Center for Strategic Communication

Articles & Chapters


Corman, S.R., Adame, B.A., Tsai, J., Ruston, S., Beaumont, J.S., Kamrath, J.K., Liu, Y., Posteher, K.A, Tremblay, R., & van Raalte, L.J. (2019). Socioecological influences on concussion reporting by NCAA Division 1 athletes in high-risk sports. PLoS One. Open source available here.

Zanin, A. C., Kamrath, J. Ruston, S. Posteher, K. A., & Corman, S. R. (2019). Labeling Avoidance in Healthcare Decision-Making: How Stakeholders Make Sense of Concussion Events through Sport Narratives. Health Communication. [Electronic Version]. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1598742

Adame, B. J., Adame, E. A., Liu, Y., Tsai, J., & Corman, S. R. (2019; Accepted 3/31/19). Promoting the Development of Evidence-based Concussion Education for Power-5 Collegiate Athletes: The Influences of Organizational Elements on Perceived Vestedness. Communication & Sport.

Corman, S. R., Ruston, S. W, & Tong, H. (2019).  Toward generative narrative models of the course and resolution of conflict.  In P. Davis & A. O’Mahoney (Eds.), Social-behavioral Modeling for Complex Systems.  New York: John Wiley.


Adame, B. J. & Corman, S. R.  (2018) Vested interests and perceived risk of concussion consequences among Power-5 college athletes. Health Communication, [Electronic version]. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1517707

Ruston, S. R., Kamrath, J. K., Zanin, A., Posteher, K., & Corman, S. R. (2018).  Performance vs. safety: Understanding the logics of cultural narratives influencing concussion reporting behaviors.  Communication and Sport.


Lu, Y., Steptoe, M., Burke, S., Wang, H., Tsai, J., Davulcu, H., Montgomery, D., Corman, S.R., & Maciejewski, R. (2016). Exploring evolving media discourse through event cueing. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 22(1), 220-229.

Corman, S. R. (2016).  The narrative rationality of violent extremism.  Social Science Quarterly, 97(1), 9-18.

Corman, S. R. (2016).  The 21st century strategic communication landscape and its challenges for policymakers.  In S. Jayakumar (Ed.), State, Society and National Security (pp. 171-182).  Singapore:  S. Rajarathnam School of International Studies.

Alshari, A., Alzahrani, S., Tsai, J., Corman, S.R., & Davulci, H. (2016).  “Climate change” frames detection and categorization based on generalized concepts.  International Journal of Semantic Computing, 10(2), 147-166.

Alzahrani, S., Ceran, B., Alashri, S., Ruston, S., Corman, S. R., & Davulcu, H. (2016).  Story Forms Detection in Text through Concept-based Co-clustering.  IEEE SocialCom 2016.

Alashri, S., Tsai, J. Y., Alzahrani, S., Corman, S. R., & Davulcu, H. (2016, February). ” Climate Change” Frames Detection and Categorization Based on Generalized Concepts. In 2016 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC) (pp. 277-284). IEEE.

Ruston, S. W. (2016).  More than just a story:  Narrative insights into comprehension, ideology and decision-making”. In J. V. Cohen, S. Schatz, H. Freeman, & D. J. Y. Combs (Eds), Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making: Understanding Conflict, Enabling Stability (pp. 27-42).  New York: CRC Press.


Ceran, B., Kedia, N., Corman, S.R., Davulcu, H. (2015). Story detection using generalized concepts and relations. Proceedings of International Symposium on Foundation of Open Source Intelligence and Security Informatics (FOSINT-SI).


Corman, S. R. (2014).  De‐romanticizing the Islamic State’s vision of the Caliphate.    In H. Cabayan & S. Canna (Eds.), Multi-method assessment of ISIL (pp. 143-149).  Washington, DC:  Strategic Multilayer Assessment Group.

Finlayson, M.A., Halverson, J.R., & Corman, S.R. (2014) The N2 Corpus: A Semantically-Annotated Collection of Islamist Extremist Stories, in Proceedings of the 9th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2014), Reykjavik, Iceland. 896–902.

Corman, S. R., Fleischer, K. P., Furlow, R. B., Davulcu, H., & Wiedermen, M. (2014, December).  Strategic frames analysis of NATO Ballistic Missile Defense and changes in public opinion.  NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence.

