|Dr. Ronald E. Rice presents in the Dr. Melvin L. Defleur Distinguished Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 8 @ 4:00 pm in the Photonics Center, Colloquium Room. *Reception follows
Dr. Rice (Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication in the Department of Communication, Department Chair, and Co-Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center, at University of California, Santa Barbara) examines how the concept and research surrounding the ‘digital divide’ are broadening as new forms of digital equality are identified both in the U.S. and abroad.
|Dr. Jacob Groshek joins the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising and Public Relations
Dr. Groshek’s research focuses on the democratic utility of communication technologies and the ways in which the structure, content and uses of online and mobile media may influence political change. Additional research pursuits include applied econometric analyses, data mining social media content, public sentiment, and media ethics. He has over 20 peer-reviewed publications since earning his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2008 and some of his recent work is featured in Journal of Communication, New Media & Society, Social Scientific Computer Review, and in volumes published by Oxford and Routledge, among others. Dr. Groshek also sits on the editorial board of Communication Yearbook and regularly reviews for more than a dozen journals. He currently is the Head of the Communication Technology division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and he recently received a top faculty paper award at the annual AEJMC conference.Dr. Groshek has previously held academic appointments at Iowa State University, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), the University of Melbourne (Australia), and was sponsored on a visiting scholarship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France. He has professional experience working in media as a writer and designer and continues to freelance as an editorial consultant. With his lovely wife, he is a proud father of two and enjoys fishing in his free time.
|Dr. James E. Katz leads new Division of Emerging Media Studies
James E. Katz, Ph.D., is the Feld Professor of Emerging Media at Boston University’s College of Communication. In addition, he directs its Division of Emerging Media Studies. The Division addresses the process of how new media technologies are created and introduced to users, the effects they have on users, and how technologies and the content they produce are molded, co-constructed and re-constructed by users. Read more about the new division.
|Check out “Living with Television Now: Advances in Cultivation Theory and Research” edited by Dr. Michael Morgan (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Dr. James Shanahan (Boston University), and Dr. Nancy Signorielli (University of Delaware).|