Dr. Allison Eden (Ph.D. Michigan State University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. Her work centers on understanding media enjoyment, particularly the role enjoyment plays in attention to and selection of media content, and more broadly the effects of entertainment on user behavior and well-being. Dr. Eden’s research has been published in the Journal of Communication, Journal of Media Psychology, Media Psychology, and Mass Communication and Society, among others. She is an affiliated scholar of the Media Neuroscience Lab at UC Santa Barbara, and is a founding member of the Communication and Biology interest group at ICA. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Media Psychology (Hogrefe).
Dr. Eden is the lead instructor for the Introduction to Human Communication (COM 100) course at Michigan State University. She also teaches Audience Response to Media Entertainment (COM 375).
At the graduate level, Dr. Eden teaches Effective College Teaching (CAS 892) and Mass Communication Theory (COM 825).
Dr. Eden is the faculty advisor for the Undergraduate Communication Association (UCA) https://msuuca.weebly.com/
Media Entertainment, Virtual Environments, Well-being