Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication
Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Ohio University
M.A. in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
Examining how people are using social media in the grieving process; how people respond to different types of sources in news stories; exploring news content across global news platforms; and issues of fan culture and society.
Interests in Emerging Media
How people use social media in different ways, including grieving, supporting, celebrating, marketing, promotions, and celebrity culture. I’m also intrigued by the ethics behind how people use social media.