Media and Information Faculty and Staff

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Bob Albers

Senior Video Specialist

Work Phone: (517) 355-6559 Work Fax: (517) 355-1292

Bob Albers is a founding member of Media Sandbox. He is also a documentary filmmaker with extensive experience as a producer, director, cameraperson, writer, editor, and executive producer and teaches film and video production at MSU. He has produced and directed many documentaries, directed multi-camera orchestra programs, and has worked extensively in public affairs television…Read More

Bob Albers is a founding member of Media Sandbox. He is also a documentary filmmaker with extensive experience as a producer, director, cameraperson, writer, editor, and executive producer and teaches film and video production at MSU. He has produced and directed many documentaries, directed multi-camera orchestra programs, and has worked extensively in public affairs television programming.

Programs created and supervised by Bob Albers have ranged from governmental affairs to sports to the arts, with many programs receiving awards and widespread distribution, both national and international. He is also active as a consultant and independent producer and director.

Prior to his involvement in television, Mr. Albers was a classical guitarist, and was active as a performer, teacher, radio producer and arts administrator. He also has training and professional experience in the visual arts, with several years of activity as a still photographer.

Current Work
Elderly Instruments: All Things Strings is a documentary about Lansing

Courses
CAS 112: Story, Sound and Motion |
TC 411: Documentary Design and Production

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Johannes M. Bauer Ph.D.

Department Chair, Professor

Work Phone: (517) 355-8372 Work Fax: (517) 355-1292

Johannes M. Bauer is a Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. Since January 2013 he also serves as the Department Chair. He is trained as an engineer and economist, holding MA and PhD degrees in economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. His experience at…Read More

Johannes M. Bauer is a Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. Since January 2013 he also serves as the Department Chair. He is trained as an engineer and economist, holding MA and PhD degrees in economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. His experience at MSU is complemented by extended stays as a visiting professor at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands (2000-2001), the University of Konstanz, Germany (Summer 2010), and most recently the University of Zurich, Switzerland (2012). His research covers a wide range of issues related to innovation in information and communication technology industries (ICT), business models of national and global players, as well as the public policy and governance challenges of harnessing the full benefits of ICT for society. He has developed and used computational methods to examine the effects of governance on advanced communications infrastructure and applied big data analytical methods to problems of information security. He currently serves as member of the boards of the Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC) and the International Telecommunications Society (ITS). He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has served as an advisor to public and private sector organizations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

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Roles & Responsibilities
Associate Editor, Telecommunications Policy; Member of the Board of Directors, Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC); Member of the Board, International Telecommunications Society (ITS); Director of Special Projects, Quello Center for Media and Information Policy.

Key Research Interest
My research, teaching and writing focuses on the digital economy, with a particular interest in how the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICT) can be fully utilized while their potential downsides can be avoided. Much of his work is international and comparative in scope. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Ford Foundation, and other organizations, my research is published in leading journals in the field, such as Information Economics and Policy, Government Information Quarterly, Information Systems Frontiers, the International Journal of Communications, Telecommunications Policy, and The Information Society.

Project Title & Source
The New Cybersecurity Agenda: Economic and Social Challenges to a Secure Internet (The World Bank); Modeling the Dynamics of Telecommunication Equipment Markets (Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House); Improving Governance for Next-generation ICT Infrastructure (National Science Foundation)

Recent Publications

  • Bauer, Johannes M. (2015), Governing the mobile broadband ecosystem, International Telecommunications Policy Review, 22(2), pp. 1-26.
  • Bauer, Johannes M. (2014), “Platforms, systems competition, and innovation: reassessing the foundations of communications policy”, Telecommunications Policy, 38(8-9), pp. 662-673.
  • Bauer, Johannes M., Madden, Gary, & Morey, Aaron (2014), “Effects of economic conditions and policy interventions on OECD broadband adoption”, Applied Economics, 46(12), pp. 1361-1372.
  • Bauer, Johannes M. & Obar, Jonathan A. (2014), “Reconciling political and economic goals in the net neutrality debate”, The Information Society, 30(1), pp. 1-19.

Recent Grants

  • “Modeling telecommunications markets and technologies”, coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), The White House; funded by Analytic Services, Inc. (ANSER).

