Julia Fox

Julia Fox

Associate Professor, The Media School


  • Ph.D., Communication, Cornell University, 1999
  • M.P.S., Communication, Cornell University, 1991
  • B.S., Communication Arts, Cornell University, 1983

Research interests

My research interests concern media processes and effects. In particular, I am interested in memories of mediated messages. I examine effects of message and receiver variables on memory judgments, using signal detection and calibration methods to analyze memory strength, memory decision criteria, and confidence in memory judgments.

Representative publications

Responding to Change on TV: How Viewer Controlled Changes in Content Differ from Programmed Changes in Content (2008)
Kevin Wise, Seungjo Lee, Annie Lang, Julia R. Fox and Maria Elizabeth Grabe
Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 52 (2), 182-199

Dissertation Committee Service

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Bradley, Samuel Exploring the Validity and Reliability of the Acoustic Startle Probe as a Measure of Attention and Motivation to Television Programming (August 2005) Lang, A. (Chair), Bucy, E., Fox, Julia, Gasser, M., Potter, R.
Lee, Sungyoung Understanding Available Resources During TV Message Processing: Audio/Video Redundancy, Emotion, Structural Complexity, and Motivated Cognition (August 2009) Lang, A. (Co-Chair), James, T. (Co-Chair), Potter, R., Fox, J.
Wang, Zheng Motivational Processing and Choice Behavior during Television Viewing: An Integrative Dynamic Approach (September 2007) Lang, A. (Chair), Busemeyer, J., Fox, J., Potter, R.