Hayden Barber

Ph.D. Candidate, Brian Lamb School of Communication

Communication and Cognition Lab, Purdue University

Researcher studying how Alexa and other virtual assistants can use prosody to indicate emotional stances towards message topics. I also do work on the impact of message features on decision-making.


  • Emotion in messages
  • Decision-making
  • Computers as social actors
  • Interpersonal scripts in new media technologies


  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies, 2021 (expected)

    Purdue University

  • M.S. in Communication Studies, 2017

    Purdue University