Recent Awards

  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan State University (February 2013)

Recent Public Talks

  • Bauer, Johannes M. “The Internet and inequality”, 26th Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, London, July 2-4, 2015.
  • Bauer, Johannes M., & Tsai, Hsin-yi Sandy, “An examination of the factors enhancing information infrastructure quality”, CPR LATAM, Bogotá, Colombia, May 29-30, 2014.
  • Tsai, Hsin-yi Sandy, & Bauer, Johannes M., “Effects of public policy on the quality of broadband services: A comparative analysis of Internet download speeds”, International Communications Association (ICA), Seattle, WA, May 22-25, 2014 (winner of the best faculty paper award, Communications Law and Policy Division).
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Jeremy Gibson Bond

Professor of Practice

Jeremy Gibson Bond is a Professor of Practice teaching game design and development at Michigan State University. Since 2013, he has served the IndieCade independent game festival and conference as the Chair of Education and Advancement, where he co-chairs the IndieXchange summit each year. Jeremy is the founder of ExNinja Interactive and the author of…Read More

Jeremy Gibson Bond is a Professor of Practice teaching game design and development at Michigan State University. Since 2013, he has served the IndieCade independent game festival and conference as the Chair of Education and Advancement, where he co-chairs the IndieXchange summit each year. Jeremy is the founder of ExNinja Interactive and the author of Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development: From Concept to Playable Game in Unity and C#, a book on game design and prototyping using Unity that was released in the summer of 2014 and, since then, has consistently been one of the top-selling game design books and Unity development books on Amazon.com.

In 2013, Jeremy founded the company ExNinja Interactive, through which he develops his independent game projects.

Prior to joining the MSUGames faculty, Jeremy taught for three years as a lecturer in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where he taught game design and software development. And, from 2009-2013, Jeremy was an Assistant Professor teaching game design for the Interactive Media and Games Division of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, which was named the #1 game design school in North America throughout his tenure there.

Jeremy also apparently has the distinction of being the first person to ever teach game design in Costa Rica.

Research Interests:
Game design and development, emerging game hardware, independent games.

Awards, Honors and Recognitions:
IndieCade Official Selection, 2013 – My game Ranamor was featured at the IndieCade Night Games 2013. Ranamor is a gettinng-to-know-you game for many co-located players about frogs finding love in the urban evening (http://www.indiecade.com/2013/festival_nightgames/).

IndieCade E3 Showcase, 2012 – My game Coalesce was a part of the Showcase and featured in the Wired article "7 Indie Games That Rocked at E3″ (http://bit.ly/L434EK).

Game Developers Conference, 2011 – Top 50 Speakers

Game Developers Conference Online, 2010 – Fourth Highest-Rated Speaker

Skyrates – A sky-pirate MMO developed by my team in graduate school (http://skyrates.net)
     Gleemax Silver Award for Strategic Gaming, 2008 – Independent Game Festival
     Best Simulation Game Audience Award, 2008 – JayIsGames.com
     Best Simulation Game Editors Award, 2008 – JayIsGames.com

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Heather Brown

Department Secretary

Work Phone: (517) 432-5192
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Monique Chittenden

Office Manager

Work Phone: (517) 353-1824
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Shelia R. Cotten Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Media and Information, Director of MSU-Sparrow Center for Innovation and Research (CFIR), Director of Trifecta

Work Phone: (517) 353-6336

Shelia R. Cotten is a Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. She studies technology use across the life course and the social, educational, and health impacts of that use. She conducts large-scale community based intervention studies designed to use technology to enhance various aspects of quality of life. Dr.…Read More

Shelia R. Cotten is a Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. She studies technology use across the life course and the social, educational, and health impacts of that use. She conducts large-scale community based intervention studies designed to use technology to enhance various aspects of quality of life. Dr. Cotten has studied the largest dissemination of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) XO laptops in the United States. She is currently finishing up a randomized controlled trial designed to enhance quality of life among older adults through the use of technology training. Her work is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. She is the past Chair of the Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association (CITASA) and the 2013 recipient of the Public Sociology Award from the CITASA section of the American Sociological Association. Dr. Cotten enjoys teaching courses on the social impacts of technology, survey research, and research methods. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Cotten was a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Research Interests:

Social, educational, and health impacts of technology, e-health, m-health, multitasking, digital inequalities, aging and technology, applied research

Awards, Honors and Recognitions

2013 Communication and Information Technologies section of the American Sociological Association (CITASA) Public Sociology Award

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Constantinos K. Coursaris Ph.D.

Associate Chairperson, Director of Graduate Studies, and Associate Professor - Department of Media and Information; Associate Professor -Department of Advertising and Public Relations

Work Phone: (517) 353-3122 Work Fax: (517) 355-1292

Dr. Constantinos K. Coursaris is an Associate Chairperson, Director of Graduate Studies, and Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information, as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. He is also Professor by Courtesy, Usability / Accessibility Research & Consulting in MSU Outreach and Engagement.

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Dr. Constantinos K. Coursaris is an Associate Chairperson, Director of Graduate Studies, and Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information, as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. He is also Professor by Courtesy, Usability / Accessibility Research & Consulting in MSU Outreach and Engagement.