Ruston, S. W., & Halverson, J. R. (2014) ’Counter’ or ‘alternative’: Contesting video narratives of violent islamist extremism.  In K. Winkler & C. Dauber (Eds.),  Visual Imagery and Extremist Propaganda in the Online Environment (pp. 105-134). Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute Press.


Halverson, Jeffry R., Scott W. Ruston and Angela Trethewey (2013).  Mediated martyrs of the Arab Spring: New media, civil religion and narrative in Tunisia and Egypt. Journal of Communication, 63, 312-332.

Finlayson, M.A. & Corman, S. R. (2013).  The military interest in narrative.  Sprache und Datenverarbeitung: International Journal for Language Data Processing, 37(1-2), 173-191.

Corman, S. R. (2013). Understanding sociocultural systems through a narrative lens.  In B. Strong, L. Babin, M. Zbylut & L. Roan (Eds.) Sociocultural Systems: The Next Step in Army Cultural Capability (pp. 71-86). Ft. Belvoir, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Tikves, S., Banerjee, S., Temkit, H., Gokalp, S., Davulcu, H., Sen, A., Corman, S. R., Woodward, M., Rohmaniyah, I, and Amin, A. (2013). A system for ranking organizations using social scale analysis.  Social Network Analysis and Mining Journal, 3(3), 313-328.


Lundry, C., Corman, S.R., Furlow, R. B., & Errickson, K. W. (2012). Cooking the books: Strategic inflation of casualty reports by extremists in the Afghanistan conflict.  Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 35(5), 368-381.

Corman, S.R., Ruston, S.W. and Fisk, M. (2012). A pragmatic framework for studying extremists’ use of cultural narrative. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors in Engineering. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Ceran, B., Karad, R., Mandvekar, A., Corman, S., Davulcu, H. (2012).  A Semantic Triplet Based Story Classifier, Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2012), Istanbul, Turkey.

Goodall, H. L., Cheong, P. H., Fleischer, K., & Corman, S. R. (2012).  Rhetorical charms: The promise and pitfalls of humor and ridicule as strategies to counter extremist narratives.  Perspectives on Terrorism, 6(1), 70-79.

Corman, S. R. (2012).  Understanding sociocultural systems through a narrative lens.  In L. Brooks, B. Strong, M. Zbylut & L. Roan (Eds.), A Sociocultural Systems Primer for the Military Thinker: Multidisciplinary Perspectives and Approaches.  Leavenworth, KS: Army Research Insittute.

Cheong, P. H., & Lundry, C. (2012) Prosumption, transmediation and resistance: terrorism and man-hunting in Southeast Asia. American Behavioral Scientist, 56 (5), 488-510.


Corman, S.R. (2011).  Understanding the role of narrative in extremist strategic communication.  In L. Fenstermacher and S. Canna (Eds.), Countering violent extremism: Scientific Methods & Strategies (pp. 36-43).  Dayton, OH: Air Force Research Laboratory.

Halverson, J. R. & Way, A. K. (2011).  Islamist feminism: Constructing gender identities in postcolonial Muslim societies.  Politics and Religion, 4(3), 503-525.

Halverson, J. R. (2011). Muslim Brotherhood. In J. I. Ross (Ed.) Religion and Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict. Antiquity to the Present, (pp. 482-487). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Lundry, C., &  Cheong, P. H. (2011) The gendered construction and transmediation of a terrorist’s life story. In T. Kuhn (Ed.), Matters of communication: political, cultural and technological challenges. New York: Hampton Books.

Furlow, R. B. & Goodall, H.L.Jr. (2011).  The war of ideas and the battle of narratives: A comparison of extremist storytelling structures. Cultural Studies—Critical Methodologies, 11, 215 – 223.

Cheong, P. H. &  Halverson J. R., (2010). Youths in violent extremist discourse: Mediated identifications and interventions. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 33(12), 1104-1123.


Corman, S. R. & Dooley, K.J. (2009).  Strategic communication on a rugged landscape: Principles for finding the right message. Strategic Communications for Combating Terrorism (Center of Excellence for Defense Against Terrrorism), 101-114.


Corman, S. R. (2008).  Complex systems problems in the War of Ideas.  Perspectives on Terrorism, 2(3), 6-8.


Corman, S. R. (2006).  Weapons of mass persuasion:  Communicating against terrorist ideology.  Connections: The Quarterly Journal, 53(3), 93-104.

Corman, S. R. (2006).  Using activity focus networks to pressure terrorist organizations. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 12(1), 35-49.