Assistant Professor

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Lindsey A. Harvell-Bowman (B.G.S., University of Kansas; M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is primarily interested in using death awareness as a means to enhance persuasive messages. Most of Dr. Harvell-Bowman's research is centered around Terror Management Theory, a psychological theory focusing on the effects of pondering one's own death. In addition, Dr. Harvell-Bowman's secondary research area is political communication where she has mainly focused on advertising effects. She also conducts research for airports (most recently Las Vegas McCarran International), investigating flight anxiety and death awareness, and how these phenomena affect flyers' consumerism behavior and general wellbeing. 

Dr. Harvell-Bowman's research can be seen in Health CommunicationEuropean Journal of Geography, and Iowa Journal of Communication. Additionally, Dr. Harvell-Bowman has a book entitled, Denying Death: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Terror Management Theory, released in 2016 by Routledge.

Dr. Harvell-Bowman hails from Overland Park, Kansas, (a suburb of Kansas City). She has a 95-pound golden retriever named Winston Weinstein Samuels Harvell, an 8-pound chorkie named Lucy, and a husband at an undisclosed weight named Trent. Dr. Harvell-Bowman has a deep love for sheep, cows, and all livestock. She loves reading NTSB reports and doing Zumba in her spare time. 

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