His formal training consists of a B.Eng. in Aerospace, an MBA in e-Business, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems with a concentration on electronic business (e-Business) and mobile commerce (m-Commerce). His doctoral dissertation focused on “Contextual Usability: The Impact of Distraction on User Performance, Satisfaction, and Adoption of Mobile Devices for Wireless Data Services.” During his academic career he has received many accolades in business analysis and e-Business research and development. Constantinos has been involved in the instruction of over 40 university courses over the last 7 years. He has also gained consulting experience in the private sector, focusing on Web content management, Website development and event organizing. Constantinos has also held management positions in retail, hospitality, and information technology (IT). Constantinos studies user motivations, expectations, and experiences with new media and the consequent design implications with a focus on social systems. His current research interests lie in the intersection of usability and mobile technologies for the purpose of health and/or commercial applications. He supplements his research expertise with consulting on social media for governance and/or marketing, and has trained diverse organizations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Follow him @DrCoursaris.

Roles & Responsibilities
College Representative, Academic Council, MSU 2009 – present | College Representative, Faculty Council, MSU 2009 – present | Member, Scholarship Committee 2009 – present | Faculty Advisor, ASCOT – TISM’s undergraduate student association 2008 – present | Committee Member, MA Degree Comprehensive Exam review Committee, Department of Telecommunication 2007 – present | Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, Fall, 2009. | Member, IT Specialization Committee, College of CAS, MSU 2006 – present | Event Organizer, World Usability Day @ MSU 2005 – present | Search Committee Chair, TISM (Social Media position) 2013 – present

Awards, Honors and Recognitions
2012: Received the Best Paper Award, AIS SIGHCI pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), for Van Osch, W., and Coursaris, C.K. (2012). The Duality of Social Media: Enabling Structuration and Socialization through Organizational Communication. Orlando, Florida, December 15, 2012. | 2010: Inducted in Phi Beta Delta (Alpha Alpha Chapter) Honor Society for International Scholars | 2010: Nominated for the best paper award, AIS SIGHCI pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), for Coursaris, C.K., Yun, Y., and Sung, J. Understanding Twitter’s adoption and use continuance: the Synergy between Uses and Gratifications and Diffusion of Innovations. St. Louis, U.S.A., Dec. 12-15. | 2010: Received the Outstanding Faculty Award by MSU’s Senior Council for his commitment to and achievements in undergraduate education | 2009: Received the ITERA Innovative Course Award at the 2009 ITERA Conference in Atlanta (note: ITERA is the International Telecommunication Education and Research Association) | 2007: Nominated for the best paper award, European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), for Coursaris, C.K., Hassanein, K, Head, M., and Bontis, N. The Impact of Distractions on the Usability and Adoption of Mobile Devices for Wireless Data Services. | 2007: People’s Choice Poster award, World Usability Day, for Coursaris, C.K., Swierenga, S., and Watrall, E. (2007). Effects of Aesthetics on Website Usability.

Courses
GRADUATE | Social Media Marketing | Advertising and Promotion Management | Design and Development of Media Projects UNDERGRADUATE | HCI and Experience Design | I.T. Project Management | Wireless Networks and Applications | Human-Computer Interaction and Web Design | Undergraduate Research Seminar – New Media Marketing | (Annually in early May) Study Abroad in Japan: Technology and Culture – Communication and Games | (Annually in late May) Study Abroad in Korea: Technology and Culture – Communication and Games | (Annually in July) American Semester Program on New Media for Digital Business and Marketing (MSU for Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Italy – and AIM Overseas Australia) | (Annually in July) American Semester Program on Big Data and Social Network Analysis (MSU for AIM Overseas Australia)

Key Research Interest
I am interested in the scientific approach to designing experiences and exploring/confirming their associated outcomes. On the one hand, I study the design of I.T. artifacts with a focus on design implications for usability and accessibility. On the other hand, I research new media effects with a focus on social media message development. In sum, I am intrigued by the symbiotic relationship between the medium AND the message.

Project Title & Source
Deconstructing Strategic Marketing Communications on Social Media: Enabling Structuration, Socialization, and Crisis Management. Leo Burnett Detroit, 2013-2014, Principal Investigator, $65,000. Research Activities. Project Scope: A ground-up investigation of multi-channel, multi-sector, multi-brand social media marketing messaging to produce contextually relevant and generalizable recommendations for strategic communications. | Role of Internet in Knowledge Transfer, Knowledge Management and Public Participation in Outdoor Recreation: Continuation No. 1, $248,810, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Co-PI (with Dennis Propst PI from Forestry Dept.). RC064240 / 2009-39478-20071; USDA/CSREES. Research Activities. Project Scope: The Corps team has approved a mobile usability pilot project to conduct a user needs analysis for park visitors and to develop a mobile website/application for Corps Lakes Gateway. | Text Messaging to Improve Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy Agents. McKesson Foundation. 2012-2013, Co-PI (with Sandra Spoelstra from College of Nursing). RC102392. Research Activities. Project Scope: A SMS-based intervention aimed at improving adherence to prescribed medication and symptom self-management.

What are three things you want your students to know about you?
Greek, Green, Global ;-)

Favorite Quotation
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet” – Aristotle

Describe in one sentence what you hope your students learn from you, your scholarly work or teaching
A professional mindset.

