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Angeline Sangalang

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Communication


Email: Angeline Sangalang
Phone: 937-229-2819


  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern California
  • M.A., Communication, University of Southern California
  • B.A., Communication/Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Dayton. Dr. Sangalang's research explores the intersection of health communication, mass media, and persuasion. Her work investigates how the media environment contributes to health behavior and the potential for using narrative messages in health campaigns to minimize message resistance and promote health outcomes.

Dr. Sangalang is also a collaborating Research Associate with the Media and Diversity Center at the University of Missouri. She has held previous appointments as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the UPenn Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science and Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and as a Consortium on Media Policy Studies (COMPASS) Fellow with the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.

She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and her B.A. in communication and psychology with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Professional Activities

  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association

Research Interests

  • Health communication
  • Media effects
  • Persuasion
  • Narrative persuasion

Selected Recent Work

Sangalang, A., Murphy, S.T., Cody, M.J. (forthcoming). Narrative persuasion (updated). In P. Moy (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Quintero Johnson, J. M., Sangalang, A. (2017). Testing the explanatory power of two measures of narrative involvement: An investigation of the influence of transportation and narrative engagement on the process of narrative persuasion. Media Psychology, 20(1), 144-173.

Sangalang, A., Volinsky, A.C., Yang, Q., Liu, J., Lee, S., Gibson, L.A., Hornik, R.C. (2016). Identifying promising campaign themes to prevent youth initiation of electronic cigarette use. Philadelphia, PA: UPenn Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Riles, J. M., Sangalang, A., Hurley, R. J., & Tewksbury, D. (2015). Framing cancer for online news: Implications for popular perceptions of cancer. Journal of Communication, 6(65), 1018-1040.

Sangalang, A. (2015). The need for communication research in regulatory science: Electronic cigarettes as a case study. International Journal of Communication, 9, 3485-3493. Special Section on Communication in Action: Bridging Research and Policy.

Sangalang, A., Quintero Johnson, J. M., & Ciancio, K. E. (2013). Exploring audience involvement with an interactive narrative: Implications for incorporating transmedia storytelling into entertainment-education campaigns. Critical Arts, 27(1), 127-146.