David D'Alessio

Associate Professor

Department of Communication


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1997


Dave D’Alessio is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Connecticut, stationed at the Stamford regional campus. He was previously at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (now Richard Stockton University), where he served as assistant professor and department chair. He writes science fiction and fantasy as a hobby and is an annual participant in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Courses Taught

  • Communication 1000: Process of Communication
  • Communication 3100: Persuasion
  • Communication 3000Q: Research Methods in Communication

Research Interests

  • Political communication
  • Analysis of media bias
  • Media selection processes

Select Publications

D’Alessio, D. (2015). Selective Exposure under Conditions of Low Information Utility. Communication Research Reports, 32, 102-106.

D’Alessio, D. (2012). Media Bias in Presidential Election Coverage, 1948-2008: Evaluation via Formal Measurement. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

D’Alessio, D. (2007). A preliminary evaluation of the impact of unsolicited commercial email promoting stocks on the price of the stock. New Media and Society, 9(6), 1011-1027.

D’Alessio, D. (2003). An experimental examination of readers’ perceptions of media bias. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 80(2), 282-294.

D’Alessio, D., and Allen, M. (2000). Media bias in Presidential elections: A meta-analysis. Journal of Communication, 90(4), 133-115.

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Contact Information
Phone(203) 251-8418
Mailing Address1 University Place, Stamford, CT 06901
Office LocationRoom 329