Describe yourself in five words or less.
Global citizen, workaholic, maven-meets-connector-meets-salesperson, fun. :-)

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Andrew Dennis

Instructor

Work Phone: (517) 884-6695

Andrew is an artist, designer and co-founder at Adventure Club Games, a contract and grant development studio in East Lansing Michigan.

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Andrew is an artist, designer and co-founder at Adventure Club Games, a contract and grant development studio in East Lansing Michigan.

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William Dutton Ph.D.

Quello Professor and Director of the Quello Center

William H. Dutton is the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU, where he serves as Director of the Quello Center. Bill was the first Professor of Internet Studies at the University of Oxford where he was founding director of the Oxford Internet Institute, and…Read More

William H. Dutton is the Quello Professor of Media and Information Policy in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU, where he serves as Director of the Quello Center. Bill was the first Professor of Internet Studies at the University of Oxford where he was founding director of the Oxford Internet Institute, and a Fellow of Balliol College, and a Professor Emeritus at the Annenberg School at USC, where he was elected President of the University’s Faculty Senate. He has recently edited the Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (OUP 2013), four volumes on Politics and the Internet (Routledge 2014), and a reader entitled Society and the Internet, with Mark Graham (OUP 2014).

Selected Publications

  • Dutton, W. H. (1999), Society on the Line: Information Politics in the Digital Age, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Dutton, W. H., and Jeffreys, P. (2010) (eds), World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • William H. Dutton, Anna Dopatka, Michael Hills, Ginette Law, and Victoria Nash (2011), Freedom of Connection – Freedom of Expression: The Changing Legal and Regulatory Ecology Shaping the Internet. Paris: UNESCO, Division for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace. Reprinted in 2013; Trans. In French and Arabic.
  • Dutton, W. H. (2009), ‘The Fifth Estate Emerging through the Network of Networks’, Prometheus, Vol. 27, No. 1, March: pp. 1-15.
  • Dutton, W. H. (2013) (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dutton, W. H. (2014) (ed.), Politics and the Internet: Volumes I-IV. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis Routledge.
  • Graham, M., and Dutton, W. H. (2014) (eds), Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing our Lives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Recent Grants

  • 2011-13 Co-Applicant, ESRC Research Seminar Series ‘Digital Policy: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights’ (RES-451-26-0849).
  • 2012-13 Principal Investigator, ‘Global Perspectives on Freedom of Expression’, supported by ictQATAR, and in collaboration with ComScore, Cornell University Business School, and the World Economic Forum.
  • 2013- Co-Principal Investigator, Cyber Security Capacity Building Centre, supported by a grant from the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Cabinet Office, and based at the Oxford Martin School, Oxford University.

Recent Awards

  • 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award as Founding Director of the OII
  • 2013 The first Fred Williams Award for Contributions to the Study of Communication Technology, Communication and Technology Division of the International Communication Association
  • 2014 William F. Ogburn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association, July.
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David Ewoldsen Ph.D.

Professor

David Ewoldsen, Ph.D. brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of communication and the media, and draws from communication scholarship, social and cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive anthropology. A respected researcher and scholar, his most recent ventures have focused on racism and the media, comprehension of media messages, cooperative video game play, entertainment, and…Read More

David Ewoldsen, Ph.D. brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of communication and the media, and draws from communication scholarship, social and cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive anthropology. A respected researcher and scholar, his most recent ventures have focused on racism and the media, comprehension of media messages, cooperative video game play, entertainment, and the role of attitudes in risky health behavior.

Ewoldsen completed a joint Ph.D. in psychology and speech communication at Indiana University in 1990. Following his Ph.D., he served as a postdoctoral fellow in the cognitive sciences program at Vanderbilt University from 1990-1991. Shortly afterward, he became faculty at the University of Alabama with appointments in the Department of Communication Studies, Psychology, and African American Studies. In 2009, he joined the faculty of the School of Communication at Ohio State University.

Ewoldsen lives in Bath Township with his spouse Nancy Rhodes,[AK1] an assistant professor in the MSU Department of Advertising and Public Relations. They have four grown children and a cat named Allie. When he’s not working, Ewoldsen likes to canoe, kayak, hike and do most things outdoorsy-including flower gardening. He also loves The Who, dislikes most professional teams associated with Chicago, and admits to having a horrible sense of humor.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Ewoldsen is a professor in the Department of Media and Information. He teaches and mentors undergraduate and graduating students, conducts research, and collaborates with his MSU colleagues and scholars. His primary focus is media and information theory or methods-which makes him a perfect fit to co-teach MI 101: Understanding Media.

KEY RESEARCH INTEREST
Ewoldsen’s key research interests are media psychology, health communication, attitudes and persuasion.

