Lisa Hanasono, Ph.D.


  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-3512
  • Email:
  • Address: 324 Kuhlin Center


My research focuses on the ways that people communicate and cope with prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes. I am particularly interested in (a) how people communicate their biases in online and offline contexts and (b) how supportive communication, institutional change, and community advocacy can address issues related to discrimination, stigma, and coping. Embracing synergies among research, teaching, and service, I also examine how innovative pedagogies, institutional transformation, and community interventions can reduce prejudice, stigma, and discrimination. My research has been published in journals, such as the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Communication Quarterly, Communication Teacher, Human Communication Research, and Sex Roles.


Ph.D. Communication, Purdue University
M.A. Communication, Miami University
B.A. Communication and Psychology, Miami University

Courses Taught:

Communication Theory
Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication and Interviewing
Communication Research Methods
Health Communication
Relational Communication
Race and Communication
Communicating Asian American Identities

Select Representative Works:

Trocchio, S., Hanasono, L. K., Dwyer, R., Jorgenson, J. J., & Harvie, J. Y. (Eds.). (2023). Academic mothers building online communities: It takes a village. Springer International Publishing.

Ro, H. K. Campbell-Jacobs, B., Broido, E. M., Hanasono, L. K., O’Neil, D. A., Yacobucci, M. M., & Root, D. V. (2023). Faculty allyship for colleagues: Differences by gender, race, and rank. Gender, Work, & Organization

Hanasono, L. K., Ro, H. K. O’Neil, D. A., Broido, E. M., Yacobucci, M. M., Peña, S., & Root, K. V. (2022). Communication privilege and faculty allyship. Communication Quarterly.

Hanasono, L. K., Matuga, J., & Yacobucci, M. M. (2020). Breaking the bamboo and glass ceilings: Challenges and opportunities for Asian and Asian American faculty leaders. In C. Chin-Chao and L. Ha (Eds.), Asian women leadership: A cross-national and cross-sector comparison, (pp. 28-45). Routledge.

Hanasono, L. K., Broido, E. M., Yacobucci, M. M., Root, K. V., Pena, S., & O’Neil, D. A. (2019). Secret service: Revealing gender biases in the visibility and value of faculty service. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 12(1), 85-98.

Hanasono, L. K. (2018). A critical examination of communication textbooks. Communication Teacher, 32, 3-7

Hanasono, L. K., & Yang, F. (2016). Computer-mediated coping: Exploring the quality of supportive communication in an online discussion forum for individuals who are coping with racial discrimination. Communication Quarterly.64(4), 396-389.

Updated: 08/22/2023 09:28AM