Welcome to students, colleagues, mentors, friends and family alike!
I am a media studies PhD candidate at the University of Oregon‘s School of Journalism and Communication in Eugene, Oregon; I am on track to graduate in June 2015, and I will be joining the faculty of the Department of Business Management at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland as an Assistant Professor starting Fall 2015.
My research interests pertain to the ways in which mobile technologies reshape interpersonal interactions, particularly in hybrid public/private environments. Restaurants, bars, and other gathering places have been of particular interest. My dissertation is related to these areas of interest; entitled Self-Monitoring and Perceptions of Situational Privacy as Potential Moderators of Smartphone Uses and Gratifications: An Experimental Investigation, it will examine the uses and gratifications of smartphones and whether those change depending upon expectations of privacy in a given place.