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EIU Department of Communication Studies

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Molly Niesen, PhD, Assistant Professor

Office: 1410 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-2016 (messages)
Fax: 217-581-5718
Office Hours for Fall 2015: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-9:30, 12:15-2 or by appointment


Ph.D.   Communications, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

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Selected Publications

Crisis of Consumerism: Advertising, Activism, and the Battle over the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, 1969-1980. Open access:

Niesen, Molly (2012). “The Little Old Lady Has Teeth: The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Advertising Industry, 1970-3,” Advertising & Society Review Vol. 12, No. 4. Online at:


Niesen, Molly (2011). “Public Enemy Number One: The US Advertising Council's First Drug Abuse Prevention Campaign.” Substance Use and Misuse Vol. 46, No. 7, 872-881.

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Department of Communication Studies

Coleman Hall 1260
600 Lincoln Ave Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-5718

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