- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Director, Center for Strategic Communication
Steven Corman studies the relationship of talk and written communication to organizational networks and activity systems. His "reticulation theory" holds that communication network links are “switched on” by shared activity, resulting in talk (or written communication) that restructures the system for future shared activity. This theory has a broad range of practical applications in areas like counter-terrorism and knowledge management.
- PhD, Communication Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988
- MA, Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984
- BS, Communication, Illinois State University, 1981
Ruston, S. W., J. K. Kamrath, A. C. Zanin, K. Posteher and S. R. Corman. Performance versus safety: Understanding the logics of cultural narratives influencing concussion reporting behaviors. Communication & Sport DOI: 10.1177/2167479518786709. (link )
Zanin, A. C., J. K. Kamrath, S. W. Ruston, K. A. Posteher and S. R. Corman. Labeling avoidance in healthcare decision-making: How stakeholders make sense of consussion events through sport narratives. Health Communications DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1598742. (link )
Lu, Y., M. Steptoe, S. Burke, H. Wang, J. Tsai, H. Davulcu, D. Montgomery, S. R. Corman and R. Maciejewski. 2016. Exploring evolving media discourse through event cueing. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 22(1):220-229. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2467991. (link )
Corman, S. R. and S. Hitchcock. 2013. Media use and source trust among Muslims in seven countries: Results of a large random sample survey. Journal of Strategic Security 6(4):25-43. DOI: 10.5038/1944-04126.96.36.199. (link )
Finlayson, M. A. and S. R. Corman. 2013. The military interest in narrative. Sprache und Datenverarbeitung: International Journal for Language Data Processing 37(1-2):173-191. (link )
Tikves, S., S. Banerjee, H. Temkit, S. Gokalp, H. Davulcu, A. Sen, S. Corman, M. Woodward, S. Nair, I. Rohmaniyah and A. Amin. 2013. A system for ranking organizations using social scale analysis. Social Network Analysis and Mining 3(3):313-328. DOI: 10.1007/s13278-012-0072-x. (link )
Corman, S. R. ed. 2013. Narrating the Exit from Afghanistan. Center for Strategic Communication. ISBN: 978-0615775876.
Corman, S. R. 2013. Toward a fitting end: Concluding the Afghanistan War narrative. Pp. 117-143 In: Corman, S. R. ed., Narrating the Exit from Afghanistan. Center for Strategic Communication.
Corman, S. R. 2013. Understanding sociocultural systems through a narrative lens. Pp. 71-86 In: Strong, B., L. Babin, M. Zbylut and L. Roan eds., Sociocultural Systems: The Next Step in Army Cultural Capability. Pennyhill Press. Ft Belvoir, VA.
Ceran, B., N. Kedia, S. R. Corman and H. Davulcu. 2015. Story detection using generalized concepts and relations. Pp. 942-949 Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM). Paris. (link )
Bartolucci, V. and S. R. Corman. 2014. The Narrative Landscape of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Center for Strategic Communication, Arizona State University. 1401. (link )
Corman, S. R., K. P. Fleischer, R. B. Furlow, H. Davulcu and M. Wiedeman. 2014. Strategic Frames Analysis of NATO Ballistic Missle Defense and Changes in Public Opinion. NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence and Center for Strategic Communication, Arizona State University. (link )
Furlow, R. B., K. P. Fleischer and S. R. Corman. 2014. De-Romanticizing the Islamic State's Vision of the Caliphate. Center for Strategic Communication, Arizona State University. 1402. (link )