RECENT WORK
As a researcher focused on media psychology, Ewoldsen engages in the scientific study of the psychological processes involved in the selection, uses, interpretation, and effects of mediated communication. His recent research has included media and racism, adolescent risky behaviors, cooperative video game play, how people comprehend media messages, motivations for seeking narratives, and the psychology of entertainment.

Among his long-term projects are studies on the role of attitudes and norms in adolescent risky behavior (with Nancy Rhodes [AK2]at MSU), the potential for the media to augment interventions aimed at decreasing delinquency in adolescents (with John Lochman at the University of Alabama), and understanding the role of the media in promoting and combating racist attitudes (with Morgan Ellithorpe [AK3]at MSU).

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
* Media Psychology, co-founding editor, 1998-2007
* Communication Methods and Measures, editor, 2007-2010
* Annals of the International Communication Association, editor, 2016-present.
* Ellithorpe, M., Ewoldsen, D. R., Oliver, M. B. (2015). Elevation (sometimes) increases altruism: Choice and number of outcomes in elevating media effects. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 4, 236-250.
* Ewoldsen, D. R., Rhodes, N., & Fazio, R. H. (2015). The MODE model and its implications for studying the media. Media Psychology, 18, 312-337.
* Song, H., & Ewoldsen, D. R. (2015). Metacognitive model of ambivalence: The role of multiple beliefs and metacognitions in creating attitude ambivalence. Communication Theory, 25, 23-45.
* Ewoldsen, D. R., Eno, C. A., Okdie, B. M., Velez, J., Guadagno, R. E., & DeCoster, J. (2012). Effect of playing violent video games cooperatively or competitively on subsequent cooperative behavior. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15, 277-280.
* Krcmar, M., Ewoldsen, D. R., & Koerner, A. (2016). Communication science, theory, and research: An advanced introduction. New York: Routledge.

RECENT GRANTS
* Consultant, Preventing substance use through hybrid web and in vivo delivery of Coping Power. Funded by the National Institute for Drug Abuse. 2012-2015.
* Investigator, News and ad effects on alcohol risk perceptions. Funded by the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse. 2009-2013.
* Principal Investigator. Adolescents, Media, and Smoking: An Experiential Decision-Making Model. Funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2005-2008.

RECENT PUBLIC TALKS[AK4]
* Ewoldsen, D. R. (March, 2015). Comprehension of health narratives. Paper presented at the Media Psychology Workshop, Haifa, Isreal.
* Dickinson, T., Irwin, M., & Ewoldsen, D. R. (Nov., 2014). Witnesses to the zombie apocalypse: Motivations for consumption of science fiction media. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the National Communication Association, Chicago, Ill.

RECENT AWARDS
* Fellow, International Communication Association, 2016
* Faculty Member of the Year, Ohio State University, 2015-16, 2012-2013
* Bronze Telly Award for the Captain Judgment video series, 2009

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Brad Greenberg Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Work Phone: (517) 353-6629

Bradley S. Greenberg is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Communication and Department of Media and Information.

Currently, he is co-founding editor of the online journal, Media and Communication, and a regular reviewer for several academic journals.

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Bradley S. Greenberg is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Communication and Department of Media and Information.

Currently, he is co-founding editor of the online journal, Media and Communication, and a regular reviewer for several academic journals.

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Ricardo Guimaraes

Professor of Practice

Ricardo Guimaraes is a concept artist and illustrator with extended work experience for the entertainment industry. He joins our faculty from Rio di Janeiro, Brazil. Ricardo’s illustrations have been showcased at ImagineFX Magazine and Ballistic Publishing’s EXOTIQUE, among many others. His clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Square Enix, Ghost VFX, and many others. Joining…Read More

Ricardo Guimaraes is a concept artist and illustrator with extended work experience for the entertainment industry. He joins our faculty from Rio di Janeiro, Brazil. Ricardo’s illustrations have been showcased at ImagineFX Magazine and Ballistic Publishing’s EXOTIQUE, among many others. His clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Square Enix, Ghost VFX, and many others. Joining MSU as a professor of practice, he will teach, among others, courses on concept design for students in the film and games focus areas and 3D graphic design. He will also contribute to the work of the Games for Learning and Entertainment (GEL) Lab.

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Teresia Hagelberger

HR Director

Work Phone: (517) 432-3362

Teresia began her MSU career in 2010 as an outreach specialist, managing two multi-million dollar grants for the Media and Information department. In 2011, she was promoted to a Research Administrator I, where she transitioned to the Dean’s Office supporting the Office for Research as the Pre/Post Liaison. During 2012, she continued to expand her…Read More

Teresia began her MSU career in 2010 as an outreach specialist, managing two multi-million dollar grants for the Media and Information department. In 2011, she was promoted to a Research Administrator I, where she transitioned to the Dean’s Office supporting the Office for Research as the Pre/Post Liaison. During 2012, she continued to expand her roles within the Dean’s Office as the Human Resources contact for staff and faculty. Hagelberger earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Michigan State University.

