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Communication and Emerging Media

Elizabeth M. Webb


Ms. Elizabeth M. Webb received her BA in Sociology and Speech Communication from Thomas More College and her MA in Communication from the University of Kentucky. Elizabeth has professional experience in health communication, including two years as a Visiting Research Associate at the Kinsey Institute and the Rural Center for AIDS Prevention.

Elizabeth grew up in Burlington, Kentucky. She is proud to be a first-generation college student. Elizbeth is extremely grateful for the sacrifices that her parents and extended family made for her education and for their continued support of her career as an educator. Her goal is to pay this forward by helping her students during their college experience.

Elizabeth enjoys working with students outside of the classroom and serving the university through committee work and volunteering. She serves as the faculty advisor for UNITY at UofSC Aiken. Her service in these areas has been recognized with the following awards: 2019 – 2020 UofSC Aiken University Service Award, 2018 – 2019 UofSC Aiken Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award, and the 2016 – 2017 UofSC Aiken Outstanding Commitment to Student Development Award.

She currently teaches Interpersonal Communication, Health Communication, and the Gender, Communication, and Culture course. Elizabeth is also the co-director of the African American Studies minor.


M.A., Communication, University of Kentucky

B.A., Sociology & Communication, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

Courses Taught

COMM A201 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM A241 - Public Speaking
COMM A455 - Gender, Communication, and Culture
COMM A482 - Health Communication

Research Interests

Health Communication, with a focus on intersectionality and health campaigns

Intercultural Communication, Gender Communication

Selected Research & Professional Activity

Noar, S. M., Willoughby, J.F., Crosby, R., Webb, E., Van Stee, S., Feist-Price, S., Davis, E. (2020). Acceptability of a computer-tailored safer sex intervention for heterosexually active African Americans attending an STI clinic. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 41, 211-227.

Noar, S. M., Webb, E., Van Stee, S., Feist-Price, S., Crosby, R., Willoughby, J.F., Troutman, A. (2012). Sexual partnerships, risk behaviors, and condom use among low-income heterosexual African Americans: A qualitative study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41(4), 959-970.

McGladrey, M. L., Noar, S. M., Crosby, R. A., Young, A. M., & Webb, E. (2012). Creating project CREATE: Lessons learned and best practices for developing web-based resources for public health practitioners. American Journal of Health Education, 43(6), 341- 348.

Noar, S. M., Webb, E. M., Van Stee, S. K., Redding, C. A., Feist-Price, S., Crosby, R., & Troutman, A. (2011). Using computer technology for HIV prevention among African Americans: Development of a tailored information program for safer sex (TIPSS). Health Education Research, 26(3), 393-406 [Lead Article].

DeSantis, A., Noar, S. M., & Webb, E. M. (2010). Speeding through the frat house: A qualitative exploration of nonmedical ADHD stimulant use in fraternities. Journal of Drug Education, 40, 157-171.

DeSantis, A., Noar, S. M., & Webb, E. (2009). Nonmedical stimulant use in fraternities. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70, 952-954.