Welcome to my site! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at St. Lawrence University, where I teach and research on issues relating to media and culture, technology and social change.
I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where I also spent a year as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Mizzou Advantage Media of the Future initiative, conducting research and teaching courses in Journalism, Peace Studies, and Sociology. After that, I spent the 2013-2014 academic year as a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Media, Film & Journalism Studies Department at the University of Denver.
As a scholar, I focus mostly on issues related to Digital Sociology, an emerging field with an emphasis on studying the digital world and using digital tools to facilitate scholarly analysis and communication. My dissertation research investigated the role of Twitter in the transformation of American journalism. In addition to advancing that project and others in the realm of media sociology, I have also been working on projects related to digital culture, and digital sociology. My work has been published in Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Studies in Media and Communications, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies. and Hybrid Pedagogy. (Keep reading to learn more about my research.)