Dr. Teresa Lynch


Dr. Lynch (PhD, Indiana University) is the founder and director of Chronos Laboratory. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University, a member of the International Communication Association, National Communication Association, and an former member of the Institute for Communication research at Indiana University. Her research broadly concerns emotion in video games and how these virtual environments convey social information that influences emotion, cognition, and behavior. Outside of the lab, Teresa enjoys outdoor adventuring, traveling, playing video games, and finding new restaurants in Columbus.

Dr. Nicholas L. Matthews


Dr. Matthews (PhD, Indiana University) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. His research concerns how communication affects cooperation and conflict. One branch of his research focuses on theory construction in moral psychology by investigating how individuals and groups form and maintain their systems of morality via communication. The other branch investigates how individual differences and message characteristics affect how people process interactive violence.