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Julie Hagopian

Academic and Career Advisor

Work Phone: (517) 432-2634 Work Fax: (517) 355-346
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Troy Hale

Specialist

Work Phone: (517) 432-5128

Troy is a 21 time Emmy Award winner and has been nominated over 40 times for his work as a television journalist. He has spent the last 10 years in broadcasting. Most recently he has been working as a Reporter for Press Pass TV out of New York and as an Investigative Journalist with KMSP…Read More

Troy is a 21 time Emmy Award winner and has been nominated over 40 times for his work as a television journalist. He has spent the last 10 years in broadcasting. Most recently he has been working as a Reporter for Press Pass TV out of New York and as an Investigative Journalist with KMSP Fox 9 Television in Minneapolis, MN. Troy has had stops at WSVN Fox 7 in Miami, ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus Ohio. ABC 24 in Memphis and NBC 25 in Hagerstown, MD. He began his broadcast career as a Disc. Jockey for WYLI radio. Troy has covered hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, presidential elections, local news, the MTV Video Music Awards, Tyson/Lewis fight, the Big Ten, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS and anything else with an abbreviation. Along the way he has picked up an Edward R. Murrow award, 2 Associated Press awards, 3 National and 10 regional NPPA awards. His film work has been shown at the Charlotte Film Festival, Ft. Myers Beach Film Festival, Mitten Movie Project and received HM, Audience Choice Award at the Frankly Film Festival. Troy is known through the television industry as a creative visual storyteller and a perfectionist. Troy is the Director, Editor and Cinematographer for his own company Tricky Hale Films. – See more at: http://mediasandbox.cas.msu.edu/troy-hale/#sthash.gvxDlR1K.dpuf

Awards, Honors and Recognitions
21-time Emmy award Winner 1 Edward R. Murrow Award 6 Telly Awards 6 Worldfest Film Festival Awards 2 AP awards MAB Best Documentary Award 1 CINE Golden Eagle

Courses
TC341 Film Style Production TC491 Film Funding TC491 AVID Editing CAS490 Reality TV Production JRN306 Broadcast News JRN300 JRN403

Key Research Interest
Documentary Film Television Production Film and Television Advertising

Special Projects
Current Film Projects: Spare Parts: Human Organ Trafficking in Bangladesh Missing Moon Rocks Space Balloon Project Imported From China

What are three things you want your students to know about you?
We are producing films all the time. Please stop by if you would be interested in being part of our crew. We have sent students on international shoots all over the world.

Describe in one sentence what you hope your students learn from you, your scholarly work or teaching
How to be a television/film professional.

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Keith Hampton Ph.D.

Professor

Work Phone: 517-432-6747

Keith Hampton, Ph.D., enjoys sharing and exploring new research across disciplines, and introducing students to the study of social network analysis. He is a focused teacher whose research-rich style brings concepts to life through the study of media and information theory and methods.

A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, Hampton received his…Read More

Keith Hampton, Ph.D., enjoys sharing and exploring new research across disciplines, and introducing students to the study of social network analysis. He is a focused teacher whose research-rich style brings concepts to life through the study of media and information theory and methods.

A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, Hampton received his doctorate and Master of Arts in sociology from the University of Toronto, and his Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Calgary. Before joining the faculty at MSU, he was the Endowed Professor in Communication and Public Policy and Co-Chair of the Social Media & Society Cluster in the Department of Communication in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers. Other previous posts include assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania; as well as assistant professor of technology, urban and community sociology, and Endowed Class of ’43 Chair in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

When he’s not teaching or researching, Hampton spends time gardening and doing science projects with his two boys-including a project that involved launching a high altitude balloon into the stratosphere. He also shares his Okemos home with his wife, Brenda, and a pet tortoise named Happy.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Hampton teaches students about theory and methods within the field of media and information, and contributes to a transdisciplinary department that explores the role of emerging digital media.

KEY RESEARCH INTEREST
Hampton is acutely interested in the relationship between new information and communication technologies, social networks, democratic engagement and the urban environment.

RECENT WORK
Hampton’s recent research has looked at the outcomes of persistent contact and pervasive awareness through social media, including stress, social isolation, exposure to diverse points of view, and willingness to voice opinions. Copies of his papers can be found here. [AK1]

