Jeremy Birnholtz, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Jeremy Birnholtz’s research focuses on human-computer interaction issues, such as attention, information sharing, and collaboration through the use of technology. He has lectured and published widely on subjects that include young people’s attention to instant messaging, interruptions in attention in seniors with chronic pain, and deception in text messaging.
Madeline E. Smith, Northwestern University
Madeline is a PhD student in the Technology & Social Behavior joint program in Computer Science and Communication. Her research currently focuses on relational, supportive, and deceptive aspects of social media and is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She previously earned a M.S. in Information Science from Cornell University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Ithaca College.
Courtney Blackwell, Northwestern University
Courtney Blackwell is a second year PhD student in the Media, Technology, and Society program. Focusing on children’s media, she is primarily interested in how new digital media and technology affect the lives of youth. She is particularly interested in how youth engage with social media and how mobile technology is used in education and the implications these have for youth development. She holds a BA in English and Theatre from Northwestern University and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Courtney is advised by Ellen Wartella.
Lindsay Reynolds, Cornell University
Lindsay is a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Communication at Cornell University. Her research interests focus on understanding aspects of collaborative play in multi-player online games. She has also been involved with several projects which explore deceptive communication using mobile phones. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology in 2005.
Asmaa is a MS student in the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. She is interested in how the nature of interpersonal relationship is affected by the new communication technology.
Peter is a Junior studying Economics and Communication with an Integrated Marketing Communications certificate. He is interested in how new communication technology impacts the nature of interpersonal relationships. His other passion is kicking things: he is a Third Degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo.
Valentina is a Junior studying Communications with a Business Institutions and Economics minor. She is interested in how people manage social interactions in an environment in which social media and other media technologies have a tremendous impact in people’s everyday lives.
Jordyn Iger is a freshman Communications Studies/International Studies major in the School of Communications. She is interested in cross-cultural communications, whether mediated or interpersonal. She also writes a blog of short stories based on a 5 year long and growing log of her night-time dreams.
April is a sophomore Radio/Television/Film and Sociology major in the School of Communication. She is interested in what aspects of social interaction have been replaced or informed by the increasing inclusion of social media in our day to day lives.
Jeff Hancock, Cornell University
Susan Fussell, Cornell University
Nany Bi, Cornell University
Jed Brubaker, University of California at Irvine
Shion Guha, Cornell University
Stephanie Steinhardt, Cornell University