I have a diverse background in psychology and mentoring, French teaching at the secondary level (with an emphasis on classroom technology), and the study of critical pedagogy in the classroom. Most recently, I have had the opportunity to learn about, apply, and teach mass communication theory and both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
My research falls under the umbrella of four (often intersecting) areas: diffusion of innovations theory, health communication, cultural media history, and family communication. Two of my present studies illustrate these interests. The first is an ongoing NSF-funded project investigating the adoption of chatbot technology to aid medical researchers in finding relevant literature on COVID-19 filtered by Levels of Evidence. The second is the subject of my dissertation, which will examine how media fandom diffuses within families and how the social systems of the past and of the present have encouraged or hindered this diffusion over time.