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Communication and Information Technologies Faculty

Natalie Bazarova

Natalie Bazarova

Associate Professor
Academic and Research Interests  
Communication technology and personal relationships; self-disclosure and privacy online; social cognition and attributional judgments; group communication. 
Professor Fussell serves as the Director of Graduate Studies.

Academic and Research Interests
Computer-mediated communication; social computing; computer-supported cooperative work; human-robot interaction. One of her major research projects focuses on understanding how people's cultural backgrounds influence computer-mediated communication.

Tarleton Gillespie

Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic and Research Interests
New media technologies and society; the technical, legal, political, and economic structuring of public culture; information policy, especially copyright; technology and discourse.
Lee Humphreys

Lee Humphreys

Associate Professor
Academic and Research Interests
Sociology of mobile and social media; historicizing media practices through qualitative research methods.
Dawn Schrader

Dawn Schrader

Associate Professor
Academic and Research Interests
Privacy issues, including the psychological value of privacy and increasing awareness of privacy implications for the individual and society; adolescent girls' social aggression; the protection of self-integrity and the promotion of ethical behavior in bystanders.
Academic and Research Interests
Media psychology; psychology of narrative; psychology of entertainment media; psychology of narrative health and risk messages, particularly the role of realism, emotion, and empathy in processing story characters and in attitude change and persuasion.