I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Communication where I specialize
in media studies and new media. I received my Ph.D. in Communication from Purdue University.
Prior to seeking that degree, I studied computer science and worked at IBM for 12
years as a programmer and project manager. My primary research interests are virtual
work, technology adoption in organizations, and uses and effects of technology on
communication processes. My current research projects include investigating the use
of social media between instructors and students and the effects of technology on
student-parent communication in college. I particularly enjoy teaching and am passionate
about media literacy education and making students good digital citizens.