Ph.D., Ohio University, Communication/Organizational Communication
M.A., Temple University, Communication/Rhetoric
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, Speech Communication/ History
ResearchI have written books on Rhetorical Communication and Business Communication. Recent articles and presentations are about topics such as hospital websites, social media, online advertising, communicative informatics, health care marketing, usability, digital memory, and rhetoric.
Some of my publications include:
Gallant, L.M. and Boone, G. M. (2011). Communicative Informatics: An Active and Creative Audience Framework of Social Media. tripleC - Cognition, Communication, Co-operation 9 (2) 231-246.
Abstract: Communicative informatics reflects the interactive complexity of web-based communication and a paradigm shift away from mass communication. Three discursive spheres (database and information systems, human computer interaction, and active audiences) work together to control online communication openness and its consequences for post-mass media society's public common. This has implications for communication freedom, creativity, and constraints in an information- based society. Four propositions shed light on how online audience activity is encouraged by and imperative to corporate interests; how audience creativity can create, accept, or reject messages; how the online audience is monitored; and how online rhetoric can produce or inhibit public commons. Evidence shows that social media's corporate interests can be at odds with online privacy and citizen communication. This tension is explored with a unique focus on rhetoric, argument, and the communication between audience members and Internet-based corporate media by way of digitized communication feedback loops.
Gallant, L.M., Irizarry,C., Boone,G., & Kreps, G.L.(2011,October 31). Promoting Participatory Medicine with Social Media: New Media Applications on Hospital Websites that Enhance Health Education and e-Patients' Voices
An inductive content analysis was performed on the websites of 14 top-ranked US hospitals from January 5, 2011 to February 28, 2011. A total of 1,330 web pages were analyzed to identify the types of online communication technologies utilized by hospitals to provide e-patients with health information. Findings: The findings provided an exploratory look at how hospitals provide web-based health information to patients. All hospitals used social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Most hospitals offered web-based broadcasting of health information. Online health tools such as body mass index (BMI) calculators and health dictionaries were also a common website feature. Less frequently employed were mobile applications, hospital-patient interaction tools and health blogs.
Gallant, L M., Irizarry, C., Boone, G. M. & Ruiz-Gordon, B. (July, 2010). Spanish Content on Hospital Websites: An Analysis of U.S. Hospitals in Concentrated Latino Communities. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. HTML
2009, April. New Media Strategies for Non-Profits. Cape Cod. http://infoacrs.com/newmedianonprofits.pdf
Gallant, L.M., Irizarry, C., & Boone, G.M. (2009). Exploring the Technology Adoption Needs of Patients in E-Health. In Patient-Centered E-Health, Wilson, E. V. (Ed.)(pp.201-216)
Boone, G. & Secci, J. & Gallant, L. (2007, May). Emerging Trends in Online Advertising. Revista DOXA Comunicacion: Revista Interdisciplinar de estudios de Comunicacion y Ciencias Sociales, V, 241-253. http://www.uspceu.es/
Gallant, L. M. & Boone, G. M. & Heap, A. (2007, March). Five heuristics for designing and evaluating Web based communities.First Monday,12 (3) http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1626/1541
Boone, G. (2004). How the Rhetorical Tradition Informs Web Design, Information Architecture and Usability. International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 2, Issue 3. Article: Electronic PDF . Article: Print (Spiral Bound). http://ijh.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.26/prod.403
Gallant, L., Boone, G. and Almquist, G. (June, 2003). Wireless Organizational Communication: A Framework for Communicative Informatics. Proceeding of the Informing Science IT Education Conference. pp.1299-1310.
Boone, G. M. (1996). Deviant History/ Defiant History: A Video Documentary, Boston Educational Foundation. Over 50,000 people viewed this documentary at the Boston Public Library. Public Faces / Private Lives Exhibit. This documentary was then seen at several other colleges.
Boone, G. M. (1995, March). Mystical Unity and Hierachical Difference:Ramon Llull's Rhetoric
Boone, G. M. (1992, Fall). Religious Glasnost: Freedom, Expression and Media Usage by Religious Groups in the Soviet Union, Public Relations Review, 18 (3), pp.265-274.
Boone, G. & Kropp, R. P. (1993). Communicating in the Business Environment, Second Edition. Human Resource Development Press.
Boone, G. & Kropp, R. P. (1991). Communicating in the Business Environment, Human Resource Development Press.
Boone, G. M. (1987, Spring). The Use of Metaphorical Topoi in Impromptu Training, National Forensics Journal. PDF
Boone,G. M. (1987). Topoi and Figures of Speech: The Place of Creativity in Rhetorical Studies,in Creativity and Liberal Learning, ed. David G. Tuerck, Ablex Publishing.
Boone, G. M.& Harris, E.J.(1985). Rhetoric, Argument and Communication. Second Edition. Kendall /Hunt Publishers.
Boone, G. M.& Harris, E.J.(1983). Rhetoric, Argument and Communication. Kendall /Hunt Publishers.
Boone, G. M. Dissertation: The Reform Rhetoric of Samuel Seabury of New York: The Battle Against Tammany Hall and Municipal Corruption.
Gloria M. Boone