Beth Bollinger

Beth Bollinger

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: (619) 849-2549

Education

  • B.A. in English Literature & Communication Studies, Seattle Pacific University
  • M.A. in Communication, San Diego State University

Background

Beth is a Northwest native who loves all things evergreen and hiking. Having spent time in higher education as a student, adjuct faculty, and now administrator, Beth enjoys bringing varied outlooks to her work  for the University Academic Centers. At PLNU, Beth primarily works with the First Year Experience class, Honors Program, Visiting Scholars, and Point Loma Press publications. 

Research

Beth's research focuses on Health Communication, Gender Communication, and Media studies. In particular, Beth evaluates the connection between violence and health education. Additionally, Beth studies social media campaigns in order to test their effectiveness in promoting health education and change. 

Publications

Geist-Martin, P., Bollinger, B., Wiechert, K., Plump, B., & Sharf, B. (in press). Challenging integration: Clinicians' Perspectives of Communicating Collaboration in a Center for Integrative Medicine, Health Communication. 

Bollinger, B. & Moran, M. (in press). To reach adolescents with high trait reactance and sensation seeking, taking risks may be beneficial: A case study of the truth campaign,  Cases in Public Health Communication & Marketing.