Education

  • M.A. in Communication, Missouri State University
    • Thesis Title: Mixing Friends with Politics: A Functional Analysis of '08 Presidential Candidates Social Networking Profiles
  • B.A. in Communication and English, Southwest Baptist University

Selected Publications

  • Compton, J. L. (2016). Newspaper Coverage of American Political Campaigns. In W. L. Benoit (Ed.), Praeger Handbook of Political Campaigning in the United States. ABC-CLIO
  • Saks, J., Compton, J. L., Hopkins, A., & Damanhoury, K. E. (2016). Dialed in: Continuous response measures in televised political debates and their effect on viewers. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 60, 2, 231-247.
  • Benoit, W. L., & Compton, J. L. (2016). Functions and topics of 2012 American presidential advertising: An increase in attacks. Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism, 6, 2.
  • Compton, J., & Compton, J. L. (2015). Open letters from the National Football League, concussion prevention, and image repair rhetoric. International Journal of Sport Communication 8(3), 266-275. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/IJSC.2015-0049
  • Compton, J., & Compton, J. L. (2014). College sports, losing seasons, and image repair through open letters to fans. Communication & Sport, 2(4), 345-362. doi: 10.1177/2167479513503542
  • Benoit, W. L. & Compton, J. L. (2014). A functional analysis of 2012 presidential primary tv spots. American Behavioral Scientist, 58, 4, 497-509.
  • Benoit, W. L., Compton, J. L., & Phillips, B. (2013). Newspaper coverage of prime minister elections in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Human Communication, 16, 4, 201-213.
  • Compton, J. L. (2012). Unsports(wo)manlike conduct: An image repair analysis of Elizabeth Lambert, the University of New Mexico, and the NCAA. In Blaney, J.R., Lippert, L.R., and Smith, J.S. [eds.] (2012). Repairing the athlete’s image. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield).

Selected Presentations

  • Compton, J., & Compton, J. L. (2016, March). The athlete’s image, visual representation, and image repair: Tom Brady, Jane Rosenberg, and the courtroom sketches. International Association for Communication and Sport 2016 Summit: Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Benoit, W. L. & Compton, J. L. (2015, April). Functions and Topics of 2012 American Presidential Advertising. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Compton, J. L. (2014, March). You win some, you lose some: An image repair analysis of NFL post-game press conference. Summit on Communication and Sport, New York.
  • Compton, J. L. (2014, March). Where’s JoePa? A rhetorical unpacking of the former Joe Paterno memorial site. Summit on Communication and Sport. New York.
  • Compton, J., & Compton, J. L. (2014, March). “Better and safer”: Image repair strategies in open letters to fans of the National Football League about concussion prevention. International Association for Communication and Sport 2014 Summit: New York City
  • Compton, J. L., Benoit, W., & Phillips, B. (2013, April). News coverage of Australian, Canadian, and UK elections. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago.
  • Tenzek, K. E., & Compton, J. L. (2013, April). Remembering loved ones through stories: An analysis of StoryCorps’ 9/11 narratives. Central States Communication Association, Kansas City.
  • Compton, J. L. (2013, February). “Aren’t you going to buy me dinner first, doc?” A critique of the Know Your Stats prostate screening awareness campaign. Sixth Summit on Communication and Sport, Austin, TX.

Professional Organizations

  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • International Association for Communication and Sport
  • National Communication Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association

Church/Community Service

  • Attends North Point Church-Norton Road