Allison Eden Ph.D.

Allison Eden

Associate Professor

  • Communication
(517) 355-9609
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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 associate editor of the Psychology of Popular Media (APA).


Dr. Eden is the current Director of Doctoral Studies in Communication. Read more about the PhD program in Communication here: Comm PhD

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 821) in alternating years.


Research and Teaching

Media Entertainment, Well-being, Morality

Research Centers and Labs: TARMAC, Carisma

Media and Morality Mini-Conference:

Read more about her research here: 

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room 467
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824