My research interest centers on social and policy implications of new technologies that span (1) new media use and (2) (new) media institutions – as the two interests intersect at societal and policy concerns. My works appear in numerous journals such as New Media and Society, Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking, Social Science Computer Review, Telematics and Informatics, International Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Telecommunications Policy, Javnost-the public, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, Info: Journal of Policy, Regulation, and Telecommunications, Mobile Media and Communication, The Information Society, Government Information Quarterly, Communication Teacher, Journal of Information Policy, First Monday, Sociology Compass, and more. I was honored to receive James Carey-ICA Urban Communication Grant and I am also a winner of the Top Three Faculty Paper Award, Communication Technology Division 2012, AEJMC, Kappa Tau Award, and the Jung-Sook Lee Top Paper Award, AEJMC. My proposal was funded by Advertising Education Foundation, NYC to participate in VPP / Oligvy, Chicago 2013. My work on the effect of media ownership consolidation has been cited in a number of policy reports, mostly recently concerning FCC policy on NBC Universal/Comcast merger proposal. Another work regarding digital information explosion has been covered in well-known media outlets such as the Huffington Post, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Wall Street Journal.
At Howard, I teach Communication Policy, Research Method, History of Broadcasting & Film, Emerging New Communication Technologies, and Race, Gender, Media. I am also a member of Howard Media Group, a social science research group with the goal of expanding access to the (new) media among underserved communities and users. I obtained my Ph.D. in Communications, from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a MA in Communication Management, from Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California.