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
* Hampton, Keith, Weixu Lu and Inyoung Shin. (2016). Digital Media and Stress: Cost of Caring 2.0. Information, Communication & Society 19(9), 1267-1286.
* Hampton, Keith. (2016). Persistent and Pervasive Community: New Communication Technologies and the Future of Community. American Behavioral Scientist 60(1), 101-124.
* Hampton, Keith, Lauren Sessions Goulet, & Garrett Albanesius. (2015). Change in the Social Life of Urban Public Spaces: The Rise of Mobile Phones and Women, and the Decline of Aloneness Over Thirty Years. Urban Studies 52(8), 1489-1504.
* Hampton, Keith, Lee Rainie, Weixu Lu, Inyoung Shin, and Kristen Purcell. (2015). Social Media and the Cost of Caring. Pew Research Center. Washington, DC.
* Appel, Lora, Punit Dadlani, Maria Dwyer, Keith N. Hampton, Vanessa Kitzie, Ziad A. Matni, Patricia Moore, & Rannie Teodoro. (2014). Testing the Validity of Social Capital Measures in the Study of Information and Communication Technologies. Information, Communication & Society 17(4), 398-416.
* Hampton, Keith, Lee Rainie, Weixu Lu, Maria Dwyer, Inyoung Shin, and Kristen Purcell. (2014). Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’. Pew Research Center. Washington, DC.
* Hampton, Keith & Richard Ling (2013). Explaining Communication Displacement and Large-Scale Social Change in Core Networks: A Cross-National Comparison of Why Bigger is Not Better and Less Can Mean More. Information, Communication & Society 16(4), 561-589.

RECENT PUBLIC TALKS
* "Connected, Committed and Social? The Consequences of Computing for Relationships." Keynote address. SIGCSE 2015. ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education. Kansas City, Mo.
* "Is the Grass any Greener? Pervasive Awareness, Social Media and Well-Being." Keynote address. 2014 Microsoft Faculty Summit. Redmond, Wash.
* "The Social Pressures of Social Media." Keynote address. 2014, 8th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM). Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
* "The Promise, Practice & Pitfalls of Social Media." Keynote address. 2014 Social Media & Society International Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

RECENT AWARDS
* Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Communication and Information Technologies (2015)
* Outstanding Article Award, International Communication Association (2012)
* Top Paper Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Communication and Information Technologies (2011)
* Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology, Media Ecology Association (2011)

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Casie Hansel

Academic Programs Coordinator

Work Phone: (517) 353-9609

Casie has over ten years experience working in academic affairs. With a Masters Degree in Education, Adult and Higher Education, she is passionate to see students succeed and excel in their endeavors. She has worked various positions within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences over the past three years. Her duties as Academic Programs…Read More

Casie has over ten years experience working in academic affairs. With a Masters Degree in Education, Adult and Higher Education, she is passionate to see students succeed and excel in their endeavors. She has worked various positions within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences over the past three years. Her duties as Academic Programs Coordinator include collecting and processing MA application material, and maintaining current MA student files. She also processes all the various forms and paperwork needed for the graduate program.

Casie joined the College of Arts & Sciences team in January 2013 as the "super floater" and supports a variety of initiatives within the college. Currently she supports the Office for Research as the Grant Program Manager for CSD, JRN, and AD+PR Departments. Additionally, she also works as the Academic Program Coordinator for AD+PR. Casie has been working in Higher Education since 2003 and has earned her Masters Degree in Adult and Higher Education (GVSU)and Bachelors in Organizational Administration(CMU).

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Carrie Heeter Ph.D.

Professor

Work Phone: (415) 681-6490

I came to MSU as a freshman in 1974. My academic degrees include a Ph.D. in Mass Media (1986) and a BA in Communication (1982), both from Michigan State University. I was founding director of the Communication Technology Laboratory (1980 to 2005) which has transformed into the thriving GEL Lab (Games for Entertainment and Learning)…Read More

I came to MSU as a freshman in 1974. My academic degrees include a Ph.D. in Mass Media (1986) and a BA in Communication (1982), both from Michigan State University. I was founding director of the Communication Technology Laboratory (1980 to 2005) which has transformed into the thriving GEL Lab (Games for Entertainment and Learning) lead by Brian Winn. For the last 17 years I have lived in San Francisco and continued in my role as full time professor for MSU, using a wide range of technologies to “telerelate,” teach, and collaborate with my colleagues and students in Michigan and around the world. I design and study technology-enhanced experiences. I have designed and directed development of more than 50 interactive experiences including meditations, learning and cognitive games and other technology-enhanced learning experiences, interactive learning systems, and patient empowerment software. I have published more than 100 books, chapters, articles, and proceedings about individual and social impacts of interactive technology, gender and gaming, and playstyles and player types. Right now I am most interested in Innovative applications of technology for delivering and studying meditation experiences. One focus is on outcome-based meditation (including specific productivity, well-being, and health outcomes). I am also exploring the idea of meditation as meaningful play, including ways of combining meditation and gaming as well as transmedia meditation.

Roles & Responsibilities
I am a Professor in the department of Media and Information at Michigan State University where I teach foundations of serious games and human-centered experience design courses and work with amazing students. I am also Director of MSU’s fully online graduate certificate in serious games.

Awards, Honors and Recognitions

My interactive projects have won at least 50 awards over the years. Two are most notable.

