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Lukas Pelliccio, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mass Communications Department

Lukas came to Lincoln in 2018 after finishing the Communications PhD program at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. His primary research focus of the past decade has been the communication of ostracism and how people make sense of social exclusion experiences, which he has examined through qualitative and critical methodologies. He is also active in the communications discipline as a conference reviewer and presenter with the National Communications Association and Eastern Communications Association.


Ph.D. Communication Studies, Wayne State University
MA Communication Studies, Westchester University of Pennsylvania
BA Communication Studies, Westchester University of Pennsylvania


  • Pelliccio, L. J. & Nickell, J. J. (2018). A critique of anti-Bullying campaigns: How Neoliberalism, ostracism, and dissimilar definitions distort campaign rhetoric. Iowa Journal of Communication (Accepted for Publication in 2018)
  • Lawton, B., Mahoney, M., & Pelliccio, L. (2015). A comparative study of the utility of new media technologies and power distance in doctor-patient communication in the Philippines and the United States.
                    Journal of Intercultural Communication, 38, 1-1.
  • Mahoney, M., Lawton, B., & Pelliccio, L. (2015). Social media health communication: A cross- cultural investigation on the motivations and challenges of using participatory technology to communicate with patients.
                  Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 5, 141-162.