacy attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 66(5), 772-793.

Elkhalid, A., Morrow, E., Leong, T. (2023). “Do you need a green card or something?” Romantic relationships, citizenship, and stigmatizing communication. Communication Monographs. Advance online publication.

Bigsby, E., & Morrow, E. (2022). Health messaging during a pandemic: How information type and individual factors influence responses to COVID-19 messages. American Behavioral Scientist. Advance online publication.

Quick, B. L., Kriss, L. A., Morrow, E., Hartman, D., & Koester, B. (2023). A test of autonomy restoration postscripts to mitigate psychological reactance to an opt-out organ donor registry in the United States. Health Communication. Advance online publication.

Riles, J.M., Miller, B., Funk, M., & Morrow, E. (2021). The modern character of mental health stigma: A 30-year examination of popular film. Communication Studies, 72(4), 668-683.