I'm an Assistant Professor at Central Michigan University in the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. My research examines emerging news media technologies and political behavior. My research interests include the role of social media in political persuasion, multi-platform news consumption, and comparative media studies.
I teach courses in online media production, journalism studies, and communication research methods. My teaching is informed by the idea that journalism education should develop citizenship through media literacy.
I completed a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. I earned an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where I studied civic participation in the state of Texas at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life. I previously worked as a research assistant at the MiLab at the University of Vienna, where I complete my Ph.D. Before life in academia, I worked as a mechanic specializing in Mercedes-Benz cars. My family runs the shop in Reno.