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.
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 Senior 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.
Ashley is a junior Communication studies major in the School of Communication. She has a strong passion for exploring how companies optimize their digital media to cater to various communities.
Barrett Leider is a senior studying Political Science with a Critical Theory minor. He is interested in the politics of interpersonal and mediated communication. When engaging in conversation, people often respond to subconsciously perceived threats to their self-images. He is interested in how this affects relationships in all areas of everyday life.
Jenny Starrs is a junior in the Medill School of Journalism pursuing a journalism degree with a concentration in broadcast, as well as the Integrated Marketing Communications certificate. She 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 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.
Lindsay Reynolds, Cornell University, PhD 2013
Jordyn Iger, Northwestern University
Valentina Garces, 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