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.
Nicholas A. R. Merola
Nicholas A. R. Merola studies cognitive and social factors in technologically-mediated interaction. In particular, he is interested in how attributes of communication technologies interact with users’ cognition and behavior to subsequently influence their communication and relationships. Nick’s dissertation demonstrates the influence of metacognition in the formation of interpersonal impressions from an online profile. He received a B.S. in Communication from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
D. Yvette Wohn
Yvette studies the social and psychological effects of computer-mediated communication in social media and virtual worlds. Her main area of research examines how non-conscious behaviors, such as habits, influence positive and negative outcomes in different contexts such as casual games, education, and computer-supported collaboration. Yvette has B.A.s in journalism and film from Ewha Woman’s University, an ALM in journalism from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Media and Information Studies from Michigan State University.
Colin Fitzpatrick, Technology & Social Behavior
Colin is a second-year PhD student in the Technology & Social Behavior. His current research studies impression management and interaction in location-aware mobile social networking applications. His previous work explored impression management in a social network for music (honor’s thesis, A.B. in ethnomusicology from Brown University) and the role of new technologies for disseminating cosmopolitan popular music in China (master’s thesis, M.A. in ethnomusicology from University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Madeline E. Smith, Technology & Social Behavior
Madeline is a PhD Candidate 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 an M.S. in Information Science from Cornell University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Ithaca College.
Ashley is a Communication studies major in the School of Communication with an anticipated graduation date of 2015. She has a strong passion for exploring how companies optimize their digital media to cater to various communities.
Jenny Starrs is studying journalism, concentrating in broadcast and video storytelling, while also pursuing the Integrated Marketing Communications certificate. She expects to graduate in 2015. Jenny is interested in the ways people present and maintain their public identities through social media and how they maintain relationships in the world of digital contact.
April is a Radio/Television/Film and Sociology major in the School of Communication who anticipates to graduate in 2016. 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.
Reedhima Mandlik is in the Medill School of Journalism pursuing a B.S. in Journalism with a concentration in magazine writing, as well as a B.S. in Psychology, and expects to graduate in 2016. She is interested in how availability of social media fosters communication and what unique ways individuals use to reach out to each other with the abundance of technology at their fingertips.
Amol Mody is studying Industrial Engineering while minoring in Asian Studies. He is interested in how people use social media to build and preserve relationships and create their own self-image. He is also fascinated by the differences in social media platforms and how they are used in different parts of the world. He plans to graduate in June of 2016.
Susan Zha is a current sophomore majoring in Cognitive Science and Economics. She expects to graduate in 2016. Susan enjoys studying how people interact on social media.
Lindsay Reynolds, Cornell University, PhD 2013
Jordyn Iger, Northwestern University
Valentina Garces, Northwestern University
Barrett Leider, Northwestern University
Peter Du, Northwestern University
Asmaa Aljuhani, Northwestern University
Courtney Blackwell, Northwestern University
Jed Brubaker, University of California at Irvine
Shion Guha, Cornell University
Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, University of Connecticut
Stephanie Steinhardt, Cornell University