Most Innovative Game Meaningful Play conference October 2012
DNA Roulette was awarded most innovative game at the international Meaningful Play conference. genetics.thetech.org/online-exhibits/dna-roulette

Software Innovation of the Year Award Discover Magazine January 1995
The Personal Communicator CD-ROM brought American Sign Language (ASL) communication capabilities to the desktop and notebook computer, one of the first applications to use a large database of QuickTime movies (signs) strung together in real time along with speech synthesis to “sign and speak” any English text. The Web Site provided an online ASL browser offering video of thousands of ASL signs. Funded by the National Department of Education

Graduate Fellow, National Science Foundation
National Merit Scholar

Courses
TC841: Understanding Users; TC830: Foundations of Serious Games

Key Research Interest
Applications and effects of cybermeditation; cybermeditation for health and well-being; cybermeditation as meaningful play, mechanisms of meditation.

Top 3-5 Publications
DNA Roulette
Carrie Heeter, J.D. Yaske, Barry Starr. Adapted roulette game mechanics convey an intuitive sense of what can be known about personal risk for disease conditions, traits, or drug response based on genetic testing, and how much chance and the environment play a role. Added as a permanent online exhibit to the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation’s Understanding Genetics web site.

Wizards Meditation
Possibly the world’s first transmedia meditation. This meditation app is designed to help you connect with the presence and qualities of your favorite wizard. Mind-Body Therapist Marcel Allbritton guides you through steps involving breath and gentle motion, to relax your body and calm your mind. Then you connect with the qualities of your favorite wizard. The meditation design is grounded in the tradition of yoga therapy and yoga for healing, and delivered via a custom framework.

Heeter, C. (1989). "Implications of New Interactive Technologies for Conceptualizing Communication." In Salvaggio, J and Bryant, J. (eds.) Media Use in the Information Age: Emerging Patterns of Adoption and Consumer Use. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp.217-235

Heeter, C. Being there: The subjective experience of presence. (1992). Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments 01/1992; 1:262–271.

Lee, Yu-Hao, Heeter, C., Medler, B., and Magerko, B. (2011). Gaming mindsets: implicit theories in serious game learning. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 15(4):190-4.

Awards
Most Innovative Game Award (2012) Meaningful Play Conference:

DNA Roulette

Recent Grants
NSF grant (#0943064: Motivation and Serious Gaming)

Watch Carrie’s interview.

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Carleen Ling-An Hsu

Professor of Practice

Carleen Ling-An Hsu graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied film and television and from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her films for HBO, PBS, the Learning Channel, BBC, and Channel 4 (in the UK) cover a wide range of subjects from the obesity epidemic in America to…Read More

Carleen Ling-An Hsu graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied film and television and from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her films for HBO, PBS, the Learning Channel, BBC, and Channel 4 (in the UK) cover a wide range of subjects from the obesity epidemic in America to gender identity in Thailand to faith healing in Africa. She joins MSU as a Professor of Practice in our department jointly with the Film Studies Program in the Department of English. Carleen’s documentaries have been recognized for their exceptional storytelling and original content with a Royal Television Society Award, a Genesis Award, a Foreign Press Association Award for Best Documentary, a nomination for a national News and Documentary Emmy, and two prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards.

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Joshua E. Introne Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Work Phone: (517) 432-8003 Work Fax: (517) 432-8003

Josh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Information. Dr. Introne holds masters and Ph.D degrees from the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University. During his graduate studies, he also worked as a scientist at Charles River Analytics to develop decision support platforms for a variety of government agencies. Before coming to MI,…Read More

Josh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Information. Dr. Introne holds masters and Ph.D degrees from the Computer Science Department at Brandeis University. During his graduate studies, he also worked as a scientist at Charles River Analytics to develop decision support platforms for a variety of government agencies. Before coming to MI, Josh was scientist at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, where he served as Chief Architect for the MIT Climate CoLab, a platform designed to crowdsource solutions to climate change. Josh is passionate about trying to make the world a better place by leveraging our collective intelligence, and eager to collaborate with students and other researchers who share this interest.

Key Research Interest
Josh studies collective intelligence in new media. He focuses on research questions such as: How can we build systems that improve creativity of an online community? Do social media platforms improve or impair cultural learning? What sorts of interfaces can help large groups make good decisions? Josh’s work draws from many fields, including human-computer interaction, system dynamics, network science, and psychology. He is interested both in analyzing online activity and building socio-computational platforms.

What are three things you want your students to know about you?
I study & build platforms for collective intelligence. I am a computer scientist who loves people. The research I do is more fun than a person should be allowed to have.

Describe in one sentence what you hope your students learn from you, your scholarly work or teaching
Humans have the capacity to be collectively stupid or collectively brilliant, and we can build mediating technology to help us achieve either.

Describe yourself in five words or less.
Mostly thrilled to be here.

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