Director of the Master of Arts in Mass Communication Program with a specialization in Social Media at the University of Florida in the College of Journalism and Communications, and Director of the Master of Arts in Mass Communication with a specialization in Web Design and Online Communication. I also teach courses in the Department of Telecommunication at the University of Florida.
I hold a B.A. from the University of Virginia in American History, a M.A. from George Mason University in Communications, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Mass Communications.
My research interests include political communication, and online and social media including video games, music, television, and websites. Specifically, I have researched extremist groups and their use of the Internet and various forms of media to recruit and spread their message, and I have examined how police dramas impact our views on race and crime.