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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — The closing lecture during the Celebration of Scholarship at Shawnee State University will be “Research in Unconventional Settings: Video Games and Cell Phones as Applied Research Area” with Jeffrey Kuznekoff, Ph,D., co-author of “The Impact of Mobile Phone Usage on Student Learning” and “Communication in multiplayer gaming: Examining player responses to gender cues.”

He will be speaking at the Clark Memorial Library at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 27. Kuznekoff is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University.

In his video game research, he and his co-author Lindsey Rose researched how gamers’ react to male and female voices.

The observational study with an experimental design had the researchers playing against 1,660 different gamers and broadcasting pre-recorded audio clips of either a man or a woman speaking.

In addition to gaming research, Kuznekoff and co-author Scott Titsworth studied the impact of mobile phone usage on student learning. They examined three different study groups during class lectures.

Kuznekoff will be sharing his findings and his research during the presentation which is free and open to the public.

The Celebration of Scholarship is a two-day conference featuring keynote speakers and student presentations. For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit www.shawnee.edu/cos.

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