Presenting at Boston University Today…

I’m pleased to be presenting my research at Boston University today. This session provides a more detailed look at some of my research related to college student development in digital/social spaces.   Videos from the presentation: More about my research VIDEO: Can We Auto-Correct Humanity by Prince EA VIDEO: Social Media and Ambient Intimacy on Shots of Awe VIDEO: What’s On Your Mind by the Higton Bros VIDEO: The Instagram Generation on Shots of Awe

DOWNLOAD MY DISSERTATION: College Students, Social Media, Digital Identities, and the Digitized Self

I am happy to finally make my entire final dissertation available for all to download and read.  This document represents some of the first qualitative research into how traditionally aged college students use social media and its impact on their development and how they construct identities online.  If you want a more detailed description, I’ve included the abstract below. Interested in downloading it?  In addition to the dissertation now being available on the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database, I’ve also made it available as direct download here from my website.

Watch the Video of My PhD Dissertation Defense, On College Students and Social Media

It’s over!  It’s hard to believe the one of the final steps on my journey is complete.  I want to thank everyone for all of their support throughout this process.  There are far too many of you to mention individually, but I trust you know who you are and how much I appreciate you. If you’d like to watch a video of the public defense of my dissertation (below), I recorded it via live-streaming on Google On Air Hangouts.  This video includes the presentation portion of my defense, which was approximately 15 minutes.  Enjoy! 😉

Presenting at University of Dayton Today…

I am immensely grateful to be hosted by the staff and students in residence life at the University of Dayton today.  I will be giving two talks: one to the professional staff that outlines some of my research as well as tips for engaging students online, and a second one to the student staff members about digital reputation. I’m particularly excited about this presentation because it will be the first one I’ve given after having completed a full draft of my dissertation.  I have noticed that as my research has evolved, I… Read More

My PhD Dissertation on College Students and Social Media Reduced To 96 Quotes

Don’t want to spend the time reading through 300 pages of my dissertation work on college students, social media, identity, and selfhood?  No problem.  I pulled out 96 “quotable quotes” from the text.  Consider it the “Reader’s Digest of Dissertations.”  Wondering why 96 and not… 100…?  I just went through the whole thing until I was done. 🙂